The Cowboys are spending the week on draft preparation with a slew of prospects heading to Dallas for meetings with the 2014 NFC East champions.
The first set of players scheduled for visits with the team arrived in town on Monday night and one name that’s sure to capture attention is Georgia running back Todd Gurley. Gurley ranks at the top of this year’s list of running back prospects even after last year’s torn ACL and the Cowboys are thought to be in the market for help at the position after watching DeMarco Murray sign in Philadelphia.
Charean Williams of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports that Alabama running back T.J. Yeldon has also arrived in town and that the team is expected to meet with Wisconsin’s Melvin Gordon, Boise State’s Jay Ayayi, Nebraska’s Ameer Abdullah and Indiana’s Tevin Coleman as well before the week is out.
It seems all but certain that the Cowboys will be adding a running back to their mix, but that’s not the only position they’ll be addressing over the seven rounds of the draft. The team’s defense also needs some help and that’s why UCLA linebacker Eric Kendricks, Kentucky defensive end Bud Dupree, Washington linebacker/safety Shaq Thompson, LSU defensive end Danielle Hunter, USC cornerback Josh Shaw and Arizona State free safety Damarious Randall will also be among the first round of visitors to Cowboys headquarters.