Eatman: Five College Pro Days Cowboys Can't Miss
DallasCowboys.com Staff Writer
IRVING, Texas - It had been 10 years since I made an appearance at either the Scouting Combine in Indianapolis or the Senior Bowl in Mobile, Ala.
For some reason, I attended both in 2001. I say that because the Cowboys had no first-round pick and didn't take anyone until the 53rd overall selection when they grabbed Quincy Carter.
This year's trips made more sense with the Cowboys holding the No. 9 overall pick. And while only Jason Garrett and Jerry Jones conducted interviews at either place, the strong contingent of scouts and coaches at both events makes it clear the team is serious about getting these early picks right. Remember, the Cowboys not only have No. 9, but the 40th selection as well.
So the next step now is the college Pro Days, where most schools hold individual workouts for all of their potential draft prospects. While all of the top players will have a Pro Day and the Cowboys should have a strong presence at most, if not all of them, there are some that might be more vital than others...
There's no right way to do the wrong thing.
To compete for the playoffs, Dallas has to improve here: Only four sacks against Eli Manning over the past six games!