Dallas Cowboys Kick Returner Makes Bold Promise In Response To New NFL Rule

Dallas Cowboys returner KaVontae Turpin

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This week, the NFL made a major rule change.

The league decided to make it so that all touchbacks and fair catches on kicks would be lead to the ball being placed at the 25-yard line in an effort to reduce the number of kicks actually returned.

The rule change has been met with quite a bit of negativity since it was announced.

Andy Reid thinks the NFL could be on its way to playing flag football.

Travis Kelce declared the rule “whack”.

Multiple teams voted against the rule.

Now somebody who will actually be directly impacted by the rule change has chimed in with their feelings on it.

Today, Dallas Cowboys reporter Patrik Walker asked the team’s kick returner, KaVontae Turpin, what he thinks about the rule.

Turpin told him he doesn’t care because he won’t calling for fair catches this season anyway.

Turpin went undrafted out of TCU back in 2019 despite being an absolutely electrifying returner for the Horned Frogs.

In college, he had 4 punt return touchdowns and 6 total special teams touchdowns, which are both program records.

Thanks to his special teams abilities, the Cowboys gave him a shot last season, 3 years after he hadn’t been picked in the draft.

He wasted no time making an impact in Dallas.

He immediately became the team’s kick returner and regularly displayed his explosiveness on 50 returns between kicks and punts.

As a rookie, Turpin earned a spot in the Pro Bowl on special teams.

It looks like Turpin plans on continuing to electrify fans even when he has the option to take a touchback to the 25.