White was recruited by the University of Maryland and played as a fullback during his freshman year. The following year, new head coach Jerry Claiborne moved Randy to defensive end, noting that he had the skill to be "one of the best five linemen in the U.S."
Sean Lee earned NFC Defensive Player of the Week and Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Week honors for his December 5, 2010, performance versus Peyton Manning and the Indianapolis Colts, in which he recorded the first two interceptions of his pro career, including one he returned for a touchdown and one in overtime to set up the game-winning field goal.
Future NFL linebacker Dat Nguyen was born in a refugee center at Fort Chaffee in Fort Smith, Arkansas. He led the Cowboys in tackles three times, in 2001, 2003, and 2004, and amassed 516 tackles in seven seasons, despite missing half of two separate seasons to injury.
Morris Claiborne scored a 4 out of 50 on the aptitude test given to NFL prospects to test basic intelligence. After being selected sixth overall by the Cowboys in the 2012 NFL Draft, Claiborne admitted he "blew the test off" after seeing that it had "nothing on the test that came with football".