UPDATE: Showers will not be on the 53-man roster as originally reported by NFL.com, but will move to strong safety according to Todd Archer.
The Cowboys are not calling up Jameill Showers to active roster but he has moved to safety as was noted Wednesday. He has 2 practices there— Todd Archer (@toddarcher) October 7, 2016
In one of the more surprising rosters moves of the young NFL season. Former UTEP quarterback Jameill Showers has been promoted to the Dallas Cowboys 53-man roster as a strong safety, and special teamer.
This is a surprise: #Cowboys are activating QB Jameill Showers to the 53-man roster. But playing SS and special teams. He wears #28 now— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 7, 2016
This is the first time Showers has been on the active roster this season, although he saw time last preseason on special teams, and worked at safety at times during camp. Showers appears to have fully switched to defensive back with the emergence of rookie quarterback Dak Prescott.
Showers had been on Dallas' practice squad this year, and will wear #28.
This could be a product of the Sean Kugler mentality of being versatile which was heavily preached with his senior class at UTEP. Either way it's good to see Jameill get a shot, he proved he can handle the mental, and off-field part of the NFL.
Now he faces a new challenge of a new position in the best football league in the world.