Position series: Cowboys offensive line
Projected starters: LT Tyron Smith, LG Nate Livings, C Phil Costa, RG Mackenzy Bernadeau, RT Doug Free
Reserves: C Kevin Kowalski, G/C Bill Nagy, T Ronald Leary, T Jermey Parnell, G David Arkin
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Keep an eye on: The offseason competition at guard. The Cowboys signed free agents Bernadeau and Livings thinking they'd be starters, but neither is 100 percent guaranteed a starting spot. Nagy, Arkin and others loom as threats in what coach Jason Garrett has said many times will be a competition in the offseason and in training camp. Garrett's hope is that this competition brings the very best out of all of his players, thereby improving them all and giving him higher-quality choices from which to pick his starters when the time comes. We shall see. The interior of the line was a big problem for quarterback Tony Romo (not to mention the running game) in 2011, and it will need to show improvement if the Cowboys are to improve on their 8-8 record.
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Play Podcast Cowboys cornerback Morris Claiborne joins Fitzsimmons & Durrett to discuss this week's minicamp and Dez Bryant. Claiborne will join the show to discuss the latest Cowboys news all season.
Play Podcast Ed Werder joins Fitzsimmons & Durrett for his weekly visit and you won't believe who he says is the Cowboys' best player.
Play Podcast Cowboys wide receivers coach Derek Dooley joins Fitzsimmons & Durrett to talk about Dez Bryant's talent and potential.
Play Podcast Glenn "Stretch" Smith and Matt Mosley talk about their time at Day 2 of Cowboys minicamp and discuss Monte Kiffin's defensive principles and his growing relationship with the players.
Play Podcast ESPN NFL insider John Clayton joins Fitzsimmons & Durrett to discuss the Cowboys and Tony Romo missing OTAs.
Play Podcast ESPN senior NFL analyst Ed Werder joins Fitzsimmons & Durrett to discuss another busy week for the Cowboys at Valley Ranch.
Play Podcast ESPN NFL analyst Mark Schlereth joins Fitzsimmons & Durrett to discuss how Peyton Manning, Tom Brady and others spend lots of time with their receivers and if it matters that Tony Romo is not participating in OTAs.
Play Podcast Todd Archer joins Fitzsimmons & Durrett to discuss what he's looking for during the third session of OTAs, a potential Sean Lee contract extension and why people underestimate Miles Austin's value.