JalenTolbert felt that he was a Cowboy after receiving a call by Dak Prescott – Dallas Cowboys blog

FRISCO, Texas — Jalen TolbertHe answered the phone several days ago and figured it was someone from the Dallas CowboysThey will confirm his number in the event that he is selected in the NFL Draft.

It turned out to be Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott.

“I answered and he was like, ‘Jalen,’ and I was like, ‘What’s up? And he’s like, ‘This is Dak Prescott. How are you doing?’” said Tolbert, the South Alabama wide receiver who was selected in the third round by the CowboysFriday, No. 88 overall. “For a minute it was like a surreal moment because I never knew quarterbacks would call prospects, but it was an awesome, great experience.”

Prescott spoke with Tolbert for about 20 minutes, “and I think we immediately vibed on the phone, connected right there.”

Tolbert was considered by the Cowboys in round two before Ole Miss passed-rusher Ole Miss was selected. Sam Williams. They were pleased to have him available in round three. He caught 82 passes last season for 1,474 yards, eight touchdowns, and a seven-catch, 142-yard effort against Tennessee.

“We talked about my previous relationships with my quarterbacks,” Tolbert said. “We talked about my strengths on and off the field, what challenges I had to overcome. What I can bring to the table. Dak asked me if he could place me at X alone in a three-by-1 or if I could take the slot between. CeeDee [Lamb]Or Michael [Gallup]. All of it, we just talked.”

Prescott instructed Tolbert at the end of their conversation to give him a call should he need anything.

“I’m definitely going to call him tonight, let him know I’m ready to get on the plays,” Tolbert said. “I need the playbook.”

The call from Prescott wasn’t the only indication of the Cowboys’ interest in Tolbert. Robert Prince, wide receivers coach, put Tolbert through a private workout.

“I showed that I could retain information and be able to run routes in the system of the Cowboys,” he said. “And then after I remember asking [Prince], ‘Hey, coach, what can I work on?’ and he was like, ‘I’ll tell you that when we make you a Cowboy.’ I kinda got a little hint there.”

After trading, Cowboys were in great need of receivers Amari CooperTo the Cleveland BrownsAnd losing Cedrick WilsonFree agency to the Miami Dolphins. Gallup signed a new five-year contract with the Cowboys, but he will miss at least two games due to his anterior cruciate ligament tear in his left knee. The Cowboys also added James WashingtonYou were a volunteer agent and needed additional assistance.

And Tolbert comes with Prescott’s approval.

“I know Michael Gallup is a receiver that goes down the field like I do and I know CeeDee is able to break tackles and play physical like I am,” Tolbert said, “so I’m excited to learn from both of those guys and be able to get to work.”

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