http://www.dallascowboys.com/news/news.cfm?id=11FC8173-C520-AE78-BFF8F16BBBDB8809 Josh Ellis DallasCowboys.com Staff Writer Connor was a third-round pick for Carolina in 2008. Name: Dan Connor Position: Inside linebacker College: Penn State Height/Weight: 6-2 / 231 Age: 26 (born Nov. 2, 1985) NFL Experience: 4 seasons Availability: Connor is taking a trip to Dallas on Wednesday, with no other free agency visits known at this point. A third-round pick in the 2008 draft, he is coming off the best season of his career, having started 11 games in 2011, and could draw interest from other clubs as the market settles. What He Brings: After playing sparingly in his first two seasons, Connor was on the field much more in 2010 and 2011, starting all eight games in which he played in 2010 and registering a career-high 87 tackles as well as a forced fumble this past season. Injuries have been a concern. He tore his ACL as a rookie in 2008, missing all but three games, and suffered hip damage halfway through 2010, again landing on the IR. He is considered more of a run-stopping inside linebacker than a natural pass defender.