(Editor's Note: Now that offseason practices are in full swing, let's get to know 30 Cowboys players who are new to the current 90-man roster. Today we're featuring wide receiver Jalen Guyton.)
How He Got Here: Guyton went undrafted and signed with the Cowboys shortly after the draft. A speedy Texas native, Guyton was a journeyman through his college career. He redshirted at Notre Dame, spent a season at Trinity Valley Community College in Texas, and finished his career playing receiver for the University of North Texas his final two seasons. Just up the road at UNT, Guyton averaged over 15 yards per catch with 15 touchdowns in those two seasons. He had six career 100-yard receiving games, which ties for seventh-most in program history.
Bet You Didn't Know: Guyton won three consecutive football state championships at the local and legendary Allen High School, just 14 miles from The Star. Kyler Murray (you may have heard of him) was his quarterback at Allen. He's played in front of 52,308 fans at AT&T Stadium in one of his state championship victories, and put up video game numbers with Murray as his quarterback.
Quotable: "I'm the type of person, even if I was drafted number one, it's in me to work and to grind and to be relentless and to give my full effort into everything that I do. I would like to think that in the grand scheme, this is who I am. I put my whole heart into every single practice, and every single play, regardless of the success that I've had." – Jalen Guyton
Bryan Broaddus' Take: Guyton is an incredibly talented rookie receiver who was outshined by another rookie during spring practices. Quite honestly was expecting it to be the opposite when these practices started but that wasn't the case. Jon'Vea Johnson was a better player. Despite not having a great start still in these practices, has the talent to make a run at a roster spot but will need to survive that rookie wall in training camp. When he gets tired and sore, he's going to need to fight through it all and keep going. Something to keep an eye on is that Guyton might be one of those players that is a "gamer" and when the lights come on, he shines. He sure looked that way when he was in college.
Role/Roster Chances: Guyton is in an interesting spot with the continual competition carousel in the wide receiver group. It's obviously going to be tough making the 53 as an undrafted player, but he's got eye-catching speed, and a pretty stout resume for football right here in the state of Texas. A very humble and likable person, I see Guyton as an easy player to root for throughout training camp, with an opportunity to wow people in the preseason opportunities.