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2018 NFL draft: Cowboys' Jason Garrett is headed to Alabama on Wednesday... and that’s a big deal

We might have an order of Crimson Tide on our hands.

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It’s the tail end of March which means a few things:

  • Madness
  • 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 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?

This poll is closed

  • 29%
    LB Rashaan Evans
    (1725 votes)
  • 6%
    CB Minkah Fitzpatrick
    (355 votes)
  • 10%
    S Ronnie Harrison
    (645 votes)
  • 26%
    DT Da'Ron Payne
    (1581 votes)
  • 26%
    WR Calvin Ridley
    (1564 votes)
5870 votes total Vote Now

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