The Cowboys took some time out of their Buccaneer preparation schedule to look towards the future on Thursday. Futures contracts to be exact. The team looked at a collection of players that have made their way onto Dallas' radar, but failed to sign any of the 17 candidates.
Interesting on the list is that the team worked out three fullbacks. This is one position that could definitely be perceived as a now-contingency need. The team struggles mightily in running the ball when Tony Fiammetta is unable to play. Although they finally diagnosed his problem as an inner ear one, TE John Phillips and seventh round pick FB Shaun Chapas have proven they are not suitable replacements to lead Felix Jones into the hole.
Here's a look at the complete list. Some even have NFL experience.
QB McLeod Bethel Thompson, Sacremento State
FB Harry Flaherty, Princeton
FB Jeff Link, Robert Morris
FB Renderick Taylor, Clemson
TE Dan Gronkowski, Maryland
WR Rod Harper, Murray State
WR ZaVious Robbins, Hardin-Simmons
WR Dominique Ziegler, Baylor
G Cordaro Howard, Georgia Tech
NT Travis Ivey, Maryland
NT Adrian Taylor, Oklahoma
LB Baraka Atkins, Miami
LB Brashton Satele, Hawaii
DB Kareem Moore, Nichols State
DB Kevin Payne, Louisiana-Monroe
DB Phillip Adams, South Carolina State
DB Donovan Warren, Michigan