Tyler Coyle is an American football safety for the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League (NFL). He went undrafted in the 2021 NFL Draft. He currently wears the number 31 jersey. He played college football at Connecticut and Purdue.
Coyle attended Windsor High School. As a junior, he had 28 receptions for 700 yards and 11 TDs, winning the Class L-Small state championship. As a senior, he had 29 receptions for 741 yards and 12 TDs, advancing to the Class L semifinals. He was named First-team New Haven Register All-Star and was named to the All-Hartford Courant team, and the Walter Camp Football Foundation All-Connecticut.
He was also an outstanding track athlete, winning six high school championships. Coyle also played basketball in high school.
As a redshirt freshman, he appeared in all 12 games, with 9 starts. He led UConn with two interceptions, was second with seven passes defended and five pass breakups, and was third with 67 tackles. He also scored his first collegiate touchdown against Temple on a 34-yard interception return.
As a sophomore, he played in all 12 games, making 10 starts. He led UConn and was fourth in the AAC with 107 total tackles. He also returned 13 kickoffs at 22.1 yards per return.
At Purdue’s pro day, he ran a 4.41 40-yard dash. Other sources have his 40-yard time as 4.36. Nevertheless, Coyle went undrafted in the 2021 NFL Draft. He signed with the Dallas Cowboys as a UDFA and was waived on August 31. He was re-signed to the practice squad the next day.
He made his NFL debut on December 2, 2021, playing 17 special-teams snaps against the New Orleans Saints. He signed a reserve/future contract with the Cowboys on January 18, 2022. On August 30, 2022, Coyle was waived by the Cowboys and signed to the practice squad the next day.