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    Laying it all on the (offensive) line

    Cowboys likely to shore up OL in draft, but position doesn't need wholesale changes.
    [IMG] By Calvin Watkins
    ESPNDallas.com
    Archive

    The popular prediction is that the Dallas Cowboys will select an offensive lineman with the ninth overall pick in next week's NFL draft.

    Jerry Jones has never drafted an offensive lineman in the first round. In fact, the Cowboys have selected only three offensive linemen in the first round in franchise history.

    But the 2010 season offered a small glimpse into why the Cowboys might change that trend.

    Starting right tackle Marc Colombo had one of his worst seasons as a pro, allowing the third-most quarterback pressures (40) and second-most hits (11) in the NFL last season.

    Read the Q&A: http://sports.espn.go.com/dallas/nfl/columns/story?columnist=watkins_calvin&id=6409541

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