Cowboys sign linebacker Jackson

 

Staff report

Multiple sources have reported the Dallas Cowboys have signed Hamlet native Justin Jackson to a contract.

Photo courtesy Wake Forest University Justin Jackson shown here playing against Duke.

Photo courtesy Wake Forest University
Justin Jackson shown here playing against Duke.

Jackson, 23, is now a part of the team’s 90-man roster. The team’s training camp begins later next month in Oxnard, Calif.

Jackson was signed as an underdrafted free agent a year ago by the Detroit Lions. The 6-1, 230-pound linebacker spent time last season on the Oakland Raiders and Washington Redskins practice squad. The Raiders waived Jackson in early May.

Watch this video clip of Jackson against Boston College during the 2012 season.

Jackson is at least the 13th player from Richmond County to sign an NFL contract, following the recent footsteps of Dannell Ellerbe and Melvin Ingram.

Justin Jackson

Justin Jackson

 

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