Stephen Jones, Will McClay and the rest of the Dallas Cowboys front office have been performing quite the juggling act to start the second week of free agency. While hosting offensive lineman Cameron Fleming, Marcus Martin, LaAdrian Waddle and wide receivers Justin Hunter and Dontrelle Inman, the Cowboys agreed to a trade with the Oakland Raiders.
In the deal, the Cowboys will send Oakland a 5th round pick for fullback Jamize Olawale and a 6th round selection. If the name sounds familiar, it should. Olawale was with the Cowboys in 2012. After being signed as an undrafted free agent, he spent time on the Dallas practice squad. The Raiders were hit hard with injuries at the running back position that season and signed him.
While many fans were sad to see Keith Smith go, they should be just as excited about the return of Olawale. He is a different type of fullback, but possibly a more dangerous one. Full Press Coverage Raiders managing editor Terry Biggs pointed out just that.
The Cowboys may have got a bit of good fortune late Tuesday night as well. After the Jacksonville Jaguars cut wide receiver Allen Hurns earlier in the day, the former University of Miami Hurricane was set to visit the New York Jets. However a predicted foot of snow in the NYC area on Wednesday grounded flights. In stepped Dallas.
First reported by Josina Anderson, the Cowboys are setting up a visit with Hurns for Wednesday.
— IG: JosinaAnderson (@JosinaAnderson) March 21, 2018
Upon release Hurns had upwards of ten teams interested in him, so expect multiple visits to follow. However, Jerry Jones has been known to close a deal or two. Perhaps former Hurricane and Hall of Famer Michael Irvin makes an appearance to help seal the deal. If Dallas truly covets Hurns’ services they will have first shot to make him an offer he can’t refuse.
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