6 players you may have forgotten played for the Dallas Cowboys
By Randy Gurzi
2. Danny Amendola, WR, 2008
Throughout their history, Dallas has had a lot of success with undrafted free agents. More recent success stories include Romo and wideout Miles Austin — who had a nice stretch working with one another after Terrell Owens was released ahead of the 2009 season.
They also had guard Mark Tuinei, cornerback Everson Walls, safety Cliff Harris, and wide receivers Cole Beasley and Drew Pearson. While all those players turned out to be solid NFL stars, the Cowboys nearly added another to their list in 2008.
That season, Dallas was on the HBO series ‘Hard Knocks’, and fans were rooting hard for Danny Amendola out of Texas Tech to make the team.
In the end, Amendola was released and signed to the practice squad where he spent the entire season. By 2009, he was out the door as Amendola bolted for the Philadelphia Eagles where he thought he could get more time on the field.
That didn’t happen for him but before long, he made a name for himself with the St. Louis Rams. Amendola played four seasons with them before heading to the New England Patriots for five years — winning two Super Bowls in the process.
Amendola was still in the league as of 2021, catching 24 passes for 248 yards with three touchdowns for the Houston Texans.
He never became a superstar but he was much better than some of the players Dallas kept over him such as Roy Williams and Isaiah Stanback.