Dallas Cowboys re-sign former SFA running back to practice squad

Dallas Cowboys re-sign former SFA running back to practice squad

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - Less than a week after he was cut from the team, the Dallas Cowboys have re-signed former Stephen F. Austin State University Lumberjack Gus Johnson to their practice squad.

According to a dallascowboys.com story, the Cowboys re-signed Johnson, a running back, to replace linebacker Joe Thomas. Thomas was signed to the Green Bay Packers' active roster on Monday, the story stated.

Johnson was on Dallas' active roster until Sept. 4, and he later signed to the team's practice squad.

During the Cowboys' preseason opener against the San Diego Chargers, Johnson scored the teams one and only touchdown, but he had to leave the game early after a shoulder injury. Jason Garrett, the head coach of the Dallas Cowboys, said that Johnson suffered an AC separation.

The former Lumberjack and Gilmer Buckeye ended the night with 35 yards for 13 carries, along with his 5-yard touchdown for Dallas in the second quarter. After crossing the end zone, Johnson threw up SFA's signature "Axe 'em Jacks" hand signal.

Johnson also had a 21-yard touchdown in the third quarter of the Cowboys' preseason game against the Houston Texans. Dallas wound up winning the game by a score of 21-14, and the former SFA running back finished the night with 16 carries for 68 yards.

Featured at SFA, Johnson finished as the Lumberjacks all-time rushing king. He set program records for career rushing yards, rushing touchdowns, and total touchdowns.

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