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April Showers: What’s The Deal With Jameill?

RJ Ochoa



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According to the high emperor, Lord Google, April Showers is defined as rain in the United Kingdom and Ireland during the month of April. I don't know much about the UK, although I did speak to NFL Draft Zone's Dan Turner on this week's #RJOShow, so no worries there.

April Showers is also a song by Louis Silvers as well as a 2009 movie. Who would have thought that?

Here at Inside The Star April Showers means one thing and one thing only - a checkup on our favorite Quarterback/Special Teams hybrid, Jameill Showers!

Refresher Course

Jameill Showers, for all those who are unaware, is a Dallas Cowboys Quarterback. He was signed last year after going drafted out of the University of Texas at El Paso (after transferring from Texas A&M).

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Showers was showered with, sorry these puns just slip in sometimes, a ton of attention throughout the preseason when he impressed with his quarterback skills, mobility, and special teams prowess (yes, you read that right).

Seven has a skillset that allows him to play quarterback, sure, but he is indeed a great special teams player. He was used on coverages throughout the four games that no one likes to acknowledge in August.

Showers The Cowboy

After some interesting preseason action the Cowboys were fortunate enough to be able to retain Jameill on their practice squad. Even though there were more Cowboys Quarterbacks in 2015 than there have been bad Superman movies, Showers was an afterthought in the Weeden/Cassel/Moore stew that the Cowboys brewed all season long.

When Dallas begrudgingly put Tony Romo on IR they decided to give Jameill a Christmas present when they promoted him to the 53-man roster on December 25th. And that was really it, there hasn't been much going on with Jameill since then.

The Future Of Showers

Plenty of people would be thrilled to spend a rookie season on the Dallas Cowboys Practice Squad, and Jameill is very grateful.

Jameill Showers on Twitter

Called it!! STAGE. 5. CLINGER. #TheBachelor

Part of his offseason has obviously been spent watching this most recent season of The Bachelor, but one can also assume that he's keeping tabs on the action surrounding the Dallas Cowboys quarterbacks... or lack thereof.

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The Cowboys currently employ Tony Romo, Kellen Moore, and Jameill Showers at the quarterback position. That dance party figures to change when the NFL Draft rolls around, but for now Jameill is so close he can smell Travis Frederick's jersey.

With how versatile Showers proved to be a year ago it's likely that the Cowboys turn the temperature up a bit with this water. At the very least he'll be an arm for the duration of OTAs and Training Camp.

What are your thoughts on Jameill Showers? Let me know! Comment below, Email me at, or Tweet to me at @rjochoa!

Tell us what you think about "April Showers: What’s The Deal With Jameill?" in the comments below. You can also email me at, or Tweet to me at @RJOchoa!

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  • Randy Martin

    I think the fact that he is never mentioned in any discussion or article tells you all you need to know about Showers. He is an afterthought and little more. Like you said, camp arm to throw to receivers.

  • GiOjeda

    I think we all witnessed some flashes of him in the preseason at the QB position but I understand he's still young & needs much more experience. Unfortunately the coaching staff may not have plans to develop him, especially with the "win now" situation. If they do decide to draft a QB after all then Showers will most certainly be waived. I'm rooting for him to get another shot elsewhere if he doesn't get the chance in Dallas.

  • RJ Ochoa

    Agree with both of you guys. Showers is going to have just an incredible offseason to have a shot around here, especially after a rookie is brought in. Unless he makes a full-time transition to somewhere else that can play Special Teams and be an emergency QB it doesn't seem too bright for him.

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Free Agent WR Allen Hurns Plans to Sign With Cowboys

Brian Martin



Free Agent WR Allen Hurns Plans to Sign With Cowboys

It looks as if the Dallas Cowboys will be adding yet another wide receiver through free agency. According to sources, Allen Hurns plans on signing with the Cowboys.

Josina Anderson on Twitter

WR Allen Hurns just told me, "I'm going to sign with Dallas." #Cowboys

This is a move that seemed unlikely after the Cowboys signed Deonte Thompson a few days ago, but I know a lot of Cowboys Nation will be excited about this transaction.

Allen Hurns joins a receiver group that features Dez Bryant, Cole Beasley, Terrance Williams, Ryan Switzer, Noah Brown, and the recently added Deonte Thompson.

While this move is exciting, it does create more confusion for the Cowboys and their wide receivers. It's difficult to imagine all of these WRs sticking to the roster, which means there will be some tough decisions that need to be made.

What will the Cowboys do with Dez Bryant?

Will Cole Beasley be cut or traded?

Are the Cowboys comfortable absorbing Terrance Williams' cap hit if traded or released?

Will this keep the Cowboys from drafting a WR early?

All of these questions and more will have to be answered eventually. But, one thing is for sure, things are definitely about to get interesting.

Of course, there is a bonus here for the Dallas Cowboys. Since Allen Hurns was released by the Jacksonville Jaguars, he doesn't count against the Cowboys compensatory picks next season.

Please stay tuned and we will continue to keep you updated on contract details and any other news involving Allen Hurns as it becomes available.

What do you think about the Allen Hurns signing?

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Cowboys Sign Free Agent WR Deonte Thompson

Jess Haynie



Deonte Thompson

The Dallas Cowboys added some speed to their receiver corps today by signing free agent Deonte Thompson. He played for both the Chicago Bears and Buffalo Bills last season.

Thompson, who turned 29 last month, went undrafted in 2012. He had a quiet to start to his career as a reserve and practice squad guy in Baltimore and Chicago, but finally got a chance to shine with seven starts last year for the Bills. He 27 catches for 430 yards and one touchdown in just 11 games.

Ian Rapoport on Twitter

The #Cowboys signed WR Deonte Thompson, per agent @davidcanter. He gets 1-year, $2.5M with a $1M signing bonus.

Deonte brings some much-needed speed to the Cowboys offense. He ran a 4.31 40-yard dash as a rookie, and while he's 29 now he still poses more of a vertical threat than the current Dallas receivers.

Given the low salary in this deal, Thompson may not be seen as much than a replacement for Brice Butler near the bottom of Dallas' depth chart. We also have to wait and see what happens with the draft and other moves this offseason to know where he fits into the bigger picture.

For now, though, Cowboys fans can take a little comfort in knowing the front office hasn't completely fallen asleep at the wheel.

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Dallas Cowboys Sign LB Joe Thomas to 2 Year Deal

Sean Martin



Dallas Cowboys Sign LB Joe Thomas to 2 Year Deal

At long last, the Dallas Cowboys have their first free agent addition of this offseason. Having lost starters Jonathan Cooper and Anthony Hitchens at left guard and linebacker respectively, the team has added depth at LB with Joe Thomas signing a two-year deal.

The 2018 season will actually mark Joe Thomas' second stint with the Dallas Cowboys, as he was signed to their practice squad in 2015. The team that signed Thomas out of South Carolina State following the 2014 draft, the Green Bay Packers, added Thomas back to their active roster for the 2015 season.

Jon Machota on Twitter

Source: Cowboys have agreed to a 2-year deal with free agent LB Joe Thomas. He visited the Cowboys today. Thomas has played in 42 games over the last three seasons with the Packers. He had a career-high 70 tackles in 2016.

Thomas has spent the last three seasons starting eight games for the Packers, recording 70 tackles and an interception in 2016.

A contingency plan of Sean Lee and Jaylon Smith carrying the Cowboys for 16 games at LB requires adequate depth, which is exactly what the Cowboys are typically in the market for come free agency. Waiting longer than usual to make their first splash, the Cowboys absolutely need an addition like Thomas to perform better than last year's FA class.

Used in sub packages by the Packers while also playing special teams - where the Cowboys have lost core players in Keith Smith and Kyle Wilber - Thomas will have a great chance to impress two new Dallas coaches in Ben Bloom and Keith O'Quinn.

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