IRVING, Texas – The Dallas Cowboys didn’t wait for training camp to make their next addition.
Walker worked out for the Cowboys in June along with tight end Dominique Jones and guards DeMarcus Love and Garrett Reynolds, but the team passed at the time
The 26 year old Memphis native went undrafted out of Western Michigan in 2012 and spent time with the San Diego Chargers in the 2013 offseason before being released at the end of August.
In college, he spent time with Memphis (as a quarterback and receiver) and Georgia Military College before going to Western Michigan (as a tight end), where he had 16 catches for 102 yards and four touchdowns from 2009-11.
Jason Witten, Gavin Escobar, James Hanna and Jordan Najvar were the only tight ends on the Dallas Cowboys roster, and none of them are particularly superior blocking specialists. They’ve carried players at the position in the past who have fit that role.
At 6-6 and 250 pounds, Walker adds size to the position and could offer a new dimension to the offense. He’s got the bulk to make a difference as a blocker and could also compete on special teams. If nothing else, he adds depth to the position for training camp.
PHOTO: Former San Diego Chargers (now Dallas Cowboys) tight end Dallas Walker, right, acts as a defender as his younger brother Cameron runs a pass route in a recent workout at Baylor School’s Heywood Stadium.