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Mailbag: Getting Tavon Austin More Involved?


Was Tavon supposed to get more snaps this game (one pass for one yard)? Maybe I missed it, but he really didn't seem to be involved in the offense at all this game. - JIM HEY / HUDSON, WI

Bryan: I felt like that was the game plan coming in was to get him involved. It's a shame that the one snap he had they had a penalty on the play for a block in the back. They need to find ways to get the ball into his hands more because he's the one guy that defenders fear due to his speed. Could see more of that this week.

Rob: The issues they had in the first half, constantly behind the chains, probably had an impact. I was surprised he only got 10 snaps, though. They did use him a couple of different ways, including a jet sweep. The receiver snaps will probably fluctuate week to week if all six wideouts are going to be involved.


La'el Collins played best at right guard his rookie season. With this move you would have to switch Connor Williams to RT where he played best in college. He lacks the strength to match up with the bigger DT or nose tackle but he is very fast on his feet and has lengthy arms to match up better with speed rushers. What do you think? - CHRISTOPHER WENTZ / SAHUARITA, AZ

Bryan: Collins played left guard and Williams left tackle while in college, but I understand your point. You've invested a lot of time now in Collins as a right tackle. I'd leave him there because I do remember when he did play guard, got injured and lost his job to Ron Leary. In my opinion he's better at tackle than guard. Give Williams a chance. He'll learn and improve as the season wears on. Been saying this since the jump: There were going to be some struggles, but at the end of the day you'll have a better player.

Rob: Collins is your right tackle. I think Williams is going to be fine at guard. It might take him an offseason to develop more strength, but he had a lot of good snaps in the game, too. The Cowboys felt coming out of the draft that he was a better fit at guard than tackle because of arm length.

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