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IRVING, Tex. - A year ago at this time, Manuel Johnson's head was swimming. A seventh-round draft choice out of Oklahoma, Johnson went through the Dallas Cowboys' rookie mini-camp and Organized Team Activities (OTAs) just trying to absorb the offense and learn his role.

Like any rookie, he was learning a new scheme, with new plays, new coaches and new teammates. What a difference a year makes. Johnson ultimately didn't crack the team's receiver rotation coming out of training camp, and is still looking forward to making his debut in an NFL game. But during that time, he practiced, he worked out, he studied. Fast-forward a year and the landscape at the wide...

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