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Muth previews year: to cover Dallas OL

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The Dallas Cowboys' offensive line may be the most hyped-up OL unit of my life. Notice I didn't say overhyped, just hyped up. Living in Dallas, I can tell you that people talk about this line with a reverence that I thought was reserved for Staubach, Aikman, and Nolan Ryan. And with good reason -- the Cowboys put together a nice season last year largely on the backs of the guys up front, and it seems like they should be even better this year.

Prisco muses on why OL talent is dwindling

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What the heck has happened to the line play in the NFL?Throughout training camp and these mundane preseason games, much of the constant talk around the league has been about poor offensive line play, and the Bucs played that part well in their blowout loss to the Cleveland Browns on Saturday night. Tampa Bay is starting two rookies and the right tackle who played against the Browns is a fill-in for down starter Demar Dotson and newcomer Gosder Cherilus, but even so it was a terrible showing. They are not alone.

Fictional Fredbeard competition

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Am I the only one who loves DirecTV's commercials featuring NFL quarterbacks with weird alter egos denouncing cable? "Arts and Craft Tony Romo" is hilarious and it's hard not to laugh when Colts quarterback Andrew Luck plays hide-and-seek with his kittens. But the latest Luck character might be his best one. Luck is notorious for rocking a neckbeard and looking like a Civil War-era general.

so it begins! (the cutdown)

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louis phillipe safe for another year

Bills cut Fred Jackson

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Should the Cowboys have interest?

Fred Jackson cut

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I'd kick the tires on Fred. Like him better than the other FA options. Depending on price, of course.

Competition committee to look at gloves

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Does the NFL have a glove problem? According to the chairman of the league's competition committee, Rich McKay, the NFL might. Speaking with Sam Farmer of The Los Angeles Times, McKay revealed that the NFL might take a look at the gloves worn by players and see if they are giving players too much of an advantage.

Most memorable plays for each team

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Dallas Cowboys: Emmitt Smith, with one good shoulder, runs for 10 yards to put Dallas in field goal range against the Giants in week 17, 1993 For a franchise with as proud a history as the Cowboys, there are some painful memories to consider: the Tony Romo bobbled snap against the Seahawks, Leon Lett against the Bills (and Dolphins), the ending of the Ice Bowl, the Tom Brown end zone interception of Don Meredith to clinch the 1966 NFL championship game, the Dez Bryant "incomplete" pass last year, and Jackie Harris starring in the Sickest Man in America. But when it comes to the Cowboys, the mind immediately goes to the dynasty built in the ’90s. That team cemented its place in the game’s history by repeating as Super Bowl champions in 1993, and much of the credit for the title goes to winning in week 17 against the Giants.

Dallas is a team that uses science to reduce ACL injuries

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Wearable technology can gauge and quantify the player fatigue that leads to bad biomechanics and injuries—a wide receiver suddenly taking many more strides to achieve the same speed, for instance. It can measure the loads on knees and joints, forces that lead to the abduction and adduction that lead to ACL tears. Wearable technology can essentially be used as an early-alert system for soft-tissue injury risk. Fifteen NFL teams are on-the-record Catapult clients. Dallas is one of the teams

WR catch radii by draft class

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As far as wide receiver draft classes go, the class of 2014 made an incredible first impression. If we just looked solely at rookie performance, then it's hard to argue there has ever been a better wide receiver class than last year's.