4 under the radar players who could steal a spot on Cowboys roster

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May 14, 2022; Frisco, Texas, USA; Dallas Cowboys tight end Jake Ferguson (48) catches a pass against linebacker Devin Harper (50) during practice at the Ford Center at the Star Training Facility in Frisco, Texas. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports /

2. Jake Ferguson, TE

Jarwin was supposed to be what Dalton Schultz turned into. A former undrafted free agent from Oklahoma State, Jarwin was a developmental player who showed enough promise to earn a three-year extension in 2020 upon the arrival of Mike McCarthy.

The Dallas head coach — as well as offensive coordinator Kellen Moore — had high hopes for Jarwin but a torn ACL suffered in Week 1 of 2020 derailed those plans. It did, however, open the door for Schultz who would blossom into a star.

Now entering 2022, Schultz is playing on the franchise tag and Jarwin was let go. That frees up some space for a new tight end to step up as the No. 2 option and rookie Jake Ferguson could take full advantage of this.

A young kid from a football family, Ferguson has never put up numbers that will blow anyone away. What he does possess is a consistent and dependable playing style.

He’s always in the right position and has soft, reliable hands. The TE also was able to get some extra time in voluntary camps as Schultz decided to leave amid frustrations over his contract negotiations, which could benefit him greatly.

Dallas isn’t exactly deep at the position in 2022, meaning Ferguson can go from a mid-round pick that hasn’t gotten much attention to an important role player as a rookie.