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NFL Mock Draft 2012: CBS Sports Is Split Between Offensive, Defensive Line For Cowboys

The needs for the Dallas Cowboys in this year 2012 NFL Draft vary from improving the offensive line, upgrading the secondary or going after the best defensive lineman available in the draft. Over at their two draft experts are split between the Cowboys drafting an offensive lineman and a defensive lineman at No. 14.

Dane Brugler has the Cowboys taking offensive lineman David DeCastro from Stanford:

No. 14 Dallas Cowboys: David DeCastro, OG, Stanford: The Cowboys added a pair of guards in free agency (Nate Livings, Mackenzy Bernadeau), but need to continue and add depth on the interior of the offensive line. DeCastro isn't a flashy, household name, but the smash-mouth blocker might be the best guard prospect to enter the league in the past decade. Despite starting all 39 games in his collegiate career at right guard, NFL teams believe he can also be just as effective at left guard or center.

Rob Rang goes on the other side of the ball by projected that the Cowboys will take LSU defensive tackle Michael Brockers:

No. 14 Dallas Cowboys: Michael Brockers, DT, LSU: The Cowboys awarded free agent Brandon Carr a $50 million contract in free agency but with depth a concern in a division featuring Eli Manning, Michael Vick and soon-to-be Redskins QB Robert Griffin III, cornerback remains a key area of need. Gilmore has the size, athleticism and physicality to be a standout in Rob Ryan's aggressive scheme.

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