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5 Players Climbing the Depth Chart for the Dallas Cowboys

Dallas Cowboys: 5 Players Climbing the Depth Chart During OTAs

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The Dallas Cowboys have now done 10 OTA practices and the next step in the preseason process is mandator mini camp. The Cowboys made it their goal in the offseason to get younger and it will be interesting to see who will start. The Cowboys' roster is as competitive as any and there will be a ton of change by the end of training camp. Here are five players climbing the depth chart.

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5. Devin Street

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5. Devin Street

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If it weren't for knee and ankle injuries, Devin Street would've likely gone in the second to third round. Street is perhaps the best route-runner from this draft class and he has a ton of experience, as he played for a school that has produced a ton of NFL alerts over the years. Street will likely be the No. 3 receiver behind Dez Bryant and Terrance Wiliams.

4. Anthony Hitchens

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4. Anthony Hitchens

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Seen by many as a reach in the fourth round, Anthony Hitchens seems to be in good position to start after Sean Lee's ACL injury in OTAs. Hitchens leaves much to be desired with his pass coverage and recognition, but Hitchens has a nose for the ball and that will ultimately be his calling card in his rookie season.

3. DeVonte Holloman

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3. DeVonte Holloman

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Last year when the Cowboys played the rival Philadelphia Eagles in Week 17, DeVonte Holloman was a special player for Dallas. Holloman had over 15 tackles in the loss and that will be the main reason why he will be the starting middle linebacker in Lee's absence. Although Holloman is relatively new at the linebacker position, he plays with great speed and instinct.

2. Tyrone Crawford

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2. Tyrone Crawford

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Bryan Broaddus of DallasCowboys.com has raved about Tyrone Crawford and that's with great reason. Crawford was supposed to be a stud last year, but he tore his achilles on the first day of OTAs. About a year later, Crawford has great potential with long arms that allow him to push back offensive linemen. Crawford will likely be the starter at the 1-technique position.

1. Terrell McClain

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1. Terrell McClain

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According to DallasNews.com, Terrell McClain has looked really good so far. McClain was brought in over the offseason because he has ties with Coach Marinelli when he scouted McClain coming out of South Florida. While McClain may start next to Henry Melton at the 1-technique position, he will also provide depth behind Melton at the 3-technique position.