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The Dallas Cowboys signed two players who participated in the rookie mini-camp  over the weekend. From the DFW S-T:

Former TCU cornerback Quincy Butler was rewarded for the work on Monday, signing a free-agent contract with the Cowboys.
Butler said the Cowboys told him Sunday that they wanted to sign him. Butler will report back with the rest of the rookies on May 16 in preparation for the next minicamp, set for June 2-4.

"I felt like I was competing for a job," Butler said. "I thought I did all right. I just need to keep working."

The Cowboys also signed Pittsburgh linebacker J.J. Horne, who worked out with the team over the weekend.


It goes to show that you never know. I was expecting Miles Austin or Kai Parham or maybe some of the offensive linemen.

Demetrius Summers was an intriguing prospect at the mini-camp. Here's an article about his status.

The former USC tailback, one of 11 players invited for a tryout during the Dallas Cowboys' mini-camp this past weekend, returned to Columbia on Sunday without a contract. But the Cowboys asked Summers to return to Valley Ranch for their next mini-camp in June, a development that Summers' agent viewed as a positive sign.

Sounds like they still have an interest.

Everybody seems to be interested in DE Jason Hatcher. This kid is definitely getting some ink over the last few days. Here's another article by JJT (sub. required) talking about how Hatcher is not you average 23-year old.

Don't call third-round Cowboys draft pick Jason Hatcher a project. He doesn't want to hear it.

He wants to play. He expects to play. More important, he needs to play.

Football isn't about fun and games for the defensive end from Grambling. It's a way to support his wife. It's a way to feed his two children. And it's a way to help his 12 brothers and sisters.

"My situation definitely makes me more focused," Hatcher said. "I'm not your average 23-year-old. I'm not running around and going out to the club. If I'm not playing football, my wife and kids want all of my time."