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He's No Underdog. Amendola Has Strong Shot At Roster Spot

Every year, for any team at training camp there are quite a few undrafted hopefuls vying for a roster spot and steals the spotlight.

One Texas native follows that storyline this year for the Cowboys, former Texas Tech wide receiver Danny Amendola.

Several reports indicate Amendola has a strong shot a making the team. The one thing against him, is his height. At 5'10'', teams may count him out but Danny is hoping to prove himself like other smaller receivers in the NFL.

"You know, size really isn't everything," Amendola said. "Guys have been proving that for a long time with receivers like Wayne Chrebet and this last year with Wes (Welker) and guys like that. So, size really doesn't matter a whole lot."

 "I'm definitely rooting for him because he is the underdog," Cowboys linebacker Zach Thomas said. "It's like myself when I came in because of his size really that's the only reason why he is labeled an underdog. He's a playmaker."

Cowboys Camp Headlines:

* Another cornerback is injured. Alan Ball sprained his left ankle at practice Wednesday morning.

* The St. Petersburg Times reporting the Cowboys are still very interested in a trade with Tampa Bay for quarterback Chris Simms, if the Buccaneers will lower their asking price of a midround draft pick.

*Pending a physical, Terry Glenn will reportedly join the Dolphins. Glenn was waived by the Cowboys last Friday.
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