This week and next week the Dallas Cowboys are hosting up to 30 national draft prospects. We have carefully tracked the names of 24 of the 30 prospects who had a visit scheduled with the Cowboys, 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 the 30 usually high profile national draft-eligible players the Cowboys bring in for offricial 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, Cole Beasley, and Terrance Williams all visiting Valley Ranch during Dallas Day.
A player is considered a local prospect if he went to high school or college in the Dallas/Fort-Worth area as described in the image below. TCU, SMU, and North Texas are the three colleges in the area from which the Cowboys are allowed to invite prospects:
We probably won't be able to pin down the names of all attending players, but we have 21 names so far:
Local Prospects invited for "Dallas Day"
|CBS Rank||Name||POS||College||Proj. Rd.||Height||Weight||Source|
|121||Daeshon Hall||DE||Texas A&M||3-4||6-5||266||DMN|
|193||Jerod Evans||QB||Virginia Tech||5-6||6-3||232||Bill Jones|
|225||Aaron Jones||RB||UTEP||6-7||5-9||208||Charean Williams|
|297||Seth Russell||QB||Baylor||7-FA||6-3||213||Charean Williams|
|455||Dane Evans||QB||Tulsa||- -||6-0||210||Todd Archer|
|615||Money Hunter||S||Arkansas State||- -||6-1||210|
|675||Dontre Wilson||WR||Ohio State||- -||5-10||183||Brandon George|
|711||Tyrone Swoopes||TE||Texas||- -||6-3||249|
|742||Chris Odom||DE||Arkansas State||- -||6-4||262||Bobby Belt|
|762||Kendall Sanders||WR||Arkansas State||- -||5-11||196||Bobby Belt|
|780||Skyler Howard||QB||West Virginia||- -||5-11||207||Todd Archer|
|858||Lenzy Pipkins||CB||Oklahoma State||- -||6-0||196||Aaron Wilson|
|885||Raheem Wilson||CB||Southeastern Oklahoma||- -||5-10||179||Arrowhead Addict|
|- -||Dakota Austin||CB||Oklahoma||- -||5-10||163||Aaron Wilson|
|- -||Trent Gow||TE||Tarleton State||- -||6-2||260|
|- -||Collin Rison
||TE||Sam Houston State
|- -||Matt Davis||QB||SMU||- -||6-0||212||Todd Archer|
|- -||Jared Johnson||QB||UTSA||- -||6-1||225||Todd Archer|
|- -||Erick Evans||RB||Tennessee State||- -||5-10||185|
|- -||Lance Evans||WR||Texas AM-Commerce
|- -||Curtis Riser||OL||Sam Houston State||- -||6-4||320|
Money Hunter (Safety from Arkansas State) might push Weston Steelhammer for my favorite name in the 2017 NFL Draft class.— Dane Brugler (@dpbrugler) March 29, 2017
The list will keep growing over the next two days, so check back in to see which local prospects were invited for a workout by the Dallas Cowboys.