DRC' looks to become consistent at cornerback

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FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) -- Arizona cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie made plenty of big plays during his rookie year.

As he prepares for his second NFL season, the Cardinals want Rodgers-Cromartie to pay more attention to the small ones.

That means relying less on his dazzling speed and mastering techniques in practice.

When it comes to pure exhilaration, learning proper footwork doesn't compare to the 99-yard interception return for a touchdown that Rodgers-Cromartie turned in last season.

But the coaches say an improved practice regimen will help the 23-year-old Floridian turn his potential into consistent production at one of the game's most demanding positions.

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