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Leftovers: Can 'Boys CBs Match Up With Giants Receivers?

With only an hour on the air and a room full of personalities, great e-mail questions occasionally fall through the cracks on the Cowboys Break and Talkin’ Cowboys online radio shows. But all questions are appreciated and we'll try to answer them in some form or fashion on On Thursday, Bryan Broaddus answered a few that didn't make the air.

Austin Waddick

Do the Cowboys now have the personnel at cornerback to match up with the Giants' wide receivers?

Bryan:It's not just about the Giants, but the Eagles and the Redskins as well. With Brandon Carr, Morris Claiborne, Mike Jenkins and Orlando Scandrick, you do match up much better. You now even have the opportunity to handle the tight ends with those clubs, too. The player that needs to have a better season is Scandrick out of the slot. That's where these teams do the most damage.


Did the Cowboys do enough to fix their offensive line this offseason?

Bryan:I saw some positive things from Nate Livings blocking guys on the Texans, Cardinals and Ravens. Is he perfect or pretty? No, but he is a physical player. Mackenzy Bernadeau made one start last season, against the Falcons, but I did study him against the Giants, and he wasn't bad in the preseason. I have my own questions at center with Phil Costa, but when the season opens, I feel he will be the guy.

B.J. Boutte

Does Bill Nagy have a realistic shot to beat out Phil Costa and/or Mackenzy Bernadeau at center?

*Bryan: *I have a feeling that Kevin Kowalski would have a better chance, but he will be the backup at guard in the preseason.

Rich Meadows

Is Raymond Radway a possibility as the third or fourth wide receiver?

Bryan:Radway, in my view, struggled during the OTAs and minicamp. I really don't know if his leg is totally well. He wasn't moving the same way he did before the injury. There are several young receivers in the mix who are going to push him every step of the way.

Teon Wilson

Do the Cowboys have the talent to be a powerful, run-first team on offense?

Bryan:Why would you want to be a run-first team with Tony Romo, Jason Witten, Miles Austin and Dez Bryant? I think they will be able to run the ball better because of a healthy DeMarco Murray and the addition of the guards. Tyron Smith is a physical point-of-attack blocker. Doug Free, not as much. We'll watch and see how fast Murray and Lawrence Vickers mesh together this summer, which will also tell us a lot about this running game.

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