Holloman to show his worth on special teams

IRVING — DeVonte Holloman was the first player in the Dallas Cowboys’ 2013 draft class to sign a contract with the franchise. But if Holloman expects to make the team, the 6-2, 243-pound linebacker out of South Carolina will have to show his worth on special teams.

At least that’s what Cowboys special teams coordinator Rich Bisaccia has told the 22-year-old.

“Coach Bisaccia made it clear that my way on this team will be special teams, and pick up on defense whenever I can,” Holloman said Saturday. “Trying to impress Coach Bisaccia is my main goal right now.”

Holloman, the 17thpick of the sixth round, said he will be working at strong side linebacker on defense. Holloman played strong safety during his first three years of college before moving to a safety/linebacker hybrid position as a senior.

So why is SAM linebacker the best spot for him?

“It’s just a natural position for me probably body-wise and speed-wise,” Holloman said. “I’m not the fastest guy but I probably move better for a linebacker than a big safety.”