Dallas Cowboys: Geoff Swaim scores in latest Madden 19 ad
An unlikely member of the Dallas Cowboys, tight end Geoff Swaim, is featured in an advertisement for the upcoming video game title Madden 19.
The Dallas Cowboys are a team full of stars. From running back Ezekiel Elliott, quarterback Dak Prescott to dominate pass rusher, DeMarcus Lawrence. Any of them make sense as players the new upcoming Madden 19 video game might want to feature in an advertisement.
Instead, the annual football game, which is being released in just over a week from today, decided to feature former seventh-round selection tight end Geoff Swaim in their newest official ad instead.
The plot of the commercial surrounds a Madden gamer named Will, making what they claim to be is the “Greatest Play Call Ever”. In a match between his team, the Cowboys, against their divisional rivals, the Philadelphia Eagles, Dallas finds themselves down three points with :07 seconds left in the game on Philly’s own seven-yard line. It’s fourth down and three.
At first, Will sends out kicker Dan Bailey to tie the game with a chip shot field goal in order to send it into overtime. But Eagles’ head coach Doug Pederson calls a timeout to “ice” the kicker. So, Will decides to send the Cowboys offense back onto the field in order to go for the winning touchdown.
On the ensuing play, Swaim lines up in the backfield alongside Elliott. Prescott hikes the ball and runs out to the right on a quarterback option. At the last second Dak flips the ball to Swaim and the tight end, who has yet to score a touchdown in his three-year NFL career, dives for the end zone, just passing the pylon for the winning score.
The commercial featuring stars like ESPN’s Katie Nolan, Houston Texans wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins, Philadelphia 76ers’ star Joel Embiid, SNL’s Chris Redd and musical artists Nicki Minaj, Lil Dicky and Quavo of Migos.
Madden 19 will be available on Xbox One, PS4, and PC on Friday, August 10th. The Hall of Fame edition features former Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Terrell Owens on the cover and gives gamers early access to the game on August 7th.