When the Cowboys started training camp, and HBO was there to capture all the action, thrills and disappointment, there were a few players who really endeared themselves to me.
One of those players was wide receiver, Danny Amendola.
The former Texas Tech wide-out didn’t make the final cut when the team broke camp, but the Cowboys retained him by placing Amendola on the Cowboys practice squad.
Today, the Philadelphia Eagles have signed Danny Amendola to their practice squad, thus ending his short but spirited career with the Cowboys organization.
Tim MacMahon of the Dallas Morning News adds this,
Amendola, the darling of training camp and Hard Knocks, wouldn’t have had much of a chance to make the 53-man roster if he stayed with the Cowboys. The trade for Roy Williams knocked all the young receivers down a notch in the rotation. There could be a preseason battle between Sam Hurd (assuming the restricted free agent returns) and Isaiah Stanback for the fifth and final WR spot, and that competition could also include a draft pick.
I know that the Cowboys have about a half dozen wide receivers that are much more talented than Amendola, but I wonder how many of them have this kid’s heart and spirit…
When the Cowboys decided which players would go up north to contend for a Super Bowl title this season, little Danny Amendola didn’t make the cut.
Ironically, while the Cowboys now sit at home and watch the rest of the post season on their plasma TV’s, the least significant among them will be advancing to the next round… albeit in an Eagles uniform.