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National Signing Day: Who Were The Dallas Cowboys' Five-Star Recruits Out Of High School?

How many former five-star recruits do you think are on the current Cowboys roster?

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It's National Signing Day for high school recruits making the jump to college. If you're into that type of thing, the writers at the SB Nation mothership are all over it, and you can check it out here:

National Signing Day predictions

National Signing Day schedule

National Signing Day results

We are but a humble NFL team blog, and our concern is primarily about the Dallas Cowboys. So on National Signing Day, we won't look at the high school prospects and where they commit. Instead, we'll go through the Cowboys roster and check out where Cowboys players ranked when they left high school.

Going through the Rivals database, it looks like the Cowboys have just three five-star recruits on their roster - OT Tyron Smith, OG La'el Collins, and RB Darren McFadden. The database doesn't go back far enough for some Cowboys like Tony Romo or Jason Witten, other players simply weren't ranked. Overall though, the list below is pretty interesting to look at. If you click on the link provided with each name, you'll be able to see some of the colleges that recruited that specific player. For your convenience, the table is sortable (simply click on the blue headers to sort).

Cowboys players ranked as high school recruits
Name Pos. College Star Ranking Link
Bailey, Dan K Oklahoma State - -
Beasley, Cole WR Southern Methodist 2 Rivals
Bernadeau, Mackenzy G Bentley - -

Brown, Charles OL USC 3 Rivals
Bryant, Dez WR Oklahoma State 4 Rivals
Butler, Brice WR San Diego State 4 Rivals
Carr, Brandon CB Grand Valley State - -

Church, Barry S Toledo 3 Rivals
Claiborne, Morris CB LSU 3 Rivals
Clutts, Tyler FB Fresno State - -

Collins, La'el OL LSU 5 Rivals
Crawford, Jack DE Penn State 3 Rivals
Crawford, Tyrone DT Boise State 4 Rivals
Dunbar, Lance RB North Texas 2 Rivals
Escobar, Gavin TE San Diego State 2 Rivals
Frederick, Travis C Wisconsin 3 Rivals
Free, Doug OT Northern Illinois 2 Rivals
Gachkar, Andrew LB Missouri 2 Rivals
Green, Chaz OL Florida 4 Rivals
Gregory, Randy DE Nebraska 4 Rivals
Hanna, James TE Oklahoma 4 Rivals
Hardy, Greg DE Mississippi 3 Rivals
Hayden, Nick DT Wisconsin 4 Rivals
Heath, Jeff S Saginaw Valley State - -

Hitchens, Anthony LB Iowa 2 Rivals
Irving, David DL Iowa State 2 Rivals
Jones, Byron CB Connecticut 2 Rivals
Jones, Chris P Carson-Newman - -

LaDouceur, L.P. LS California - -

Lawrence, DeMarcus DE Boise State 3 Rivals
Leary, Ronald G Memphis 2 Rivals
Lee, Sean LB Penn State 3 Rivals
Martin, Zack G Notre Dame 4 Rivals
Mayle, Vince WR Washington State 3 Rivals
McClain, Rolando LB Alabama 4 Rivals
McClain, Terrell DT South Florida 3 Rivals
McCray, Danny S LSU 3 Rivals
McFadden, Darren RB Arkansas 5 Rivals
Mincey, Jeremy DE Florida 4 Rivals
Mitchell, Terrance CB Oregon 3 Rivals
Moore, Kellen QB Boise State 3 Rivals
Nzeocha, Mark LB Wyoming - -
Olatoye, Deji CB North Carolina A&T 2 Rivals
Romo, Tony QB Eastern Illinois n.a.
Russell, Ryan DE Purdue 2 Rivals
Scandrick, Orlando CB Boise State 3 Rivals
Showers, Jameill QB Texas-El Paso 3 Rivals
Smith, Rod RB Ohio State 4 Rivals
Smith, Rodney WR Florida State 4 Rivals
Smith, Tyron OT USC 5 Rivals
Street, Devin WR Pittsburgh 2 Rivals
Swaim, Geoff TE Texas 3 Rivals
Thomas, Josh CB Buffalo - -
Turbin, Robert RB Utah State 2 Rivals
Walker, Casey DT Oklahoma 3 Rivals
Whitehead, Lucky WR Florida Atlantic - -
Wilber, Kyle LB Wake Forest - -
Wilcox, J.J. S Georgia Southern - -
Williams, Terrance WR Baylor 2 Rivals
Wilson, Damien LB Minnesota 2 Rivals
Witten, Jason TE Tennessee n.a.

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