Moving On Up!

We've caught wind of several rumors around Valley Ranch during the last couple of days, but one seems to carry more weight than the others. The Cowboys have one particular player they've grown extremely fond of recently. Details on who and why in this report.

Draft day is quickly approaching and we've been working hard trying to understand and convey each of the rumors being passed down to us during the last several days.

One of those rumors involves one particular player in general- and his name is Dewayne Robertson.

Robertson is a standout defensive tackle prospect out of Kentucky has steadily seen his stock rise since the NFL Combine in Indianapolis back in February.

"Right now, Bill Parcells loves Dewayne Robertson. It looks as though they are going to stay in the trenches with that first round pick," said a source late Wednesday evening.

"He's an explosive interior defender effective stuffing the run or rushing the passer," notes NFL Draft Expert Tony Pauline. "He's built low to the ground, he gets underneath opponents and keeps his feet driving up the field, getting a lot of push."

An interesting point to make here is that Robertson is also being targeted heavily by Chicago and Minnesota. The Bears will pick one spot ahead of the Cowboys at #4, while the Vikings will go on the clock with the 7th overall selection.

While Terence Newman is still high on the list of Bill Parcells, even with his shoulder problems, a strong sentiment is growing to take Jimmy Kennedy with the No. 5 pick (assuming the Bears take Dewayne Robertson at No. 4).

"There are some teams out there that may not be willing to give up much for Newman with his shoulder problem," added the source. "Kennedy, Robertson, and Gross are three players that I would continue to keep an eye on."

Robertson enters this year's draft as a junior out of Kentucky. Last season, he totaled 48 tackles, 8.5 tackles for loss, and 5 sacks.

Friday Notes
* Terrell Suggs and Terence Newman cancelled visits to Valley Ranch this week. 20 players have tentatively scheduled visits, with most of those prospects likely being 3rd round selections or later.

* Owner Jerry Jones told the Fort Worth Star Telegram that he expected OL Larry Allen to be ready for the team's veterans minicamp in May. Allen is recovering from November ankle surgery.

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