IRVING, Texas – The Dallas Cowboys’ scouts will take a break from putting their draft board together today (Wednesday) to take part in the annual scouting combine known as Dallas Day.
The scouts and coaches will put local college players through a Combine style workout at Cowboys Stadium. The workout will allow Jerry and Stephen Jones and Jason Garrett to interact with those college players that might not have received an opportunity to play in an All Star game or attend the Combine.
College Scouting Coordinator Chris Hall historically has done an outstanding job of putting together a group of players that have Dallas as their hometown, along with players from SMU and TCU who are close to the complex at Valley Ranch, and this year is no different.
Each year, Dallas Day has produced better talent because of the job that programs like SMU and TCU have done with their overall program, and also because of the types of kids that are leaving the area and attending schools across the country.
From the Pro Days I was able to attend at SMU and TCU, players like
- defensive end Margus Hunt,
- running back Zach Line,
- receiver Josh Boyce and
- running back Matthew Tucker
will get their opportunity to visit with the club. Players with hometown ties to Dallas include
- quarterback Kyle Padron from Eastern Washington,
- Baylor wide receivers Lanear Sampson and
- Terrance Williams and
- Texas A&M receiver Uzoma Nwachukwu.
- Defensive ends RJ Washington of Oklahoma and
- DeMontre Moore of Texas A&M will be in as well.
When I worked in the scouting department here, Dallas Day was one of my favorite events because it gave you an opportunity not only to meet some of the top players in the area, but to see some players that might be sixth or seventh round considerations on the board. They could also be players that could become desired priority free agents after the draft. With the success that this team has had with those types of players after the draft, this day has always held great importance.
Courtesy: Bryan Broaddus | Football Analyst/Scout
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The Dallas Cowboys will host players with local ties today (Wednesday) at their annual Dallas Day at Cowboys Stadium for workouts and meetings.
Here’s a list of some players scheduled to attend the event:
- Troy Stoudemire, DB/KR, Minnesota; Stoudemire is the NCAA’s all-time leader in kick-return yards with 3,615. He ran a 4.51 40 at his Pro Day. He’s projected to play cornerback
- Greg Brown, DB, Kansas;,
- Lane Taylor, OL, Oklahoma State;
- Skye Dawson, WR, TCU; Dawson ran a 4.39 at TCU’s Pro Day. New England and St. Louis are interested in him as a slot receiver
- Blaize Foltz, OL, TCU;
- Matthew Tucker, RB, TCU;
- Brent Leonard, WR, La. Monroe; Keller-native Leonard had four 100-yard games last season.
- Margus Hunt, DE, SMU; Hunt attended the Cowboys’ Top 30 day for national prospects. He’s not expected to work out if he attends Wednesday’s event.
- Ja’Gared Davis, OLB, SMU;
- Damontre Moore, DE, Texas A&M;
- Steven Terrell, SS, Texas A&M; Terrell ran a solid 4.3 40 at his Pro Day and isn’t expected to run on Wednesday. The New Orleans Saints are interested.
- Alex Elkins, OLB, Oklahoma State;
- Casey Walker, DT, OU; Walker missed the first two games last season at Oklahoma due to personal reasons.
- Blake Mc Junkin, C/G, SMU; McJunkin has position flexibility where he can play center and guard. He’s considered a smart player and is listed at 6-2 and 305 pounds
- Stansly Maponga, DE, TCU;
- Bryan Collins, OG/T, SMU;
- Torlan Pittman, NT/DT, SMU;
- Jarred Salubi, RB, Baylor;
- Luke Anderson, S, Wyoming;
- Marquise Goodwin, WR, Texas;
- RJ Young, FB/LB, La. Monroe. Young can play fullback and inside linebacker. He picked up 14 tackles in a game against Baylor last season.
Note: TCU WR Josh Boyce won’t attend but he was a Top 30 visit. He’s still recovering from foot surgery but should be ready for minicamps.
RELATED: Texas WR and speedy Olympian Marquise Goodwin adds firepower to Dallas Day workouts
Texas receiver Marquise Goodwin tweeted Tuesday night that he would be among the participants in the annual Dallas Day workouts at the Cowboys’ Valley Ranch headquarters on Wednesday.
Goodwin is from Garland and attended Rowlett High School. He recorded the fastest time at the NFL Combine in the 40-yard dash and is considered a mid-to-late round pick in the upcoming NFL Draft because of raw skills as a receiver.
Goodwin played football at Texas while also competing in track where he made the 2012 Olympics in the long jump.
Among the prospects who played in high school or college in Dallas area expected to attend the workouts are:
- running back Zach Line of SMU,
- receiver Josh Boyce,
- running back Matthew Tucker,
- tight end Corey Fuller,
- defensive end Stansley Maponga and
- guard Blaize Foltz of TCU,
- running back Eric Stephens and
- wide receiver Darrin Moore of Texas Tech,
- wide receivers Lanear Sampson and
- Terrance Williams of Baylor,
- safety Stephen Terrell and
- receiver Uzoma Nwachukwu of Texas A&M,
- quarterback Kyle Padron of Eastern Washington and
- defensive tackle Casey Walker and
- defensive end R.J. Washington of Oklahoma.
RELATED: Local NFL draft prospect: Texas WR Marquise Goodwin has more to offer than speed
College: Texas Position: Wide receiver High school: Rowlett Height: 5-9 Weight: 180
Speed in 40-yard dash: 4.27 seconds at the NFL combine, the fastest time posted by any player this year.
Projected round: Third
Notable: Goodwin has world-class speed and is known for his track prowess, finishing 10th at the 2012 Olympics in the long jump. … Goodwin is a threat to score every time he touches the football and should play at slot receiver in the NFL. … At Texas’ pro day a few weeks ago in Austin, NFL scouts had Goodwin fielding punts. … Goodwin needs to consistently catch the football at the next level to take advantage of his track skills. He showed he could do that at Texas’ pro day, with only one ball hitting the ground but that was a pass that came in behind him from Vince Young. … In 2012, Goodwin became the first collegian to win both the Olympic Trials and the NCAA Outdoors long jump titles in the same year since 1960. He was also the first ever Longhorns athlete to reach the long jump finals at the Olympics. … Goodwin is a two-time NCAA Outdoors long jump champion. … Goodwin says he has more to offer NFL teams than speed. “Just because I have the Olympic rings on my arm doesn’t mean I’m just a track guy,” Goodwin said. “I’m a football player that just happens to jump far. That’s what I tell everybody. I can run fast, so what. A lot of guys can run fast. Just for the simple fact that I made the Olympic team I get labeled as a track guy. It is what it is, so be it, but I’m a football player. I’ve been playing football longer than I’ve run track. I’m out there today. I really can’t worry about who thinks I’m a track guy trying to play football or who thinks I’m a football guy who runs track, really just focusing on football, I’m 100 percent football right now.”