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MICHAEL GIBBS - PALM COAST, FL: Should we expect an overabundance of injuries once the lockout ends, since players haven't been allowed to rehab with team trainers or work out at Valley Ranch?
Nick: I would think that's a safe assumption. It's probably something that new strength coach Mike Woicik is already preparing for and it sounds like Jason Garrett has an understanding of that potential as well. That's why you won't see the Cowboys rush into practices once this thing is resolved. I would expect at least a week or 10 days of mostly conditioning work to start the camp.
Josh: You would think so, but it may not necessarily be the case. A lot of these guys are pushing themselves pretty hard in their workouts with private trainers or at different training facilities around the country. Who knows if they're doing any more or less than they would if they were at Valley Ranch this offseason. Some veterans may being going easier on themselves, which could be better for them. I just think injuries will be on a case-by-case basis.
DAVID FARRIS - ATKINSON, NH: We always hear that Gerald Sensabaugh could play either position. But is that really true, and which of the two do you think he is best suited to play?
Nick: Well, I imagine his best spot is strong safety, but he's got the skill set to play free safety. And let's not act like these are two completely different positions. In the old days, yeah you had guys like Ronnie Lott at strong safety and Merton Hanks at free. Now, because teams are trying to disguise coverages and schemes much more, safeties are basically asked to do the same things. One might come up in run support more than the other, and one might play back in a centerfield role a little more, but these safeties are rather interchangeable and they have been for a while.
Josh: He could play free safety if he had to, but I don't think that's his best position. A big difference between the two safety spots is that generally the strong safety moves around a lot more, either up into the box to play the run or to get matched up against a running back or tight end in the passing game. With a few exceptions, you want the free safety in a deep zone. I think it would be wasting Sensabaugh's skills, in a way, to simply have him play centerfield.
Mailbag: Detailing Week 1 Starters & Backups At DT
DT is one of the deepest positions on the roster in terms of guys with serious chances at roster spots. Who would you say starts, who are the backups, and who's on the outside looking in?
Mailbag: Sign Another Backup QB?
With Blake Bortles' recent release from Green Bay, why not bring him in and see what he's got?
Mailbag: How Does The CB Battle Look So Far?
How's the battle at cornerback shaping up? Who is getting reps with the first team and what are your gut feelings about the day one starter opposite of Trevon Diggs?
Mailbag: Timing Of Malik Hooker Interest?
Why another look at Malik Hooker at safety if we already passed on him and there are six safeties on the roster at this time? What has changed since his last visit?
Mailbag: Keeping 6 WRs? Niswander's Future?
Is it fair, and I realize "fair" is a subjective term, that Hunter Niswander is being asked to be both punter and kicker, while in competition with Bryan Anger for the punter position?
Mailbag: Going Heavy At Certain Roster Positions?
With a few players who can play more than one position on defense – safety/linebacker, linebacker/pass rusher, edge rusher/defensive tackle – wouldn't this allow the team to go heavy at several positions?
Mailbag: Set At D-Line, Or Geno Atkins An Option?
What are the odds that the Cowboys sign Geno Atkins? I think he would be a nice bridge for a veteran player to help the young defensive line.
Mailbag: Sack Total For Tank, Gregory, Parsons?
With Randy Gregory having a full offseason the first time in his career, and the addition of Micah Parsons, what's your total sack number predictions between the three?
Mailbag: Pass Rush Help? Not Enough WR Speed?
The one thing I haven't heard is "elite speed" - someone who scares the defense of running a deep route. Is there anyone on the Cowboys roster with this kind of speed?
Mailbag: Depth Concerns At Two Positions?
What are two positions that you feel the Cowboys have good talent at but could use more depth?
Mailbag: Extra Scrutiny From Hard Knocks?
Do you think the Cowboys being featured on HBO's "Hard Knocks" will put too much pressure or scrutiny on them to make it to the playoffs?