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Cowboys offensive line: Silent, but deadly

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The Cowboys offensive line won’t talk to the media, except for occasionally Leonard Davis. As Nick Eatman points out in this article, Bigg does whatever he pleases. But even Bigg’s answers to reporter’s questions consist of a one-line, matter-of-fact, get-out-of-my-face-the-buffet-table-is-open response. But that doesn’t deter Eatman, who writes about the great job the offensive line is doing whether they want to talk about it or not. Romo will sure talk about it.

"Those guys are playing unbelievable," Romo said. "We could see that before the season, they were going to be really good. But they've been great. They protect me, give me time, open up holes in the running game. That's all you can ask for."

Roger that, Romo. The o-line is a huge difference in the offense this year.

You guys might think I like piling on Marcus Spears, but I really don’t. I like the guy, he’s usually a lively interview to watch, he’s seems to be the ringleader of the whole Soulja Boy stuff, and his teammates respond to his enthusiasm and genuinely like the guy. Too bad he never makes plays, or he’d be the perfect player. But after screaming all offseason that the only thing that could contain him was Bill Parcells’ 3-4 scheme, we’re finding out that offensive linemen tend to contain him, too.

Through eight games, [Marcus] Spears has 14 tackles, one sack and one forced fumble.

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[Jason] Hatcher, from Grambling, has 15 tackles, one sack, a forced fumble and a fumble return for a touchdown.

OK, maybe Hatcher gets a few more chances by playing on 3rd down, but Spears still gets the majority of the snaps and is just not producing. I will give him credit for helping to make us a good run defense, but he needs to produce some more big plays. DeMarcus Ware knows it and he says Spears knows it.

"He [Spears] talks about it a lot," Ware said. "He is like, 'D-Ware, I need to step up my game.' He knows what he needs to do and is trying to better himself every day in practice."

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"With the slanting and the one-on-ones, you get opportunities to make plays. You just got to make them," Ware said. "He knows what the situation is and he wants to step his game up."

Todd Archer gives out his midseason awards.