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Cowboys Hold Annual 'Dallas Day'

The NFL Draft now less than three weeks away, the Cowboys continued their evaluations Friday at their annual "Dallas Day" workouts and visits featuring prospects with local ties.

For the first time, Dallas Day was scheduled to be held at new Cowboys Stadium in Arlington.

The Cowboys did not release an official list, but invitations reportedly included Oklahoma safety Jonathan Nelson, Baylor cornerback Antareis Bryan, TCU wide receiver Jimmy Young and TCU cornerback Jason Teague.

The Cowboys also are allotted 30 national prospect visits and met with more than 20 at Valley Ranch on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Though the logistical restraints don't always attract top-tier players, "Dallas Day" has been a productive resource for the Cowboys in recent years.

Patrick Crayton, a DeSoto native and Northwestern Oklahoma State alum, impressed then-head coach Bill Parcells in 2004 by playing through pain during the workout. The Cowboys took him in the seventh round and he developed into a starter for parts of three seasons (2007-2009).

Cornerback Jacques Reeves, also a 2004 seventh-round pick, started 13 games in 2007 and signed a long-term deal with the Houston Texans that off-season. In 2009, linebackers Brandon Williams and Stephen Hodge worked out and were taken in the fourth and sixth rounds, respectively.

*@robphillips3 (Twitter)

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