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April 12, 2013

Marquise Goodwin continues eye-opening pre-draft workouts with impressive Dallas Day showing

By Clarence E. Hill Jr.

Irving _ There is no question that Texas receiver and 2012 Olympian Marquise Goodwin is fast.

He continued to prove that point by clocking the fastest time at the NFL Scouting combine in the 40-yard dash of 4.27 seconds.

But after splitting his time at Texas between track and football, Goodwin has been on a mission to prove NFL teams and scouts before upcoming the NFL draft that he is more than just guy track speed, but a complete football player.

Goodwin opened a few eyes with performances in the practices and the game at the Senior Bowl in January. He followed that with a solid effort at the combine in February.

A source said Goodwin was at his best at the Dallas Day workouts for local prospects on Wednesday.

"Goodwin looked really good," the source said. "He ran clean routes and caught the ball well. He really helped himself from our standpoint."

The Cowboys have a plethora of needs and getting a receiver is not at the top of the list early on. But with Goodwin expected to go in the middle rounds or later, anything is possible.

His speed and ability to be a game-changing kick return like Jacoby Jones will be tempting for a lot teams, including the Cowboys.

A native of Garland, who attended high school in Rowlett, Goodwin has followed the Cowboys all his life. But he said his dream is just to play in the NFL.

"I would like end up anywhere, just get drafted by a team," Goodwin said.

He also thought the Dallas Day workout went pretty well.

"I tried to show off my route running and the basic fundamentals as far as being a receiver," Goodwin said.

Goodwin said he tried to build on what he did at the combine. And while he thinks has done a good job showing scouts he can be a complete receiver, he also knows he has the selling point of having a high upside.

Because he has never concentrated solely on football because of his track commitments, Goodwin says he will only get better in NFL when he is focused on football year round.





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I really don't think we need Goodwin. But if Jerry has a chance to draft all that speed...you take him. I wouldn't have a problem with it.

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