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Role Call: Brevyn Spann-Ford fits the Cowboys TE prototype


(Editor's Note: As part of the preparation for training camp, this series will introduce 25 players who are new to the Cowboys' roster, rookies and veterans alike. We'll continue with Brevyn Spann-Ford.)

How He Got Here: Signed as a rookie free agent following the 2024 NFL Draft, Spann-Ford had a lengthy career at the University of Minnesota that began with him earning Scout Team Player of the Year in 2018. As he developed his game, Spann-Ford earned consecutive All-Big 10 honorable mentions in 2022 and 2023. Overall, he played in 60 career games at Minnesota, catching 95 passes and seven touchdowns. Spann-Ford was a standout in Mobile, Ala., at the Senior Bowl, where the Cowboys have had recent success finding talented players from the All-Star Game.

What's Next: The last two years, the Cowboys have seemingly found an undrafted tight end prospect to develop. In 2022, it was Peyton Hendershot, followed by John Stephens last year, although he got hurt before the season started. Now, it could be Spann-Ford, who has the size and measureables to be an instant-ready player for the Cowboys. The problem is that he'll likely have to beat out both Hendershot and Stephens, who are still on the roster and ready to compete.

Did You Know: Spann-Ford earned All-Big 10 Academic honors five straight years from 2019-2023.

Quotable: "It's really good quality player that we got in Brevyn. He comes here, experienced. He has great measureables – in terms of size and length. He's really athletic. He's smart. Our ability to get him, especially where we got him in free agency – it makes you get excited as a coach. He's another young guy that you have in your room to develop. He'll fit in with the room really well." Tight ends coach Lunda Wells on adding Spann-Ford.

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