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Utah DE Mika Tafua Signs UDFA Contract With Dallas Cowboys

Apr 30, 2022, 6:20 PM

Mika Tafua - Utah Utes...

Utah Utes defensive end Mika Tafua (42) celebrates after getting a sack on Colorado Buffaloes quarterback Steven Montez, not pictured, during the first half of an NCAA football game at Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City on Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019. Courtesy of Deseret News.

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SALT LAKE CITY – The Dallas Cowboys signed former Utah Utes defensive end Mika Tafua to an undrafted free agent deal following the 2022 NFL Draft.

Mika Tafua didn’t hear his name called during the NFL Draft and now he will try and make the 53-man roster in Dallas.

The former Utah standout joined a Cowboys team that posted a 12-5 record in 2021.

About Mika Tafua

The Laie, Hawaii native played for the Utes from 2018-21.

During his five seasons with Utah, Tafua recorded 131 total tackles, 72 solo tackles, nine pass breakups, 17.5 sacks, and two forced fumbles.

Kyle Ireland is a Locals in the NFL Insider for KSLSports.com and host of the Yards After College Podcast. Follow him on Twitter (@kyleireland) and Instagram (@kyleirelandksl).

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Utah DE Mika Tafua Signs UDFA Contract With Dallas Cowboys