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August afterthoughts lead Dallas' surge

DeMarco Murray, Laurent Robinson have become key cogs in push for NFC East title

Updated: November 25, 2011, 1:24 PM ET
By Tim MacMahon | ESPNDallas.com

ARLINGTON, Texas -- If training camp didn't present Jerry Jones such prime marketing opportunities, the Dallas Cowboys might consider just skipping the whole charade next season.

It's clearly an overrated aspect of preparing a potential NFL playoff contender. At least, that's one conclusion that could be reached based on the recent boom in production by a pair of playmakers who didn't take a single practice rep for the Cowboys this summer in the Alamodome.

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