The Cowboys signed receiver Michael Spurlock, released by the Detroit Lions two weeks ago, to help on punt and kickoff returns and as a backup in case Terrance Williams can’t recover from a hamstring injury.
Spurlock played in nine games for the Lions before being released Dec. 7. He averaged 22.5 yards on 15 kickoff returns and 6.6 yards on 22 punt returns. For his career, he has a 24.5-yard average on kickoffs with three touchdowns and a 9.0 average on punts with two touchdowns.
Spurlock became the first player to ever return a kick for a touchdown for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers before leaving the NFL for the UFL. After a short stint with the Florida Tuskers, he returned to the NFL to be a return man. He has been with numerous teams over his career.