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Cowboys, Jaguars to coach in 2016 Senior Bowl

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By the time more than 300 prospects for the 2016 NFL Draft gather at the NFL Scouting Combine in February, all 32 teams will have plenty of intel on them. But 30 of them won't have the luxury of the headstart in evaluating many of the top seniors that the Dallas Cowboys and Jacksonville Jaguars are about to receive.

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The two teams will coach in the Reese's Senior Bowl, where some of the top senior draft prospects in college football will go through a weigh-in, personal interviews, practices, meetings and more. The Cowboys will coach the North team and the Jaguars will coach the South team.

The Jaguars have coached a Senior Bowl team the last two years, as well, and currently have three players from last year's game on their roster: tight end Ben Koyack, linebacker Hayes Pullard and cornerback Nick Marshall. The Cowboys will coach the Senior Bowl for the first time since 1965.

"On behalf of the Jaguars, we're excited about the opportunity to come back to Mobile and coach the Senior Bowl," Bradley stated in a Senior Bowl release. "It provides our staff with a chance to work with the players and really get to know them and we've found that to be a very beneficial part of the draft process."

Two 55-man rosters for the Jan. 30 game at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, Ala. are nearly complete. Michigan State defensive end Shilique Calhoun was among seven players announced as new commitments to the game on Thursday, and other top commitments include Ohio State WR Braxton Miller, Oklahoma WR Sterling Shepard, Baylor DE Shawn Oakman, Houston CB William Jackson III and LSU DB Jalen Mills.


» Players that have accepted invites to 2016 Senior Bowl


The Cowboys hold the No. 4 overall pick of the 2016 draft, while the Jaguars have the No. 5 choice.

Last year's game included several eventual first-round draft picks, including Danny Shelton (Cleveland Browns), Laken Tomlinson (Detroit Lions), Stephone Anthony (New Orleans Saints) and Phillip Dorsett (Indianapolis Colts).

Senior Bowl week goes from Jan. 25-30, with practices and the game (Jan. 30, 2:30 p.m. ET) televised exclusively on NFL Network (complete broadcast schedule).

Follow Chase Goodbread on Twitter @ChaseGoodbread.

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