BENDIGO'S Sam Irwin-Hill has had his first chance to impress his new NFL teammates and coaches.
The former Arkansas University punter participated in the Dallas Cowboys' rookie mini-camp last weekend at the team's training facility in Frisco, Texas.
Irwin-Hill was joined by the Cowboys' nine new draft picks, 13 undrafted free agents and a handful of select veterans.
The camp included non-contact position drills, walkthroughs and meetings.
There was little time for rest, with Irwin-Hill starting work with the Cowboys' veterans this week.
The 26-year-old was signed earlier this month to provide competition to incumbent Cowboys punter Chris Jones.
He previously played two seasons for Arkansas after transferring from the City College of San Francisco junior college.
The former Bendigo Pioneers TAC Cup midfielder averaged 44.3 yards per punt during his senior season in 2014.
Irwin-Hill previously spent time with the Indianapolis Colts.