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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 »

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 »

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, Oct 15, 2013 at 1:04 PM
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By Scott Crisp

Jerry'd Rather Not Trade a Draft Pick for D-Line Help

Jerry'd Rather Not Trade a Draft Pick for D-Line Help

Jerry Jones knows the defensive line could use some help, but the doesn't want to part with a high draft pick to get it. Read »

Monday, Oct 14, 2013 at 3:14 PM
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By Scott Crisp

Jerry on D-Line: "No-Name Guys Are Making Plays"

Jerry on D-Line:

Jerry Jones is encouraged by what he's seeing out of the team's patchwork defensive front. Read »

Friday, Sep 6, 2013 at 11:49 AM
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By Scott Crisp

Ben Bass Suffers Separated Shoulder

Ben Bass Suffers Separated Shoulder

Cowboys defensive tackle Ben Bass suffered a separated shoulder in practice on Thursday, meaning he'll likely miss the first month of the season. Read »

Wednesday, Sep 4, 2013 at 12:18 PM
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By Scott Crisp

Dungy: Health of Cowboys' D-Line a Concern

Dungy: Health of Cowboys' D-Line a Concern

Head coach turned analyst Tony Dungy believes the Cowboys have some cause for concern along the defensive line. Read »

Tuesday, Jan 22, 2013 at 10:21 AM
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By Josh Alper

2012 Review: The Defensive Line

2012 Review: The Defensive Line

A lost season for Jay Ratliff, but is his future brighter as a result? Read »

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