Thursday, March 6, 2014
Cowboys have interest in TCU corner
By Calvin Watkins
Dallas Cowboys' officials were one of several teams attending TCU's pro day on Thursday morning.
The biggest name to watch from the pro day was cornerback Jason Verrett, a potential late first-round or second-round pick.
The Cowboys have an interest in bringing Verrett in for a private workout, but will be cautious because of his health. Verrett will need surgery to repair a torn labrum.
"[The doctors] feel like it’s gonna be a very short process," TCU coach Gary Patterson told TCU 360. "Everybody that’s done it has been able to be back before camp. On the high road, I think that’s what he’s anticipating. That he’ll be back before camp."
Verrett, the co-Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year, missed just one game last season because of the injury.
As for the workout, Verrett did 19 reps of 225 pounds, impressive considering he needs surgery. Verrett didn't run the 40, however he posted a 4.38 40 at the combine. Verrett had a 39.5 vertical jump at the pro day.
Quarterback Casey Pachall, safety Elisha Olabode, tackle James Dunbar, guard John Woolridge, cornerback Keivon Gamble, running back Waymon James and center Eric Tausch participated in the pro day as well.