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Crisis brewing in Cowboys' secondary

The Cowboys' depth, or lack thereof, at the cornerback position merits major concern

Updated: September 8, 2011, 9:31 AM ET
By Tim MacMahon | ESPNDallas.com

IRVING, Texas -- When Rex Ryan finally became a head coach, Baltimore general manager Ozzie Newsome called New York Jets counterpart Mike Tannenbaum to congratulate him on hiring a great defensive mind and offer a half-kidding warning.

"He's got a sign around his neck that says, 'I NEED CORNERS,'" Newsome said.

Ryan tells that story to illustrate how important he considers the cornerback position, especially in a blitz-happy scheme that relies heavily on man coverage. He certainly ...

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