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    2016 Cowboys Camp: Position Most Likely for a New Starter?

    We've reached the end of our six-part 2016 Camp series. If you'd like to see previous installments, there are links provided at the end of this article.

    The Cowboys' first practice in is today. Some positions have already experienced change at the top of the . Others have a competition looming. So, we asked our writers…

    Which Position Will Most Likely Have a New Starter?

    Cowboys Headlines - Morris Claiborne Calls for Dallas to Draft Jalen Ramsey on Twitter ( @RJOchoa ) – We spent a majority of the talking about how might unseat Terrance Williams for the second spot, and we've already crowned Ezekiel Elliott as the primary ball-carrier. A position where the Cowboys have a precarious amount of depth is at the spot. The return of solidifies him as a starter, but it wouldn't shock me if a motivated does enough to earn the second gig over .

    Sean Martin ( @ShoreSportsNJ ) – Obviously, mentioning the position here takes away the fun of diving into some other position-switch controversy, but it is by far the “most likely” thing that is going to happen with the 2016 . became this team's RB1 in 2015. Come week 1 of this season, it will be . Welcome to the league, rookie.

    Brian Martin ( @bmart0204 ) – I was going to go with the obvious and say the middle linebacker position, but I’m going to go with and the position. Rod Smith is a brother of and is currently competing with converted linebacker at fullback. Rod Smith offers a little bit more versatility than and he could be used as an emergency RB as well. It will be interesting to see how he handles the transition from RB to FB in and .

    Ian Koplowitz ( @BleedingTheStar ) – If Morris Claiborne goes off in training camp, could we see him put Brandon Carr on the bench? I mean, think about it. Your first pick from five years ago has a lights out preseason (maybe an interception or two?), and you keep him as your third corner because you're paying Carr more? I just can't see that. You have to roll with the hot hand, and if #24 has a blistering summer, we may see him covering come opening night.

    Cowboys Headlines - Pre-Training Camp 53 Man Roster Projection 10
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    Kevin Brady ( @KevinBrady88 ) – One player I have my eye on is cornerback . As we do every offseason, we are expecting Morris Claiborne to take the next step forward and solidify himself as a legitimate corner in this league. Up to this point Claiborne has struggled with and inconsistencies, though he did have a nice season a year ago. If Claiborne can’t get it together quickly, don’t be surprised if Brown starts to slowly take snaps away from him, until ultimately taking the position away outright. It is a bit of a longshot, but I really like Brown’s game and can’t wait to see what he can bring to this team.

    Bryson Treece ( @BrysonTreece ) – Does the count? You got Mo, Scandy, and Carr all tossing in. Got , Lee, Hitchens, Wilson, Gachkar all tossing in. Got Irving, Mayowa, M. Collins, Crawford all tossing in. About the only sure thing is at FS. And you know what? I love it! Sure, it's nice to have the starter pre-selected, like with , , and even Ezekiel Elliott, but it's also nice when who starts is just a matter of who plays best. Competition is a good thing.

    Jess Haynie ( @CowboysAddicts ) – Brandon Carr has started every game for the Cowboys since arriving in 2012. As long as everyone's healthy, I think that changes this year with Orlando Scandrick and Morris Claiborne being the starters. Carr will certainly get a lot of playing time in the nickel scheme, but I see the other two getting the nod in the base defense.

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    Here are the previous parts of the Camp Preview series:

    Part One: Best Position Battle
    Part Two: Biggest Name to be Cut
    Part Three: Strongest Position
    Part Four: Weakest Position
    Part Five: Favorite Dark Horse

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