Jake Ferguson's hurdle over Giants defender catapults Cowboys rookie into spotlight

As a four-year player at Wisconsin and the grandson of legendary Badgers ex-coach Barry Alvarez,

Jake Ferguson has no doubt participated a time or two in the school’s wildly popular “Jump Around” game day tradition.

In just his 11th game with the Cowboys, the tight end proved before a record-setting nationwide audience that he can still get up.

But hopefully fans enjoyed it, because it may not happen again.

Ferguson turned in one of the more memorable moments of the Cowboys’ 28-20

Thanksgiving Day victory over the New York Giants on a fourth-quarter play that started with a leaping fingertip grab and only got better from there.

Before it was all over, Ferguson had picked up a first down, gained 30 yards,

and absolutely trucked Giants cornerback Rodarius Williams.

But it was the full-body hurdle of six-foot-tall safety Jason Pinnock that had everyone talking about the fourth-round rookie’s obvious athleticism.


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