Pulaski native Shayne Graham, an 11-year NFL veteran, was picked up by the Dallas Cowboy’s on Monday after a workout with the team in Arlington, Texas proved promising to coaches.
In the wake of being cut by the Washington Redskins after missing two field goals, one from 29 yards and the other from 49 in the first week of the preseason, Graham stated, “I know I’m better than the game I had with the Redskins.”
He added, “I’m confident. I came here and had a good workout in front of the coaches and everybody, and I don’t think they would have signed me if they weren’t confident in me. I just want the opportunity to do well.”
Graham, 33, spent a good portion of his career with the Cincinnati Bengals (2003-09), but has also played for the New York Giants, and New England Patriots.
In his career Graham has made 208 of 242 field goals attempted giving him a success rate of 86 percent.
While still in high school, Graham set many of Pulaski County High School kicking records before graduating in 1996. He also set records while playing for Virginia Tech before starting his professional career in 2000.