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@BeAwesomeLikeMe : What are Phillip Tanner's chances of making the 53-man roster?
Rob:Tanner looked great Sunday night, but he can't be off the bubble just yet. DeMarco Murray's making the team, and say what you want about Tashard Choice, but the Cowboys know he can produce when needed. Comfort level there. I'm not sure they can keep four backs, and Lonyae Miller is still a candidate despite a quiet two games. So to me, Tanner's got to keep this up, especially on special teams. That's where he can really separate himself. I do agree that it'll be tough to get him through waivers now after a national TV game.
Nick: retty good, I would think. He's starting to stand out more than Lonyae Miller and if he keeps playing well on special teams then he'll be a lock to make it.
@angeenator :What affect has Rob Ryan's scheme had on the pass defense so far? It doesn't look any better.
Rob: It hasn't, except in the red zone. Done a better job there except for that miscue on Randy McMichael's TD. It would help to have at least one of the starting corners back (Terence Newman or Mike Jenkins) right now, but the pressure hasn't been there up front. What you're seeing is exactly what Rob Ryan said afterward: a unit that's playing slower because they're thinking too much. That was a concern for me going into camp because his scheme isn't something you can perfect overnight.
Nick: I would hope it doesn't look any better. If these first two games looked better than last year then the Cowboys would have a serious issue at cornerback. I'm guessing the two starters - Newman and Jenkins - will help the secondary tremendously.
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?
Mailbag: Could Jaylon Move Into Romo's Number?
If the NFL passes this latest rule change regarding numbers, could and should Jaylon Smith move into Tony Romo's No. 9 jersey?
Mailbag: Scenarios For Trading Up & Down
Patrick Surtain and Penei Sewell are both on the board and they get an offer to move back into the 20s but pick up a first-round pick next year. Do you take the deal or pick a player?
Mailbag: Underrated Free Agent Signing?
We've heard a lot about the Cowboys' additions on defense, but what are your thoughts on Ty Nsekhe at offensive tackle?
Mailbag: How Big Of A Need Is LB?
I realize this is probably the uncommon view, but why is Dallas not associated with any of the Top 5-6 LB's in the draft?