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Cowboys eyeing D-line at Senior Bowl

It’s too early to tell which way the Cowboys will go in this year’s draft.

They might need to find a replacement at right tackle if Doug Free and Jermey Parnell bolt in free agency. They could be searching for running backs to fill the void left should DeMarco Murray find a new home.

But, without question, the No. 1 area they’ll be looking at closely at this week’s Senior Bowl is the defensive line.

The Cowboys ranked 28th in the league in sacks with only 28, led by Jeremy Mincey’s six.

“Certainly that will be an area we will look at,” owner Jerry Jones said.

The Cowboys do rotate their defensive linemen frequently, a positive in Jones’ mind. That puts less of a burden on a draft pick by having him play a more limited number of snaps.

“We know how hard it is to draft one to come in and make 60 snaps, but we don’t have to count on that,” Jones said. “We’ve got a system that puts in place several players that, if they can get 20 to 25 snaps in, then we’ve got someone that makes a contribution.”

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