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Falling stars puzzle Dallas Cowboys

Spencer, Jones and Jenkins all seemed on the verge of stardom, so what happened?

Updated: November 7, 2010, 1:42 PM ET
By Tim MacMahon | ESPNDallas.com

IRVING, Texas -- These guys aren't Bobby Carpenter-like busts.

Outside linebacker Anthony Spencer, running back Felix Jones and cornerback Mike Jenkins were major contributors for the NFC East champion Dallas Cowboys last season. The recent first-round picks all seemed on the verge of stardom.

That's what makes their performances this season so puzzling and problematic. The rising stars have regressed significantly after their breakout seasons, making them part of the problem ...

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