6:18 AM EDT, Tue April 24, 2018
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Cowboys draft 2018: Finding a quality linebacker for the Cowboys

The Cowboys are looking for a starting-caliber linebacker, here’s the good and bad for all the candidates. We already took a look at the receivers, a position the Cowboys have focused much of their attention on. We’ll continue today with the linebacker position. The Cowboys usually deploy two starting linebackers and they have one good one, and one that the jury is still out on. The problem is that Sean Lee missed five games last season and Jaylon Smith is still trying to reach his previous level before the injury. The Cowboys still need a third starting-caliber linebacker that can...

SportsDay

Will Cowboys LB Sean Lee forever be labeled an injury prone player?

Jon Machota, Cowboys beat writer for SportsDayDFW.com and The Dallas Morning News, answers your questions about the team in a live chat recently. Here are some highlights:Will Sean Lee forever be labeled an injury prone player?Machota: He'd have to put together two or three more seasons where injuries weren't an issue to get past that label. He knows it. It's not for a lack of effort. I'm not sure if it's genetics or just bad luck. The guy works as hard as anyone. LeBron James isn't working harder to stay healthy than Lee and James has gone 14 years in the NBA without a major injury. Is that...

SportsDay

Jaylon Smith feeling 'substantially' better, not sure about move to strongside LB

Playing alongside Sean Lee and Anthony Hitchens, Jaylon Smith felt like he progressed throughout his first NFL season.With Hitchens leaving for Kansas City in free agency, all eyes are on Smith to be the full-time middle linebacker.Some are concerned that the former second-round pick could struggle taking on the extra workload if he's still dealing with the drop-foot condition that has limited him since he missed all of the 2016 season while recovering from a serious knee injury.During a Tuesday radio interview, Smith shared how he feels physically compared to last year at this time."Oh man,...

SportsDay

Who will decide Dez Bryant's future with Cowboys? More than likely, he will

Kristi Scales, the sideline reporter for the Dallas Cowboys radio network, answered questions about the team in a live chat recently. Here are some highlights. At what point in the draft should the Cowboys take a linebacker? Kristi Scales: Linebacker, along with a play-making wide receiver, is a priority for the Cowboys in the draft because of MLB Anthony Hitchens' departure to Kansas City in free agency (and because of Sean Lee's injury history). Whether or not they take a linebacker on Day 1 or Day 2 depends on who is available when the Cowboys' pick rolls around. A linebacker that a lot of...