Benford gets first career catch in NFL debut
OAKLAND, Cal. (WRCB) -- Less than a week after B.J. Coleman made his NFL debut on national television, Tim Benford got his shot at the big stage on Monday night.
The Red Bank wideout hauled in his first career pass in the third quarter of the Cowboys' 3-0 exhibition win in Oakland. The game, which was the preseason opener for both teams, was televised by ESPN.
Benford's grab went for nine yards and a first down on a ball thrown by backup quarterback Stephen McGee. Benford was targeted twice in the game, but finished with just the one catch.
The former Tennessee Tech standout has had a solid camp since signing with Dallas as an undrafted free agent in April.
Cowboys' owner Jerry Jones even mentioned Benford by name recently when asked about players who have stood out to him in the first two weeks of training camp. Benford has reportedly been praised as the most steady of the team's group of young receivers trying to make the squad.