Former Ohio State Safety Tyvis Powell Signs With Cowboys

By August 8, 2019 (9:00 am)Football
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Former Buckeye safety Tyvis Powell signed with Dallas and will strive to make the Cowboys regular-season roster.

Powell recently signed with Houston on July 27, but the Texans let him go just a week after signing him. The Cowboys — whose roster features five former Buckeyes — signed Powell just two days after his release.

After adding Powell, Dallas’ five Buckeyes include him, Ezekiel Elliot, Mike Weber, Devin Smith and Noah Brown.

The persistent Powell took to Twitter to thank the Texans for “constructive criticism” and indicated the NFL had not seen the last of him.

The Cowboys represent Powell’s seventh NFL team, following stints with Seattle, Cleveland, Indianapolis, San Francisco, the Jets and Texans. Powell was in Seattle when Cowboys defensive passing game coordinator Kris Richard served as the Seahawks defensive coordinator.

The Bedford native has nine tackles (eight solo) and one forced fumble across 18 career games, including one start with the 49ers in 2018.

While at Ohio State, Powell posted 195 tackles (112 solo), 3.5 tackles for loss, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery, nine passes defended and eight interceptions in three seasons.

Powell earned Defensive MVP of the 2015 CFP National Championship with a game-high nine tackles and one pass defended in the Buckeyes’ 42-20 victory against Oregon.

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