The Dallas Cowboys hosted close to 30 national draft prospects last week. We carefully tracked the names of the prospects who came in for a visit, and have speculated repeatedly on what the makeup of the list could mean for the draft.
Today, we turn our attention to another event. The Cowboys are hosting "Dallas Day" tomorrow for draft-eligible players with local roots. Every year, in addition to 30 usually high profile national draft-eligible players the Cowboys bring in for pre-draft visits, they also bring as many draft-eligible local prospects as they like, most of whom are usually less well known.
These "Dallas Days" have delivered their share of Cowboys players in the past, with the likes of Patrick Crayton, Brandon Williams, Jacques Reeves, Stephen Hodge, Bryan McCann, Dez Bryant, Phillip Tanner and more recently Lance Dunbar and Cole Beasley.
A player is considered a local prospect if he went to high school or college in the Dallas/Fort-Worth area, he was born there or his parents live there. That DFW area is defined as an imaginary square stretching from Sanctuary in the West to Princeton in the East, and from Prosper in the North to Glenn Heights in the South. SMU and TCU are the two local colleges in the area from which the Cowboys are allowed to invite as many prospects as they want. We probably won't be able to pin down the names of all attending players, but we gave it our best shot and have collected 47 names below.
Local Prospects invited for "Dallas Day"
|26||Damontre Moore||DE||Texas A&M|
|53||Terrance Williams||WR||Baylor||Dallas Morning News|
|194||Zach Line||FB||SMU||Mike Fisher|
|256||Uzoma Nwachukwu||WR||Texas A&M|
|344||Eric Stephens||RB||Texas Tech||Star-Telegram|
|471||Kendial Lawrence||RB||Missouri||Kendial Lawrence|
|518||Kyle Padron||QB||Eastern Washington||ESPNDallas|
|538||Lane Taylor||OG||Oklahoma State||Tony Pauline|
|543||Jake Mullin||QB||McMurry University|
|544||Darius Johnson||WR||SMU||Mike Fisher|
|629||Steven Terrell||SS||Texas A&M|
|649||Alex Elkins||OLB||Oklahoma State||ESPNDallas|
|- -||Don Unamba||CB||Southern Arkansas|
|- -||Darrin Moore
|- -||Corey Fuller
|- -||Jamaal White||S||Northwestern State|
|- -||Jamar Hornsby||S||Tuskegee University|
|- -||Casey Walker||DT||Oklahoma|
|- -||R.J. Washington||DE||Oklahoma||Mike Fisher|
|- -||Taylor Reed||LB||SMU||Mike Fisher|
|- -||Luke Anderson||FS||Wyoming|
|- -||Tanner Marsh||QB||Arkansas Tech|
|- -||Brent Leonard||WR||Louisiana-Monroe|
|- -||R.J. Young||LB/FB||Louisiana-Monroe|
|- -||Blake McJunkin||C/G||SMU||ESPNDallas|
|- -||Torlan Pittman||DT||SMU||ESPNDallas|
|- -||Jarred Salubi||RB||Baylor||ESPNDallas|
|- -||Spencer Covey||K||Abilene Christian|
|- -||Bryan Collins||OG||SMU||DMN|
|- -||Aaron Davis||DT||SMU|
|- -||Evan Epstein||OG||Oklahoma State|
Which of these local prospects would you like to see the Cowboys draft or sign as free agents?
Thanks once again to BTB-member sgitr, who has been a great help in tracking down these names, and we'll both keep this list updated as new names emerge.