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2023 Receiving

Receiving Yards
Average Yards per Reception
Receiving Touchdowns
Longest Reception
Regular Season 3 20 6.7 0 9

Top KaVontae Turpin News

  • Cowboys' KaVontae Turpin: Finds end zone against Giants

    Turpin carried the ball three times for 14 yards and a touchdown and caught two of three targets for 11 yards in Sunday's 40-0 win over the Giants.

    Dallas coach Mike McCarthy hinted over the summer that Turpin might see more usage on offense this season, and in the first game of 2023 he saw more offensive touches than he did in all of 2022 while scoring his first NFL touchdown on a seven-yard scamper. Those touches, and the TD, did come in the fourth quarter when the game was well in hand, however. Turpin's main role for the Cowboys will continue to be as the top return man -- he gained 17 yards on two punt returns Sunday -- but getting into the end zone Week 1 should give McCarthy confidence that the second-year player can make an impact if he gets more opportunities.

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  • Cowboys' KaVontae Turpin: Confirmed as top return man

    Turpin will be the Cowboys' primary kick returner this season, Nick Harris of the team's website reports.

    "We have a Pro Bowl returner in Turp," special teams coordinator John Fassel said Thursday. "I think he's become a much better punt catcher, even though I think he was very good at it before. He's special, I envision him being even more special this year than he was last year." An electric performance from rookie Deuce Vaughn in camp and the preseason had created some buzz Turpin might be squeezed off the roster, but his spot appears secure. What's less clear is whether the 27-year-old will have a bigger role on offense this season after seeing only two targets and getting three carries on jet sweeps in 2022.

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  • Cowboys' KaVontae Turpin: Making an impression

    Turpin is one of eight players who has impressed during training camp, Jon Machota of the Athletic reports.

    Turpin impressed as the team's return man last season and continues to show off those skills in camp. More importantly, Turpin is continuing to improve as a receiver and has been consistently making plays on offense. The second-year pro should make the 53-man roster due to his previously mentioned special-teams skills, but he may be making a case for a larger role on offense as well.

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  • Cowboys' KaVontae Turpin: Hopes to get more offensive chances

    Appearing on the Blogging the Boys podcast, Turpin said he hopes to get more chances on offense in 2023.

    After being named the MVP of the USFL in 2022, Turpin signed a three-year deal with Dallas and made the Pro Bowl as a returner. He played just 62 snaps on offense, however, rushing three times for 17 yards and catching one of two targets for nine yards. With both Noah Brown and T.Y. Hilton slated for free agency, Turpin wants a shot to play more snaps. "They are going to try and get me on the offense and try to make guys respect me more on both sides of the ball," Turpin said. "I'm going into this training camp, I'm basically trying to show them that they have no choice but to use me on offense, that's my mindset." At 5-foot-9, 153 pounds, Turpin would do well to carve out a role in special packages. He's unlikely to come into fantasy relevance.

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  • Cowboys' KaVontae Turpin: Shines on special teams

    Turpin finished seventh in the NFL with 808 return yards and fifth with a 10.4 yard average on punt returns over 17 regular-season games in 2022.

    The 26-year-old rookie saw little work on offense, taking three carries for 17 yards and catching one of two targets for nine yards, but the 2021 USFL MVP became a 2022 NFL Pro Bowler due to his prowess in the return game. Turpin didn't manage to return a kick for a touchdown but came close on multiple occasions, and with two more years remaining on the very affordable contract he signed last July, he should be a key weapon on special teams for the Cowboys again in 2023.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 5-9, 153 lbs
Birthplace: Monroe, LA
Age: 27
School: TCU
Experience: 2