The Dallas Cowboys head to Oxnard, California for training camp on Thursday and it will be there that they do all of the work required to figure out their roster for the 2019 season.
There is a lot of practicing that goes on during training camp. Players are trying to maximize every repetition so that they can enhance their own chances of making an NFL roster. Dreams are on the line.
Due to the amount of work that happens during camp, it’s necessary for NFL teams to manage how they utilize certainly players, namely their stars. It looks like the Cowboys have found a camp arm, according to ESPN they are bringing in quarterback Taryn Christion.
The Cowboys are signing Taryn Christion, according to sources, bringing the total to four quarterbacks at training camp with Dak Prescott, Cooper Rush and Mike White. Christion was with the Seattle Seahawks for parts of the offseason and recently worked out with the Cowboys....— Todd Archer (@toddarcher) July 24, 2019
Dallas has an open roster spot after recently releasing wide receiver Allen Hurns, so that’s where Christion fits. He played college football at South Dakota State so he has familiarity with a different Dallas, Goedert, the tight end that plays for the Philadelphia Eagles.
Christion went 33-11 during his time at South Dakota State and set several SDSU and Missouri Valley Football Conference records. His career statistics are impressive:
- Passing Yards.......... 11,535
- TD passes................ 104
- Total Offense........... 13,050
- Completions............ 814
- Attempts.................. 1,363
- Rushing Yards.......... 1,515
- Rushing TDs............. 26
There had been some thought that Dallas might bring in a veteran quarterback at some point during camp, but this makes it seem like that won’t be the case. Oh well. Welcome aboard, Taryn.