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Cowboys Mailbag: November 10, 2011

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O'BRIAN HARGRAVE PETERSBURG, VA:Do you think David Buehler being placed on the Injured Reserve spells the end for him as a Dallas Cowboy?

Nick:Well I'm not sure if spells the end, but it might at least spell "the"... This move seems to be half of the process. The Cowboys are moving on for this year and once you get into 2012, now he's a four-year pro with inconsistent success. If I had to guess right now, I think I'd be surprised if he's back on this team next year.

Josh:I don't know. Let's see how Dan Bailey's kickoffs stand up against Buehler's at the end of the year. I understand why a lot of people don't think he's needed here, but for whatever reason the Cowboys have made a place for him as their kickoff guy twice. He'll still be under contract. My guess is he returns to camp and gets a shot to prove he's more valuable than some backup offensive lineman.

SCOTT YUILE WALES, UNITED KINGDOM:How do you guys feel about the recent Sporting News poll of NFL players? Asked who they think is the most overrated player in the league, No. 1 was Tim Tebow and No. 2 was Tony Romo.

Nick:I've never been a big fan of the word "overrated" or "underrated" because my next question is . . . who is doing the rating? I think it comes down to the amount of TV exposure these guys get. I would think after a while, some backup linebacker for an AFC team who busts his tail every day is tired of seeing a guy like Romo or Tebow on the news all the time, especially when they haven't won many big games on this level. I don't think it's the first time - or the last - that Romo has found his way on the overrated list.

Josh: I don't know, most of the time I hear either of them talked about in the media, all I ever hear is how bad they are, so I don't know how anyone could say they're overrated. I think it's just a matter of the players being jealous of the attention they get. Just imagine if his meteoric rise came as the quarterback in, say, Buffalo. He'd be Ryan Fitzpatrick, and no one would think too much about him. But he's on the Cowboys, so the microscope is humongous. The good news is he conducts himself as well as any player I've been around.

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