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Dallas Cowboys: 5 Players Who Stood Out In Preseason Week 2

Dallas Cowboys Preseason 2014: 5 Players Who Stood Out In Week 2

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Although the Dallas Cowboys lost for the second time in as many weeks, several veterans and youngsters turned in stellar performances on both sides of the ball. Here are five players who stood out in the second week of preseason action.

5. RB Joseph Randle

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5. RB Joseph Randle

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The fifth-rounder from Oklahoma State caught one pass for eight yards, tallied 41 yards on seven carries and had a 19-yard run to lead Dallas in rushing for the second consecutive week.

4. TE Gavin Escobar

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4. TE Gavin Escobar

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The Cowboys' second-round pick last year hauled in three passes for 58 yards, including a 37-yard reception, before leaving the game with a right shoulder injury. Escobar caught nine passes his rookie season for 134 yards and a pair of touchdowns.

3. MLB Rolando McClain

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3. MLB Rolando McClain

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The potential starting middle linebacker for the Cowboys saw his first action of the preseason and displayed the athleticism that made him the eighth overall pick in the 2010 draft. The former Alabama standout forced a fumble, knocked down a pass, and led the Cowboys with six tackles in his debut at AT&T Stadium.

2. WR Dez Bryant

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2. WR Dez Bryant

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The Pro Bowl receiver caught three passes for 59 yards and a touchdown in his preseason debut on Saturday night. The dynamic playmaker, who had 93 catches for 1,233 yards and 13 touchdowns last season, made a leaping, circus-like grab in the end zone over Baltimore defensive back Dominique Franks midway through the first quarter on his final play of the night.

1. QB Tony Romo

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1. QB Tony Romo

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The Cowboys' starting quarterback returned to the field after a nearly eight-month absence and played two possessions (14 plays) in the loss to the Ravens. The three-time Pro Bowler completed 4-of-5 passes for 80 yards, and guided the first-team offense on a nine-play, 83-yard drive that culminated with a 31-­yard touchdown strike to Dez Bryant.

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