Post-Draft Outlook:COULD SURPRISE: Safety Akwasi Owusu-Ansah -- He is a converted cornerback who has strong ball skills. He will impact the Cowboys immediately on special teams and returns. His ability to impact the regular defense is dependent on how fast he is able to grasp the defense and adjust to the steep learning curve from Division II to the NFL.
A closer look at the Cowboys picks: Round 4/126 --Akwasi Owusu-Ansah, FS, 6-0, 207, Indiana (Pa): Will miss the rookie minicamp recovering from shoulder surgery. He is fast and athletic with good ball skills. The only concern is the learning curve from Division II football to the NFL. - by The Sports Xchange
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Draft Scout Akwasi Owusu-Ansah News
01/03/13 - S Akwasi Owusu-Ansah was signed to a contract for 2013 by the Raiders.
12/10/12 - S Akwasi Owusu-Ansah was re-signed to the practice squad.
09/19/12 - CB Akwasi Owusi-Ansah, who has NFL experience returning kickoffs for the Cowboys, was signed to the practice squad.
05/10/12 - FS Akwasi Owusu-Ansah was brought back to the Cowboys after the team claimed him off waivers from Jacksonville. Owusu-Ansah was a 2010 fourth round pick of the Cowboys was cut last season on Nov. 30, 2011, after playing in three games on special teams. He joined the Jaguars' practice squad and was called up to the active roster for the final four games, starting twice. He finished with 14 tackles. and put on the practice squad. The Jaguars signed him off the Cowboys practice squad
The Cowboys re-signed him, according to coach Jason Garrett, because they wanted to bring another safety to training camp and he was better than the rookie free agents and tryout guys that they had a rookie minicamp last week.
05/08/12 - DB Akwasi Owusu-Ansah is getting a second chance with the Cowboys, who claimed their fourth-round pick in 2010 off waivers from Jacksonville.
Dallas also was awarded punter Jake Rogers off waivers from Tampa Bay.
Owusu-Ansah was cut by the Cowboys on Nov. 30 last season and hooked on with the Jaguars' practice squad.
Drafted as a raw cornerback prospect out of Indiana (Pa.), Owusu-Ansah was moved to safety and then to wide receiver before being released by Dallas.