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Back At CB, Ball Feeling More Comfortable

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    Alan Ball is feeling more comfortable within the defense this season, a predictable outcome after moving back to a familiar position.

    Ball spent last season playing free safety, where he struggled mightily at times. This year, he’s back at cornerback, the position he played in college, and he’s flourishing. Ball had a solid training camp and preseason, while getting a considerable amount of action in the absence of injured starters Terence Newman and Mike Jenkins.

    "I feel more comfortable," Ball said recently, per ESPN Dallas. "For me to play my whole [year] at one position and go another it's something I can do cause I consider myself a good athlete. It's one of those things. I'm back at corner and I feel comfortable."

    It appears now that Jenkins will play Sunday night, but Newman is doubtful--meaning that Ball could start against the Jets.

    "It's one of those things and part of the NFL, knowing your role," he said. "My role right now is to come in certain packages and if somebody goes down I am going to have to go in. It's part of the game and something I have been doing since my first year, being available and being ready."

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