Dallas Cowboys: Dallas Day

Cowboys work out players at Dallas Day

April, 10, 2013
The Dallas Cowboys will host players with local ties Wednesday at their annual Dallas Day at Cowboys Stadium for workouts and meetings.

Here's a list of some players scheduled to attend the event:

Troy Stoudemire, DB/KR, Minnesota; Greg Brown, DB, Kansas;, Lane Taylor, OL, Oklahoma State; Skye Dawson, WR, TCU; Blaize Foltz, OL, TCU; Matthew Tucker, RB, TCU; Brent Leonard, WR, La. Monroe; Margus Hunt, DE, SMU; Ja’Gared Davis, OLB, SMU; Damontre Moore, DE, Texas A&M; Steven Terrell, SS, Texas A&M; Alex Elkins, OLB, Oklahoma State; Casey Walker, DT, OU; Blake Mc Junkin, C/G, SMU; Stansly Maponga, DE, TCU; Bryan Collins, OG/T, SMU; Torlan Pittman, NT/DT, SMU; Jarred Salubi, RB, Baylor; Luke Anderson, S, Wyoming; Marquise Goodwin, WR, Texas; RJ Young, FB/LB, La. Monroe.

Notes: Hunt attended the Cowboys' Top 30 day for national prospects. He's not expected to work out if he attends Wednesday's event. ... Stoudemire is the NCAA's all-time leader in kick-return yards with 3,615. He ran a 4.51 40 at his Pro Day. He's projected to play cornerback. ... McJunkin has position flexibility where he can play center and guard. He's considered a smart player and is listed at 6-2 and 305 pounds. ... Dawson ran a 4.39 at TCU's Pro Day. New England and St. Louis are interested in him as a slot receiver. ... Keller-native Leonard had four 100-yard games last season. ... Terrell ran a solid 4.3 40 at his Pro Day and isn't expected to run on Wednesday. The New Orleans Saints are interested. ... Walker missed the first two games last season at Oklahoma due to personal reasons. ... Young can play fullback and inside linebacker. He picked up 14 tackles in a game against Baylor last season. ... TCU WR Josh Boyce won't attend but he was a Top 30 visit. He's still recovering from foot surgery but should be ready for minicamps.

Cowboys' Dallas Day crop looks strong

June, 24, 2012
DeSoto’s Patrick Crayton is the biggest success story from the Cowboys’ Dallas Day workouts, which are held before each day for prospects who attended local colleges or high schools. Dallas Kimball’s Phillip Tanner is an example on the current roster of a player who caught the Cowboys’ eye on Dallas Day and kept impressing after signing as an undrafted free agent.

This year’s Dallas Day netted a pretty intriguing haul. The Cowboys signed four undrafted players from those workouts who appear to have legitimate chances to stick, whether it’s on the practice squad or 53-man roster. A look at the rookies with local roots:

[+] EnlargeLance Dunbar
AP Photo/Tony GutierrezLance Dunbar could force his way onto the Cowboys as a fourth running back and kick returner.
OLB Adrian Hamilton: He took a twisted path from Dallas Carter High to Prairie View A&M, signing with Oklahoma State, playing briefly for Texas Tech and spending some time at a community college, but Hamilton had one the most prolific pass-rushing season in SWAC history last year. His 22 sacks broke the conference record held by Colts defensive end Robert Mathis. The knack for getting to the quarterback gives Hamilton a chance to make the team.

CB Isaac Madison: The 5-foot-10, 173-pound Madison, another Carter High product, started the last three seasons at Arkansas. He performed well enough during offseason workouts to earn some reps with the first-team nickel package with Mike Jenkins and Morris Claiborne unavailable. Madison will be fighting for the fifth cornerback job during training camp and the preseason and can help his cause by proving he can contribute on special teams.

WR Cole Beasley: The son of his high school coach at Little Elm, the SMU product is the stereotypical short, quick slot receiver. Beasley won’t earn high marks on any eye tests, but coaches can’t help but notice his tendency to get open and catch the ball. The Cowboys didn’t have a pure slot receiver on the roster last season, moving Miles Austin inside in multi-receiver formations. Beasley, who had back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons at SMU, could give them another option.

RB Lance Dunbar: He’s a 5-foot-8, 191-pound scatback who broke North Texas' all-time records for rushing yards (4,224), all-purpose yards (5,375) and touchdowns (49). It will be tough for Dunbar to beat out Tanner for the third running back job, but the Cowboys kept four running backs at the beginning of last season. Dunbar, a Haltom High product, will have a chance to impress on kickoff returns.

SMU and TCU players at Dallas Day

April, 5, 2012
The Cowboys' Dallas Day kicks off today at Valley Ranch with several area players getting a chance to talk with team officials.

SMU guard Josh LeRibeus, a 6-3, 312 pounder and TCU defensive end Braylon Broughton, 6-4, 255, will visit the complex.

LeRibeus missed his junior season for academic reasons but played his senior season. Here's the scouting report on him from NFL.com. Our guys at Scouts Inc. have this report.

Broughton improved his stock among NFL teams with a strong effort at TCU's Pro Day. He ran a 4.5 40 and has the size and power to maybe get drafted in the middle-to-late rounds.

Broughton also visited the Detroit Lions.