IRVING, TX — Erik Bickerstaff — 6-feet-0 inches, 230 pounds — didn''t make the draft, but he did make the final cut.
The 23-year-old was working as a custodian at the University of Wisconsin''s Camp Randall Stadium when the Dallas Cowboys signed him as an undrafted rookie in early August.
On Sunday, the Rocky Mountain News
reported, coach Bill Parcells reduced the team''s roster
to 53, includingMMMMMMBickerstaff
the former Badgers running back.
League statistics show that in 17 attempts in three games, Bickerstaff picked up 89 yards rushing with the longest a 14-yard scamper against the Oakland Raiders, against whom he scored a touchdown.
The Waukesha native may have escaped attention of scouts as he lost a year of eligibility as a walk-on player; unfortunately, it escaped the attention of Wisconsin coaches, too, and Bickerstaff was suddenly forced to exit a team based, in part, on his ball-carrying at fullback before the 2002 season.
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