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Mailbag: Lack Of Interest In Veteran RBs? Still A Market For Amukamara?

JOHN DORNEYLEESBURG, VA
After seeing the money Matt Forte signed for, why do you think we didn't make a run at him? One less position of need in the draft at a reasonable rate for his level of production.

Bryan:I thought there might have been a shot there, but that wasn't the case. I even went as far as to have watched some of his tape on Wednesday thinking that there might have been a chance. What I think you will see now is that they look at one of these kids in the draft that can do complete things much like Forte can. In my opinion this is not a bad way to go.

David:I definitely agree with your point. He's a talented guy, and he wouldn't have cost much to acquire. At the end of the day, though, I think the Cowboys figured that they already have an inexpensive veteran back. Drafting one ensures you get a young, low-mileage runner – and it'll likely be even more cost-effective than Forte's deal.

LARRY AMBROSONNEWTON, IA
Does the Giants' high-dollar signing of Janoris Jenkins indicate what they think of Prince Amukamara?  I assume they could have signed their own guy for just over half of what they paid Jenkins.  Is Amukamara not worth anything or would he be a nice addition in Dallas for the right price?

Bryan:Prince Amukamara is a similar player to what you have in Morris Claiborne. At times, flashes play making ability then others on the sideline with an injury. Can't really rely on either guy but if given a choice, I would resign Claiborne.  

David:It's hard not to draw parallels between Amukamara and Mo Claiborne. Both highly-touted, highly-talented players. Neither can stay healthy, and that seems to affect their confidence. I think the Cowboys will be in the market for a corner when it's all said and done – but they're going to wait for things to shake out.

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