USFL MVP KaVontae Turpin Returns For Dallas Cowboys

KaVontae Turpin Makes NFL Debut With Dallas Cowboys On SNF

The MVP of the USFL, KaVontae Turpin, made his regular season NFL debut last night. The shifty speedster impressed in preseason with the Dallas Cowboys. He took two kicks to the house against Los Angeles, which earned him a spot on the roster.

Turpin is now going to serve as the Cowboys main kick and punt returner. For the first time in his career, KaVontae played in a regular season NFL game, as Dallas fell short 19-3 versus Tampa Bay.

During the lopsided matchup, Turpin returned four kicks for a total of 77 yards. He averaged 19.3 yards per return, with a long of 22 yards. KaVontae also returned one punt for a total of three yards.

As the NFL season continues, expect Turpin to feel more comfortable as a returner in the future. This was his first time playing on the biggest stage in the world, and he can only go up from here. On top of that, he will likely become more involved with the offense as they figure out where – and when – to use him.

KaVontae Turpin & The USFL

Of course, we are all familiar with his USFL story by now. After playing in almost every alternative league imaginable, Turpin went to the USFL in 2022 – and dominated. He deservingly won MVP, making plays all season long for the New Jersey Generals.

 

He led all receivers with 540 yards, while earning All-USFL honors as a WR/specialist. In the postseason against Philadelphia, Turpin put the team on top late with an unbelievable punt return.

Due to the opportunity, and national exposure, that the USFL provided him with, KaVontae Turpin’s career was forever changed. Now, he’s playing an important role for the Dallas Cowboys – and we’re excited to see what’s next.

Did you enjoy watching KaVontae Turpin in his regular season debut? How has his USFL journey impacted his career moving forward? Let us know down in the comments below, or join the conversation on Discord!

  1. Hi James, I loved your article regarding Kavonte Turpin. I am pretty much a fan of the whole USFL, but really consider myself a Generals fan first and foremost. I am looking forward to see Turpin tonight against the Giants. I think the Cowboys see his shiftiness and speed, but for the Genrals he displayed some really good hands. I feel when the Cowboys realize that he will only get more touches despite his diminutive size. He may or may not have all-pro numbers, but they will look at him as a weapon more than a return specialist. Thanks for providing some much needed content while the USFL is in its offseason.

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