Cowboys Meet With Obi Melifonwu

Former Raiders cornerback Obi Melifonwu will meet with the Cowboys on Thursday, Adam Schefter of tweets. And, in addition to Melifonwu, the Cowboys will also meet with veteran defensive back Teddy Williams, according to’s Todd Archer (on Twitter). 

If Melifonwu signs, he’ll rejoin former Raiders teammate Amari Cooper, as well as former UConn teammate Byron Jones. He’ll also enter the building with lower expectations than last year when he entered the league as a second-round pick of the Raiders.

As a rookie, a hip issue kept Melifonwu off of the field. This summer, he was stuck in the trainer’s room again, and Jon Gruden lost patience with his recovery. Melifonwu had a great career at UConn and showed serious athleticism in pre-draft workouts, so the potential is still there for him to do big things at the NFL level.

Williams signed his first NFL contract with the Cowboys in 2010. Back then, Williams was an raw track athlete who was only starting to put his full focus on football. Years later, he has proven himself as a quality special teams player. If signed, Williams can handle special teams duties and take C.J. Goodwin‘s spot on the cornerback depth chart.

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    • jjabrony

      Not many corners are 6’3 225 like this guy though. He really is built to be a run support or TE covering safety. As a Raider fan, I was very excited when we drafted him but he just can’t seem to stay healthy. Very frustrating cuz in college he was a beast.

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