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Cowboys add punter Sam Irwin-Hill

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The Dallas Cowboys have added some competition to their special teams unit.

The team signed former Arkansas punter Sam Irwin-Hill to battle Chris Jones during the offseason.

Irwin-Hill played two seasons for Arkansas after transferring from the City College of San Francisco junior college. Irwin-Hill averaged 44.3 yards per punt during his senior season in 2014. Irwin-Hill previously had a brief stint with the Indianapolis Colts as well after going undrafted.

Irwin-Hill will have a difficult time earning the job. Jones averaged a career-high 45.9 yards per punt average last season for Dallas. However, he is entering the final year of his contract with the Cowboys and is set to earn $1.5 million in base salary. Irwin-Hill would make $465,000 as a rookie, which could save Dallas close to $1 million if they end up needing to create cap space somewhere.

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2 Responses to “Cowboys add punter Sam Irwin-Hill”
  1. gbpackfan3 says: Apr 27, 2017 2:22 AM

    Forgot to mention they’re moving former punter Chris Jones to strong safety

  2. andymc58 says: Apr 27, 2017 9:34 AM

    I’ll never forget that fake punt he took 51 yards vs A&M. That was at Cowboys Stadium. Ole Jerry always has a soft spot for the hogs.

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