ARLINGTON (CBSDFW.COM) – As the men and women ran the 40-yard dash, attempted as many pushups as they could in two minutes and tested their vertical leap, they did so knowing there was a greater mission at AT&T Stadium.

With several companies in attendance, the event was designed to help assist service members who are transitioning back to civilian life and find meaningful working opportunities.

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In attendance were combat veterans and Dallas Cowboys such as three-time Super Bowl champion Chad Hennings, Hall-of-Famer Tony Dorsett and current Cowboys defensive back Anthony Brown.

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The respect shown to those who protect our freedom everyday was overwhelming.

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The top male and female performers from this weekend will be on stage when the Cowboys make one of their draft pick selections later this April.