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Cowboys work out former SMU QB Gilbert, sign 2 receivers to reserve/future list

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Rookies Dak Prescott and Zeke Elliott emerge as stars during an 11-game win streak, leading to a 13-3 regular-season record. But a gut-wrenching divisional-round loss to the Packers kept the Cowboys from advancing in the post season.
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Rookies Dak Prescott and Zeke Elliott emerge as stars during an 11-game win streak, leading to a 13-3 regular-season record. But a gut-wrenching divisional-round loss to the Packers kept the Cowboys from advancing in the post season.

Former Texas and SMU quarterback Garrett Gilbert was one of six players who had a workout with the Dallas Cowboys on Tuesday.

The others were former Texas A&M receiver Uzoma Nwachukwu as well as receivers Bryan Burnham, Quincy McDuffie, Corey Washington and Andy McCleneghen.

The Cowboys signed McDuffie and Nwachukwu to the reserve/future list.

McDuffie could be an option on returns, as he led the CFL with a 27.7-yard kick return average for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and had two returns for touchdowns.

Nwachukwu, who played high school football at Allen, has had stints with the Seattle Seahawks, the Houston Texans, the Miami Dolpins and the BC Lions of the CFL

Gilbert, who transferred from Texas to SMU, was a sixth-round pick of the St. Louis Rams in 2014. He joined the New England Patriots after being released and won a Super Bowl ring. He has also spent time with the Detroit Lions.

He ended the 2016 season on the Oakland Raiders practice squad.

The Cowboys have an unsettled quarterback situation behind starter Dak Prescott. Tony Romo will likely be traded or released. Mark Sanchez and Kellen Moore are free agents.

The Cowboys have needs at receiver since Terrance Williams and Brice Butler are set to be free agents.

Burnham is an intriguing prospect after a breakout season with the BC Lions of the CFL last year. He caught 79 passes for 1,392 yards and six touchdowns.

Clarence Hill: 817-390-7760, @clarencehilljr

Rookies Dak Prescott and Zeke Elliott emerge as stars during an 11-game win streak, leading to a 13-3 regular-season record. But a gut-wrenching divisional-round loss to the Packers kept the Cowboys from advancing in the post season.

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