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Kevin Johnson grew up a Ravens fan, but he’d be more than fine with becoming a Cowboy

Wake Forest cornerback Kevin Johnson, shown at the combine in February, grew up a Ravens fan but is ready to change allegiances depending on who drafts him.
Wake Forest cornerback Kevin Johnson, shown at the combine in February, grew up a Ravens fan but is ready to change allegiances depending on who drafts him. AP

Wake Forest cornerback Kevin Johnson didn’t grow up a Cowboys fan, but he promises it wouldn’t take him long to convert.

“It wouldn’t be hard at all,” Johnson said, laughing.

Johnson, projected as a mid-first-round pick, was one of six cornerbacks the Cowboys had in town among their 30 national visits.

The position became a higher priority for Dallas when Orlando Scandrick didn’t show up for the team’s voluntary offseason workouts, while seeking a pay increase. The Cowboys already had uncertainty with Brandon Carr expected to be asked to take a pay cut and Morris Claiborne coming back from a torn patellar tendon.

“It went really well,” Johnson said of his visit, “just being able to meet all the people within the organization. It’s a very good organization. It was awesome to be able to visit the practice facility, the game facility, meet everybody. It was a really good vibe.”

Johnson grew up a Ravens fan. His family owns season tickets, and his sister has been a Ravens cheerleader for three years.

“I’ve been a big Ravens fan my whole life,” Johnson said.

Now, though, Johnson insists he’s ready to change his loyalty. He likely won’t be around for the Cowboys pick at 27, but he’s ready to become a fan of whoever selects him.

Charean Williams, 817-390-7760

Twitter: @NFLCharean

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