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Friday, July 25, 2014
Three thoughts on Day 2 of Cowboys camp

By Jean-Jacques Taylor

OXNARD, Calif. -- Three thoughts on Day 2 of Dallas Cowboys training camp:
10: Rookie DeMarcus Lawrence said his goal for this season is 10 sacks. Give the man a hand for having lofty goals.

Just so you know, none of the 32 defensive ends drafted in the second round the past 10 seasons has registered 10 sacks. Cincinnati's Carlos Dunlap had 9.5 in 2010.

Most had a negligible impact as they adjusted to playing against NFL tackles and the speed of the game. The Cowboys need Lawrence to be a difference-maker. He doesn't have to get 10 sacks, but if he's a guy offensive coordinators pay attention to this season, then his rookie year will be a success.

Player to Watch: George Selvie

Selvie had 3.5 sacks in his first three seasons, which were spent playing with St. Louis, Jacksonville, Carolina and Jacksonville again.

He had seven sacks with the Cowboys last season and was one of their most consistent players. Now, he must prove it wasn't a fluke.

The Cowboys' defensive line is the land of opportunity. It has a lot of unproven players and it needs Selvie to be a factor just because there are so few others on the defensive line with successful resumes.