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Closer Look At How 4th-Rounder Dorance Armstrong Can Help Pass Rush

FRISCO, Texas – A full breakdown of the Cowboys' first fourth-round draft pick (No. 116 overall) Saturday:

Name: Dorance Armstrong

Position: Defensive End

College: Kansas

Height/Weight: 6-3/257

The Rundown: 

A Houston area native, Armstrong was a two-time All-Big 12 selection in three years at Kansas. He tallied 15 sacks, 6 forced fumbles and 34 tackles for loss in 29 starts for the Jayhawks. Although he doesn't have a large frame for defending the run, he's a disruptive rusher off the edge who might fit best as a right defensive end in the Cowboys' 4-3 scheme.

How He Fits In: 

The Cowboys looked at pass rushers on Day 2 but ultimately settled on offensive lineman Connor Williams and wide receiver Michael Gallup. It's no secret Rod Marinelli likes as many pass rushers as he can find. The Cowboys use a deep rotation and Armstrong will have a chance to earn snaps in training camp, even with the offseason signing of veteran Kony Ealy.

Next Cowboys Pick: 4th Round (137th overall)

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