ROBERT FERGUSONRICHARDSON, TX
How do you feel the Cowboys will handle A.J. Green on Sunday? Any chance we see what the Giants did with Dez and roll a safety (B. Jones) to help the corner (M. Claiborne)?
Bryan: Likely to play him straight up. These corners traditionally don't travel with the receivers, but we have seen in the past that certain down and distance situations, Marinelli will take a corner and put him with the star to try and mix things up. I can see him doing something similar.
David:I don't mind keeping the corners on their sides, since that's typically the way Marinelli likes to play. If Tyler Eifer can't go in this game, though, I think it'd be smart to keep a safety – preferably Byron Jones – over the top of Green. With Jones' help, all of these corners should have a better chance of success.
FELIPE REYESBOULDER, CO
I know it's early in the season. But, with the play of Claiborne and Church I have to ask who gets the franchise tag? Or do you see both guys getting new contracts?
Bryan: If they weren't willing to give Claiborne that 5th year option, I don't see them putting the franchise tag on him either. As far as working on a new deal for both, I believe they want to see Claiborne play an entire season before committing anything to him for the future.
David:It is early in the season, but I don't really think this team plans to use the franchise tag on any current players. Sure, they'd like to re-sign some of these guys to affordable team contracts – but I don't think they want to pay Mo, Carr or Church like one of the top players in the league at their positions. I think the gameplan will be to secure some affordable depth in free agency and address the secondary in the draft.