Cowboys Put Luke Schoonmaker on Notice With UDFA Signing

The Dallas Cowboys add another tight end to compete with their former second-round pick.
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Now that the 2024 NFL Draft is officially on the books, teams, including the Dallas Cowboys, have turned their attention to the undrafted free agents. Prospects who didn't hear their names get called in the seven rounds of the draft, are now signing contracts with teams with hopes of making the final roster after the training camp. The Cowboys made one eyebrow-raising move that could suggest further roster moves may be incoming.

According to Michael Gehlken of Dallas Morning News, the Cowboys signed tight end Brevyn Spann-Ford out of Minnesota following the draft. Spann-Ford was expected to be a seventh-round selection in the 2024 NFL Draft, but went undrafted, opening the door for Dallas to swoop him with a $225,000 salary guarantee.

This guaranteed salary shows how much the Cowboys believe in Spann-Ford. It also puts their former second-round pick Luke Schoonmaker on notice.

Cowboys Put Luke Schoonmaker On Notice with Latest UDFA Signing

Schoonmaker was drafted with the 58th-overall pick in the 2023 NFL Draft. He had a very disappointing rookie season as he finished with eight catches and 65 yards. The emergence of Jake Ferguson as one of the best tight ends in the league made Schoonmaker one of the more confusing early-round draft picks in recent memory.

Now, the Cowboys clearly want him to get in a training camp competition with Spann-Ford. Considering that Peyton Hendershot is also in Dallas battling for the TE2 role, the competition will be fierce.

Spann-Ford isn't the most dynamic playmaker out there as he finished his five-year Minnesota career with 95 catches, 1,061 yards, and seven touchdowns. But, his 6-7, 270-lbs frame could make him an intriguing option to create matchup issues, and as a run blocker.

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