Cowboys Met With Pair of Texas Longhorns Defenders at Combine

The Dallas Cowboys have begun meeting with prospects down at the NFL Scouting Combine.

Feb 28, 2024; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Texas defensive lineman T'Vondre Sweat (DL25) speaks at a press
Feb 28, 2024; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Texas defensive lineman T'Vondre Sweat (DL25) speaks at a press / Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
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The Dallas Cowboys and the 31 other teams in the league have shifted their focus to the 2024 campaign. The NFL Scouting Combine is taking place this week down at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana.

This gives both teams and prospects an opportunity to speak face-to-face and see if they are a potential fit.

Dallas owns five total picks in the 2024 NFL Draft, with three selections coming in the Top 90. They own a first-round pick (No. 24 overall), a second-round pick (No. 58 overall), and a third-round pick (No. 87 overall).

The Cowboys don't have many holes on the roster but defensive tackle and linebacker are two of them. They may will look to address these positions in the draft and begun their due dillenge.

Dallas Cowboys Met With Two Defensive Prospects from the University of Texas

The Cowboys met with Texas DT T'Vondre Sweat at the combine over the past few days.

The Cowboys could use a run-stuffing menace in the middle of the defensive line and Sweat would fit the bill.

Sweat is listed at 362 pounds and is a true clog in the middle of the defense. He eats up blockers with ease and helps slow down the run game. From 2019-2023, Sweat racked up 128 total tackles, 17.5 tackles for loss, five sacks, and 14 pass deflections.

His teammate Jaylin Ford also met with the Cowboys in Indianapolis.

Dallas needs bigger bodies at the second level of their defensive unit. Last season, they had safties playing in the box which don't translate well to run defense.

Ford was an instinctive defender at Texas, where he started in 29 games. The Texas native stands at 6-foot-3, 242 pounds, and would make the Cowboys a bigger team in the middle of the field.

During his college career, Ford recorded 287 total tackles, 27.5 tackles for loss, 10 pass deflections, and four interceptions.

The Cowboys could have their eyes on two players who played their college ball in the state of Texas.

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