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Jake Ferguson Brought the Heat in Cowboys Rookie Camp

The Cowboys selected Wisconsin TE with the 129th pick in the .

Ferguson was a factor in the Badger all 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.

Furthermore, Ferguson was the leading receiver during Reese's . He finished with three receptions for 62 yards and a touchdown in the annual contest.

The has just begun for Dallas, and for now, Ferguson will backup in his rookie campaign and compete with and for the TE2 spot.

This past weekend, FanSided NFL Insider Matt Lombardo said Ferguson was a standout during the camp.

“Those around the team said he has a chance to be special,” said Lombardo. The former Badger standout “turned heads with his physicality, and “really solid body control in the .”

Ferguson can also bring value as a blocker, which Dallas needs from one of their tight ends. The biggest plays come from the Cowboys when they show run and let run play-action.

As we all know, Schultz is the clear-cut starter at the position for this season. Nonetheless, to draft a player who was First-team in the fourth round is fine by me.

The Cowboys have had success drafting players from Wisconsin recently. was taken in the fourth round in 2020, while was drafted in the in 2013 and made the five times before retiring on March 23, 2020.

Schultz will play under the this season. If the Cowboys can find success with Ferguson during his rookie year, I think they should try and find a way to keep them both on the team if the price is right.

Shane Taylor
Shane Taylor
Cowboys fan from the Midwest. Writing is fun, Staff writer for Inside The Star. Follow me on twitter @ShaneTaylor43

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Cowboy Fan Ed

Coach Tom Landry once said that all the players looked like all pros when in shorts and helmets! Let’s wait till the stadium lights are on and the tackling starts then we can see who’s who!

lonewolfz28

True, but I’ll take reports like these over observers saying someone looks lost, is dropping passes, or the absolute worst…the dreaded “I” word.

Anthony

I liked this kid when he was at Wisconsin and like him even more as a Cowboy. If anyone hasn’t noticed Dallas has literally gotten run out of the playoffs the last two appearances. The rams and niners pounded the ball down their throat’s. I’ll take a slightly less talented guy with some toughness and physicality over these soft guys like Cooper and Gregory any day.

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