Dallas Cowboys bring in Nat King Cole’s grandson for private workout

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NFL teams are never done churning the roster, looking for players who can earn a spot on their depth chart. Naturally, that includes the Dallas Cowboys, who are still looking for a way to end their nearly three-decade Super Bowl drought.

One of the ways teams identify talent is by conducting multiple private workouts throughout the year. While we may be months away from the actual games getting underway, the Cowboys’ front office is still busy evaluating their roster, while considering adding players who are currently seeking a contract.

Most private workouts come and go with little to no coverage, but the Cowboys’ latest visit is not your standard person.

According to the Dallas Cowboys’ website, the team brought in UFL defensive end Wyatt Ray, who happens to be the grandson of music icon Nat King Cole. Ray, 27, is a former undrafted player out of Boston College. He’s bounced around in the NFL, but has played 23 games, including two starts across three seasons.

But now that Ray is coming off an impressive showing in the UFL, where he recorded 5.5 sacks, good for sixth in the league, teams are starting to show renewed interest in the 6-foot-3, 254-pound lineman.

The Cowboys have already added two UFL players this offseason, signing both Willie Harvey Jr. and Gareon Conley, and past signings have carved out significant roles, such as KaVontae Turpin. So it’s not like Dallas is just blowing smoke when they bring these players in for workouts. Ray may have a real chance at latching on in Dallas. Yet, they have not signed him to a contract, so it’s unknown how the actual workout went.

Still, working out Nat King Cole’s grandson? That’s just cool.

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