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The Cowboys are training two first-round picks

By meerna Jun12,2024

FRISCO, Texas — The Dallas Cowboys held a practice session for four United Football League players on Tuesday, looking for help on the defensive side of the ball with a group of spring league players that in the past have been casual additions like KaVontae Turpin in 2022 and Brandon Aubrey in 2023.

On Tuesday, the Cowboys hosted Michigan Panthers linebacker Noah Dawkins, a St. Louis Battlehawks Willie Harvey Jr., DC Defenders defenseman Gareon Conley and DC Defenders defenseman Deandre Baker.

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Harvey Jr. was the UFL’s leader in tackles (78) in 2024, and was the linebacker’s leader in tackles for loss (9) and forced fumbles (2). Harvey Jr., who was originally undrafted for the Browns in 2019 before being released, played two seasons in Cleveland in 2019 and 2021.

Conley is a former first-round draft pick of the Oakland Raiders in 2017, where he spent two and a half seasons before being traded to the Houston Texans to finish the 2019 season. He then spent the final year of his rookie contract on injured reserve before signing with Defensive back in 2023. His two interceptions in 2024 tied him for fifth in the UFL.

Baker, another first-round pick, began his NFL career with the New York Giants in 2019, where he had 61 tackles and eight pass deflections as a rookie. An arrest after his rookie season for armed robbery put him on the commissioner’s exempt list before the Giants fired him after just one year. Baker eventually dropped the charges before landing with the Kansas City Chiefs, where he played 10 games over two seasons before suffering a broken femur.

The Cowboys currently have two open roster spots with just over a month remaining before the team heads to Oxnard, California for training camp.

By meerna

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