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Role Call: Byron Vaughns brings local presence


(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 continue with linebacker Byron Vaughns.)

How He Got Here: After going undrafted this past April, Byron Vaughns signed with the Cowboys out of Baylor after a college career that saw him make stops at Texas and Utah State before landing in Waco with the Bears. A linebacker who has experience playing both on and off the ball, Vaughns recorded totaled 32 tackles, including eight for loss, and three sacks in his final collegiate season last year. A native of Fort Worth, Vaughns attended Eastern Hills High School before signing with Texas in the class of 2018.

What's Next: Vaughns will enter himself into a defensive group that could use his versatile talents both as an off-ball tackler and as a threat off the edge. The early task will be earning a spot on the practice squad as a rookie which is attainable given his length and athleticism at the position. Training camp will be a big proving ground for Vaughns, as he hopes to stay on with his hometown NFL team.

Did You Know: Vaughns had one of the lengthier profiles of all players in the NFL Draft class this past spring with a wingspan that stretches 84 and 1/4 inches.

Quotable: "They say you can only eat an elephant one bite at a time, so that's kind of how I look at life and treat new obstacles in my life." - Byron Vaughns told Shahji Adam of KXXV25 in Waco after being drafted by Dallas

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