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Cowboys sign USFL MVP WR/KR KaVontae Turpin

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Looking to bolster their wide receiver depth, the Dallas Cowboys are adding the USFL's top player.

The Cowboys signed USFL Most Valuable Player KaVontae Turpin on Thursday.

Turpin, 25, had a breakout showing in the USFL as a receiver and kick returner for the New Jersey Generals.

The USFL leader in receiving yards (540) on just 44 receptions, Turpin also led the resurrected league in yards after catch (316). Turpin had four receiving touchdowns, the league's only punt return for a score and a league-best 15.3 yards per punt return.

Turpin played four seasons at Texas Christian University and will now look to earn a spot on his first NFL roster.

"The thing that jumps out is he is dynamic with the ball is in his hands," Cowboys coach Mike McCarthy said Thursday, per Michael Gehlken of the Dallas Morning News. "I think he'll have a really good opportunity here."

McCarthy added that Turpin has "some Tony Pollard-like traits" and will be used more in the return game. 

Dallas' receiver room is currently led by CeeDee Lamb and includes Michael Gallup, who's on the physically unable to perform list, James Washington, rookie Jalen Tolbert and a host of others who will be competing with Turpin for a spot on the final 53.

The Cowboys released fullback Nick Ralston in a corresponding move.

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