After a call from Dak Prescott, receiver Galen Tolbert felt he was going to be a cowboy – Dallas Cowboys Blog

Frisco, Texas – When Galen Tolbert He answered the phone a few days ago and thought it was someone from the Dallas Cowboys confirming his number should they pick him up in the NFL draft.

Turns out it was a Cowboys quarterback Duck Prescott.

‘I answered him and he said, ‘Galen,’ and I said, ‘What’s the matter? And he’s like, ‘This is Duck Prescott. How are you? “For a minute it was like a surreal moment because I never knew the quarterbacks were going to call prospects, but it was an amazing, great experience.”

Prescott spoke with Tolbert for about 20 minutes, “and I think we immediately got on the phone, and we called in there.”

The Cowboys considered Tolbert in the second round before selecting the Ole Miss pass-rusher Sam Williams. They were happy to see him available in the third round. He had 82 passes for 1,474 yards and eight touchdowns last season, including a 7 assist, 143 yard effort against Tennessee.

“We talked about my past relationships with midfielders,” Tolbert said. “We talked about my strengths on and off the court, what challenges I had to overcome. Also what I could bring to the table. Duck was asking me if he could put me in an X on my own in a three-by-one game or if I could go into the hole in between my lord [Lamb] or Mikhail [Gallup]. All of that, we just talked.”

At the end of the conversation, Prescott told Tolbert to call him if he needed anything.

“I’ll definitely call him tonight, let him know I’m ready to take part in plays,” Tolbert said. “I need a game guide.”

The Cowboys used quarterbacks in previous draft ratings. Troy Aikman shared rehearsals with David LaFleur and Tony Gonzalez before the 1997 draft. In 2013, Tony Romo considered a number of receivers and tight ends and the Cowboys selected Gavin Escobar and Terrance Williams in the second and third rounds.

“For me, that was a bit dumb,” said Vice President Player Will McClay. “Its importance to the organization, he reached out to him and said, ‘Hey, here are some people you could do something with,’ because here we are in our 50s. We have an impression and a feeling [players] And the men in the locker room also have tendencies and it was important for someone as cool as him to connect with these guys.”

The call from Prescott wasn’t the only indication of the Cowboys’ interest in Tolbert. Wide receivers trainer Robert Prince put him in a special workout.

“I’ve shown that I can retain information and be able to manage roads in a cowboy system,” he said. Then I remember the question [Prince], “Hey Coach, what can I work on?” And he was like, “I’ll tell you that when we make you a cowboy.” I just got a little tip there.”

Cowboys had a wide future need after trading Amary Cooper For the Cleveland Browns and a loser Cedric Wilson In free agency for Miami Dolphins. Gallup re-signed with the team for a five-year term, but is expected to miss at least two games after he ruptured the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee late last season. Cowboys added James Washington As a free agent but in need of more help.

Tolbert comes with Prescott’s approval.

“I know Michael Gallup He’s a receiver who goes to the field like I do and I know CeeDee is able to break tackles and play physically like me,” Tolbert said, “so I’m excited to learn from these two guys and be able to get to work.”