By Todd Archer | ESPNDallas.com
Undrafted free agent, Texas A&M
What he did:
No player was more of a surprise to stick with the Cowboys than Bass, a native of Plano, Texas, who had a middling career at Texas A&M. He was offered a tryout at the rookie minicamp and turned that into an invite to training camp. He played well in the preseason -- five tackles, one sack -- to earn a spot on the practice squad.
Because of injuries he was called up to the active roster on Nov. 14 and played in two games. He made two tackles but an ankle injury landed him on injured reserve with five games to play.