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Cowboys Mailbag: November 3, 2011

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ALEX GONZALES SWEETWATER, TX:Is Seattle a must-win game? If the Cowboys can't beat the weakest teams on the schedule, then isn't the season already lost?

Nick:I would agree with that. At 3-4 and these upcoming games on the schedule, they're all just about must-wins .... IF ... this team has plans to turn it around and go to the playoffs, which I'm assuming is the premise of your question. Yeah, they can't be losing to teams like Seattle, or Miami or Arizona and I'm going to throw Buffalo in there, too. I know the Bills are better, but at some point, a good team needs to beat good teams. So to me, this is the start of a must-win stretch of games.

Rob: It's the closest thing to must-win at this point in the season, because if you're 3-5, you might need to win seven of your last eight to be assured a playoff spot. And the remaining schedule includes four more division games, which are always toss-ups. Huge that they take care of business Sunday.

MICHAEL RHOAD SUFFOLK, VA:Ok, don't call me crazy, but would you trade DeMarcus Ware for a king's ransom? Herschel Walker style?

Nick: First of all, I don't think you'll see any more Herschel Walker style trades anymore. To answer that question, yes I would. If I was going to get that many draft picks, I think I would trade Ware. But that's not going to happen anymore. The best you'll get is maybe two first-round picks and I don't think I'd do that right now. He's too valuable for this defense. He's a one-of-a-kind player and there's no guarantee that a couple of first-round picks could even match his production. But if it were HW style? Yeah, probably.

Rob: No, because all you're doing is trading arguably the league's most productive defender for a bundle of hope. Then where's your defense? And who knows if all, or any, of those draft picks - I assume many would come with a deal - pan out like Ware has? All fantasy stuff anyway.

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