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Jerrod Johnson jumped at chance to be a Cowboy even for only a day

Jerrod Johnson (8) did not get in against the Texans in what likely is his only day with the Cowboys.
Jerrod Johnson (8) did not get in against the Texans in what likely is his only day with the Cowboys. AP

Jerrod Johnson jumped at the chance to sign with the Cowboys whether it’s a one-day deal or a bigger opportunity.

“I got called this morning, and my agent asked if I wanted to do it, and I said, ‘Yeah,’” Johnson said. “I didn’t really know what my situation would be once I got here, but I mean, it’s a really cool experience. I guess it’s another opportunity. You take them when you can so I came up.”

The former Texas A&M quarterback returned to his home in Houston after the Baltimore Ravens cut him earlier in the week. The Cowboys called after failing to sign Austin Davis on Wednesday.

The Cowboys will scour the waiver wire to consider their options at quarterback behind Dak Prescott. Jameill Showers didn’t guarantee himself a spot Thursday night, completing only 10 of 25 passes for 91 yards with a touchdown and a pick-six.

Johnson signed as an emergency option to back up Showers against the Texans.

“They gave me the playbook,” Johnson said. “I got in about 1 o’clock. I just tried to study as much as I can, try to memorize the concepts and the formations and just tried to be prepared enough to where I could go out there and do something if I got in.”

Johnson said the Cowboys have told him nothing about his future beyond Thursday, but he did not play and is expected to be among the team’s cuts.

“I have no clue. I have no idea about what’s to happen,” Johnson said. “It’s just hard in these situations to get reps and opportunities. So you just keep working, praying and hoping that opportunity presents itself so you can get in there and show what you’ve got.”

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