Dallas Cowboys Bring In Three More Players For Workouts - And Sign One

Longsnapper Louis-Phillipe Ladouceur (91) may get company. - Tim Heitman-US PRESSWIRE

The Cowboys worked out a cornerback and, oddly, two longsnappers today.

Per Nick Eatman's tweet below, the Cowboy worked out three players today.

The most intriguing of the three is clearly cornerback Malik "Fig" James. James took part in Azusa Pacific’s Pro Day in April, where he measured in at 5’11 and 189 pounds. What made scouts take notice was James' 40-time, which was measured between a low of 4.23 and a high of 4.35.

James started his college carreer in junior college before playing for Cincinnati and Nevada. He had two arrests while at Nevada, one for failing to appear in court for a traffic ticket, one for a DUI that saw him dismissed from Nevada. He ended up at Langston University for his final year of eligibility, where he appeared in four games (six tackles, two interceptions) before he was hurt and missed the remainder of the season.

He was brought in by the Texans for a tryout at their rookie minicamp, but the Texans subsequently didn't sign him.

That the Cowboys are working out two more longsnappers is a little bit of a head-scratcher. After all, they already have two longsnappers on the roster. L.P. LaDouceur just signed a five-year contract extension in February, and Charley Hughlett was brought in again this year after spending camp with the Cowboys last year. Hughlett was supposed to attend rookie minicamp last weekend but was "excused" - perhaps that's why the Cowboys are looking for a new longsnapper to take to camp.

The key to why Anderson and Hartson in particular were invited for a workout may have to do with where they're from: Jackson Anderson is from Frisco, just 20 miles north of Valley Ranch, Brandon Hartson is from Fairfield, about a hundred miles south of Dallas.

These are not exactly groundbreaking moves, but the Cowboys are doing their thing - and we're doing our thing by watching them doing their thing.

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UPDATE: Looks like the Cowboys signed Malik "Fig" James.

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