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Tuesday, Jul 9, 2013 at 2:41 PM
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By Scott Crisp

Alan Ball the Jags' No. 1 CB?

Alan Ball the Jags' No. 1 CB?

Former Cowboy Alan Ball might just begin the season as the Jaguars' No. 1 cornerback. Read »

Thursday, Oct 13, 2011 at 10:50 AM
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By Scott Crisp

Dallas Has Struggled With Late Penalties

Dallas Has Struggled With Late Penalties

Ten of the Cowboys' 28 penalties on the year have come in the fourth quarter. Read »

Friday, Sep 9, 2011 at 12:08 PM
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By Scott Crisp

Back At CB, Ball Feeling More Comfortable

Back At CB, Ball Feeling More Comfortable

After spending last season at safety, Alan Ball has returned to cornerback on a full-time basis. Read »

Thursday, Oct 21, 2010 at 2:43 PM
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By Scott Crisp

Cowboys Notebook: October 14, 2010

Cowboys Notebook: October 14, 2010

In this week's edition of the notebook, we discuss the newest edition to the team's practice squad, the latest injury news, and the Cowboys' decision to cut ties with Mike Hamlin. Read »

Monday, Aug 30, 2010 at 12:26 PM
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By Adam Boedeker

Watkins Headlines Monday Roster Cuts

Watkins Headlines Monday Roster Cuts

The Cowboys made cuts to get down to 75 players on Monday, and the biggest name on the list was safety Pat Watkins. Read »

Tuesday, Aug 3, 2010 at 11:03 AM
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By Scott Crisp

Ball, Hamlin Draw Jerry's Praise

Ball, Hamlin Draw Jerry's Praise

Owner Jerry Jones singled out young safeties Alan Ball and Mike Hamlin recently when discussing the early showing by the Dallas defense. Read »

Friday, Jul 16, 2010 at 1:30 AM
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By Scott Crisp

Blue-Star Position Preview: Safeties

Blue-Star Position Preview: Safeties

Blue-Star takes an in-depth look at the Dallas Cowboys' safeties. Read »

Sunday, Jul 4, 2010 at 11:18 PM
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By Scott Crisp

Ball Ready To Step Up, "Help Make Plays"

Ball Ready To Step Up,

Cowboys' safety Alan Ball will receive something of a baptism by fire this season, but he, and the coaches, believe he is ready. Read »

Thursday, Jun 24, 2010 at 11:30 AM
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By Scott Crisp

Atogwe Back To STL, Dallas Was Never In Contention

Atogwe Back To STL, Dallas Was Never In Contention

OJ Atogwe is headed back to St. Louis, and, according to reports, Dallas was never in the running to land the veteran safety. Read »

Friday, May 14, 2010 at 12:45 PM
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By Scott Crisp

Hamlin Ready To Bounce Back In '10

Hamlin Ready To Bounce Back In '10

Safety Mike Hamlin, who was injured much of his rookie season, is healed and ready to challenge Alan Ball for the starting job. Read »

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ADAM BOEDEKER Adam Boedeker is a sports writer with the Denton Record-Chronicle and responsible for prompting the No. 8 Bob Knight soundbite as ranked by ESPN.
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NEWY SCRUGGS AKA Newdawg. NBC 5 sports director, host of "NBC 5 Sports Zone" and "Voices of the Game with Newy Scruggs" on NBC Sports Radio Monday - Friday from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
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RICHIE WHITT Since 1986, Richie has covered America's Team in most every way, including print, radio and TV. He currently writes a sports/guy-stuff blog at DFWSportatorium.com and lives in McKinney with his fiancee, Sybil, and two very spoiled dogs.
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