It’s the tail end of March which means a few things:
- Allergies everywhere (sneezes)
- The Masters is soon!
- Pro Days are happening
That’s right. In the final month leading up to the draft, many schools are having private workouts with teams and hopefully catapulting their former players to stardom at the next level. Alabama is having theirs with the Cowboys on Wednesday.
Normally this wouldn’t be discussion-worthy. Normally somebody would snap a photo of Bill Belichick or somebody talking to Nick Saban and Twitter would have an all-day-long caption contest. But on Tuesday morning we found out why this is big if you’re a Cowboys fan (that’s you).
Jason Garrett is going to be there.
Jason Garrett and his coaching staff will be at Alabama on Wednesday to meet with the high number of draft-eligible Crimson Tide players, putting them through a workout similar to the one the Cowboys did with the Ohio State players, including Ezekiel... https://t.co/wuDcYJz0lW— Todd Archer (@toddarcher) March 27, 2018
Jason Garrett doesn’t make it a habit to go to pro days. He’s not keeping a running tally of which schools have Pepsi or Coca-Cola products. This is a big deal because, as ESPN’s Todd Archer points out, the last time this happened was when the Cowboys went to the The Ohio State and ultimately selected Ezekiel Elliott.
What’s more, as the incomparable OCC points out, Jason Garrett and Co. went to USC in 2011 leading up to what would ultimately be the Cowboys drafting Tyron Smith.
If you’re wondering who the Cowboys could have eyes for at Bama, these are the top names to watch/take note of:
- LB Rashaan Evans
- CB Minkah Fitzpatrick
- S Ronnie Harrison
- DT Da’Ron Payne
- WR Calvin Ridley
Who do we think it is, BTB? Let us know in the poll below and in the comments section.
If the Cowboys pick an Alabama player in the draft, which of these players do you think it will be?
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LB Rashaan Evans
CB Minkah Fitzpatrick
S Ronnie Harrison
DT Da'Ron Payne
WR Calvin Ridley