The 22-year-old is touted as one of the best defensive prospects in the 2014 NFL Draft, and has worked out for the Cowboys as one of his visits ahead of the selection process in May.
Donald told the Cowboys' official website: "I had the opportunity to talk to him a couple times at the Combine, I talked to him last night and I talked to him today.
"He's a great coach, and just talking to him and looking in his eyes, the way he talks, he's got a passion for the game of football and he loves the game of football. He loves doing what he does, so that's a coach I'd love to play for and learn from.
"Knowing he coached guys like Warren Sapp, that just gets you excited just knowing he's got history and is one of the best to do it. If I was able to play for Coach Marinelli that would be a blessing, but we're going to see."
Dallas hold the 16th overall pick in the Draft.