Ferguson was heavily involved in the Badger offense for four seasons, catching 145 passes for 1,168 yards and 13 touchdowns in his college career. Last season, he caught 46 passes for 450 yards and three touchdowns, earning First-team All-Big Ten honors.
Ferguson will backup Dalton Schulz in his rookie season and compete with Jeremy Sprinkle and Sean McKeon for the TE2 spot. He's a reliable red zone threat with great ball skills and strength. He's also versatile, having lined up in the slot, as a fullback and as an extra blocker in pass protection for Wisconsin. Ferguson has the potential to be an excellent blocker, something the Cowboys lacked from their tight ends last season.
Jake Ferguson is the opposite of the Cowboys’ first three picks — high floor, ready to play in the rotation right away — but he’s a lot closer to his ceiling as a player.
— Jonah Tuls (@JonahTulsNFL) April 30, 2022
Jake Ferguson (6-5, 250lbs) is a solid, dependable TE who honestly reminds me a bit of Dalton Schultz. Willing blocker who has great feel for finding open space. Very strong hands (only 1 drop in 2021). Not overly fast but has some quicks that can be optimized in NFL. #Cowboys
— John Owning (@JohnOwning) April 30, 2022
New Cowboys TE Jake Ferguson
— Jon Machota (@jonmachota) April 30, 2022