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Rob Phillips, over at, takes a look at the Cowboys free agency process and determines he likes what he sees.

Grade A: No giant splashes other than Davis, but a precise, aggressive approach to free agency. The Cowboys targeted their needs, both from within and outside last year's roster, and filled them swiftly. Hamlin's one-year deal was a shrewd signing given his experience and the Cowboys' inconsistencies at safety last season. They have invested a little to possibly make a lot at that position.

What's Left: The Cowboys likely won't make another major acquisition unless something falls in their lap, and their remaining holes could be addressed in the draft. They still need a backup nose tackle behind 32-year-old Jason Ferguson, and the offensive line still could use a little more depth, particularly if Rivera doesn't return. Restricted free-agent cornerbacks Nate Jones and Jacques Reeves have yet to sign their original draft choice tenders ($850,000), and the Cowboys would receive a seventh-round pick if they decided not to match another team's offer for either player.

For all the Chris Houston fans, here’s a mock draft from FOX Sports.

Cowboys Chris Houston CB Arkansas Senior
Beyond starters Terence Newman and Anthony Henry, the Cowboys lack depth at corner. Houston is raw and likely needs a year or two to make a true impact, but Dallas can afford the luxury with veterans Aaron Glenn and Jacques Reeves able to handle the nickel role if necessary in '07.

Rick Gosselin takes a look at the potential kick returners in this year’s draft.

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