Dallas Cowboys take big risk in signing inexperienced Efe Obada

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The Dallas Cowboys have announced their second signing of the day, but this one is a bit more of a risk than the re-signing of Orlando Scandrick.

According to a report from the Dallas Cowboys official website, the team has taken a chance on an Englishmen that has only played five games in his entire career.

The Cowboys have signed 22-year old Efe Obada to a three-year developmental contract after he appeared five times for the London Warriors in 2014.

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If you want to know why Obada has been given a chance, you just have to take a look at the Briton's measurables.

The warehouse worker stands at an imposing 6-foot-6, weighs in at 255 pounds and boasts an incredible 83-inch wingspan. He recorded an impressive 4.71 40-yard time and a 1.53s 10 yard split that was faster than any running back, defensive lineman or linebacker - barring Jordan Hicks - ran at the Combine in Indianapolis.

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There is a connection in all of this and wasn't just a covert scouting mission the Cowboys undertook to London. Obada obviously impressed Warriors defensive coordinator Aden Durde, who served as a coaching intern with the Cowboys last summer. Durde is currently working one-on-one with Obada to prepare him for when Dallas opens minicamp in May.

Obada has played both defensive end and tight end but expects to line up on the defensive side of the ball during the off-season practices. To give him plenty of time to develop, the Cowboys signed Obada to a three-year contract worth the league minimum in salary.

"This is a dream," said Obada. "It's amazing and life-changing. It's a major turning point in my life and feels like a movie."

The Cowboys have turned to Britain before for talent. Dallas has another U.K. product on their roster in defensive lineman Jack Crawford, who was originally from England and went on to play college ball at Penn State.

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