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Dan Skipper signs with Cowboys, becomes NFL’s tallest player

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The NFL has a new tallest player after the 6-foot-10 Arkansas offensive tackle Dan Skipper signed with Dallas as an undrafted rookie.

According to Pro Football Reference, there were four players, all offensive tackles, were tied for tallest in the NFL last year at 6-foot-9: San Francisco’s Trenton Brown, Tampa Bay’s Demar Dotson, Detroit’s Cornelius Lucas and Pittsburgh’s Alejandro Villanueva.

At 6-foot-10, Skipper would be tied with former Chiefs tight end Morris Stroud as the second-tallest player in NFL history. The tallest player in NFL history was defensive tackle Richard Sligh, a 7-footer who played one season for the Raiders in 1967.

Skipper was a two-time All-SEC player who may have been drafted and certainly would have signed sooner if not for a blood condition. The Cowboys’ medical staff subjected Skipper to additional testing, and when the doctors cleared him, the Cowboys officially signed him.

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18 Responses to “Dan Skipper signs with Cowboys, becomes NFL’s tallest player”
  1. bigearl61 says: May 19, 2017 10:02 AM

    Wonder if the minnow got lost?

  2. bassplucker says: May 19, 2017 10:26 AM

    This dude is enormous but lack of foot speed and overall athleticism are going to be a problem at this level. I think strong shorter guys are gonna just get up under his pads and forklift him right back to the QB.

  3. skunnydec268 says: May 19, 2017 10:33 AM

    Harold Carmichael II

  4. beavertonsteve says: May 19, 2017 10:35 AM

    I’m trying to picture how 6′ 10″ offensive linemen effectively blocks bowling ball players built like Aaron Donald.

  5. mojodoa says: May 19, 2017 10:37 AM

    Where is Ginger?

  6. greg3117 says: May 19, 2017 10:42 AM

    How do you get leverage being that tall?

  7. redlikethepig says: May 19, 2017 11:03 AM

    The Cowboys signed him to molest the tall girls.

  8. spiffy1001 says: May 19, 2017 11:08 AM

    He probably is not going to be on the Cowboys O-line (at least not as a starter). I picture him on special teams trying to block field goals.

  9. metalup666 says: May 19, 2017 11:13 AM

    Kevin Gogan, Michael Ohr, Trenton Brown, Demar Dotson, Cornelius Lucas and Alejandro Villanueva, all are/were able to get leverage. If he has good foot work, or is coached up to learn better technique with said foot work, than I don’t see why he couldn’t get leverage. Good pick up for camp, and maybe even better if is able to make the squad.

  10. stucats says: May 19, 2017 11:17 AM

    at least he will touch a girl redlikethepig!

    he doesn’t touch pigs like you do.

    just go on your own teams blogs and post there, we are tired of your dumb sexual comments.

  11. stucats says: May 19, 2017 11:17 AM

    at least he will touch a girl redlikethepig!

    he doesn’t touch pigs like you do.

    just go on your own teams blogs and post there, we are tired of your dumb comments.

  12. patsfan4lifesbchamps says: May 19, 2017 11:34 AM

    For all the praise the Arkansas offensive line received for being big, they sure got pushed around a lot by SEC defensive lines.

  13. dynast77 says: May 19, 2017 11:49 AM

    You missed King Dunlap at 6’9″ too. He was on the Chargers last year.

  14. richndc says: May 19, 2017 12:51 PM

    things got calm after he dunked his nuggets in the chili last year

  15. twinfan24 says: May 19, 2017 12:55 PM

    Doesn’t he only become the tallest player if he actually makes an active, regular season roster?

  16. divel4dp says: May 19, 2017 3:25 PM

    flip him to the defense and he can swat balls down all day

  17. jayray254 says: May 20, 2017 4:13 PM

    Im not going to lie watching film on this guy he did his job on every single play short or tall d linemen cant beat him rarely gets passed him great pickup dallas cowboys he will be for force to be reckoned with he reminds me of #77 tbh

  18. ak185 says: May 20, 2017 4:48 PM

    King Dunlap was a starter, and probably the second best 6’9” guy in the league after Villenueva. He should be mentioned with the others.

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