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    Cowboys Camp: Damontre Moore’s Role Expanding By The Day

    The pads won't come on for the at in until later today, but that hasn't stopped newfound excitement for a suddenly deep group of defensive ends from building up steadily for .

    The Cowboys' missing piece for more than a few seasons now has been that dominant pass rusher, particularly one that can pressure the off the right . did come on strong to lead the team with six at the end of 2016 from this RDE position, and so far in camp he's been joined by a healthy , red shirt rookie , 2017 pick – and under-the-radar FA acquisition Damontre Moore.

    has quickly made a strong impression on the Cowboys' , getting work as a DE and player during before apparently throwing his name into the competition for SAM LB at camp. With some 3-4 experience dating back to his college career at Texas A&M, Moore has yet to find his footing in the NFL thanks to behavioral and locker room issues.

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    Now getting the best chance of his pro career to put everything together at just 24 years old, Moore is looking like an excellent addition to 's front seven.

    If his rotational ability as an explosive pass rusher was not enough for Damontre to make a final roster that will undoubtedly have to move on from some edge rushers, Moore's ability to play some situational LB with the same burst and range will assuredly earn him his star.

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    It may seem like a too good to be true this early into camp, with a that garnered little league-wide interest coming in to play as a weak side DE and strong side LB, but these roles makes a lot of sense for Moore considering how the rest of Dallas' is built.

    The LDE position projects to be filled again this season by , (following a four game ), and Taco Charlton. As one of their key strengths, all three players provide exceptional leverage and support against the run which will allow a player like Moore to naturally burst to the ball as a SAM if called upon.

    Plenty of other defensive ends and linebackers are going to be competing for playing time over the remainder of camp and deep into the , and we are still awaiting news on a potential suspension – the third-year that has been practicing every day as the projected starting SAM.

    Damontre Moore has done nothing but help his cause from the second he joined the Cowboys though – including working on a new position of need in the silver and blue.

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    Sean Martin
    Sean Martinhttp://wmscradio.com/show/upon-further-review/
    Born January 28th, 1996- Cowboys Super Bowl XXX. Point Boro Panther, Montclair State Red Hawk, and most importantly a proud member of Cowboys Nation! I host "Upon Further Review" on 90.3 WMSC FM and wmscradio.com every Friday from 1-4 PM ET. Twitter: @SeanMartinNFL.

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    John Williams

    I love that the Cowboys do this with players to help them find a spot on the team. Too many teams don’t think outside the box when it comes to positions. If Moore can be another Wilber type, but with better pass rushing ability, that could be a huge asset. It could even allow them to rush five more frequently in their base without having to blitz Lee or Hitchens up the middle. With him in the lineup they could show more versatile and dynamic fronts.

    While they are a 4-3 team, with Moore at SLB, and say Lawrence at WDE, they would have more of a 3-4 look. I love the versatility the team is beginning to show and the creativity. Especially if it will help them gt pressures and Sacks.