IRVING, Texas --After hosting some 20 national prospects at Valley Ranch over the last two days, the Cowboys held their annual "Dallas Day" visit Thursday at Cowboys Stadium featuring draft-eligible players with high school and college ties.
The Cowboys did not release an official list. Although 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 became a part-time starter over six seasons with the team.
Cornerback Jacques Reeves (Lancaster), also a 2004 seventh-round pick, started 13 games in 2007 and later signed a long-term deal with the Texans.
In 2009, linebackers Brandon Williams (Fort Worth) and Stephen Hodge (TCU) were taken in the fourth and sixth rounds, respectively. The Cowboys also signed former McKinney standout Raymond Radway after the 2011 draft, and he spent the season on injured reserve with a leg injury.