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Getting to Know Dallas Cowboys G Kadeem Edwards

Almost every year, a player that wasn’t on your radar makes strides in camps and eventually works their way onto the . For the 2018 Dallas , Guard Kadeem Edwards has a good shot at being one of the dark horse candidates who makes the team.

Edwards has been with Dallas as a player since the middle of the . He was brought back last year and signed to the active for the season finale, though he did not dress in that game.

Kadeem has yet to be active for a game in his four-year career.

Before he became a Cowboy, Edwards was a fifth-round pick of the Tampa Bay in 2014. He was inactive for half the season and then placed on due to a foot issue. Kadeem was released following the 2015 , again struggling with his foot.

Edwards was signed to the practice squad a few months later and was with the team through the following , but failed to make it past final cuts.

The Cowboys signed Kadeem to their practice squad in November of 2016.

Kadeem Edwards
G Kadeem Edwards at 2014 NFL Combine

So no, it hasn’t been an encouraging start for Edwards’ NFL career. But a from yesterday’s Cowboys minicamp shows that the 27-year-old may finally be on the right track.

In his observations from Dallas first day of this week’s practices, Cowboys insider Bryan Broaddus twice mentioned Kadeem’s positive performance:

“I liked what I observed from Kadeem Edwards and going to their left in order to get around the corner. Edwards had a beautiful kick out on , as Fleming curled back to the inside to block Tre’von Johnson. Smith had clear sailing on the play.”

“What a good backside cut off block by Kadeem Edwards on to give space to run the ball. was able to pin to the outside in order to create a lane. I thought this was the best Edwards has practiced in the opportunities we’ve had to watch this past month.”

Naturally, this is a very small sample and there’s plenty of offseason work left. The pads aren’t on for minicamp, and sometimes players look very different once the action picks up in July.

Still, this is a guy whose upside was once high enough for a mid-round draft pick. Even back then, he was seen as a raw talent who’d need time to develop.

It won’t be easy to get on with the Cowboys . They already have returning veteran and as interior reserves. Plus, is still hanging around somehow.

Still, Kadeem Edwards has been here for almost two years now. The team must see something in him to keep bringing him back, and perhaps 2018 will finally be his year.

What do you think?

Jess Haynie

Written by 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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