Ex-USC receiver George Farmer participates in Cowboys’ mini-camp

USC's George Farmer takes the pitch on a wide receiver reverse play against Boston College.

USC’s George Farmer takes the pitch on a wide receiver reverse play against Boston College.

(Shotgun Spratling / Los Angeles Times)

Perhaps a fresh start was what USC receiver George Farmer needed.

Farmer participated in the Dallas Cowboys rookie mini-camp a week after signing as an undrafted free agent and made an impression on the media.

“Looks like the @DallasCowboys have signed some good college free agents judging by today’s viewing; led by George Farmer of @USC_Athletics,” NFL Network analyst Gil Brandt wrote on Twitter.

“At Cowboys camp. Garrett just called for Byron Jones to cover WR George Farmer. Farmer won on an in route. Nice catch,” Dallas Cowboys Radio Network analyst and former NFL quarterback Babe Laufenberg wrote.


Jones was the Cowboys’ first-round pick.

Farmer caught 25 passes, four for touchdowns, in his final season at USC. He left with a season of eligibility remaining.

Farmer is one of five receivers who signed undrafted free-agent contracts with the Cowboys. Baylor’s Antwan Goodley, Houston’s Deontay Greenberry, Florida Atlantic’s Lucky Whitehead and Nick Harwell from Kansas also signed.

“It will be fun to see those guys compete for some spots both as a receiver on offense and a special teams role as well,” Cowboys Coach Jason Garrett said Friday.

There are four veteran receivers on the roster: Dez Bryant, Cole Beasley, Devin Street and Terrance Williams. Chris Boyd and Reggie Dunn have one season of experience.

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