A year ago the Dallas Cowboys drafted Caleb McSurdy as a linebacker out of the University of Montana but he missed the entire year because of a torn Achilles suffered during training camp. These days McSurdy has been pulling double duty for the Cowboys and there could be a position change coming for the second-year player.
McSurdy has been taking repetitions at fullback in the Cowboys recent OTA’s and according to ESPNDallas.com; Dallas worked out McSurdy exclusively at fullback before drafting him last year. It remains to be seen what position McSurdy will play come training camp but McSurdy is ready to do whatever the Cowboys ask of him.
“I met with the tight ends for like half of a position meeting and then went back to the linebackers,” McSurdy said. “It was only five or six plays they had me look at but, yeah, it was a lot of fun just being out there. Offense, defense, special teams, if you’re playing ball, you’re playing ball.”
It’s this kind of attitude that made McSurdy a player Jason Garrett and the Cowboys wanted to draft, and the truth is they could use the help at fullback with Lawrence Vickers out after back surgery. If McSurdy can make the adjustment and play some fullback, the Cowboys could save a roster spot and have one player with the versatility to play multiple positions.
Right now it appears as though the Cowboys are only using McSurdy at fullback for short yardage and goal-line situations but who knows what the teams plan is for him. McSurdy is probably in an uphill battle to make the Cowboys roster right now so whatever he can do make the team will help his chances.
Dallas has a need at fullback and Caleb McSurdy is showing the Cowboys he’s ready to help the team in any way he can.