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April 27, 2013

Vickers has back surgery and should be OK, but Cowboys' draft may have put his position in jeopardy

Fullback Lawrence Vickers underwent back surgery on Friday and should be ready for training camp, owner Jerry Jones said.

But the Cowboys’ draft signaled a possible move away from the fullback position. The Cowboys might have to decide if Vickers’ $1.2 million salary in 2013 is worth it.

“That is what you look at,” Jones said. “We like him. He has done an outstanding job. As we sit here today, I would say, ‘Yes.’ ”

Jones said the Cowboys will think a lot about the positions of fullback and tight end during the OTAs.

"We want to see to some degree how we are doing things in here with one back," Jones said. "I don't know we are ready to say some of these guys can do some of the things that John Phillips does -- that Phillips did for us last year -- relative to the movement and blocking inside. We don't know that. But we would like to see it. We would like to get a feel for it in OTAs."

-- Carlos Mendez

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