Texas Tech running back Eric Stephens knows the Cowboys will be looking hard at his position in the upcoming NFL Draft.
With starter DeMarco Murray missing time in each of the first two years because of injuries, the Cowboys need a capable backup and potential starter.
Stephens was one of five running backs to participate in the Dallas Day workouts on Wednesday and is hopeful he made a good enough impression to warrant a draft day homecoming.
Stephens played high school football at Mansfield Timberview and is a lifelong Cowboys fan who is from a family of Cowboys fans.
"It would definitely be a dream to come to Dallas," Stephens said. "I would be happy anywhere but to come to team I grew up watching as a kid would be a dream come true. My whole family is Cowboys fans. I know their situation. I'm keeping my hopes up."
Stephens admits having a little anxiety about the draft and what's going to happen because of the potential life-changing implications.
But he says he is ready for the NFL and credits his experience at Texas Tech for developing his skills as a runner, receiver and pass protector that should serve him well on the next level.