Fresh off winning a Super Bowl ring, former Oklahoma standout Blake Bell has signed a deal with the Dallas Cowboys.
Bell, who is entering his sixth professional season, is now joining his fifth NFL team. The quarterback-turned-tight end suited up for the Kansas City Chiefs last season, catching eight passes for 67 yards.
In KC’s Super Bowl run, Bell caught three passes for 24 yards, including a touchdown against the Houston Texans in the Divisional Round. In Dallas, he will likely help fill the spot vacated by Jason Witten, who signed with the Las Vegas Raiders.
Blake Jarwin will assume the role of the Cowboys’ starting tight end. Bell and third-year pro Dalton Schultz will fight for reps as the No. 2 tight end.
The Cowboys have signed tight end Blake Bell to a one-year deal. Bell is a blocking tight end and played last season with the Kansas City Chiefs.
— Clarence Hill Jr (@clarencehilljr) March 25, 2020
Bell played at OU from 2011-14, beginning his career as a quarterback and short-yardage rushing weapon. In his first two seasons in Norman, “The Belldozer” carried 104 times for 372 yards and 24 touchdowns.
In 2013, Bell split the starting QB role with Trevor Knight. He threw for 1,648 yards, 12 touchdowns and five interceptions while rushing for 255 yards.
In Bell’s final collegiate season, he moved to tight end, catching 16 passes for 214 yards and four touchdowns.