Former UH defensive back Dejaun Butler has received — and accepted — an invitation to compete in the NFL’s veterans combine on March 24-25 in Tampa.
About 100 players with pro experience will participate in the invitation-only event.
“I’ve been grinding, trying to stay focused, keep my foot on the gas,” Butler told the Warrior Beat.
Butler was not selected in the 2017 draft. And then things got hectic. He signed with the New Orleans Saints after a successful tryout, then was cut after three weeks of pre-season training. Soon after signing with the Dallas Cowboys, Butler made four second-half tackles in a preseason victory over the Indianapolis Colts.
Butler was one of the Cowboys’ final cuts ahead of the 2017 opener.
“It was a great experience,” Butler said of his NFL experience. “I worked my tail off. I was happy to make people proud. I’m ready to give it another shot. From here, it’s getting in the door again and taking advantage of it.”