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@SunnyinPink: DeMarco Murray still hasn't practiced. What are reasonable expectations for his role and level of play this season?
Rob:Murray could have a pretty big role because he's versatile. He can catch, he can block and he can help in short-yardage situations. The question will be how quickly he can adjust to the offense after missing the entire training camp and preseason so far. It could keep him in a limited role this year.
Josh: I don't have a great feel for it yet because we still haven't seen him in practice. Personally, I'm skeptical of him taking over a big third-down role because Felix Jones was good in that capacity last year, catching 48 passes. We'll have a better grasp when he's finally on the field, but I wouldn't envision a bigger place in the offense for him than what Felix Jones had as a rookie â not too much, in other words.
@TopShelfJays89 :The safeties are under one-year contracts, Terence Newman's getting older and Orlando Scandrick is in the last year of his deal. How quickly can the Cowboys overhaul and improve the secondary?
Rob: I think Elam makes the secondary a little better than it was last year, as long as Newman gets back. The good news about two safeties with one-year deals is they don't prevent the team from developing younger guys. The problem is, they may have to re-address both spots in the draft or free agency next year. It's also quite possible they'll have to spend a high draft pick on a corner next year, too. Everything could look a lot different a year from now.
Josh: There might be two or three different starters next year because of all those guys being at the end of their deals and the age of Newman. It'll be one of the team's biggest priorities in the coming years, but they aren't going to become the best unit in the league overnight. You just have to hope the guys who were here last year can be better for now.
Mailbag: Robinson Suspension Affect The Draft?
With the recent suspension of Rashard Robinson, do you see the Cowboys changing their draft strategy of possibly drafting additional cornerback(s) especially in the later rounds?
Mailbag: Drafting To Fix The Run Defense?
After last year and the spate of injuries, do you think the Cowboys should keep all their draft picks or trade down to accumulate more and build depth?
Mailbag: Update On Looney? New Look OTAs?
Why do you think Joe Looney hasn't signed with anybody yet?
Mailbag: Surtain A Sure Thing? Drafting A QB?
I personally think cornerback is the position easiest to miss on. Is Patrick Surtain II a sure thing?
Mailbag: What About Edge Rusher In The Draft?
With Aldon Smith headed to Seattle, can't the argument be made that edge rusher as just as big of a need as any position on defense?
Mailbag: Can The Cowboys Wait At Cornerback?
Do you think Surtain would still be there at 15 or do you feel Dallas has decided to go with the best available player?
Mailbag: How Deep Is The First Round?
If the Cowboys trade down, how low do they go before they must consider trading out of the first round completely?
Mailbag: Use All 10 Picks, Or Trades Coming?
With 10 draft picks, do you see the team trading up for more quality starter type players?
Mailbag: LVE's Best Spot? Get Pitts Off Schedule?
Where do you see Leighton Vander Esch playing this season?
Mailbag: Can The Cowboys Get 2 First-Round Picks?
Just for fun while waiting for the draft: Do you think there's a scenario where the Cowboys trade their second-round pick to move back into the late first round to get someone?
Mailbag: What if Best Player Available at 10 is WR?
Do you think if Ja'Marr Chase falls to No. 10 that the Cowboys would draft him?