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Cowboys Pre-Draft Visit Tracker: Official Visits, Private Workouts, Dallas Day Invites

The NFL allows teams to invite up to 30 national draft prospects for a pre-draft visit and and unlimited amount of local players for a pre-draft workout. We take a look at who the Cowboys have brought in so far.

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Every year in early April, the Cowboys are allowed to bring in up to 30 usually high-profile, national draft-eligible players for official pre-draft visits. They also bring in as many draft-eligible local prospects as they like for visits and workouts during "Dallas Day", also in April. Additionally, they can have private workouts with as many prospects as they want, as long as these workouts are conducted either in the metropolitan area of the player’s residence or college campus.

Over the last nine years, eight of the Cowboys' nine top picks in the draft all visited Valley Ranch as part of the Cowboys' official pre-draft visits. Bobby Carpenter ('06), Anthony Spencer ('07), Felix Jones ('08), Jason Williams ('09), Dez Bryant ('10) and Tyron Smith ('11) were all brought in for pre-draft visits, while Morris Claiborne ('12) became the exception that confirms the rule: Claiborne became the first Cowboys top pick since DeMarcus Ware in 2005 who wasn't invited to Valley Ranch prior to the draft. But the Cowboys got right back on track when they invited Travis Frederick for a pre-draft visit in 2013, and then brought in Zack Martin for an official visit last year.

  • In 2014, the Cowboys the Cowboys brought in their top two draft picks, Zack Martin and DeMarcus Lawrence, for pre-draft visits, and also brought in 7th-round pick Ken Bishop as well as UDFA signings Davon Coleman, Chris Whaley, Ben Malena and Dashaun Phillips to Valley Ranch.
  • In 2013, the pre-draft visitors proved to be a veritable bonanza for the Cowboys personnel department: Cowboys draft picks Travis Frederick, Terrance Williams, J.J. Wilcox, B.W. Webb, and Joseph Randle were all brought in for pre-draft visits, as were six UDFA signings (Jakar Hamilton, Brandon Magee, Kendial Lawrence, Taylor Reed, Lanear Sampson and Devin Smith).
  • In 2012, they brought in Kyle Wilber, Matt Johnson, Ronald Leary, and UDFA Lionel Smith, the year before it was the top three draft pick Tyron Smith, Bruce Carter, and DeMarco Murray along with UDFA Andre Holmes.

Here are all the players we know of so far who have visited with or worked out for the Cowboys:

Cowboys Pre-draft Visitors per 4/24/2015
CBS Rank Name POS College Height Weight Proj. Rd Status
Defensive Ends
13 Bud Dupree DE Kentucky 6'4 269 1 Official Visit
34 Eli Harold DE Virginia 6'3 247 1-2 Official Visit
36 Owamagbe Odighizuwa DE UCLA 6'3 267 1-2 Official Visit
55
Danielle Hunter DE LSU 6'5 252 2 Official Visit
87
Mario Edwards DE Florida State 6'3 279 3 Official Visit
120 Frank Clark DE Michigan 6'3 271 4 Official Visit
Cornerbacks
19 Kevin Johnson CB Wake Forest 6'0 188 1 Official Visit
21 Byron Jones CB Connecticut 6'1 199 1 Official Visit
27 Marcus Peters CB Washington 6'0 197 1-2 Official Visit
44
P.J. Williams CB Florida State 6'0 194 2 Official Visit
64
Jalen Collins CB LSU 6'1 203 2 Official Visit
86 Josh Shaw CB USC 6'0 201 3 Official Visit
Running Backs
14 Todd Gurley RB Georgia 6'1 222 1 Official Visit
17 Melvin Gordon RB Wisconsin 6'1 215 1 Official Visit
53 Tevin Coleman RB Indiana 5'11 206 2 Official Visit
80 T.J. Yeldon RB Alabama 6'1 226 2-3 Official Visit
93 Javorius Allen RB Southern Cal 6'0 221 3 Official Visit
Linebackers
40 Eric Kendricks LB UCLA 6'0 232 2 Official Visit
46 Shaq Thompson LB Washington 6'0 228 2 Official Visit
51
Benardrick McKinney LB Mississippi State 6'4 246 2 Official Visit
339 Gabe Martin LB Bowling Green 6'2 234 7-FA Official Visit
528 Mark Nzeocha LB Wyoming 6'3 232 - - Official Visit
Others
32 Dorial Green-Beckham WR Oklahoma 6'5 237 1-2 Official Visit
47
Devin Smith WR Ohio State 6'0 196 2 Official Visit
52 Carl Davis DT Iowa 6'5 320 2 Official Visit
166
Chaz Green OT Florida 6'5 314 5 Official Visit
437 George Farmer WR USC 6'1 213 - - Official Visit
592 Ian Silberman OT Boston College 6'5 306 - - Official Visit

Dallas Day Visitors per 4/24/2015
CBS Rank Name POS College Height Weight Proj. Rd Status
45 Jay Ajayi RB Boise State 6'0 221 2 Dallas Day
89
Bryce Petty QB Baylor 6'3 230 3 Dallas Day
90
Daryl Williams OT Oklahoma 6'5 327 3 Dallas Day
133 Kevin White CB TCU 5'9 183 4 Dallas Day
180 Ty Montgomery WR Stanford 6'0 221 5-6 Dallas Day
207 Chris Hackett FS TCU 6'0 195 6 Dallas Day
230
JaCorey Shepherd CB Kansas 5'11 199 6-7
Dallas Day
328
Adam Shead OG Oklahoma 6'4 338 7-FA Dallas Day
333
Sam Carter S TCU 6'0 203 7-FA Dallas Day
371 Marcus Murphy RB Missouri 5'9 198 - - Dallas Day
427
Chucky Hunter DT TCU 6'0 296 - - Dallas Day
471 Cam McDaniel
RB Notre Dame 5'10 205 - - Dallas Day
533
Quentin Hayes SS Oklahoma 6'0 189 - - Dallas Day
546
Darius Davis WR Henderson State 5'11 226 - - Dallas Day
553
Valerian Ume-Ezeoke C New Mexico State 6'2 305 - - Dallas Day
683 Joe Bergeron RB Texas A&M Commerce 6'0 235 - - Dallas Day
687 Darius White WR Missouri 6'3 210 - - Dallas Day
688 Derek Akunne
LB North Texas
6'0 245 - - Dallas Day
737 Jonathan Anderson LB TCU 6'1 231 - - Dallas Day
755 Ross Apo WR BYU 6'3 212 - - Dallas Day
807 Stephon Sanders LB SMU 6'3 250 - - Dallas Day
892 Desmond Roland RB Oklahoma State 6'2 203 - - Dallas Day
912 David Porter WR TCU 6'0 205 - - Dallas Day
951 Octavio Gonzáles
DE Universidad de Nuevo Leon
6'3 262 - - Dallas Day
- - James Hairston K Rice 6'1 225 - - Dallas Day
- -
Marcus Mallett LB TCU 5'11 217 - - Dallas Day
- - Cody Rademacher K SMU 5'10 189 - - Dallas Day
- -
Sam Ajala WR Fordham 6'1 195 - - Dallas Day
- - Charles Cook S/LB Yale 6'3 200 - - Dallas Day
- - Lyndell Johnson S Emporia State 6'3 215 - - Dallas Day
- - Glen Coleman WR Florida International 6'2 200 - - Dallas Day
- - DeMarcus Thompson WR Abilene Christian 6'0 180 - - Dallas Day
- - Der'Rikk Thompson WR SMU 5'10 186 - - Dallas Day
- - Cliff Murphy TE TCU
6'4 288 - - Dallas Day
- - James Power
LS TCU
6'3 235 - - Dallas Day
- - Montell Garner
CB South Alabama
6'1 185 - - Dallas Day

Private Workouts
CBS Rank Name POS College Proj. Rd Status
31
Ronald Darby CB Florida State 2 Private Workout
41
Damarious Randall FS ASU 2-3 Private Workout
49
Quinten Rollins CB Miami (Ohio) 2 Private Workout
54
Brett Hundley QB UCLA 2 Private Workout
73
Xavier Cooper DT Washington State 2-3 Private Workout
100 Garrett Grayson QB Colorado State 3-4 Private Workout
122 Chris Conley WR Georgia 3-4 Private Workout
135 Tyrus Thompson OT Oklahoma 4 Private Workout
140 Sean Mannion QB Oregon State 4-5 Private Workout
185
Jeremiah Poutasi OG Utah 5-6 Private Workout
191 Laurence Gibson OT Virginia Tech 6-7 Private Workout
291 Hutson Mason QB Georgia 7-FA Private Workout
299
Tray Walker CB Texas Southern 7-FA Private Workout
318 Chris Bonner QB Colorado State 7-FA Private Workout
399 Darius Allen LB Colorado State-Pueblo - - Private Workout
502 Vernon Johnson WR Texas A&M Commerce - - Private Workout
- - Visesio Salt OL Utah - - Private Workout
- - Travis Lee CB Miles College - - Private Workout