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4 undrafted free agents most likely to make the Cowboys’ 2022 roster

The Dallas Cowboys knew that in order to bolster this team after adding only a few external free agents in the offseason, they would need to do some serious work in the 2022 NFL Draft. And, that they did. During the draft, Dallas added nine names to the organization. After that, the Cowboys went out and signed 20 undrafted free agents.

Many reporters and analysts were excited about the list of undrafted free agents. In fact, several of them were listed on Pro Football Focus’s list of top 100 undrafted players. The list covers a range of positions, collegiate conferences, and more. But, who has the best chance to make the roster or practice squad this offseason? First, let’s take another look at the list:

  1. Markquese Bell, S, Florida A&M
  2. Markaviest Bryant, DE, Central Florida
  3. Malik Davis, RB, Florida
  4. Dontario Drummond, WR, Ole Miss
  5. James Empey, C, BYU
  6. Ty Fryfogle, WR, Indiana
  7. Jonathan Garibay, K, Texas Tech
  8. Aaron Hansford, LB, Texas A&M
  9. Peyton Hendershot, TE, Indiana
  10. Dennis Houston, WR, Western Illinois
  11. Storey Jackson, LB, Liberty
  12. Alex Lindstrom, C, Boston College
  13. Quandre Mosely, CB, Kentucky
  14. Jaquarii Robinson, WR, Wake Forest
  15. Aaron Shampklin, RB, Harvard
  16. Amon Simon, OT, Texas A&M-Commerce
  17. Mike Tafua, DE, Utah
  18. Isaac Taylor-Stuart, CB, Southern Cal
  19. Juanyeh Thomas, S, Georgia Tech
  20. La’Kendrick Van Zandt, S, TCU

These 4 Cowboys’ undrafted free agents have the best chance of making the 2022 roster or practice squad

TALLAHASSEE, FL – MARCH 28: Former FAMU Defensive Back Markquese Bell #5 pose during a portrait photo shoot after Florida A&M Pro Day inside of Bragg Memorial Stadium on the campus of Florida A&M University on March 28, 2022 in Tallahassee, Florida. (Photo by Don Juan Moore/Getty Images)

1. Markquese Bell, S, FAMU

Many draft analysts thought the HBCU star safety would be drafted somewhere during the seven rounds of the 2022 NFL Draft. When he wasn’t, the Cowboys jumped on the opportunity to secure this speedy talent. Even though the Cowboys re-signed both Malik Hooker and Jayron Kearse, Bell could certainly add more depth and talent to the defensive back unit. His 4.41-second 40-yard dash time at the NFL Combine certainly caught the eyes of many scouts.

With a bit of NFL-level coaching, Bell has immense potential in the NFL. He was a four-star prospect out of high school and his 71 solo tackles, 6.5 TFLs, and five forced fumbles earned him an official pre-draft visit with Dallas. Currently on the depth chart behind Hooker and Kearse are Donovan Wilson, Israel Mukuamu, and Tyler Coyle, who all have a very low amount of game experience. With a strong training camp performance, Bell could certainly earn his spot on the depth chart .

The Florida A&M product’s unique journey to football helps him excel as an athlete. In high school, Bell took snaps at quarterback, wide receiver, and safety. His football awareness and knowledge help him to be an elite ballhawk. Keep an eye out for this safety in rookie minicamp.

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