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OXNARD, California There's a lot of things I don't like about this Cowboys team: The 8-8 record the last three years is one; and almost every decision owner Jerry Jones makes anymore is another.

But I like this one: The rookie offensive lineman Zack Martin was the first player taken by the Cowboys in this year's draft, and Martin will always be 'the player taken ahead of Johnny Manziel.'

But Manziel wasn't going to make this team better, not this year, anyway. And Zack Martin could... and should.

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