Former Hawkeye Anthony Hitchens, a fourth-round pick in this year’s NFL draft, signed a rookie contract with the Dallas Cowboys on Monday.
Hitchens was drafted a couple of rounds earlier than most projections, with Dallas thinking about insurance after Sean Lee missed almost half the previous two seasons with injuries. The Cowboys didn’t figure on having to cash in on that policy so quickly.
Their star linebacker went down with a torn knee ligament in the Cowboys’ first offseason practice.
“I just take it as this is my job and this is what they brought me in here for,” said, the 6-foot-1, 233-pound Hitchens said. “I signed up for this. I usually don’t look ahead.”
The Cowboy drafted Hitchens No. 119 overall on May 10. The terms of the deal are unknown, but last year’s 119th pick, Washington safety Phillip Thomas, signed a four-year, $2.5 million deal with a signing bonus of roughly $425,000.
The Cowboys have now locked up all five of their seventh-round picks, their fifth-round pick and their fourth-round pick
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