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Olwawale (6-foot-1, 238 pounds) arrived in camp targeted to be a possible backup to starting fullback Lawrence Vickers. But the broken hand of Phillip Tanner, the projected No. 3 running back heading into camp, an opportunity for extra carries and Olawale has led the team in rushing in both pre-season games. He scored the team’s first touchdown in Saturday’s 28-20 loss to San Diego on a powerful, 2-yard run between the tackles.
A receiver in college, he also caught four passes for 30 yards against the Chargers and has the size and skills to be an effective blocker….
…Of course, the bottom line for pre-season games is about player evaluations more than wins and losses. And Olawale’s stock is rising with Cowboys’ coaches. Fans might want to learn to pronounce his name. Just in case.
There is no doubt that the talk of the Cowboys preseason for UNT fans has been the emergence of Jamize Olawale. Summary: He didn’t get a lot of playing time (for whatever reason) in college, but he has thus far impressed. He has even beaten out former TCU back Ed Wesley.
He played WR and TE for Mike Canales, and that versatility has him in the running for one of the 53 roster spots. Raise your hand if you thought Olawale looked more likely to make the squad than Lance Dunbar back in the spring?
The good news is that Dunbar looks likely to play next week. This isn’t a Cowboys blog, but if Lance and Jamize are both competing for the same third-string spot it looks likely that we’ll get at least one Mean Green player on the squad. Hopefully, they keep Lance as 3rd string and Jamize as a FB/special teams guy.
Go Mean Green.