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Cowboys made DeMarvion Overshown’s dream come true

When the Cowboys announced the 90th overall pick in the of last week's draft very few people knew they'd made a prophet out of a third grader in Arp, Texas. had predicted all the way back then that he'd someday play football for Dallas. Dallas made it happen last Friday evening.

Overshown, who uses the handle, AGENT0__, shared an image on his twitter feed verifying the prediction. According to the University of Texas' football website, Overshown is the 12thLonghorn to be drafted by the Cowboys.

When he graduated from Arp High – located near Tyler – he was a highly ranked . He moved to after arriving in Austin, though he did play the position in his senior year at Arp. He struggled his first two seasons but blossomed when the Longhorns hired Steve Sarkisian to lead the program.

Agent 0 Rises

In 2021 – Sarkisian's first year in Austin — he had 54 tackles, one sack, two passes defended, two fumbles recovered and one block. In 2022, he collected 96 tackles – 10 for a loss – four and five passes defended.

DeMarvion Overshown

His best game of his final campaign came against the on Nov. 25th. He tormented the Bears with 14 tackles – two for a loss — and a sack in a 38-27 victory.

It was Overshown's final Big 12 game and his final collegiate game as he opted out of playing in the Alamo Bowl. The Longhorns' tandem of and had also opted out of the game, a 27-20 loss to then No. 12 Washington.

Overshown, like Robinson and Johnson, had his sights on his pro career. Coming into the draft he was projected to go in the third round. Now that he's in the , and with the Cowboys, what position he's projected to play remains to be seen.

A Safety, A Linebacker, Or Something Else?

His current height and weight – 6'-2” and 220 pounds – puts him on par with current Cowboys' safety . The closest he is in size and build to any of the linebackers would be fellow Texas alum, . Overshown would need to add somewhere between 15-25 pounds to catch up to , or .

Cowboys stay home in third round, select Longhorns' Overshown
AUSTIN, TEXAS – NOVEMBER 07: DeMarvion Overshown #0 of the reacts after sacking Jarret Doege #2 of the West Virginia Mountaineers in the third quarter at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium on November 07, 2020 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images)

Will Cowboys' move Overshown back to safety? He helped lead the Tigers of Arp to the semifinals of the 2016 Conference 3A D2 as a junior . Or will he play at linebacker opposite Parsons? Could he be a type of hybrid instead?

Overshown will arrive in camp with those questions hanging over him as he find his place on the team. It should be interesting to watch as it plays out, despite some of the post-draft naysayers.

A few of the “experts” rated this draft pick poorly. But nearly all of them likely never watched a down to Longhorns' football this year, unless it was to watch Bijan Robinson rushing the ball. Agent 0, Overshown's nickname in addition to the number he wore at Texas, is going to surprise a lot of people.

Agent 0 Meet Agent 35

He'll have some work to do before taking the practice field however, if he wants to keep the number that matches his moniker. The NFL is finally allowing players to wear the number 0 on their jersey.

Overshown's problem is that its been taken already. His fellow linebacker and former Longhorn, Jefferson is currently listed as #0. He'll have to bargain with a veteran, and the team, to get his number back.

The Cowboys may have tipped their hand on his positional future when they assigned Overshown and his fellow rookies their numbers for next week's rookie camp. Overshown will wear the number 35, a number usually assigned to players in the backfield on the defensive side, not linebackers.

No matter the number on his jersey, Agent 0 is definitely living the dream.

Richard Paolinelli
Richard Paolinelli
Richard has covered sports at all levels - from local, prep, college, and professional - since 1984. He has been a fan of the Dallas Cowboys since 1969. Since retiring as a full-time sports writer in 2013, he has written and published several novels, two dozen short stories and two sports non-fiction books.

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