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RYAN BERDING - WATERLOO, IA: Following the Rangers' run and the Mavericks' title, should Jerry Jones feel added pressure to win a championship in order to stay relevant locally? Are the Cowboys slipping in prestige in Dallas?
Nick: I think there would be pressure for the Cowboys to win if the Rangers or the Mavericks won three straight titles as there would be if the Cowboys had won three more. It's all about football here in Texas and Dallas and the TV ratings suggest that as well. Preseason games draw more attention than probably Sunday night's Game 6. That's the way it goes. So the pressure to win is because of the Cowboys' mystique and that probably won't change. I do think from a marketing standpoint, the tide could be swaying a little to both the Rangers and Mavs in terms of sponsorship dollars and maybe season-ticket sales. But it's going to have to take a lot more success from those teams to compete with the Cowboys in that regard.
Rob: Have the Cowboys slipped from a prestige standpoint since the time when they were winning Super Bowls? Yeah, probably. But I don't think the Mavs' and Rangers' success distracts people from the Cowboys by any means. Look, there are only 16 games, and most local sports fans are going to watch every single one of them. The pressure on this franchise comes from trying to chase its own past success, not from living up to the standards set by some teams in other sports. Come football season, people will be investing their attention in the Cowboys again.
DANIEL LUJAN - ALBUQUERQUE, NM: It seems Stephen Bowen would have a chance to start for the Cowboys this season. Is he capable of playing well in that role?
Nick: That's a good question. He played pretty well in the last half of the season in 2010. I still think he's better-suited as a rotation guy. He's more of a pass-rusher and has the ability to come right and add some pressure. The problem is, it's hard to pay those guys with a fair contract. His side sees him as a quality player and potential starter. But the Cowboys wouldn't want to pay him those big bucks. That's why it's hard to keep players in that role. Either he gets a big contract here - which means he starts at defensive end - or goes somewhere else and starts. So whether or not he's ready to start, if the Cowboys pay to keep him, he'll have to be ready.
Rob: Just personally, I think he's starting-caliber. Now, I'm no scout, but we've been watching him for five years now, and especially over the last couple of seasons he has been a pretty disruptive player when he has gotten the chance. I don't think he's an every-down guy, though. In a 3-4 defense there probably is no such thing. But if he could play half the defensive snaps in tandem with another pretty good player, like a Jason Hatcher, I think they could work well together. You might get those two guys for the price of one more well-known player and be able to keep a good rotation. Then again, I think people around the league know about Bowen, and I wouldn't be surprised if he got a pretty nice offer from somebody.
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?
Mailbag: Kellen Moore's Future? Grier Update?
I was interested in your thoughts of the Cowboys being able to keep OC Kellen Moore past this year. When the season is over, he could go quickly.
Mailbag: What Is Jaylon Smith's Cowboy Legacy?
In light of the decision to release Jaylon Smith, it's hard to know how to feel about such a unique career. From the remarkable comeback story to now, what do you think Jaylon's legacy is?
Mailbag: In Game Decisions? Player Management?
Did you take issue with some of the calls on Sunday, like declining the facemask penalty in the second quarter? Or am I just nitpicking?
Mailbag: Should Micah Parsons Play DE Full Time?
It's way early, but Micah Parsons looks like the best defensive end in the 2021 draft. How are they not going to use him on the edge full-time going forward?
Mailbag: More Jabril Cox? Concerns With Carolina?
With Keanu Neal possibly out another week and Micah Parsons likely to stick it out at DE for a bit longer, can we expect to see Dan Quinn start to mix in Jabril Cox more?
Mailbag: Was Clock Management An Issue Again?
I was confused as to why we did not call one timeout in the last minute and a half of the second quarter against the Eagles?
Mailbag: Cowboys Get Lucky The CBs Were Gone?
Do you think the Cowboys actually got very lucky this year when the two corners they wanted were off the board, therefore getting Micah?