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May 11, 2014 9:48 PM by Drew Collins - dcollins@kristv.com

Calallen's Dustin Vaughan Signs with Dallas Cowboys

CORPUS CHRISTI - Former Calallen standout Dustin Vaughan was hoping to hear his named called during the 2014 NFL Draft. That didn't happen, but he didn't have to wait long to join an NFL team. The Dallas Cowboys called shortly after the draft, and Vaughan signed as a free agent with the team.

"The phone call was unbelievable, it was kind of surreal at that moment," Vaughan said. "I actually got the call from Wade Wilson -- who is the Quarterbacks Coach for the Cowboys -- then he passed the phone off to Steven Jones, then he passed the phone to Jerry Jones, then I got to talk to Jason Garrett after that. They all expressed their interest in me joining the organization and so it was just a surreal moment and a great experience."

Vaughan said he will get to work with the team right away. The Cowboys open up OTAs (organized team activities) on May 27th, with four other Quarterbacks on their current roster.

"We're just going to take one step at a time, I think that's one thing that I have learned is that you take one step at a time," Vaughan said. "Mini camp is coming up next week so I'm hoping for the best there. I just want to find a role I can play on that team and hopefully I develop into what is the starting quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys. That would be an awesome opportunity, so I'm definitely going to make the most of it when I go there."

Vaughan earned first-team all-district honors at Quarterback for the Calallen Wildcats in 2008. His collegiate career at West Texas A&M was record-breaking. Vaughan is now the all-time leader in completions, attempts, passing yards, and touchdowns for the Buffs.

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