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Evaluating TCU tight end Artayvious Lynn’s fit with the Dallas Cowboys

The 6-foot-6 Horned Frog will battle for the roster spot to play under the lights at Jerry World.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: OCT 26 Texas at TCU Photo by Matthew Visinsky/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

For the second straight year, TCU’s football team has seen someone sign with the Dallas Cowboys as an undrafted free agent. After the Cowboys inked former Horned Frog running back Sewo Olonilua in 2020, Dallas reached out to tight end Artayvious Lynn earlier this month, signing him to an undrafted free-agent contract.

Lynn spent five years with the TCU football program, totaling 22 catches for 236 yards and two touchdowns. At 6 feet 6 inches and nearly 260 pounds, Lynn found a role on the Horned Frog offense as both a pass catcher and a leading blocker on the edges. Lynn’s best season came in 2019, when he hauled in 11 receptions for 118 yards and a touchdown and appeared in all 12 games. Lynn, who missed some time with an injury in 2020, was one of many prospects who appeared in the Hula Bowl earlier this year.

Dallas signed three tight ends in undrafted free agency including Lynn, who will compete for a roster spot on a Cowboy offense that will see veterans starters Blake Jarwin and Dalton Schultz likely see first and second-team reps. Additionally, Dallas brought in veteran Jeremy Sprinkle from the Washington Football Team on a one-year deal, while 2020 UDFA Sean McKeon will also battle for reps.

Should Lynn earn a roster spot with the Cowboys, he could be most effective as a blocking tight end, where he excelled during his junior and senior season with the Horned Frogs. Jarwin remains under contract through 2023, but the Cowboys will have an out after the 2021-22 season. Moreover, both Schultz and Sprinkle will expire after the 2021-22 season, giving Dallas some flexibility should the team prefer to keep a younger tight end like Lynn on the roster. Lynn is one of two undrafted TCU tight ends who will scrap for a roster spot, joining Pro Wells who signed with the Cincinnati Bengals.