Cowboys quickly sign Utah linebacker Francis Bernard as free agent after NFL Draft ends

(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune) Utah Utes linebacker Francis Bernard (13) runs after making an interception as the Utah Utes host the Washington State Cougars, NCAA football at Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City on Saturday Sept. 28, 2019.

Seven University of Utah players were selected in the NFL Draft, but more than seven will get a crack as a professional.

In the minutes after the draft concluded, Utes linebacker Francis Bernard agreed to an undrafted free agent deal with the Dallas Cowboys, a source told The Salt Lake Tribune.

With rookie mini-camps off with the COVID-19 pandemic ongoing, first-year players like Bernard will go through virtual workouts and class sessions until team facilities open.


Francis Bernard (Utah), LB, Dallas Cowboys

Tipa Galea’i (Utah State), DE, Green Bay Packers

Dayan Ghanwoloku (BYU), DB, Los Angeles Rams

Javelin K. Guidry (Utah), CB, New York Jets

Dominik Eberle (Utah State), PK, Las Vegas Raiders

Aleva Hifo (BYU), WR, Kansas City Chiefs

Tyler Huntley (Utah), QB, Baltimore Ravens

Siaosi Mariner (Utah State), WR, Las Vegas Raiders

Josh Nurse (Utah), CB, Baltimore Ravens

Darrin Paulo (Utah), OL, New Orleans Saints

Caleb Repp (Utah State), TE, Atlanta Falcons

Jonah Williams (Weber State), DE, Los Angeles Rams

Ty’Son Williams (BYU), RB, Baltimore Ravens