Dallas Cowboys Draft: Senior Bowl standouts to watch

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PITTSBURGH, PA – NOVEMBER 14: Dane Jackson #11 is congratulated by Judson Tallandier #26 and Michael Smith #9 of the Pittsburgh Panthers after a 34-27 win over the North Carolina Tar Heels at Heinz Field on November 14, 2019 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images)

The Senior Bowl has rightfully become the big first stop for prospects and scouting departments in the annual draft cycle. It is no secret the Dallas Cowboys pay attention to the Senior Bowl as they have drafted many players who shared the stage in Mobile, Alabama. Who are some prospects that could don the Star in April?

In the last six years, the Dallas Cowboys have drafted several Senior Bowl alumni. Some players have gone on to have important roles on the team while others have stayed with the team for brief stints. Here they are:

2019: Tony Pollard

2018: Michael Gallup, Mike White, Cedric Wilson

2017: Ryan Switzer, Marquez White

2016: Dak Prescott, Charles Tapper

2014: Zach Martin

Perhaps the most interesting part of this list is that there was no specific range where these players got selected in their respective drafts. Zach Martin was a top 20 pick while Cedric Wilson and Marquez White were sixth round picks. Michael Gallup was drafted in the third round; Gallup was a steal at that spot. Dak Prescott was a compensatory pick in the fourth round, and even at that spot, Todd McShay said Prescott’s ceiling was only a top-tier backup quarterback.

So much for player development….

Prospects can fall anywhere in the draft, but the Senior Bowl without fail allows scouts and analysts to watch prospects compete and form consistent opinions on these prospects.

With the event becoming more popular amongst mainstream media, more eyes will be on the Senior Bowl this year. Fortunately, the talent at this senior bowl is not lacking; this should be good for many teams looking to find valuable role players.

Who are some names the Cowboys might be looking for?

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