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Rebuilt O-Line Looking to Control Line of Scrimmage

Dallas continued to rebuild their line through the draft this year, selecting Zack Martin 16th overall



    Rookie right guard Zack Martin seems to have a fairly solid grasp on Cowboys history.

    Speaking to reporters this week, Martin said he hopes to help the team get back to what made them great when they were winning championships in the 90s--namely, dominating the line of scrimmage.

    I know we want to control the line of scrimmage,” Martin said, per the Dallas Morning News. “When we were winning in the ‘90s, that’s what they did, they controlled the line of scrimmage on both sides of the ball. You can tell they’re invested in that. It’s going to be fun to be a part of it.”

    Selected 16th overall out of Notre Dame, Martin became the third offensive lineman picked by Dallas in the first round in the last four drafts. He’ll join left tackle Tyron Smith (2011) and center Travis Frederick (2013), a group offensive line coach Bill Callahan referred to as “rare birds” recently.

    “This guy is certainly similar to Frederick, similar to Tyron where he has a real hunger and passion for the game,” Callahan said. “He wants to know every nuance. He wants to know everything that you can give him. There’s just not enough time in the day to show him the films that we want to teach him and show him examples of. That’s really great to have around you.”

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