News: BST: Cowboys Interested in Pass Rusher from Tyler: Report

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    The Dallas Cowboys are intrigued by Houston pass rusher and North Texas native Tyus Bowser, according to a report.

    According to CBS Sports' Dane Brugler, the Cowboys' coaching staff has shown a lot of interest in the Tyler native. Brugler added he doesn't think Bowser is "Plan A," but that he's an option at No. 28.


    Edge rusher Tyus Bowser, of Tyler, really only produced at a high level in eight games for the Houston Cougars, but his stock has skyrocketed in the last few months, mainly due to his testing at the NFL Scouting Combine. The 6-foot-2½-inch, 247 pounder showed the elite burst, quickness and strength that has NFL teams drooling.

    It took Bowser a while to translate his athleticism to the football field. After being named to the Texas 4A All-State Team as a senior at John Tyler High School, the 3-star recruit committed to Houston over several Big 12 and SEC schools.


    Bowser posted mediocre production for three seasons before breaking out as a senior. Despite missing five games due to a broken orbital bone sustained in a fight with a teammate, he finished the season with 8.5 sacks and 12 tackles for loss. His play during his shortened senior season earned him second-team all-conference honors and an invitation to the Senior Bowl in Mobile, Alabama.

    Bowser — who also played in part of two seasons for the Houston basketball team — is expected to be selected in the late first or early second round of the upcoming draft.



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