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Tuesday, Jun 24, 2014 at 12:09 PM
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By Scott Crisp

Nick Hayden Welcomes New D-Line Rotation

Nick Hayden Welcomes New D-Line Rotation

The Dallas Cowboys will use an eight-man defensive line rotation in 2014, a set-up that could benefit Nick Hayden. Read »

Wednesday, Jun 18, 2014 at 1:24 PM
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By Scott Crisp

Jerry: No Place for Defense to Go But Up

Jerry: No Place for Defense to Go But Up

Jerry Jones says the Cowboys defense will be better in 2014, because they can't possibly be as bad as they were a year ago. Read »

Saturday, Jun 7, 2014 at 9:20 AM
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By Scott Crisp

Crawford "Crazy Excited" About Young DL

Crawford

Tyrone Crawford believes the Cowboys' young and unheralded defensive line is in position to shock some critics in 2014. Read »

Thursday, Jun 5, 2014 at 2:00 PM
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By Scott Crisp

Aikman Expects Cowboys Defense to be Better

Aikman Expects Cowboys Defense to be Better

Troy Aikman believes the Cowboys defense will be better than they were a year ago, but he's not convinced the improvement will be enough to get the Cowboys to the postseason for the first time since 2009. Read »

Friday, May 30, 2014 at 3:35 PM
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By Scott Crisp

Rod Marinelli Looking for "Career Years"

Rod Marinelli Looking for

Cowboys defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli is looking to get the most out of a young and largely undecorated group. Read »

Sunday, May 11, 2014 at 9:51 AM
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By Schuyler Dixon

Cowboys Draft All About Numbers on Defense

Cowboys Draft All About Numbers on Defense

For all the talk about no Johnny Manziel and yet another offensive lineman taken in the first round, the draft for the Dallas Cowboys ultimately came down to defense. Read »

Friday, May 9, 2014 at 6:52 PM
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By Schuyler Dixon

Cowboys Move Up for Boise DE Lawrence in 2nd Round

The Dallas Cowboys have drafted Boise State defensive end Demarcus Lawrence after trading up to get him with the 34th overall pick in the second round of the NFL draft. Read »

Monday, May 5, 2014 at 7:24 PM
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By Schuyler Dixon

DL Big Priority for Cowboys, But Not Only Need

The Dallas Cowboys didn't draft a defensive lineman last year even though they were switching to a scheme that required one more. Read »

Friday, Jan 24, 2014 at 1:48 PM
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By Scott Crisp

Jerry Jones on D-Line in 2013: "We Were Compromised"

Jerry Jones on D-Line in 2013:

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones was blindsided by the spate of injuries to the defensive line in 2013. Read »

Tuesday, Jan 21, 2014 at 10:49 AM
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By Adam Boedeker

Jones Bringing Kiffin Back in 2014

Jones Bringing Kiffin Back in 2014

Thought it was a sure thing Monte Kiffin would get the axe? Well, hold on to your hats. 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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SCOTT CRISP A Dallas native, a writer, a former collegiate athlete and a beleaguered, life-long Dallas sports fan.
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PAT DONEY Pat is an award-winning sports anchor and reporter who wakes up every morning wanting to tell a great story. He joined NBC 5 in 2013.
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FRANK HEINZ Frank is the managing editor of NBCDFW.com and has been with NBC 5 since 2000. Having grown up in North Texas, he's naturally a big fan of all the local sports teams and all things interesting about Dallas-Fort Worth.
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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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DAVID WATKINS A Plano native who most recently covered the Vikings and Twins in chilly Minnesota, D-Wat returned to his roots in 2012. David loves all sports and has a passion for playing golf.
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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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