Sign up for Yardbarker's daily Top 10 newsletter, the Morning Bark! Customize to get news on your favorite sports and teams.


Cowboys DT Amobi Okoye returns for first practice since coma

After 17 months away from the sport -- not to mention going through a medically-induced coma -- it's understandable that Amobi Okoye was excited to return to football practice. "It was hard to sleep," Okoye said Thursday afternoon. It's one thing to return from an injury, but Thursday marked Okoye's first practice after suffering from anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Cowboys Injury Update: Amobi Okoye expected to practice Thursday

The Dallas Cowboys' defensive tackle, Amobi Okoye, is expected to practice Thursday. His attorney, Darin Morgan, told ESPN's Adam Caplan that this will be the first time Okoye has practiced with the team, as reported by Todd Archer of / gettyimages.comOkoye's official status stated that he was placed on the reserve / non-football injury list...
Via NFL Injury Report
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Cowboys’ Amobi Okoye getting back on the field after coming out of a coma

Cowboys defensive lineman Amobi Okoye will be back on the football field on Monday 17 months after going into a coma after contracting a rare disease. “It’s a blessing every day,” said Okoye. “You count your blessings. Your faith gets tested. I am happy to be back doing what I love to do.” Okoye received clearance to take part in contact drills Thursday after visiting...
Via Pro Football Zone
August 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Amobi Okoye Survived Rare Disease & Coma to make his NFL Return

Amobi Okoye was the No. 11 pick in the 2007 draft by the Houston Texans, but his professional football career never took off like they would have hoped. That doesn’t take away from his remarkable comeback story, however. Okoye’s NFL career came to an abrupt stop in 2013 when being having frequent seizures and lost the ability to speak while visiting hospitals trying to diagnose...
Via Standing O Sports
August 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Dallas Cowboys grasping at straws and sign defensive tackle Amobi Okoye despite not playing since 2012

The Dallas Cowboys seem to reaching to all corners of the Earth to find players. Their latest acquisition is defensive tackle Amobi Okoye, a former first-round pick of the Houston Texans back in 2007, according to ESPN's Adam Caplan. Okoye missed the entire 2013 NFL season due to an undisclosed injury and missed seven games in 2012.Turning 27 years-old in June, Okoye was drafted...
Via NFL Injury Report
May 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Cowboys sign former top-10 pick

The Dallas Cowboys continue to bolster their defensive line even after the Draft. Today the Cowboys signed someone they’ve coveted for almost two years. Since the departure of the 3-4 system and the change over to the 4-3, Okoye has been linked as a possible addition to the defensive unit. It’s a positive sign too, seeing as the Cowboys are coming off one of the poorest showings...
Via cover32 - Cowboys
May 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Lawrence Okoye, 6-Foot-6, 294-Pound British Discus Thrower, to Pursue NFL Career

The 2013 NFL draft is full of raw, foreign-born prospects that make up for whatever they lack in experience with unlimited upside. You can add one more of those players to that list, but this one lacks any prior football background. Lawrence Okoye is a 6-foot-6, 294-pound Olympic discus thrower. The 21-year-old was in the United States to train for his natural sport when he saw there...
March 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Okoye ready to earn his way onto the field

TAMPA, Fla. Defensive tackle Amobi Okoye walked off the field on his first day of Tampa Bay Buccaneers training camp workouts, feeling right at home in the brutal heat and humidity. For the 2007 No. 1 pick of the Houston Texans, the uncomfortable weather was nothing new. It was hot, but I dont think its hotter than or more humid than Houston, Okoye said. Four years out there definitely...
Via Fox Sports Florida
July 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Bucs sign free agent DT Okoye to 1-year deal

Free agent defensive tackle Amobi Okoye has signed a one-year deal with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, a source told Okoye registered four sacks for the Bears in 2011, serving primarily as a backup. He was drafted in the first round by the Houston Texans in 2007. Several teams expressed interest, according to the report, including the Bears. Okoye is the second defensive tackle...
Via Fox Sports Florida
April 08, 2012  |  Discuss

Broncos interested in Bears’ DT Amobi Okoye

The Denver Broncos have shown interest in free agency defensive tackle Amobi Okoye, according to NFL Insider Adam Caplan.  Okoye, a former first round draft pick, played in all sixteen games (starting one) with the Bears last season. In addition to the Bengals and Bears, Amobi Okoye has received interest from the Bucs, Pats, and Broncos, according to sources. #freeagency — Adam...
Via BroncoTalk
March 27, 2012  |  Discuss
Cowboys News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Is Mack Brown SMU's best option?

Are sports leagues finally getting serious about domestic violence?

Brian Urlacher rips Jay Cutler

On Kevin Love, Kyrie Irving and embracing newfound roles

Top NFL storylines: Week 8

Kiffin's mom worried for son's safety

Report: Goodell will have to testify

Penguins do 'O Canada' following tragedy

UEFA Champions League midway report: Groups A – D

Porn star: No one parties like Janikowski

Report: Expect Florida to make a run at Bob Stoops

The San Francisco Giants are zombies

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.