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April 26, 2009

Greg Ellis ... You're on the Clock (Again)

It's April, so it's time to assume that linebacker Greg Ellis is thinking of putting his house on the market again. Probably not a bad idea this time.
Demoted to a very limited, part-time role after Anthony Spencer returned from injury last season, Ellis' time with the Cowboys may finally be nearing an end.
The team selected three outside linebackers with their first four picks on Sunday - Jason Williams, Victor Butler and Brandon Williams. Williams is likely going to play inside. Draftee Stephen Hodge is listed as a safety, but they'll be moving him to linebacker soon, too.
Ellis' role right now is secure, but it's only going to be as long as any of these guys proves they can't play. If during training camp one of these players demonstrates he can play and rush the passer in a limited role off the edge, Ellis will finally be cut.

- Mac Engel



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