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David Arkin might have been selected in the fourth round of the 2011 NFL draft by Dallas, but he has yet to play in a regular-season game. Right now, he's fighting for a final spot on the 2013 roster.
Arkin told Rainer Sabin of The Dallas Morning News, "I just keep my head down and keep working. I’m just going to give it 100 percent effort and however it shakes out it shakes out." The lineman was listed as a backup right guard to Mackenzy Bernadeau last year.
Given that the guard situation with Bernadeau and Nate Livings wasn't overly impressive last year, perhaps Arkin can maneuver into a backup position again this year. Quarterback Tony Romo was sacked 36 times last year. That's the same amount of times he was sacked in 2011.
Offensive line coach Bill Callahan told Sabin he's hopeful for Arkin, saying:
He’s put two hard years in of good work and there’s been a lot of progress made in the weight room. His numbers, what he’s done, how he’s tested this off-season, those numbers have been elevated.
Considering Arkin was a fourth-round pick just a few seasons ago, the Cowboys have to be pulling for him to come into his own to return their investment.