Surprise Cowboys WR shows off at training camp with special one-handed grab
Dallas Cowboys training camp is underway, and fans have been getting a glimpse at how new and veteran players look all week. One thing reporters have kept a heavy eye on is the wide receiver depth battle.
On Friday afternoon, undrafted 23-year-old wide receiver T.J. Vasher delivered the best play of training camp… by far. While going up against cornerback Kelvin Joseph on a red-zone play, Vasher reached up and brought down a gorgeous, one-handed grab in the end zone. The most impressive part is that Joseph was clearly holding him, and he still made the catch.
The slow-motion video from Mike Leslie below shows the OBJ-like moment for the young receiver competing for a spot in the WR corps. After he gets up from the ground, the crowd in Oxnard erupts in applause and several teammates come over to hype him up, including backup quarterback Will Grier who tossed him the ball.
Cowboys WR T.J. Vasher delivers the play of training camp with a beautiful, one-handed touchdown grab
If Amari Cooper and Cedrick Wilson weren’t gone and Michael Gallup was available for the beginning of the season, Vasher’s name probably wouldn’t even be relevant. But, the reality is that this Cowboys roster needs to be able to count on the third, fourth, and fifth-string wide receivers to start 2022.
The Texas Tech product is competing with names like Noah Brown, Simi Fehoko, and newly-added USFL MVP KaVontae Turpin for a spot on the 53-man roster. Vasher was a highly-recruited senior in Texas and ended up being a top player for the Red Raiders. Even though he ended his college career in the top 10 for all-time receiving touchdowns, Vasher went unselected in the 2021 NFL Draft.
A lot of reporters believe Vasher has a real shot and the 23-year-old was already standing out in OTAs. ESPN’s Todd Archer even named the WR the most surprising offseason standout last month. Hopefully, this is the first of many exciting catches from Vasher.