New Faces for Valley Ranch

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There are going to be many new faces around Valley Ranch in the next few weeks. Here is a brief look at some of the newest players selected by the Dallas Cowboys.

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In the later rounds of the 2014 NFL Draft the Cowboys selected Pitt’s Devin Street, a wide receiver. Street’s physical make up resembles that of ex-Cowboy Andre Holmes. He catches the ball with his hands and does not allow it to get into his body. Street is 6’2” 198-pound long strider. He does not possess that quick burst but has decent in-line speed. Street posted a 4.63 forty in his Pro-Day performance. He is not afraid to run his route over the middle and his tall frame makes him a formidable weapon.

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With the 248 pick, Dallas chose Ahmad Dixon, safety from Baylor. Dixon is a 6’0” 212 pound Punisher. He is a bit stiff in his hip movements. Dixon compensates for this with a physical, aggressive style of play. He posted a 4.52 forty at his Pro Day. His aggressive style should help him to become an immediate contributor on special teams.

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Pick 251 found the scouts earning their pay. The Cowboys selected defensive tackle Ken Bishop from NIU. Bishop has the size to play the one technique. He is 6’0” 306-pound beast. Bishop plays with a rare power. He has good hand technique and quick feet. He stays square. Bishop beats double teams and stays after the play. He does a good job reading the screen pass and maintaining his lanes. He should be a good fit in Rod Marinelli’s defensive rotation. Dallas also signed several college free agents. There will be plenty of competition for the 53-man roster. With all the new faces camp, there will not be any chance for these new additions to relax.

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