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JAE ROSS - DAYTONA BEACH, FL: After Mike Jenkins' disappointing season, does Orlando Scandrick have a legitimate chance to push him for a starting job this year?
Nick: I don't know how legitimate it will be, but he'll have some kind of chance. But I doubt that it will be like it was in 2009 where they tried to rotate the two every day. Even then, it seemed like Jenkins got more reps and eventually won the job outright and finished the season in the Pro Bowl. I think they will likely compete, but I still think Jenkins is better to start because with Scandrick, there are some match-ups that will be unfavorable for him against bigger receivers. I think Jenkins matches up better with most receivers.
Rob: If Jason Garrett wants competition at every position, then yes, it should be possible for Scandrick to win the job. Right now he's playing maybe 40-50 percent of the snaps as the slot corner, and although he's been up and down, he played very well down the stretch. The question is whether there will be a full camp and preseason to really gauge everyone's performance. I do think Jenkins will rebound from an overall poor season, though.
RAY HOLLIDAY - DENVER, CO: Do you think having Tyron Smith lining up to him instead of Marc Colombo could make Leonard Davis a better player in 2011?
Nick: That's not a bad point. I think it's something that very well could make a big difference. But on third-and-1 at the goal line, athleticism isn't a huge factor there. It's almost leverage, technique and the will to push the guy off the ball. Davis hasn't been as great at doing that as you might expect from someone that looks like him. I do think Smith can help Davis and probably vice versa, too. But overall, Davis needs to just play better on his own as well.
Rob: There could be something to that. Davis and Colombo played better down the stretch last year, but the right side of line generally had problems in space against speed rushers. The Cowboys hope Smith's athleticism will immediately shore up that problem. We'll just have to see. But Davis would need to be the one helping Smith with the calls and some of the pre-snap things.
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?
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?