Friday, April 8, 2011
Von Miller will not attend Dallas Day
By Calvin Watkins
After spending a few days visiting with draft eligible prospects at Valley Ranch, the Cowboys turn their attention to Dallas/Fort Worth area players today at Cowboys Stadium.
Numerous players with local ties will either workout or talk with team officials at the Cowboys' annual Dallas Day.
One player not expected to attend is Texas A&M linebacker Von Miller, who is rising up the charts. Miller, from Carrollton, was a potential pick at No. 9 for the Cowboys but after a strong Senior Bowl and combine effort, his stock has risen.
The Cowboys orginally had their Dallas Day on April 15 but when the date was moved up, it presented a scheduling conflict for Miller.
Miller would love to play for the Cowboys but he might be taken before Dallas has a chance to think about him. The Cowboys' scouts have seen Miller plenty of times from his games in the Big 12 conference to know what he can do and they've of course watched him workout.
However, Also, expect DeMarcus Love, the offensive tackle from Arkansas, to attend Dallas Day as well. Love struggled at the combine but improved himself at Arkansas' Pro Day a few weeks ago. The Chicago Bears held a private workout with Love a few weeks ago and he seemed pretty excited about it.
Some Cowboys officials project Love as a third-round pick.
Other notable area players scheduled for Dallas Day are: Baylor cornerback Antareis Bryan, TCU cornerback Jason Teague, TCU wide receiver Jimmy Young and Oklahoma free safety Jonathan Nelson.