One of the best stories of the NFL preseason has been former Michigan State football defensive back Josh Butler getting another chance in the league.
After his MSU playing days, he seemed to be out of football and even got into some acting and he had a big social media following. He got another chance with the Michigan Panthers of the USFL this past season and he did well enough to earn an invite to try out for the Dallas Cowboys on their preseason roster.
Through three preseason games, it looks like Butler has made a name for himself.
Dallas has to trim its roster down to 53 players within the next 48 hours and Butler could be a guy that sneaks on because of the Cowboys’ need for cornerbacks.
And if his final preseason game was any indication, he may be in a sneaky-good spot.
The former Michigan State football CB earning rave reviews
After leading the Cowboys with six tackles and two pass breakups in the final preseason game, there’s a chance that he could make the roster. If not, there’s a serious possibility he sticks with Dallas on the practice squad.
Butler was actually the fifth-best tackler for Dallas this preseason.
A Cowboys writer even hinted at the possibility of Butler filling a void on the roster. He gave glowing praise for Butler after a strong preseason.
If he ends up making the roster, it would be one of the best stories in the NFL this season. From out of football to acting to social media influencer to the USFL and then to the NFL. What a climb that would be.
We’ll find out in the next two days if he makes the roster.