The Dallas Cowboys signed 2022 USFL MVP KaVontae Turpin on Thursday.
Turpin led the league with 540 receiving yards – 316 of those were after the catch, which also was a league high. His 44 catches were the second-most in the USFL, and his four receiving touchdowns were tied for the second-best mark in the league.
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The Generals went 9-1, while Turpin also gained 129 yards on the ground and scored a rushing touchdown.
Before joining the USFL, Turpin played four seasons at TCU. In his freshman year, he was named to the All-Big 12 First Team as a kick returner. He scored the league’s only punt return for a touchdown, and his 15.3 yards per punt return was the highest in the league.
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As a receiver with the Horned Frogs, Turpin caught 145 balls – 13 of them scores – for 1,748 yards in 42 games.
Turpin now joins a Cowboy team that’s looking for some receiver depth after trading away Amari Cooper and losing Cedrick Wilson to free agency.
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They also are still awaiting the return of Michael Gallup, who tore his ACL in Week 17 against the Arizona Cardinals.