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Cowboys Sign S Steven Parker From Practice Squad to 53-Man Roster

Steven Parker has played in the Cowboys' last two games as an elevated player from the . Apparently he's done some thing the team likes, because today Dallas made him part of the official .

Under the revised rules in 2020 for , practice squad players were eligible to be called up for a max of two games. The Cowboys had to make Parker part of their official roster if they wanted to use him in anymore games this season.

According to one reporter, Dallas' fondness for the third-year safety is growing.

Parker went undrafted in 2018 after a four-year run at Oklahoma. He spent that first year on the Rams' practice squad and was then claimed off waivers last year by the .

Appearing in 14 games and starting four of them for Miami in 2019, Parker had two interceptions for the Dolphins. However, he remained a roleplayer and then didn't make it halfway through this year before being released.

The claimed Parker off waivers in August but did not keep him at final cuts. Steven remained a for about two weeks before the Cowboys added him to their practice squad.

There's a pretty low bar for safety play right now in Dallas. While remains a constant feature at one spot, the other starting position has seen get benched for and no real impact coming from him either. Even Woods hasn't been a playmaker the way the Cowboys would like.

This all comes after Dallas tried to upgrade with veteran in free agency and then released him at final cuts.

Sometimes it's more about scheme fit and playing style than pure talent. Parker may not be any better than Thompson or WIlson overall, but perhaps his style is more what and Maurice Linguist are looking for from their safeties.

Whatever the case, it sounds like Steven Parker is doing something that other Cowboys safeties haven't been able to do this year by actually impressing the coaches. It's earned him a roster spot today, and perhaps it will lead to more playing time and opportunities in the weeks ahead.

Jess Haynie
Jess Haynie
Cowboys fan since 1992, blogger since 2011. Bringing you the objectivity of an outside perspective with the passion of a die-hard fan. I love to talk to my readers, so please comment on any article and I'll be sure to respond!

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VAM

Lightning in a bottle?

Preston J Thibodeaux Jr

All this safety mess this year and then Woods making that comment really makes me miss Jeff Heath. We let him go bc we was going to get better…..well have we?

Scott Rhoades

We just sux and it all starts with McCarthy

Mr. Football

Next man up

Steve

We are the laughing stock of the nfl this is a total embarrassment to the fan base they just gave up palin and simple and the coaching staff sux it’s the same every year year in and year out we are never gonna win a superbowl until j.j is gone

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