Even though the Cowboys have appeared to solve their immediate need in the secondary by signing former Kansas City cornerback Brandon Carr to a huge free-agent contract, they are still going to kick the tires on potential first-round corners. According to league sources, the Cowboys are among ten teams that have lined up a visit from Alabama cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick.
The Bills, Cowboys, Jaguars, Vikings, Buccaneers, Ravens, Lions and Titans are listed as eight of the teams that will meet with Kirkpatrick.
Kirkpatrick was one of the most-associated names with the Cowboys prior to the opening of free agency. With the inevitable release of Terence Newman coming, many mock draft analysts had Kirkpatrick penciled in as a definite possibility for the Cowboys. Now that Dallas has signed Carr, the need at the position is not as pressing. Still, with Mike Jenkins only one year away from free agency, the Cowboys could be interested if they feel Kirkpatrick is the BPA when pick #14 rolls around. At least for the moment, if these league sources are correct, Kirkpatrick and the Cowboys will explore the possibility.
After the break, four additional prospects who have been invited for a pre-draft visit with the Cowboys.
- In total, the Cowboys are allowed 30 pre-draft visits from national prospects. In addition to Dre Kirpatrick, so far we know about three mor prospects who have received invitations:
Ronnell Lewis out of Oklahoma is the fourth highest rated outside linebacker according to Mike Mayock.
- Tank Carder from TCU has also received an initation to Valley Ranch. Carder is projected as to go somewhere arounf the sixth or seventh round.
Ronald Leary is a little know guard out of Memphis. He'll probably be an undrafted free agent after the draft.
- Additionally, the unfortunately named quarterback Nathan Dick out of Central Arkansas appears to have received an invitation to the annual Dallas Days, when the Cowboys can visit with up to 30 prospects who have local roots in the DFW metro area.