Cowboys UDFAs with best chance of making 53-man roster

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Brevyn Spann-Ford, Dallas Cowboys
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Brevyn Spann-Ford, TE, Minnesota

While we're not ready to claim this as a position of strength, the Cowboys are suddenly deep at tight end.

Jake Ferguson is clearly the leader of the group following a breakout campaign in 2023. A fourth-round pick from Wisconsin, Ferguson recorded 71 receptions for 761 yards with five touchdowns. A fearless receiver over the middle of the field, Ferguson's ascension made their decision to select Luke Schoonmaker in Round 2 appear questionable.

The rookie from Michigan was practically a non-factor with eight receptions on the season. They'll still give him time to develop since he was a Day 2 selection but he's primarily known for his receiving skills. The same is true of Peyton Hendershot, a former UDFA who enters his third season in the league. There's also John Stephens, Jr. who was a preseason star before suffering an injury. He too was a receiving threat at the position.

With all their options specializing in the passing game, the Cowboys have a need for a big-bodied tight end who can help block. That's why Brevyn Spann-Ford might be able to fight his way onto the 53-man roster.

Standing 6-6 and 260 pounds, Spann-Ford improved as a blocker late in his career at Minnesota. He's far from a perfect prospect but he has the size and the experience lining up in line. He's also able to make plays in the passing game, so he's more than just an extra offensive lineman.

More than anything, the fact that he stands apart from the rest gives Spann-Ford a chance to make it as the fourth tight end — assuming they go that deep this year.

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