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March 15, 2012

Dan Connor and Nate Livings could be the next Cowboys as their visits continue

The Cowboys have signed five players already. Two more could be coming. Dallas has inside linebacker Dan Connor and offensive guard Nate Livings at Valley Ranch.

Connor, 26, is a former teammate of Sean Lee's at Penn State. He made 19 starts in his four seasons in Carolina, including 11 last year. He has 156 tackles and a forced fumble.

"We're excited to have Dan Connor in, a Penn State guy, drafted by Carolina," Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said on a conference call. "He is the right kind of guy, a very productive player for them, a very productive player in college. We've had a good visit with him so far, and we'll get the chance to visit with him more today and just see where we are and where he is and continue along with this process."

Livings, who turns 30 tomorrow, is 6-5, 332 pounds. He has started 47 games in the past four seasons with the Bengals, including all 16 games each of the past two seasons. Pro Football Focus rated him the 56th-best guard in football last season, behind the Cowboys' starting guards, Kyle Kosier and Montrae Holland.

"He played at LSU," Garrett said. "He's someone we've spoken to, and we're going to have a chance to visit with him today. [offensive line] coach [Bill] Callahan and Wes Phillips have met with him already this morning, took him to a nice breakfast. We'll get a chance to see where he is, see where we are in relation to him. We're excited about that."

-- Charean Williams


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56th best isnt that bad! You have to figure there are 32 teams and at the least 4 Guards per team. So basically 128 guards in the NFL. Mid pack isnt that bad. On the O-Line you can only be as good as the guy next to you!

56th best og, really? why are we even entertaining this guy. We have done a great job so far in FA, don't mess it up now.

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