The Dallas Cowboys are coming off of another disappointing NFL season. Quarterback Dak Prescott has received a message from Jerry Jones telling him to take better care of the football.
Meanwhile, Ezekiel Elliot is no longer with the team, giving Tony Pollard the chance to show what he can do at the running back position as a full time starter.
Pollard averaged better than five yards per carry last season, giving Cowboys fans hope for an explosive rushing attack. Now, a sixth-round rookie out of Kansas State is turning heads in training camp.
Deuce Vaughn, who played for the Kansas State Wildcats last season, stands just five feet, five inches tall. He is the shortest player in the National Football League and is now becoming one of its most entertaining.
A major training camp story, Vaughn’s play has led to nationwide headlines on some of the country’s biggest sports websites and newspaper websites. Vaughn ran for over 1,500 yards with Kansas State last season in the Big 12 Conference and has drawn interesting takes from onlookers.
Deuce Vaughn pic.twitter.com/DP8guBcLGj
— Jon Machota (@jonmachota) July 27, 2023
“Looks like he stole someone’s phone and doesn’t wanna give it back lmao,” one Twitter user said in response to the highlights.
“Looks like a toddler is on the loose,” another commenter said.
Vaughn ran for 1,558 yards on 293 carries last season. He averaged 5.3 yards per carry, scored 12 touchdowns and scored a TD in each of his last four games, including the Sugar Bowl against the Alabama Crimson Tide.
His highlights package at Kansas State shows an incredible awareness in space. He maneuvers easily around tacklers and has the stamina and speed to take it the distance.
— Marcus Mosher (@Marcus_Mosher) June 28, 2023
The Cowboys open the preseason on Saturday, August 12 against the Jacksonville Jaguars.