As we get closer to the upcoming NFL season we’ve seen more and more former XFL guys get an opportunity to showcase their skills. This week along we’ve seen Jeff Badet and Austin Proehl tryout for the Chicago Bears, Donnie Ernsberger with the New Orleans Saints. Not to mention, former BattleHawks tight end Connor Davis signing with the New York Jets.
Now we have another name to report on. Former Dallas Renegades tackle Pace Murphy will be staying in Dallas, but this time for the NFL’s Dallas Cowboys.
The Cowboys signed offensive tackle Pace Murphy. Depth with La’el Collins, Cameron Erving not practicing right now.
— Rob Phillips (@robphillips3) August 18, 2020
The Cowboys have practiced without starting right tackle La’el Collins thus far, and backup tackles Cam Erving and Brandon Knight also are battling injuries.
That has left Wyatt Miller, who spent most of last season on the Bengals’ practice squad, working against defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence.
So the Cowboys made a move at the position Tuesday, signing Pace Murphy, the Dallas Morning News reports.
Murphy entered the NFL in 2016 as an undrafted free agent signed by the Los Angeles Rams. He appeared in just two games that season and hasn’t seen any regular season action in the NFL since. Murphy was a member of the San Francisco 49ers and Kansas City Chiefs practice squads until his release in early 2020. He then entered the XFL Phase Two Draft and was taken in the second round by the Dallas Renegades.
Murphy once again became a free agent when the XFL was forced to suspend play due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
That leaves us where we are now. It’s always great to see these guys that made names for themselves in the XFL go on to continue their careers in the NFL. We expect more names to be signed in the upcoming weeks leading up to the NFL’s 2020 kickoff.
Murphy becomes the 45th former XFL player to make the move to either the CFL or the NFL. You can stay up to date with all the latest transactions with our XFL Newsroom Player Tracker.