3 Pressing Questions: Broaddus Talks Lee's Backup; RB Rotation

With the Giants coming to town this week, there will be plenty of focus on the defending champions and the rematch against the NFC East leaders.

But before we get there, Bryan Broaddus will answer a few other pressing questions that involve injuries and backup plans. And we'll take one more look back to the Panthers game on Sunday, giving out some game balls to the not-so-obvious.

How much will the Cowboys miss Sean Lee in the middle if he's out for a game or two?

Broaddus: Next to DeMarcus Ware, Lee is their best defensive player and there are those that believe that he might be their best player. This is a huge blow for the Cowboys because of the play making ability that he brings but the defensive leadership as well. This Giants offensive line and backs are a physical group and Lee is more than equipped to be in there down after down. Once again, Rob Ryan is going to have to shuffle some players around to make up for the loss but he has been successful doing this so far this season.

Looking back to Sunday, you gave game balls to Romo on offense and Spencer on the defense. If you had two more – one on each side – who would've received them?

Broaddus: I would have given Doug Free one and Brandon Carr the other. I thought that Free played at a level that we last saw two years ago when we never had to worry about his technique or him getting whipped in the running game. Carr drew the assignment of Steve Smith which wasn't going to be easy but he was more than up to the task. Carr got his game back on track.

With DeMarco Murray still out, can you compare what the Cowboys get with Felix Jones and Phillip Tanner? Who would you like to see get more carries, if both are healthy?

Broaddus: Hate that Murray is going to miss this game because of how well he ran the ball the last time these two teams met. Jones is a little banged up but with Tanner as the backup, you are going to still get that downhill attack. The Giants do struggle against athletic running backs versus their inside linebacker, might be an opportunity to get Lance Dunbar in the mix and see if he can create some mismatch plays.

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