Cowboys Workout Pac 10 Tight End brings you the latest on the Dallas Cowboys and their 2006 draft plans.

It hasn't happened often this off-season, but the Dallas are checking on several tight ends available for the 2006 NFL Draft. Recently, the team worked out Oregon tight end Tim Day, has learned.

Day, a three-year starter and a two-time All-Conference performer, caught 21 passes for 201 yards during his senior season.

The Cowboys entered the off-season set at tight end with Jason Witten and veteran Dan Campbell serving as one of the best one-two punches in the NFL. However Campbell, an unrestricted free agent, ended up signing a long-term deal with Detroit.

The Cowboys did sign a free agent of their own in Seattle's Ryan Hannam. Hannam, a strong blocker, should be a good compliment to Jason Witten who is one of the top pass-catching tight ends in the NFC.

Meanwhile Day could be a great value for Dallas on the second day of the draft. A good receiver and blocker, Day was under utilized during his senior season after the Ducks changed offensive schemes. currently ranks Day as the No. 9 tight end available in the 2006 NFL Draft.

Full Name: Timothy Day School: Oregon Pos: TE

Ht: 6-3.5 Wt: 256 40: 4.76 Year: 5Sr

Bio: Three-year starter awarded All-Conference honors after his junior and sophomore campaigns. Totals last season included 22/201 after career numbers of 35/457/8 the prior season.

Pos: Nice-sized tight end developing a complete game. Finds the open seam in the defense, adjusts to the errant throw and makes the reception in stride. Stays on his feet running after the reception, carrying the pile for extra yards. Solid position blocker who controls opponents at the point.

Neg: Lacks top playing speed and not a consistent deep threat. Over-extends into blocks or ducks his head which adversely affects his ability to finish off defenders.

Analysis: Suffering from a change of offensive systems at Oregon as a senior, Day had been a consistent player the previous three seasons. May slip through the cracks yet could be one of the draft's better bargains on Day Two.

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