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Dallas will have only one returning starter in the same place on the offensive line, left tackle Doug Free. And last year was his first year at that position. The overhaul seems drastic, but Garrett believes it’s a good thing.

“There will be challenges all over the place for them individually and collectively, and we have a long way to go and we’re going to try to take advantage of these practices leading up to (the opener), but we feel good about the direction we’re going,” Garrett said.

Free said the linemen aren’t a cohesive unit yet, but they’re trying.

“Let’s see what happens,” he said. “We’re just going to have to go with what we’ve got and make the best of it.”