We are about a month away from the 2021 NFL Draft, and there is a consensus about what the Dallas Cowboys may be doing with the 10th overall pick. For a while now, it has been predicted that the Cowboys will choose from among the available cornerbacks, although obviously anything is possible. Alabama’s Patrick Surtain II and Virginia Tech’s Caleb Farley are the most logical choices (with no disrespect to the Jaycee Horn truthers), but news of Farley’s surgery on Tuesday will likely have an impact on the overall draft process.
It was fair to believe that Surtain should be the Cowboys choice before the Farley news hit, but now it seems all the more likely. While it should be said that every team is doing their due diligence around this time of yea,r it is important to note that the Cowboys do seem to have eyes for Patrick Surtain II.
Both Mike McCarthy and Dan Quinn attended Alabama’s Pro Day on Tuesday
The University of Alabama is a football factory unlike most in the world of college football so the idea of coaches and/or scouts attending their Pro Day isn’t exactly a foreign concept; however, the Dallas Cowboys are an ideal landing spot for Patrick Surtain II.
Alabama conducted their Pro Day on Tuesday and the Cowboys were well represented. Not only was head coach Mike McCarthy in the building, but new defensive coordinator Dan Quinn was there as well.
RSVPs for Alabama's Pro Day today: Bengals GM Duke Tobin, Bills GM Brandon Beane, Broncos GM George Paton, Cardinals GM Steve Keim, Colts GM Chris Ballard and HC Frank Reich, Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy, Dolphins GM Chris Grier (1/2)— Andrew Groover (@APGroover) March 23, 2021
GMs, coaches spotted at Alabama pro day, just a few among many:— Chase Goodbread (@ChaseGoodbread) March 23, 2021
TENN GM Jon Robinson
TENN HC Mike Vrabel
PITT GM Kevin Colbert
JAX GM Trent Baalke
DAL DC Dan Quinn
As noted, the Cowboys could have a number of reasons for wanting to be in Birmingham. For what it’s worth, they could be there for their top Crimson Tide player and have it not even be Surtain, shout out to Christian Barmore.
There does seem to be a lot to the scheduling that went on here, though. Consider that, as The Dallas Morning News’ Michael Gehlken pointed out, that Dallas didn’t schedule their pending visits with free agents Damontae Kazee and Malik Hooker to be until Wednesday. Perhaps they wanted all of the focus on their potential first-round pick.
It is speculation season, but soon enough, it could be Patrick Surtain II season.