Reasons for optimism at Cowboys camp

Offensive and defensive lines look good, though receiver depth is a question

Originally Published: August 19, 2011
By John Clayton | ESPN.com

IRVING, Texas -- The Dallas Cowboys' offseason hasn't been as hot as the Texas weather, and that has Cowboys fans sweating a bit.

Because owner Jerry Jones loaded up his roster with contract extensions in preparation for the 2011 NFL lockout, the Cowboys knew they couldn't acquire much new talent. They were $13 million over the cap when free agency started, and Jones' mission this summer was to maintain the roster rather than upgrade it.

As a result, the Cowboys ...

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