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Stanford Past, Cowboys Future: Ben Gardner

Ben Gardner conquered his doubters

Ben Gardner went from being snubbed by his home-state school to being drafted by the Dallas Cowboys. Here's a look back at his hard-fought Stanford career.

Follow @DavidMLombardi When the Cowboys drafted Stanford defensive end Ben Gardner earlier this month, Dallas wasn't shy about crediting player development on The Farm for its find. "You're coming from a place that's got it figured out," iconic owner Jerry Jones told Gardner. That, of course, is a reference to the place that discovered Gardner as a two-star recruit, gave him his only... Recommended Stories

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