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Like Romo and Austin; Cowboys to Be on the Lookout for Undrafted Rookie Free Agents

The Cowboys official site today talks about the rookie class of 2011, which is of course a little bit blank due to the fact that the Cowboys, nor any other team, can ink rookie free agents due to the ongoing NFL lockout.

Executive VP Stephen Jones says that once the lockout is over, the Cowboys will be as active as any team looking for the best in course defensive driving that can step in and possibly be a solid NFL player – like Tony Romo and Miles Austin were in the past.

“It’ll be just like unrestricted free agency, I’m sure. When they turn us loose we’ll go to work and we’ll see how it turns out,” Jones said. “But that’s been an important part of our acquisition of personnel is the college free agent process. It’s something that we always focus on. I have a lot of confidence that we’ll have another good class.”

It’s not easy being an undrafted free agent rookie, it’s easier to take a TX defensive driving course then put the pads on for the first time against the best in the NFL and be expected to compete.

Romo beat the odds back in 2003, and Austin in 2006. If there’s a player that can do it in 2011, the Cowboys will for sure be on the lookout for that player once the lockout ends.

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