More Than Excited, Chapas Sounds Ready
Posted by nickeatman at 12/1/2011 5:27 PM CST on dallascowboys.com
While Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said it appears the health status for fullback Tony Fiammetta has improved recently to the point that he could return to action, it won’t be this week in Arizona.
And the Cowboys have also decided they won’t be using tight end John Phillips as the primary fullback either.
That is why rookie fullback Shaun Chapas is on the 53-man roster, getting called up on Tuesday. Chapas is expected to have a role in the offense as the lead blocker for DeMarco Murray and Felix Jones, but also on special teams, too.
“I’m looking forward to it,” Chapas said of making his NFL debut against the Cardinals. “I got the call the other day and I was pretty excited. I’m just going to keep working and go have fun on Sunday.”
Chapa, a seventh-round pick from Georgia who has spent most of the season on the practice squad, is a true fullback, one that understands the position...
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To compete for the playoffs, Dallas has to improve here: Only four sacks against Eli Manning over the past six games!