The NFL Scouting Combine is a great opportunity for the Dallas Cowboys to quantify what their scouts have watched on film over the past year. As much as people want to dismiss the combine's value, the truth is that it allows for a scientific approach to the draft.
Certain drills matter more for particular positions, of course, so it's important to understand which metrics are predictive of success for certain players. While you might not draft a player simply because he excels in a particular measurable, you can certainly eliminate prospects based on a poor showing; when a running back checks in slower than 4.60 seconds in the 40-yard dash, for example, it's a good indicator that his odds of NFL success are minimal.
As always, there's plenty of news surrounding America's team in Indianapolis this year. Let's take a deeper look at some of the latest combine happenings and Cowboys-related rumors.
Unless otherwise noted, all combine results are courtesy of NFL.com.