Dallas Cowboys News & Notes: Morris Claiborne's Confidence; Travis Frederick To Guard?

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Latest Dallas Cowboys headlines: Morris Claiborne is looking for a big improvement over his rookie season; Travis Frederick may get his first NFL snaps at guard; more.

Morris Claiborne: ‘My confidence level is very high right now’ - Jon Machota, DMN
Claiborne has high expectations of himself, and is confident his second NFL season will be a big improvement over his first.

Anthony Spencer will play for franchise tag - Calvin Watkins, ESPN Dallas
It's official.

Bubble watch: Danny Coale - Todd Archer, ESPN Dallas
Archer puts Danny Coale's chances of making the roster at 25%. He may me able to impress Romo with his precision and route running, but how well has he recovered from his knee injury?

Pre-Camp Random Thoughts: Cowboys with no major decisions - Dallas Cowboys Blog - ESPN Dallas
Watkins makes a case for Lance Dunbar:

If you want to say Dez Bryant had the most impressive offseason for the Cowboys, that would be accurate. But backup running back Lance Dunbar was impressive as well during offseason workouts. Dunbar is a speedy back who could be used in third-down situations. Dunbar needs improvement on pass blocking, size could be an issue, yet, he's someone worth watching in training camp. We're not saying he should become a starter if DeMarco Murray gets hurt again, but Dunbar should see more playing time than he did last season.

Bryan Broaddus: Why Cowboys' first round draft pick Travis Frederick could end up at guard - DMN
The DMN quotes Broaddus from an interview with 105.3:

“I’m one of the most critical guys there is on Phil Costa. But this is a good scheme fit that you want to run the football with DeMarco Murray. Phil Costa can play this scheme. It’s the man scheme he has trouble with, which they’ve been doing a lot the last few seasons. If you do see Phil Costa make this push then all of a sudden do you see Travis Frederick become one these guards. Is he in there with Ronald Leary? Could you have two new starters? I don’t know about that. I think you have one of the guys. But it will be really interesting, we’re out at camp, let’s keep our vision on. How quickly do they start moving Travis Frederick and how quickly does he start getting reps at guard? That will tell you a lot about what they think of Phil Costa.”

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