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Dallas Cowboys 2007 Undrafted Free Agent Signings

NFL Draft Logo 2007 The Dallas Cowboys have signed undrafted University of Houston running back Jackie Battle to a three year contract and have also come to terms with his teammate, tight end Rodney Hannah, the Houston Chronicle reports.

DMN’s Todd Archer says the team has also signed Oregon State quarterback Matt Moore, Florida center Steve Rissler, Oregon linebacker Blair Phillips and Boise State receiver Jerard Babb. His commenters are particularly excited about Moore, although it’s going to be hard for him to make the roster.

Other signings and the stats on all of them so far:

    Matt Moore – QB – Oregon State – 6’3” – 192 – 4.92
    Steve Rissler – C – Florida – 6’3” – 306
    Blair Phillips – LB – Oregon – 6’2” – 246
    Jerard Rabb – WR – Boise State – 6’2” – 201 – 4.60
    Alonzo Coleman – RB – Hampton – 5’10” – 207 – 4.36
    Jackie Battle – FB – Houston – 6’2” – 235 – 4.42
    Ola Dagunduro – NT – Nebraska – 6’2” – 310
    Mike Jefferson – WR – Montana State – 6’2” – 195
    Robert Turner – OL – New Mexico – 6’4” – 313
    Rodney Hannah – TE – Houston – 6’8” – 245

Clarence Hill has more:

The Cowboys have agreed to terms with seven rookie free agents, including Oregon State quarterback Matt Moore. Also agreeing to terms were running back Jackie Battle and tight end Rodney Hannah from the University of Houston, Florida center Steve Rissler, Oregon linebacker Blair Phillips, Central Arkansas safety Jasper Johnson and Boise State receiver Jerard Babb.

The 6-foot-4 Moore threw for 3,022 yards and 18 touchdowns with seven interceptions in 2006, including a string of 161 consecutive pass attempts without an interception. Moore played two seasons at UCLA (2002-2003) and two at Oregon State (2005-2006). In between, he enrolled at the College of the Canyons in 2004, but did not play football. For his entire collegiate career, Moore completed 525 of 898 passes (58.5 percent) for 6,700 yards, 33 touchdowns with 32 interceptions.

The 6-foot-6, 245-pound Hannah is an intriguing prospect who only played one season of college football. Hannah, who has a 36-inch vertical jump, caught 11 passes for 101 yards and one touchdown last season. He was a power forward for the Cougars basketball team. In 27 career basketball games, he averaged 1.9 points and 2.6 rebounds.

UPDATE: More signings:

The Cowboys agreed to terms with four more rookie free agents, including New Mexico guard Robert Turner, Hampton running back Alonzo Coleman and Nebraska nose tackle Ola Dagunduro and Montana State receiver Michael Jefferson.

Jefferson, a native of El Paso, called his opportunity with the Cowboys a dream come true. “Everything worked out,” Jefferson said. “Growing up here, it’s the Cowboys or nothing.” In his one season at Montana State, Jefferson caught 66 passes for 1,023 yards and nine touchdowns. His 1,450 all-purpose yards led the Big Sky Conference. He transferred to Montana State from Arizona.

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