After delay, David DeCastro visits

April, 18, 2012
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IRVING, Texas – David DeCastro's initial visit to the Cowboys was cancelled because of severe storms two weeks ago, but the team was able to meet with the Stanford All-American at Valley Ranch recently, according to sources.

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The storms prevented the Cowboys from meeting with their full complement of visitors, but they were able to add LSU defensive end Michael Brockers to the list for a visit today.

Today is the final day draft prospects are allowed to visit teams. The first round of the draft is April 26 with Rounds 2-7 on April 27-28.

The list of visitors is noteworthy because of the Cowboys’ recent history. The last time the Cowboys’ first pick did not visit the team’s facility was DeMarcus Ware in 2005. Since then the team has met with Bobby Carpenter (2006), Anthony Spencer (2007), Felix Jones (2008), Mike Jenkins (2008), Jason Williams (2009), Dez Bryant (2010) and Tyron Smith (2011).

DeCastro is the best offensive line prospect in the draft. Owner and general manager Jerry Jones broke with tradition last year by selecting an offensive lineman in the first round (Smith) for the first time in his tenure. DeCastro was a three-year starter at Stanford.

Brockers projects as a 3-4 defensive end and had two sacks, four pressures and 9.5 tackles for loss last year at LSU.

The Cowboys also visited with the Alabama trio of safety Mark Barron, cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick, outside linebacker Courtney Upshaw, guards Cordy Glenn (Georgia), Amini Silatolu (Midwestern State) and Ronnell Leary (Memphis), Boise State nose tackle Chase Baker, Cal safety D.J. Campbell, Albion cornerback Chris Greenwood, Vanderbilt cornerback Casey Hayward and Oklahoma linebacker Ronnell Lewis.

Todd Archer

ESPN Dallas Cowboys reporter

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