What dark horse player do you feel has the biggest chance to snag a starting position?
David: I’m going to continue to beat the drum for my guy
Nick: I think Ron Leary would be a nice pick for this question. He’s had a lot of reps in the offseason with Bernadeau and Livings both out. He was a tackle in college so last year was a transition but he showed up nicely this summer and he could be a guy that wins a spot. Rookie safety
Which of last year’s Cowboys - that are no longer with the team - do you expect to have the biggest impact with their new team this season.
David: He’s probably not going to be a “starter” in the truest sense, but Marcus Spears has a good chance to get involved on the Ravens’ defensive line rotation. Baltimore lost a lot of bodies and a lot of veteran leadership after the Super Bowl, so a nine-year veteran like Spears (and another former Cowboy, Christ Canty, as well) has a good opportunity to help fill the void.
Nick:I wouldn’t be surprised to see John Phillips have a good year with the Chargers, who paid him nicely out there. He’ll be behind Antonio Gates but that system utilizes the tight ends well. I would’ve said Victor Butler in New Orleans before he suffered his ACL injury.