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Cowboys Focusing on Safety Spot With 30 Visits 


FRISCO, Texas – The Cowboys have a few fresh faces roaming the halls of The Star on Tuesday, the first day of the annual "30 visit" prospects for this year's draft.

The NFL allows teams to bring in 30 players to the team headquarters to meet the coaches, front-office personnel and support staff.

Without a first-round pick, the Cowboys didn't bring many headline players for the visits. In fact, their first selection is the 58th overall pick, so most of the guys headed to Frisco are in the second-round range and beyond.

Over the years, the players coming into visit have often turned into draft picks by the Cowboys. **Here’s a detailed look at the history of the Cowboys’ 30 visits.**

This year, the Cowboys seem to have a higher focus on the safety position, one that was addressed with the signing of George Iloka. However, the Cowboys had interest in landing the likes of Earl Thomas, who signed with the Ravens, and even brought in five-time Pro Bowler Eric Berry for a visit.

Among the 30 visitors this year, the Cowboys are bringing in six safeties – the most of any other position. Highlighting that group is Mississippi State's Johnathan Abram, Virginia's Juan Thornhill, Washington's Taylor Rapp and Michigan State's Khari Willis.

Despite signing both Randall Cobb and Tavon Austin in free agency, the Cowboys are looking at some receivers as well, bringing in Georgia's Mecole Hardman and Deebo Samuel of South Carolina.

Tight ends Dawson Knox of Ole Miss and Drew Sample from Washington are expected visitors as well.

Other players of note include Alabama running back Damien Harris and Miami, Fla. defensive tackle Gerald Willis.

The Cowboys will also host their annual Dallas Day later in the week, bringing in players with either high school or college ties from the Dallas-Fort Worth area.