NFL draft diary: LB Shaq Thompson coming to Dallas for Official Pre-Draft Visit - USA Today
Washington linebacker Shaq Thompson has a visit in Dallas lined up.
Thompson is just the latest in a growing list of names scheduled to make their way to Dallas this week. Here's an overview of the comings and goings we know of so far:
|Cowboys Pre-draft Visitors per 4/6/2015|
|CBS Rank||Name||POS||College||Proj. Rd||Status|
|18||Todd Gurley||RB||Georgia||1||Official Visit|
|22||Melvin Gordon||RB||Wisconsin||1||Official Visit|
|24||Kevin Johnson||CB||Wake Forest||1-2||Official Visit|
|29||Owamagbe Odighizuwa||DE||UCLA||1-2||Official Visit
|34||Shaq Thompson||LB||Washington||1-2||Official Visit
|35||Eric Kendricks||ILB||UCLA||1-2||Visit & Priv. Workout|
|41||Jay Ajayi||RB||Boise State||2||Official Visit|
|44||Quinten Rollins||CB||Miami (Ohio)||2||Visit / Workout/ Both?|
|45||Benardrick McKinney||ILB||Mississippi State||2||Official Visit|
|48||Ameer Abdullah||RB||Nebraska||2||Official Visit|
|50||Danielle Hunter||DE||LSU||2||Official Visit|
|62||Tevin Coleman||RB||Indiana||2||Official Visit|
|66||Ronald Darby||CB||Florida State||2||Official Visit|
|75||Damarious Randall||FS||ASU||2-3||Off. Visit /Priv. Workout|
|803||Tray Walker||CB||Texas Southern||- -||Official Visit|
|117||Bryce Petty||QB||Baylor||3-4||Dallas Day|
|138||Kevin White||CB||TCU||4-5||Dallas Day|
|233||Chris Hackett||FS||TCU||6-7||Dallas Day
||Quentin Hayes||SS||Okalahoma||- -||Dallas Day|
|982||Darius Davis||WR||Henderson State||- -||Dallas Day|
|- -||Charles Cook||S||Yale||- -||Dallas Day|
|- -||Lyndell Johnson
||S||Emporia State||- -||Dallas Day|
|- -||Cody Rademacher||K||SMU||- -||Dallas Day|
|69||Mario Edwards Jr.||DE||Florida State||2-3||Private Workout|
|119||Javarius Allen||RB||Southern Cal||3-4||Private Workout|
|122||Chris Conley||WR||Georgia||3-4||Private Workout|
|185||Jeremiah Poutasi||OG||Utah||5-6||Private Workout|
|236||Laurence Gibson||OT||Virginia Tech||6-7||Private Workout|
|280||Hutson Mason||QB||Georgia||7-FA||Private Workout|
|351||Chaz Green||OT||Florida||- -||Private Workout|
|613||Vernon Johnson||WR||Texas A&M Commerce||- -||Private Workout|
|- -||Visesio Salt||OL||Utah||- -||Private Workout|
|- -||Travis Lee||CB||Miles College||- -||Private Workout|
|- -||Darius Allen||LB||Colorado State-Pueblo||- -||Private Workout|
Cowboys DE DeMarcus Lawrence among ESPN's second-year breakout candidates - NFL
In this In$ider piece, Field Yates writes that the offseason between an NFL player's rookie and second campaigns can provide the most room for growth, and include Lawrence among his breakout candidates for 2015.
While it remains to be seen if new Cowboys defensive end Greg Hardy will be suspended by the NFL, when he does make his Dallas debut the team will immediately have a venerable duo of rushers. Lawrence, the team's 2014 second-round pick, played in just seven regular-season games last year due to a foot injury. Athletic and explosive off the edge, Lawrence is a building block for the Dallas defense.
2015 NFL Mock Draft 3.0: Cowboys trade up for a running back? - CBSSports.com
In Will Brinson's latest mock draft, the Cowboys move up from 27 to 21 to grab Wisconsin RB Melvin Gordon, making this only the third time the Cowboys have drafted a running back in the first round since 1978.
With the Cardinals potentially eyeing a running back in the draft and Todd Gurley off the board, the Cowboys make a move up in order to grab their long-term replacement for DeMarco Murray. Couple Gordon with Darren McFadden and Joseph Randle and the Cowboys should have enough manpower to make up for the loss of a feature back.
Philadelphia Eagles coach Chip Kelly's spending spree could backfire - ESPN
Phil Sheridan walks through the Eagles recent spending spree and notes that the cap space available for the Eagles has shrunk significantly. Then, in an argument all too familiar to Cowboys fans who've spent decades rationalizing away the Cowboys cap mismanagement, Sheridan writes that the Eagles will be all right because "the salary cap has risen each year."
I don't care who you are, that's funny right there.
A fan once yelled ‘orthodontist’ at Michael Strahan | For The Win
The gap-toothed one took it in stride.
Giants fan Melissa Joan Hart lost a bet to an Eagles player - Bleeding Green Nation
Redskins Hat Spotted At Real Madrid Team Meal - Redskins.com
I have no snark left.
Per @ClaytonESPN, NFL schedule makers are behind but April 18-19 is possible target for release.— Chris Cluff (@CHawk_Talk) April 5, 2015