Deuce Vaughn dazzles in his preseason debut

Deuce Vaughn earned back-to-back All-America honors, and finished his career at Kansas State with 4,884 yards from scrimmage and 43 touchdowns. If not for his size, Vaughn would have gone much higher in the NFL Draft.

But because he’s only 5-foot-5 and 179 pounds, Vaughn remained on the board until the Cowboys selected him in the sixth round.

This Saturday afternoon at AT&T Stadium showed why every other NFL team might regret his death.

Vaughn had eight carries for 50 yards, including a 4-yard touchdown run, against the Jaguars. He showed off his spin and explosiveness in instantly becoming a fan favorite.

Vaughn achieved what he wanted to achieve.

“I just belong,” Vaughn said when asked what his big night meant, via ESPN’s Todd Archer. “That’s the most important thing for me – to come and validate the people who believe in me. It doesn’t stop now. We’ll be back in action on Monday, as we prepare for the next pre-season game.”

Vaughn made the Cowboys roster and could enter the season as the primary backup to Tony Pollard.

“He played very well,” said Cowboys coach Mike McCarthy. “I thought he had a good night. It was a great, great introduction to the NFL.”

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