KaVontae Turpin earned a spot on the roster Saturday night when he returned a gamble and kick-off to land against the Chargers. He also had more chances in attack.
Turpin gets to work with the Cowboys’ first in training tonight, Clarence Hill of the Fort Worth Star Telegram reports.
Coach Mike McCarthy said earlier this week that the Cowboys want to know what Turbine can do when attacking.
“I will be given more opportunities in the receiver rotation,” McCarthy said. “He showed great patience and confidence in the second leg, so I feel good about his place there. I think you will see him get more chances as a future.”
Turpin, who signed with the Cowboys during the first week of training camp, returned 98 yards for landing and 86 yards for landing against the Charger.
Turpin, 26, is getting his first NFL chance. No team signed him in the four years following his dismissal from TCU due to his off-court issues.
He had stints in the fan-dominated soccer league and the Spring League before going to Poland to play for the European League’s Wroclaw Panthers. He signed with the New Jersey Generals in the USFL this spring and earned an honors MVP, giving him a chance with the Cowboys.
Cowboys will not have receivers Michael Gallup And the James Washington early in the season, though owner Jerry Jones said on Wednesday that Gallup has a chance to play sooner rather than later. So Turpin could see at least some attack opportunity until Gallup returns.
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