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Cowboys' Dixon 'to make an impact'

Updated: May 5, 2010, 1:39 PM ET
By Calvin Watkins | ESPNDallas.com

IRVING, Texas -- Marcus Dixon knows all about wanting -- and waiting -- to prove himself.

After spending parts of his first two seasons on the practice squad, the Dallas Cowboys defensive end has high hopes to make it on the 53-man roster.

"He's really reshaped his career as a football player," coach Wade Phillips said. "The first day he came in, two years ago, he couldn't run one lap without collapsing. Now he's on special teams runs and he's up to 294 now, and he was 270 when ...

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