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Mailbag: Jameill Showers' Ceiling; Special Teams Coverage In Preseason

BRIAN ASHMOREGENOA, AR

Have the Cowboys found another diamond in the rough with Jameill Showers? There is just something about this kid that I like.

Bryan: There is plenty to like about the player. It's always fun as a scout to get a player that you think has talent, but the more you watch him practice, the more you realize that he is better than what you even thought. Showers is that way.

David: If there's one thing I've noticed about Showers in the little I've seen of him, it's that he's incredibly poised for an undrafted rookie. Even when the pocket breaks down and everything goes south, he's got the confidence and the wherewithal to hang in and make the throw. I'm not ready to put him on the 53-man roster just yet, but I hope we get to see much more of him in the final two preseason games.

JASON BURKESPRING BRANCH, TX

I understand the "vanilla" approach to the preseason, so I am not overly concerned with our offensive or defensive showings so far. But, with that being said, I am very concerned how our special teams has looked (particularly kick/punt coverage units). Am I overreacting, or is there true concern with the coaching staff?

Bryan: I am concerned as well considering how much they work on their special teams each day. The missed tackles bother me the most.

David: It's always troublesome when you see a unit get burned multiple times across multiple games. But honestly, if there's a unit that doesn't bother me that much, it's probably the special teams. Think about it. There's 90 guys on the roster right now, and Rich Bisaccia has to make it work with all of them. The core special teamers, like Jeff Heath, Andrew Gachkar and Danny McCray, are playing far more defense than normal right now. I'm trusting they'll look fine when they work the roster back down to its normal parameters.

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