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  • Players The Cowboys Have Shown Interest In - 2013

    DE Margus Hunt, SMU
    OT Kyle Long, Oregon
    FS Phillip Thomas, Fresno State
    OLB Jarvis Jones, Georgia
    OLB Chase Thomas, Stanford
    RB Robbie Rouse, Fresno State
    QB Seth Doege, Texas Tech
    DT Stefan Charles, Regina
    ILB Jonathan Stewart, Texas A&M
    RB Marcus Lattimore, South Carolina
    DE Alex Okafor, Texas
    SS Jonathan Cyprien, Florida International
    FS Kenny Vaccaro, Texas
    ILB Manti Te'o, Notre Dame
    RB Mike James, Miami
    TE Travis Kelce, Cincinnati
    FS Ryan McWethy, Wisconsin - Platteville
    CB Will Davis, Utah
    OT Terron Armstread, Arkansas - Pine Bluff
    DE Stansly Maponga, TCU
    WR Eric Rogers, Cal Lutheran
    OG Chance Warmack, Alabama
    OT D.J. Fluker, Alabama
    WR Connor Vernon, Duke
    WR Josh Boyce, TCU
    FS Eric Reid, LSU
    DT Bennie Logan, LSU
    C Travis Frederick, Wisconsin
    OG Justin Pugh, Syracuse
    OG Jonathan Cooper, North Carolina
    WR DeAndre Hopkins, Clemson
    WR Terrance Williams, Baylor
    RB Le'Veon Bell, Michigan State
    RB Joseph Randle, Oklahoma State
    OLB Shaun Porter, Texas A&M
    OLB Gerald Hodges, Penn State
    DT Sheldon Richardson, Missouri
    DT Kawann Short, Purdue
    RB Knile Davis, Arkansas
    DT Jordan Hill, Penn State
    WR Josh Jarboe, Arkansas State
    QB Kyle Padron, Eastern Washington
    OLB Toben Opurum, Kansas
    RB Eric Stephens, Texas Tech
    TE B.J. Stewart, Cumberland
    WR Darrin Moore, Texas Tech
    DE Damontre Moore, Texas A&M
    CB Devin Smith, Wisconsin
    SS Jakar Hamilton, South Carolina State
    OG Blaize Foltz, TCU
    DT Kapron Lewis-Moore, Notre Dame
    TE Corey Fuller, TCU
    QB Jake Mullin, McMurry
    DT Aaron Davis, SMU
    OG Evan Epstein, Oklahoma State
    QB Tanner Marsh, Arkansas Tech
    P Spencer Covey, Abilene Christian
    CB Kip Edwards, Missouri
    CB Demontre Hurst, Oklahoma
    RB Matthew Tucker, TCU
    CB Don Unamba, Southern Arkansas
    OLB Sio Moore, Connecticut
    SS J.J. Wilcox, Georgia Southern
    WR Markus Wheaton, Oregon State
    RB Giovanni Bernard, North Carolina
    OLB Brandon Magee, Arizona State
    OG David Quessenberry, San Jose State
    OG Lane Taylor, Oklahoma State
    WR Lanear Sampson, Baylor
    WR Skye Dawson, TCU
    RB Kendial Lawrence, Missouri
    FB Zach Line, SMU
    OLB Ja'Gared Davis, SMU
    ILB Taylor Reed, SMU
    WR Darius Johnson, SMU
    WR Uzoma Nwachukwu, Texas A&M
    DE R.J. Washington, Oklahoma
    OG Bryan Collins, SMU
    C Blake McJunkin, SMU
    FS Steven Terrell, Texas A&M
    WR Marquise Goodwin, Texas
    DT Casey Walker, Oklahoma
    TE Colin Anderson, Furman
    TE Nick Kasa, Colorado
    TE Ryan Otten, San Jose State
    FS Luke Anderson, Wyoming
    CB Greg Brown, Kansas
    FB R.J. Young, Louisiana-Monroe
    OLB Alex Elkins, Oklahoma State
    CB Troy Stoudermire, Minnesota
    WR Brent Leonard, Louisiana-Monroe
    RB Jarred Salubi, Baylor
    DT Torlan Pittman, SMU
    OLB Jarvis Wilson, Prairie View
    TE Demetrius Wilson, Wisconsin-Milwaukee
    SS Jamar Hornsby, Tuskegee
    SS JaJuan Harley, Middle Tennessee State

  • #2
    Updated with Dallas Day participants.


    • #3
      Bulldog standout Jakar Hamilton trying to make the draft

      April 09, 2013 3:15 am • By THOMAS GRANT JR., T&D Senior Sports Writer

      Playing football games in Arizona, Texas and Indiana this past season helped South Carolina State defensive back Jakar Hamilton become well-accustomed to long distance trips around the country.

      The frequent flyer miles continue to add up for the University of Georgia transfer as he seeks to impress prospective NFL teams. The past week has seen Hamilton hop on flights destined to three different states to visit with the Dallas Cowboys, followed by San Diego and this past Monday in Green Bay.

      At each visit, Hamilton has come away more optimistic about his chances of becoming the fourth straight former S.C. State player selected in the NFL draft which runs this year April 25-27 in New York City.

      “In the film room, when we were going over plays, they were pretty impressed about my knowledge of the game at my craft which is being a free safety,” said Hamilton in a telephone interview from Green Bay, Wisc. “Just knowing what to do and showing them I know my craft and I know how to play and I know how to explain it. As far as special teams goes, I’ve been a kick returner, a kickoff returner and a punt returner, so that kind of helps playing a role. The fact they’ve gave me feedback with the way I’ve been performing in the interviews and being a people person has been a positive.”

      Hamilton was the most sought Bulldog by scouts during the school’s Pro Day March 27 and posted the fastest time in the 40-yard dash (4.51 seconds) and 60-yard shuffle (11.14 seconds). As many as 11 teams reportedly expressed interest in Hamilton, although he plans to visit only six prior to the draft.

      The one challenge Hamilton has faced during his trips is not getting star-struck by the surroundings. From meeting Cowboys’ owner Jerry Jones face to face to touring legendary Lambeau Field, Hamilton said those moments have made impressions which will last beyond his football days.

      “Jerry Jones alone, just his appearance, has an effect on you because Jerry Jones is not only worth so much money, he has a great personality,” he said. “He looks you straight in the eye, man to man, and he respected me as a person and a player as I told my story and how I got here in this position (after leaving Georgia for S.C. State). He congratulated on working hard in getting in this position that I’m in now. After telling him what I went through and been through to get here, he congratulated me and told me to keep working hard and stay out of trouble.”

      While inundated by questions about family history from pro scouts during the whole draft process, Hamilton said the main concerns he’s tried to assuage pertained to his health and ability to comprehend the playbook. When asked about a future NFL location, Hamilton said his primary focus is just “getting into” the league.

      Hamilton’s NFL quest continues today in New York where he’ll meet with the Jets. He’ll then meet with Washington team officials before closing out his tour of NFL teams April 15 in Houston, Texas and heading home to his native town of Johnston to wait on the potential call.


      • #4
        Texas WR and speedy Olympian Marquise Goodwin adds firepower to Dallas Day workouts

        Texas receiver Marquise Goodwin tweeted Tuesday night that he would be among the participants in the annual Dallas Day workouts at the Cowboys' Valley Ranch headquarters on Wednesday.

        Goodwin is from Garland and attended Rowlett High School. He recorded the fastest time at the NFl combine in the 40-yard dash and is considered a mid-to-late round pick in the upcoming NFL Draft because of raw skills as a receiver.

        Goodwin played football at Texas while also competing in track where he made the 2012 Olympics in the long jump.

        Among the prospects who played in high school or college in Dallas area expected to attend the workous are defensive end Margus Hunt and running back Zach Line of SMU, receiver Josh Boyce, running back Matthew Tucker, tight end Corey Fuller, defensive end Stansley Maponga and guard Blaize Foltz of TCU, running back Eric Stephens and wide receiver Darrin Moore of Texas Tech, wide receivers Lanear Sampson and Terrance Williams of Baylor, safety Stephen Terrell and receiver Uzoma Nwachukwu of Texas A&M, quarterback Kyle Padron of Eastern Washington and defensive tackle Casey Walker and defensive end R.J. Washington of Oklahoma.

        Clarence Hill


        • #5
          Rowan Kavner ‏@KavnerDC 33m
          Plano/SMU's own @blake_mcjunkin also expected to be at Dallas Day, joining teammates Line, Hunt & others. About as local as it gets!


          I hope this guy makes it for his name alone. McJunkin.
          2016 DCC LOTY Fantasy Football Champion


          • #6
            Local prospects in town for Dallas Day have one thing in common: They would love to play for the Cowboys

            Local prospects at Dallas Day didn’t know what to expect when they arrived at Cowboys Stadium on Wednesday. But they didn’t expect what they got -- to dress in the team’s locker room and wear the team’s practice jerseys.
            “I was very surprised,” TCU tight end Corey Fuller said. “Right when we walked in, they said, ‘Find your locker room.’ I was kind of blown away. It was just amazing. I was expecting to go in there kind of like our Pro Day, wearing my own stuff, but we wore all Dallas Cowboys’ gear. I was really excited about that.”

            Fuller and Horned Frog teammates Skye Dawson, Matthew Tucker, Blaize Foltz and Stansly Maponga were among those to attend the Cowboys’ annual Dallas Day for local players who played high school or college football in the DFW area.

            Texas receiver Marquise Goodwin and Texas A&M defensive end Damontre Moore were among the biggest names invited by the Cowboys. Goodwin is an Olympian rated as a third-rounder, while Moore could be a first-round choice. Baylor receiver Lanear Sampson, Oklahoma offensive lineman Lane Taylor, Eastern Washington quarterback Kyle Padron, Texas A&M safety Steven Terrell, Wyoming safety Luke Anderson, Kansas cornerback Greg Brown and Texas A&M receiver Uzoma Nwachukwu were among others invited.

            Fuller and Furman’s Colin Anderson, a Dallas native, were the only tight ends, so they got one-on-one work with new tight ends coach Wes Phillips.

            Owner Jerry Jones entertained the prospects with a short pep talk.

            “He was cracking jokes left and right,” Fuller said. “He said he liked what he saw today, and that we weren’t here by mistake. He still thinks he can get out there and mix it up with all of us, too.”

            Most of the prospects have one thing in common: Having grown up or spent time in DFW, they would love to stay here and get a chance to make the Cowboys' roster.

            “It would be a good situation for me,” said Foltz, one of six offensive linemen the Cowboys worked out Wednesday. “I could get to see my brother play on Saturdays some. I know the area and the people. It’s home.”

            -- Charean Williams


            • #7
              Cowboys One Of Two Teams Visited By Former Mich State RB

              Posted 4 hours ago

              Rowan Kavner
     Staff Writer

              IRVING, Texas – Le’Veon Bell could fit the Cowboys’ need for a bruiser as backup running back, capable of handling a full load at any point.

              That’s why the Cowboys are one of two teams, along with the Jets, that the former Michigan State star running back said he’s visited so far. Bell was one of 30 players to take a pre-draft visit with the Cowboys.

              “The running backs coach (Gary Brown) was very impressed,” Bell said on 105.3 FM The Fan. “He loved the way I can catch the ball. He loves the way I move, especially being a bigger guy. He loves the way I can get in and out of my cuts. I did my thing at Pro Day and in my individual workouts with the Cowboys, and I’m going to continue to impress.”

              Bell made his first trip to see the Cowboys facilities this offseason and said he had a great two-day visit, describing the stadium as “unbelievable.” He talked to owner/general manager Jerry Jones, as well as executive vice president Stephen Jones and head coach Jason Garrett.

              “They said they want another guy there to be a No. 2 guy who can eventually compete for a starting job,” Bell said. “They said basically they want two starting running backs. That’s what they’re looking for, and I feel like I can bring that to any team in the NFL.”

              Bell, who ran for 1,793 yards last year, is on most draft boards as a third or fourth round pick, but he’s been told he could go even higher. He said he’s heard he could even jump into the first round, because of everything he can add to a team.

              “I’m the biggest guy of all the backs, probably, height and weight, I can catch the ball out of the backfield just as good as any back,” he said. “I can get tough yardage just as good, if not better, than any back. There’s a lot of things that I can bring to a team. I played a lot of special teams, punt returner, kick returner. There’s a lot of things I can bring to a team, so much value. I’m a bigger guy, so pass protection would be a big plus for me, being able to block bigger linebackers and defensive ends at times.”

              The running back grew up in Ohio, but he always watched former Jets running back Curtis Martin, even though his family consisted mostly of Steelers fans.

              The Steelers and Jets are among the teams that have shown interest in Bell, along with the Cowboys, Colts and Texans. But Bell, who has friends who are Cowboys fans, doesn’t have a preference in his location or his role. He just wants an opportunity.

              “I’m OK with whatever role,” Bell said. “I just want to get drafted and get into camp and compete. Once I compete, I just want a fair chance.”


              • #8
                Demetrius Harris makes late entry into draft pool

                Posted by Mike Florio on April 14, 2013, 4:56 PM EDT

                As teams look anywhere and everywhere for talent, a potential tight end prospect is coming as much out of nowhere as any incoming football player ever will.

                According to Bob McGinn of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, former UW-Milwaukee basketball player Demetrius Harris has attracted interest from a dozen teams, less than a month after wrapping up his on-court career.

                “Things are happening very quickly for Demetrius,” coach Rob Jeter said. “Like I told all the [NFL] coaches, if you want him to shoot free throws, that’s not your man. But if you want him to catch a football, he can do that.”

                Chiefs G.M. John Dorsey caught wind of Harris in 2011. “I put him on my Franklin day calendar to explore this guy two years down the road,” Dorsey said. “That’s what I did, and there he is.”

                In a workout for the Chiefs earlier this month, Harris ran the 40-yard dash in 4.52 seconds, jumped 36.5 inches vertically and 10 feet, two inches horizontally.

                The six-foot, seven-inch Harris initially signed to play football at Arkansas State, but he failed to qualify academically. He played basketball at a community college for two years, and then he turned down another offer from Arkansas State to return to football.

                Harris has visited the Chiefs, and he’s due to visit the Ravens and Cowboys on Sunday and Monday, respectively.

                His draft stock will be determined in large part by his Pro Day workout, which takes place on April 20. At least nine teams are expected to attend.

                He’s not likely to get drafted, but he’ll get a chance as a free agent. Just like Antonio Gates once did.


                • #9
                  I usually keep one of these every year to pass the time with all teams...



                  • #10
                    Bryan Broaddus ‏@BryanBroaddus 11m
                    “@jonathanotiker: @BryanBroaddus do you like JJ Wilcox?” If they don't take a safety early, I believe he's a Cowboy.


                    • #11
                      I'm starting to hate Bryan Broaddus.


                      • #12
                        Originally posted by boozeman View Post
                        I usually keep one of these every year to pass the time with all teams...

                        Very nice. You're a football geek. Not that we didn't know that already.
                        2016 DCC LOTY Fantasy Football Champion