After the jump is the list of the undrafted free agents signed by Dallas. Check out Aaron's earlier article, with more detailed bios and links for the guys at the bottom of the list. I've added some blurbs and links for the newer guys that were not in that post. We signed 17 overall.
Junior Aumavae, NT, Minnesota State
Aumavae is a 6-foot-2, 330-pound defensive tackle who garnered first-team all-conference honors for a pair of Division II programs during a stellar college football career. He was seen as an "under the radar" prospect by NFL scouts and a potential pick during the 2010 NFL Draft.
Aumavae was not selected during the NFL's three-day, seven-round selection ceremony. But just minutes after the final player was selected on Saturday, Aumavae's phone started to ring.
The Indianapolis Colts, New England Patriots, Cleveland Browns and Dallas Cowboys were all interested in signing Aumavae. Then Aumavae's agent called with news that Dallas was ready to make an offer.
Article from his school website:
Aumavae played just one season with the Mavericks and made an immediate impact with the program. The 6-2, 328 pound defensive tackle was a First-Team All-NSIC pick and was also named the NSIC Defensive Newcomer of the Year.He finished the season with 25 tackles, including a half a sack and a forced fumble.Eleven of Aumavae’s 25 tackles were solo.Aumavae played in 11 games last year earned nine starts and recorded a season-high four tackles against Wayne State, all of which were solo.
Aumavae transferred to Minnesota State from Western Washington, which discontinued its football program following the 2008 season.
Will Barker, OT, Virginia
It’s not surprising that Barker has gone under the radar until this point. He’s a right tackle-only prospect who played on one of the poorer offenses this past season. However, coming from a university that has turned out its share of NFL-caliber starting tackles, Barker could be the next in line. As I said, he’s limited to the right side only at the next level, but he did showcase the ability at this year’s Texas vs. the Nation game to hold his own inside at guard. He’s a tough, nasty run blocker who can win at the point of attack while also showing the balance and length to hold his own in the pass game. Barker isn’t a guy who will get much love on draft day and isn’t an early round type of prospect, but I think he has a lot more value than prospects like Sam Young, Selvish Capers and Chris Marinelli. He’s someone who can not only make an NFL roster but eventually could be asked to start somewhere along a team’s offensive line.
Danny McCray, FS, LSU
The Tigers' versatile starter at nickel back who also served as a backup to Chad Jones at free safety ... Played in 13 games with two starts ... Starts came at strong safety against Washington in the season-opener and Ole Miss ... Finished with 49 tackles ... Had two fumble recoveries, both coming against Auburn ... Recorded a season-high seven tackles versus Arkansas ... Finished with four tackles to go with his two fumble recoveries against Auburn ... Tallied five tackles and one pass breakup at Georgia ... Recorded six tackles against Louisiana-Lafayette ... Had five tackles and two pass breakups vs. Penn State in Capital One Bowl.
Chet Teofilo, G/C, California
Report prior to his 2009 season:
Another sixth year senior, Teofilo enters the 2009 season with plenty of experience. Recruited as a defensive linemen, the transition took three years from 2004-2006 (he saw no action in 2006 while making the adjustment). In 2007 he played in five games and made one start at left tackle, and in 2008 he was used at both left and right tackle before being lost for the season with an ankle injury. Coaches believe that a move to the inside of the line will give Teofilo a better chance to show of his explosiveness.
Nick Tow-Arnett, TE, Minnesota
Former walk-on has emerged as a potent weapon from the tight end position • solid combo tight end who posesses some of the best hands on the team • has seen action in 26 games with two starts • has caught 20 passes for 360 yards and a touchdown during his Gopher career for an 18-yard per catch average • one of three Tow-Arnett brothers on the team.
2008 • JUNIOR SEASON:
Appeared in all 13 games as both a tight end and on special teams • had 10 receptions for 211 yards and a touchdown • led the team in yards per catch (21.1) among players with two or more receptions • scholar-athlete award winner
"A lot of tight ends are either finesse, pass-receiver types of tight ends or they're blockers," said Gophers coach Tim Brewster, who knows a bit about the position. He played it in college at Illinois and coached the position in the NFL. "Nick, he does both pretty well."
Verran Tucker, WR, California
CAL CAREER: Had 50 catches for 815 yards and four TD, averaging 16.3 yards per catch and 35.4 receiving yards per game in 23 contests ... started 14 of the team's last 20 games.
2009: (Game-by-Game Stats) Had 453 receiving yards and a 15.6 yard-per-catch average (best on team) on 29 receptions ... had at least 50 yards receiving in five of the team's games ... caught a 59-yarder from Kevin Riley at Minnesota before the two hooked up again for a 50-yarder at Oregon ... selected fourth-team preseason All-Pac-10
From East-West Shrine Game reports:
Verran Tucker (California) needs to gain more strength in his lower body. He’s a good sized target at 6’2" but has very thin legs. He looked very comfortable tracking the ball through the air when the pass was deep and hauled in deep passes on the sidelines
Delbert Alvarado, P/K, South Florida
Mike Tepper, OT, California
Lorenzo Washington, DE, Alabama
Barry Church, SS, Toledo
Phil Costa, G/C, Maryland
Rashaun Greer, WR, Colorado State
Chris Gronkowski, FB, Arizona
Terrell Hudgins, WR, Elon
Bryan McCann, DB, SMU
Lonyae Miller, RB, Fresno State
Matt Nichols, QB, Eastern Washington