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Cowboys cornering the market

Nick Eatman covers the guys who cover the wide receivers. You've got to love the quality of our cornerbacks. Terence Newman, who is totally underappreciated by NFL fans and writers, is getting close to being the mythical "shut-down" corner. Anthony Henry was arguably the Cowboys' defensive MVP for the first part of the season, until a groin injury caused him to struggle in the second half. Aaron Glenn could still start for many teams, but gives Dallas a coveted nickel CB who isn't a drop-off in talent.

Eatman lists out the rest of the candidates.

Jacques Reeves: Lacks dazzling physical tools, but he always knows where he is on the field and is outstanding in coverage. Could figure into safety mix, too.
Nate Jones: Jones' experience on the 53-man roster will work to his advantage in camp, but with a new crop of corners looking to take his place, he will need to show more than just special teams ability.
Lenny Williams: Solid year in NFLE this past spring should help his cause when cuts are handed down, but NFLE experience only goes so far.
Byron Parker: Will have to leapfrog a few players to make the final roster.
Quincy Butler: Same boat as Parker. Butler has touted speed - he was part of TCU's 4x400 meter relay team that won an All-America honor last year.

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