Dallas Cowboys: Players Bound to Break out in 2014

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Dallas Cowboys: Players Bound to Break out in 2014
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With little salary cap space with which to work, the Dallas Cowboys are hoping that a number of young players are able to break out in 2014. Although the 'Boys have historically had some trouble developing the bottom half of their roster, there are still a handful of young talents who they really need to step up this season.

In the 2013 preseason, my breakout candidates were defensive end George Selvie, running back DeMarco Murray, cornerback Morris Claiborne, offensive tackle Tyron Smith, and safety Barry Church: four hits and one miss.

The idea when projecting any player to break out is to identify prospects with potentially elite skill sets who, for whatever reason, have yet to produce at a high level. When you're talking about a player like Selvie with ridiculously long arms and less than a half-season of pro snaps or a running back like Murray with an outstanding weight/speed combination, the breakout predictions are easy.

Take a look at the top six breakout candidates for Dallas in 2014.

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