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Josh Mauro: Valley Ranch Visit "Something Special"

The former Stanford defensive end grew up in the DFW area



    Former Stanford defensive end and L.D. Bell product Josh Mauro was at Valley Ranch this week for the annual “Dallas Day,” and he wasn’t shy in discussing his excitement over the mere idea of playing for the team he grew up watching.

    "It's kind of like a dream come true," Mauro said, per ESPN Dallas. "Playing Pee Wee football and high school, you see the Cowboys and it's like a dream to think you could play for them. This isn't a sign-up for the Cowboys, but to even have the opportunity to work out for them is something special."

    As a man who has always followed the team, Mauro is well aware that the Cowboys are in the market for defensive linemen, a group that (to put it lightly) is in transition mode. Already this offseason, Dallas cut all-time sack leader DeMarcus Ware and allowed defensive tackle Jason Hatcher to walk in free agency. Ware ended up in Denver. Hatcher, in a more gut-wrenching move for fans, stayed in the division and signed with Washington.

    "You're talking two, possibly three starters up front in that defense that aren't there anymore," Mauro said.

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