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Tennessee NFL Prospect Has Formal Meeting with the Dallas Cowboys

Jaylen Wright
Tennessee RB Jaylen Wright. Photo via Tennessee Athletics.

An aspiring NFL prospect from the Volunteer State could be headed to the Lone Star State this April.

According to a report from Dallas Cowboys team reporter Nick Harris, former Tennessee junior running back Jaylen Wright had a formal meeting with the Dallas Cowboys this week at the NFL Combine in Indianapolis.

The meetings are split between informal and formal designations. An informal interview can be something as simple as a quick conversation in passing during the combine. A formal interview, on the other hand, is a full sit-down meeting with specific personnel from the team. Wright’s formal interview with the Cowboys suggests that Dallas is legitimately considering Wright as a future pick in the 2024 NFL Draft.

The junior running back from Tennessee is the fourth-ranked running back in Mel Kiper Jr.’s top ten running backs heading into the draft and possesses some can’t-deny ability with his vertical speed, lateral agility, and all-around playmaking skill.

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According to Harris’s post, the Cowboys had formal interviews with five running backs this week including Florida State’s Trey Benson, Kentucky’s Ray Davis, Notre Dame’s Audric Estime, and Wisconsin’s Braelon Allen, along with Tennessee’s Wright.

The Dallas Cowboys signed former Tennessee tight end Princeton Fant to an undrafted free-agent contract in May 2023. Fant was waived in late August but resigned to the practice squad shortly after. In January 2024, Fant signed a reserve/future contract with the Cowboys.

Former Tennessee running back Jaylen Wright will go through on-field workouts at Lucas Oil Stadium on Saturday afternoon. Wright records an 11-foot 2-inch broad jump on Saturday, marking the second-best number by a running back at the combine since 2003.

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