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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: Biggest Surprises Of The Season So Far?
What other two players do you feel have been nice surprises after the first six games of the year?
Mailbag: Real Trade Expectations? O-Line Rotation?
With the trade deadline coming up, do you see the Cowboys being active?
Mailbag: Assessing Micah Parsons' Progress?
Haven't heard much about Micah Parsons since he was moved to linebacker. How is he grading out at linebacker?
Mailbag: Explaining The Waivers Situation
With Brandon Knight not reporting to the Ravens, can the Cowboys claim him and re-sign him to the practice squad?
Mailbag: Wildcat QB? Give Cam Newton A Call?
Now that he's vaccinated, don't you think we should consider making Cam Newton an offer as backup QB?
Mailbag: Future Of The WR Corps? OT Depth?
Assuming the younger receivers keep producing in this offense is it becoming more evident that Michael Gallup leaves in free agency next year?
Mailbag: In-Game Decisions? Red Zone Issues?
Why is Coach McCarthy getting so much bad press for his poor game management? Is it really that bad?
Mailbag: Four 1,000-Yard Players On Offense?
Has the idea of two 1,000-yard receivers and two 1,000-yard backs ever crossed you guys' mind? Looks possible at this rate
Mailbag: Not Afraid Of Third-And-Long Anymore?
This year, we seem to routinely overcome first-and-15 or first-and-20. Do you think that is showing the maturation in Kellen Moore's play calling?
Mailbag: Tough Roster Decisions Ahead?
I'm awaiting the return of some key players but I'm also starting to worry that we simply won't have enough roster spots. Am I over thinking it?
Mailbag: Cowboys Still Peaking? Try Diggs At WR?
Can't remember having more fun watching a team come together. Don't we still have a lot of room to grow and improve?