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"PEOPLE DON'T realize that the passing offense revolves around Jason Witten. He's the guy who gets Tony Romo going. Witten will catch 80 balls. You can put that in the bank. Romo sometimes has big numbers because the Cowboys have a vertical passing game. When defenses force him to be an intermediate dink-and-dunk quarterback, he struggles.
Miles Austin has had only one big year in Dallas, and that was the season he stayed healthy. All of the other years he has been hurt. You'll find out early what kind of season Austin will have. If he strings a few games together and stays healthy, he's capable of a year like 2009.
Dez Bryant is talented but is very limited in his route tree. He's going to run a go, a dig or a stutter. He doesn't have the capacity to play multiple places, which is going to stunt his growth.... They drafted Danny Coale to light a fire under Kevin Ogletree, who is talented but has some maturity issues. If Coale is any good, Ogletree may not stick around.
The coaches will say, 'We have two starters at running back,' but the guy who'll carry the mail is DeMarco Murray. When he took over as starter, the running game came to life. And he accomplished what he did without having a rookie's regular off-season.... Felix Jones can catch the ball out of the backfield. That's where he'll get his touches.
John Phillips is a heck of a blocker. He'll take over the role of Martellus Bennett."
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