Without Allen, Cowboys Need More From O-Line

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Flozell Adams: Not only the anchor of the O-Line, but the eldest statesman of the team now, along with Ellis.
Marco Rivera: Played through the back injury last year, but is looking to get his power back this season.
Kyle Kosier: He won't be Larry Allen, but that might not be a bad thing. His versatility to play other positions could be valuable.
Al Johnson: Has the edge to beat out Gurode again at center, but there could be more rotating at the position.
Andre Gurode: Re-signed to a one-year deal. Has some value with his ability to play the three inside positions.
Jason Fabini: The Jets thought he had little left in his tank. Let's see how he responds when the pads come on.
Rob Petitti: Despite his rookie struggles last year, has 16 starts under his belt. Throw in more strength and confidence and the Cowboys might have something here.
Marc Colombo: Could be an ideal fit to back up left and right tackle positions.
Stephen Peterman: Entering his third season, time is running out. Parcells wants to see more versatility from him.
Cory Proctor: Joined the team last season from Detroit's practice squad. Might have to beat out Peterman for the final backup spot.
Pat McQuistan: Showed a few things in the mini-camp. Of course, without pads, it's a different story.
Shannon Snell: Practice squad player from a year ago. Might have hard time doing any better than that this year.
Dennis Roland: Will stand out because he is the tallest player on the team at 6-9. Now we'll find out if he's got some game to go along with the height.
Matt Tarullo: Parcells liked him enough last year to keep him on the practice squad. He's got value by playing guard and center.
E.J. Whitley: Bad news for the Texas Tech rookie is that his ACL injury will keep him out all season. The good news is that he'll be around all season.

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