According to reports, the former MVP will take his physical this morning and will participate in practice in some form. The reigning MVP caught 44 passes for 540 yards and four touchdowns in ten games. He added 129 yards on the ground with a score and led the USFL in punt return average.
WR KaVontae Turpin will take physical this morning & will probably take part in practice in some form.
“The No. 1 thing he’s got to do is be a receiver,” Cowboys VP Will McClay said. “I think he’s a talented young player w/ his ability to return as well as play the slot.”
Turpin played college football at TCU. During his three seasons as a Horned Frog, he caught 116 passes for 1,338 yards and ten touchdowns. He rushed for an additional 286 yards and two more scores. Named as first-team All-Big 12 kick and punt returner during his final season with the team, he was released in 2018 from the program due to a domestic violence issue.
Cowboys are bringing in WR Kavontae Turpin and plan to sign the 2022 USFL MVP, source confirms to @usatodaysports. Turpin led USFL with 540 receiving yards (921 all-purpose) while flashing elusiveness like this:pic.twitter.com/1S8lnPV7Ro
— Jori Epstein (@JoriEpstein) July 28, 2022
Turpin also spent time recently with the Sea Lions of the Spring League, the Wroclaw Panthers of the European League of Football, and Fan Controlled Football Glacier Boyz before earning MVP as a member of the New Jersey Generals.
So what does this mean for the Cowboys' WR room? As for now, nothing will change until we see him on the field. The Cowboys are adding a player that helps attempt to make up for the loss of Amari Cooper and add some depth before Michael Gallup returns from his ACL tear. I did not watch much of the USFL, so I did not see many games of Turpin, but from the looks of it, he can do just about everything from the passing game to the return game.
Not only will he be looking to move up quickly in the rotation, but Dallas may have found themselves a guy who can help both CeeDee Lamb and Tony Pollard in the return game and relieve some pressure off them when needed.