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Sept. 02, 2013
Sept. 02, 2013

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Sept. 2, 2013

LEADING OFF
THE MAIL
NFL PREVIEW 2013
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NFL FOOTBALL PREVIEW 2013

This is an article from the Sept. 2, 2013 issue

'BOY'S LIFE A breakout season is in the stars for Dez Bryant now that his talent and maturity are in better balance.

FEATURES

38

The Read-Option

How to stop the hottest new offensive scheme

By Greg A. Bedard

48

Pass It Forward

The four QBs who broke through in 2012 each call to mind a Super Bowl champ

58

Dez Bryant

Structure was the key for the Cowboys' wideout

By Austin Murphy

68

Scouting Reports

Analysis, stats and projected finishes for all 32 teams

156

The Silent Count

Play-calling was a nightmare until quarterbacks got quiet

By Mark Bowden

DEPARTMENTS

8 | SI Digital

10 | Leading Off

16 | The Mail

21 | Scorecard

32 | Faces in the Crowd

35 | Just My Type

Dan Patrick: J.J. Watt will outleap expectations

166 | Point After

Brian Burke: LGBT athletes must be protected in Sochi

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