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Briles says Seastrunk a good fit for Cowboys

Baylor head coach Art Briles visited with former Bears running back Lache Seastrunk Tuesday at Valley Ranch. Seastrunk joined the Dallas Cowboys earlier this month.
Baylor head coach Art Briles visited with former Bears running back Lache Seastrunk Tuesday at Valley Ranch. Seastrunk joined the Dallas Cowboys earlier this month. Star-Telegram

IRVING Baylor coach Art Briles watched the Dallas Cowboys practice on the first day of minicamp Tuesday like a proud father.

Three of his former players are on the Cowboys roster _ third-year receiver Terrance Williams, rookie free agent receiver Antwan Goodley and first-year running back Lache Seastrunk.

He said they serve a nice recruiting billboard for his budding program at Baylor.

"It's special to me to see three Baylor guys out there," Briles said. "They are guys we are really proud of. It's a big deal for us."

Briles is particularly excited about Seastrunk and his prospects of becoming a breakout star in Dallas. He signed with the Cowboys in May after an uneventful rookie season in 2014 when he was cut in camp after being picked in the sixth round by the Washington Redskins. He spent time on practice squads of the Carolina Panthers and Tennessee Titans.

Briles thinks the Cowboys are a good fit for Seastrunk, who in due time will show the ability that allowed him to rush for 2,189 yards and 18 touchdowns in two seasons with Baylor.

Briles said the former Temple High School is as good as any back in the league with the ball in his hands.

"It's going to be a process," Briles said. "I think everybody understands that, but he is a guy you have to be real patient with. You have to give him some time. But when you put the ball in his hands, there are not many better now.

“You can go any where in America and you can't find anybody who can do the things he can do with the ball in his hands. That's what gives him a chance. That's why he is here."

Clarence E. Hill Jr., 817-390-7760

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