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Cowboys Mailbag: December 2, 2011

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ANTHONY BURDICK HENDERSONVILLE, NC:Should the Cowboys have interest Donavan McNabb since Jon Kitna is hurt?

Nick:No, they don't need him. I'm not sure he would be any better than Stephen McGee right now.

Josh:No. When he hit waivers people were saying the Cowboys might have interest just to keep him from being claimed by Chicago, who they might meet in the playoffs. I'd be begging the Bears to sign him, in that case. He's done. He's been done.

KEITH KIRKPATRICK ROCKWALL, TX Is Tyron Smith having the quietest and most effective season of any Cowboy first-round pick in recent memory?

Nick: Yeah, he is. That's because you don't remember Howard Richards, the last time the Cowboys drafted an offensive lineman in the first round. Tackles just don't get a ton of attention. That's a good thing for him. He gets beat. He has penalties. But for the most part, Smith has been pretty good. I'm thinking a spot on All-Rookie teams would be a good accomplishment for him.

Josh:Quietest? It would be either he or Bobby Carpenter, who was a backup for most of his rookie year. Luckily, he's better than that. He's been far from perfect, but I think he's been improving throughout the season, and he's definitely an upgrade from Marc Colombo. He's still just a baby, so it's going to be interesting to see how good he can become.

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