On the heels of the Cowboys trading for Christine Michael, the Cowboys add an other running back, this time to their practice squad. According to his agent, Gus Johnson was signed to the Cowboys practice squad today.
OSMG would like to congratulate our client @GusJohnson06 on signing with the @dallascowboys Practice Squad! #NFL pic.twitter.com/qltrdWlNI6— Corey Williams (@OSMG_LLC) September 6, 2015
Gus The Bus showed a lot of promise after joining the Cowboys late in July. So much so that earlier this week, Aaron Wilson of The Houston Chronicle reported the Cowboys would like to stash Johnson on the practice squad. And that's just what they did today.
Johnson, undrafted out of Stephen F. Austin, led the Cowboys in rushing in the preseason with 37 carries for 139 yards and two touchdowns. He started the first and fourth preseason game for the Cowboys.
With the signing, Johnson probably won a PS spot over Ben Malena, and his nice touchdown run against the Texans, where he sliced through defenders, may have been one factor in sealing the deal.
[Update, 3:38 pm EST, Sept. 6]
QB Jameill Showers is the second confirmed signing. The Cowboys were intrigued enough by his skill set and his versatility to sign him to the PS. Showers finished the preseason 15-of-32 passing for 125 yards with one touchdown and one interception, and stood out for his special teams play as well, where he led Special Teams with three tackles through three games.
[Update, 6:34pm EST, Sept. 6]
Safety Tim Scott was signed to the practice squad today.
[Update, 8:42 pm EST, Sept. 6]
Can't say that many people saw this coming, but Kellen Moore is signed to the Cowboys practice squad.
Kellen Moore confirms he has signed with Dallas Cowboys— Bronco Beat (@IDS_BroncoBeat) September 7, 2015
[Update, 5:30 pm EST, Sept. 7]
The Cowboys officially signed these players to their practice squad: LB Dakorey Johnson, S Tim Scott, QB Jameill Showers, OT John Wetzel— Jon Machota (@jonmachota) September 7, 2015
Speaking of WR Vince Mayle, I'm told he will sign w/ the #Cowboys practice squad. #Browns 4th rounder this year.— Dane Brugler (@dpbrugler) September 7, 2015
And in case you lost track of all the comings and goings, here's a quick summary:
Cowboys practice squad so far: Jameill Showers John Wetzel Dakorey Johnson Tim Scott Kellen Moore Gus Johnson Vince Mayle— Jon Machota (@jonmachota) September 7, 2015
In other news:
While I wait for the club to set its practice squad - I can report that Ben Gardner will not be one of its members.— Bryan Broaddus (@BryanBroaddus) September 6, 2015
Doesn't look like Dustin Vaughan will be re-signing to the Cowboys practice squad.— Todd Archer (@toddarcher) September 6, 2015
Only one Cowboys 2015 draft pick didn't make 53-man roster: OL Laurence Gibson. Also looks like club won't re-sign him on practice squad.— Brandon George (@DMN_George) September 6, 2015