Dallas Cowboys Rookie Mini Camp: 46 New And Old Players To Participate

Layne Murdoch

The talent acquisition process for the Dallas Cowboys did not end with the draft, nor did it end with the signing of college free agents. For tomorrow's rookie mini camp, the Cowboys are bringing in a total of 46 players.

Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett has repeatedly referred to talent acquisition as a process that does not start and end on any specific date but rather is a year-round process. The Cowboys demonstrated that again today by inviting 14 additional players to Valley Ranch for tryouts during rookie minicamp starting tomorrow.

Last year, the Cowboys invited 15 players for tryouts during rookie minicamp, and three of them were signed by the Cowboys immediately after rookie minicamp: DE Ben Bass is still with the Cowboys today, FB Jamize Olawale made the Cowboys practice squad and was picked up by the Oakland Raiders a little later while K Delbert Alvarado spent camp with the Cowboys but was released during final cuts.

Three out of fifteen are actually pretty good odds for these tryout players and should give them all the more reason to give it all they've got at rookie minicamp, where they'll be facing a lot of competition. In total, there will be 46 players at rookie minicamp over the weekend:

Draft picks (7): OC Travis Frederick, TE Gavin Escobar, WR Terrance Williams, S J.J. Wilcox, CB B.W. Webb, RB Joseph Randle, LB DeVonte Holloman

Eligible Non-Rookies (10): OG Ron Leary, WR Tim Benford, OG Charlie Bryant, OT Aderious Simmons, WR Jared Green, QB Nick Stephens, LS Charlie Hughlett, DT Monte Taylor, DE Ikponwmosa Igbinosun, S Micah Pellerin (full details here)

Undrafted Free Agents (15): LB Brandon Magee, FS Jakar Hamilton, LB Cameron Lawrence, CB Devin Smith, CB/KR Dustin Harris, RB Kendial Lawrence, LB Tank Reed, CB Xavier Brewer, WR Greg Herd, SS Jeff Heath, WR Eric Rogers, LB Deon Lacy, TE/FB Paul Freedman, QB Dalton Williams, K Spencer Benton (full details here)

Tryout players (14): RT James Nelson (UTEP), OG D.J. Hall (Texas State), OG Micah James (Middle Tennessee), DT Tremayne Scott (Ohio), DL Jerome Long (San Diego State), DT Nick Johnson (Baylor), DT DiMetrio Tyson (Jacksonville State), LB Everett Daniels (Houston), WR Darrin Moore (Texas Tech), TE B.J. Stewart (Cumberland), WR Anthony Amos (Middle Tennessee), RB Robbie Rouse (Fresno State), CB Adrien Spencer (Bowling Green) and LS Jesse Smitherman (Texas Tech).

In related news, the Cowboys waived defensive lineman Brian Price with a shoulder injury. They had signed Price to a futures contract at the end of last season. There are also confusing messages about the Cowboys possibly having waived QB Aaron Corp, whom they had just signed on Tuesday. It now appears he will join rookie minicamp on a tryout basis, raising the total number of participants to at least 47.

More reading:

Can Terrance Williams Become A First Year Starter?

Do The Cowboys Have An Identity Problem?

Are Cowboys Really "Playing Hardball" With Doug Free?

Cowboys 2013 Offseason: Assessing Roster Changes

In the Film Room: JJ Wilcox and the "Jump" call

Log In Sign Up

Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Blogging The Boys

You must be a member of Blogging The Boys to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Blogging The Boys. You should read them.

Join Blogging The Boys

You must be a member of Blogging The Boys to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Blogging The Boys. You should read them.




Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.