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News: DMN: Giving 3 struggling former 1st-rounders a chance is low risk for Cowboys; will it pay off?

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    Giving 3 struggling former 1st-rounders a chance is low risk for Cowboys; will it pay off?

    RAINER SABIN RAINER SABIN The Dallas Morning News
    Staff Writer

    http://www.dallasnews.com/sports/da...e-is-low-risk-for-cowboys-will-it-pay-off.ece

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    OXNARD, Calif. — At this time of year, so many unrecognizable names are squeezed within the margins of the Cowboys’ roster.

    They are attached to players who never made their mark in football, and most will be expunged from the NFL in the coming months. But quarterback Brandon Weeden, defensive tackle Amobi Okoye and linebacker Rolando McClain catch the eye. They invite curiosity and jog memories.

    Not too long ago, each was a coveted talent, a celebrated member of his draft class and a star in the making. These days, they are three former first-round picks hoping to resuscitate their careers with the Cowboys, an organization that this offseason opened a halfway house for once-ballyhooed players emerging from their own versions of football purgatory...

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