Josh Cooper, WR
Any of the Oklahoma State receivers probably make sense here in a new pass-happy offense. But Cooper, at 5-foot-11 and 192 pounds, will take over as a slot receiver and could be a consistent target for new starter Brandon Weeden. Cooper caught 20 passes for 234 yards and a score last season, but he'll get a lot more opportunities in the Cowboys four and five-receiver sets under new offensive coordinator Dana Holgorsen. Hubert Anyiam could blossom into a star, but look out for Tracy Moore and Justin Blackmon, too.
Brodrick Brown, CB
Call Brown the silver lining of cornerback Perrish Cox's suspension from January's Cotton Bowl. Brown replaced the star cornerback and finished with three tackles and a pass breakup, gaining experience that could prove valuable in 2010. He earned the starting spot after the spring and the 5-foot-8, 190-pound sophomore will help solidify a secondary headlined by safety Markelle Martin.
Nick Martinez, LT
Faces don't get much fresher than Martinez at left tackle for the Cowboys. Russell Okung protected the quarterback's blind side for almost four full seasons before being selected No. 6 by the Seattle Seahawks in this year's NFL Draft. Martinez, a junior who's played just 18 career snaps from scrimmage, emerged from the spring as the starter at left tackle. Okung was 6-foot-5 and 310 pounds. Martinez is 6-foot-4 and weighs 317. He has Okung's size. We'll find out this fall how much of Okung's skill Martinez has.
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