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PAUL KARAM - SAN ANTONIO, TX: I'm not sold that Stephen Bowen or Jason Hatcher can play the run well enough to start. I'd prefer to re-sign Marcus Spears as a run-stopper. Your thoughts?
Nick: Well, I tend to agree with that. I'm really not sold on Bowen or Hatcher being adequate starters although Bowen has actually done more with his limited chances to start than Hatcher. I still think Bowen would be better as a backup but at his stage of his career, he's going to want a big-time contract and it'll be hard to get that if he's not starting. As for Spears, I think he's the better run-stopper of the two. It'll be interesting to see how this position plays out, but I think I'm agreeing with you, I wouldn't be comfortable at this spot if they let Spears go. But it'll probably happen this way.
Josh: I agree with you, I think, that Spears is the best run-stopper of the three, though I'm really intrigued by the idea of what Bowen could do with more opportunities. Both Bowen and Hatcher offer more in pass-rushing situations than Spears, and that has to be some consideration. In general I think the Cowboys need strength in numbers along their defensive line, so bringing back a couple of these guys plus another free agent or two would seem ideal to me. To me, Cullen Jenkins would be a more valuable add for the Cowboys in free agency than Nnamdi Asomugha.
RONALD ALTON - MERCHANTVILLE, NJ: Would you expect the Cowboys to be active in the supplemental draft, and if so, how much interest do they have in Terrelle Pryor from Ohio State?
Nick: If they are active, it'll be later in the rounds like they did last year to get Josh Brent. As for Pryor, I'm not sure what position they view him as. Some teams will scout Pryor as a quarterback but other teams think he'll eventually switch positions, possibly to wide receiver or tight end. I saw him play a few times last year and I don't see him much differently than Vince Young. Not great on mechanics, but a big-body and frame and knows how to move around and make plays. I think he's a quarterback but I don't believe the Cowboys would invest a pick next year to get him.
Josh: The Cowboys won't have any interest in Pryor. Again, they're very set at the quarterback position, and the prospect of moving him to another spot like tight end really sounds like more trouble than it's worth. Besides, he comes with too much personal baggage for Jason Garrett's Cowboys. As for whether they might be players in the supplemental draft for someone else, perhaps, but I think the Cowboys usual M.O. there is to wait and try to get great value when they make those selections, knowing they will have a lot more options next April if they just hang onto the pick.
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?
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?