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Position Series: Fresh Look For Linebacker Unit

DeMarcus Ware - The league's highest-paid defensive player? Quite possible once his extension gets done.
Anthony Spencer - Another example of the Cowboys' youth movement; team thinks he's ready to complement Ware.
Bradie James - Steady, underrated player who also makes the defensive adjustments for his unit.
Keith Brooking - James' sixth inside counterpart in the last five seasons; consummate pro.
Bobby Carpenter - Defense needs him to fill a role more than ever this year.
Jason Williams - Unbelievable athlete could help on special teams while he learns the defense.
Victor Butler - Proved to be a quick learner in mini-camp after missing all of OTAs.
Brandon Williams - Impressed Phillips with a quick first step in practice.
Stephen Hodge - Also should help on special teams right away.
Justin Rogers - Good special teams player; injury sidelined him for part of the off-season.
Matt Stewart - Like Brooking, newcomer who played for Phillips in Atlanta.
Steve Octavien - Seems a little undersized, but a good athlete.

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