Dallas Cowboys Add British Football Player Efe Obada to Roster

Dallas Cowboys Using Great Britain as a Hunting Ground for New Players

The Dallas Cowboys went hunting in Great Britain again for talent signing Efe Obada from the London Warriors to a three-year contract. The Warriors play in the British American Football Association (BAFA).

Obada has only played a total of five games for the Warriors this past season and will join the Cowboys as either a tight end or defensive end. At 6’6″ and 255 lbs he has the physical tools to make it in the NFL but the question will be if he has the football acumen to make it past training camp.

Great Britain - London Warriors - Efe Obada2Obada will join London-born Jack Crawford who currently plays for the Cowboys after attending high school in the United States and playing at Penn State.

Although new to the game of football Obada, who is currently working as a warehouse storeman for Grace Foods on the outskirts of London, certainly has the talent to catch the eye of the Cowboys scouting staff. The initial recommendation came from Warriors defensive coordinator Aden Durde, who served as a coaching intern for the Cowboys in the summer of 2014.

“This is a dream,” said Obada, who never played a down of football before last season. “It’s amazing and life-changing. It’s a major turning point in my life and feels like a movie.”

The Warriors have won the last two BritBowlsDurde is currently working one-on-one with Obada to prepare him for work as a pass rusher or tight end when Dallas opens minicamp in May.

Roger Kelly is an editor and a writer for AFI. A former PR Director the B.C. Lions of the Canadian Football League for 7 years, he now lives in Sweden writing about and scouting American Football throughout the world.