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NFL Mock Draft 2013: Dallas Cowboys address the line, take Chance Warmack

Dallas has been a victim of a bad offensive line for years, something that needs to change if it ever wants another Lombardi Trophy.

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The Dallas Cowboys signed quarterback Tony Romo to the largest guaranteed money contract in NFL history this offseason. Thus, it might be wise to protect that investment.

In SB Nation's three-round mock draft, our Matthew Fairburn has the Cowboys selecting Alabama Crimson Tide guard Chance Warmack, safety Matt Elam of the Florida Gators and Oregon Ducks guard/tackle Kyle Long.

Warmack is the best available guard in many NFL circles, rivaled only by Jonathan Cooper of North Carolina. However, Fairburn has Warmack coming off first, and going to a place that desperately needs him. Warmack is an animal in run blocking, one of the best guards to come out in years to that point.

Elam is also a fine pick for an improving but still vulnerable secondary. Elam is the younger brother of ex-Cowboy Abe Elam, and he flat out makes plays. When watching Florida games the past few years, this youngster jumps out with such an excellent nose for the football.

Long is someone who provides versatility and has a high upside. Playing in Oregon's system, Long will come in supremely conditioned. He'll also know how to think quick and make adjustments on the fly, something that's invaluable for a rookie.

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