Such is the NFL.
The Cowboys claimed Bosworth off waivers because they needed special teams’ help, but there could be a side benefit with Bosworth knowing what the Giants have prepared for all summer to stop the Cowboys in Sunday’s season opener.
Quarterback Tony Romo offered a quick hello to Bosworth.
“We’ve talked about it a little bit, but not too much,” Bosworth said. “I’m sure that’s for later.”
The Cowboys began their preparation for the Giants when they were practicing in Oxnard, Calif. The Giants were doing the same at their facility. At Monday’s practice, Bosworth said he had a good feel for the Cowboys’ offense.
“It’s going to be easy for me because I know what (the Giants) have and I’m sure they’re going to change up some stuff but in the same sense, I know their personnel, I know their coaches, so it’s going to be a really fun, exciting game,” Bosworth said. “I’m really thrilled to be a part of this team and playing against guys who I’ve played against or with the whole off-season is going to be very fun and exciting for me.”
Bosworth grew up a Cowboys fan and attended Plano West High School. Once he learned he was claimed by the Cowboys he quickly got over the disappointment of being cut, “like a lightning bolt.”
“I was just always looking for the 50-numbers,” Bosworth said. “I was always in the backfield because my uncle was Brian. He played in Seattle and stuff, so I always had that linebacker blood in me. So anyone who was back there, Dat Nguyen was someone I looked up to a lot and any 50-numbers I was pretty much like, ‘God, that could be me one day.’”