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Cowboys set for busy Monday with visits with CB Patrick Robinson, RB Alfred Morris

Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill, right, scores under pressure by San Diego Chargers cornerback Patrick Robinson Dec. 20, 2015, in San Diego.
Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill, right, scores under pressure by San Diego Chargers cornerback Patrick Robinson Dec. 20, 2015, in San Diego. AP

The Dallas Cowboys haven’t done much in free agency but that could change starting Monday when they host cornerback Patrick Robinson and running back Alfred Morris at s Valley Ranch, according to sources.

The visits will occur while owner Jerry Jones, vice president Stephen Jones and coach Jason Garrett are in Boca Raton, Fla., at the owners' meetings.

Stephen Jones confirmed that Garrett spoke to Morris and Robinson before leaving for Florida. The scouts and position coaches will handle the visits.

Morris, who played the last four seasons with the Washington Redskins, could give them a starting-caliber running back to pair with Darren McFadden.

In four seasons in Washington, Morris, 27, started all 64 games, rushing for 4,713 yards and 29 touchdowns on 1,078 attempts. He had career lows in 2015 with 202 carries for 751 yards and one touchdown but he is still younger than McFadden, who turns 29 this summer.

Morris would also give the Cowboys an option in case McFadden falls off from last year’s surprising season, when he rushed for 1,089 yards and three touchdowns on 239 carries.

Robinson is the third cornerback to visit in free agency, joining Nolan Carroll and Leon Hall.

Carroll eventually re-signed with the Philadelphia Eagles on a one-year deal for $3 million. Hall came in last week on a visit but left without a deal.

If the Cowboys are able to secure Robinson it would help crystallize things with Brandon Carr, who could be a salary cap casualty because of his $9.1 million base salary and $13.8 million cap hit.

But first they need to get a deal done with Robinson, who played five seasons in New Orleans before joining the San Diego Chargers on a one-year deal last year.

Robinson started 10 games in 2015, recording 49 tackles and an interception. He had had eight pass deflections.

Carr hasn’t had an interception since 2013. He also had just six pass deflections in 2015.

The Cowboys’ focus is on the upcoming NFL Draft as well as free agency, making Monday a busy day.

Quarterbacks coach Wade Wilson will conduct a private workout with Mississippi State quarterback Dad Prescott on Monday in Starkville, Miss, sources confirmed.

The Cowboys have already spent time with Prescott at the Senior Bowl in January and at the NFL Scouting combine in February.

This third meeting with Prescott indicates a serious level of interest in the middle-round prospect. Prescott has been projected to go as high as the second and as low as the fifth round.

The Cowboys have made no secret of their desire to draft a developmental quarterback of the future who could one day take over for the aging Tony Romo.

In 2014, Prescott led Mississippi State in passing and rushing for the second straight year. He recorded 4,435 total yards of offense and 37 touchdowns.

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