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2015 NFL Draft: Dallas Cowboys Undrafted Free Agent Signings Tracker

As the draft winds down, the next stage of talent acquisition gets into high gear, as teams start to chase down the remaining players they had draftable grades on.

Dan Bailey (5). From UDFA in 2011 to $22.5 million, six-year contract
Dan Bailey (5). From UDFA in 2011 to $22.5 million, six-year contract
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The Cowboys had eight undrafted free agents on their roster starting games in 2014: Tony RomoBarry Church, Ronald Leary, Jermey Parnell, Sterling Moore, Cole Beasley, Davon Coleman and Tyler Clutts all went undrafted and took a sometimes circuitous route to the NFL. Add special teamers Dan Bailey and Chris Jones, and the Cowboys have been quite successful in bringing in undrafted free agents over the years.

And one of the reasons for the Cowboys success with UDFAs is that Chris Hall, director of college scouting for the Cowboys and the guy with the long hair on the bottom right of the war room camera over the last three days, doesn’t allow scouts to "come off grade". If they have a grade on a guy before the draft, they have to stick with it after the draft. Which means that after the draft, they try and sign every guy still left on their draft board, as they feel those players effectively amount to extra draft picks.

And that's why we also make a point of tracking these UDFA signings. Full disclaimer here before you go any further, tracking and confirming actual signings of undrafted free agents can be tricky. The sources of these transactions come from all over, Twitter included, and sometimes they are not 100% reliable. Also, all reported deals are agreements, and players could back out of deals over next few days. Although this would be unusual for Cowboys agreements, it happens across the league every year.

So, with that in mind, below is a list of players who have been reported to have signed with your Dallas Cowboys.

Refresh often, as we will be updating this thread as news comes out.

Rank Player POS School
18 La'el Collins OT LSU
196 Antwan Goodley WR Baylor
304
Deontay Greenberry
WR
Houston
382
Shane McDermott OC
Miami (FL)
393 Ray Vinopal S Pittsburgh
416 Jameill Showers QB UTEP
436 Lucky Whitehead WR/KR Florida Atlantic
445 George Farmer* WR USC
459 Synjyn Days RB Georgia Tech
507 Nick Harwell WR Kansas
576 Tim Scott FS North Carolina
810 Daniel Quave OT Louisiana-Lafayette
890 Ray Hamilton TE Iowa
911 Joel Ross CB Appalachian State
- - Jason Wilson CB Central Michigan
Mini-camp invite
192 Brandon Bridge QB South Alabama
401 Chucky Hunter* DT TCU
407 B.J. Catalon RB TCU
465 Keshawn Hill RB Sam Houston State
479 Cam McDaniel* RB Notre Dame
563 Travis Manning CB Northwest Missouri State
666 Kenny Williams RB Texas Tech
897 Desmond Roland RB Oklahoma State
974 Reshod Fortenberry OT Texas Tech
- - Mike Marboe OC Idaho
- - Adrian James CB UTEP
- - Valdon Cooper CB Georgia Southern
- - Gavin Stansbury DE Texas A&M
- - Theo Rich DE South Alabama
- - Bryon Bennett DT Mississippi
- - Isiah Dunning DT Grand Valley State
- - Nico Carlson OG Rice
- - Travis Miller OG North Dakota State
- - Donnie Baggs LB Texas A&M
- - Isiah Corbett LB Southeastern Louisiana
- - Marcus Mallett LB TCU
- - Ron Fields S Texas A&M Commerce
- - Tommy Sanders S Texas A&M
- - Justin Podrabsky TE Idaho
- - Der’rikk Thompson WR SMU

'Rank' is per the CBSSports big board
(*) denotes players who had a pre-draft visit or workout with the Cowboys

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