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June 07, 2013

Cowboys give themselves a look-see at McSurdy, Kowalski at fullback

Missing Lawrence Vickers, who is recovering from back surgery, the Cowboys gave themselves a look at two players at fullback in OTAs this week.

Caleb McSurdy, a linebacker taken in the seventh round last year, and Kevin Kowalski, an undrafted offensive lineman two years ago, both gave it a shot.

“We did work out McSurdy as a fullback as well as a linebacker when he was coming out of school, so he has a little versatility that way,” coach Jason Garrett said.

McSurdy even got a shot at a pass during 11-on-11 goal-line work. The ball, from Kyle Orton, was a little low and wide, so McSurdy didn’t make the catch.

But the Cowboys just wanted to get a feel.

“It wasn’t a full-speed deal, obviously,” Garrett said. “It gives us a chance to look at a few of those kinds of things that you might need to get to at some point once we get into training camp and in preseason.”

McSurdy spent all of his rookie year on injured reserve after suffering an Achilles tear in training camp.

Kowalski spent most of last year on PUP because of a foot injury.

-- Carlos Mendez

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