Dallas Cowboys rookie operating again Deuce Vaughn made a robust impression in the course of the group’s 28–23 preseason loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Vaughn, who is just 5 ft tall, checked into the sport in the course of the third quarter and completed the evening with eight carries for 50 yards and a landing, whereas additionally recording three receptions for six yards.
After the sport, Vaughn informed the group’s web site that he not solely “got a lot of confidence out of the game, but also thanked his attacking line for the hard work they put in blocking for him.
“Very confident,” Vaughn mentioned. “It’s a question mark when you’re about to play your first NFL game.
“It’s not college, you wonder if you can go to speed and be successful. It gives me a lot of confidence, but also understanding that this is just a pre-season game.”
Cowboys rookie operating again Deuce Vaughn received “a lot of confidence” towards Jacksonville
The dominant ball provider ran for 50 yards and a landing in his preseason debut
The 5-foot-5 operating again was chosen within the sixth spherical of this 12 months’s draft after enjoying for Kansas State.
He was the shortest participant recorded on the NFL Combine since data started in 2003, however the lack of top didn’t cease him from placing in a robust displaying.
“It’s hard to put into words, man,” Vaughn mentioned earlier in his commentary.
“I can’t take all the credit, all those guys up front blocked the whole game. To get into the end zone in the first preseason game is a testament to all the work that’s been done since the pre-draft.”
Vaughn is at present battling for his place on the depth chart with beginning RB Tony Pollard, Malik Davis and Ronald Jones, getting into the season with a two-game suspension following a constructive PED check.
The dominant halfback additionally impressed in coaching and is keen to get again on his recreation. He not too long ago went viral on social media after a video confirmed his teammates showing to tower over him as he sprinted previous them.
“There were a few things I wanted to get back,” Vaughn mentioned after Saturday’s recreation. “That’s what training is for, to get back into the groove of the week’s work and get ready for the next preseason game.”