Mailbag: Missed Opportunity With Christine Michael? Draft Strategy?

MICHAEL MOORESAN ANTONIO, TX
Seeing how well Christine Michael is doing now that he's back with Seattle, did the Cowboys blow it with him or was he just not a good fit for the team's system?

Bryan: There was no question that he was talented enough, the problem is that he really didn't know what he was doing on the field. The Seahawks are comfortable with him but the Cowboys were not. It's a move you made and it didn't work so you move on.

David:I get what Bryan's saying, which is that the coaching staff didn't trust him to handle his assignments. But that's a tough pill to swallow, given that Michael has carried the ball 39 times for 192 yards since he rejoined the Seahawks. Maybe the coaching staff didn't trust him, but from my perspective it certainly looks like a missed opportunity – especially since the Cowboys gave up a draft pick to acquire him.

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ADAM GORDONMORGANVILLE, NJ

With such high draft picks and a solid foundation on the offensive line, do you think this is the year to draft the future at running back and quarterback?

Bryan: I am not forcing this selection. If Jared Goff or Paxton Lynch is a better player – then take him. If there are better players on that board regardless of the position than the quarterbacks – then take them as well. I will say this – I believe that Ezekiel Elliott has a chance to be a special player and should be considered strongly when making this call.  

David:This sounds like a copout answer, but it's just so early to try to determine what they'll do with their draft picks. If a franchise-changing quarterback is available with the No. 4 overall pick, by all means do it. If you can add an NFL-ready running back somewhere in there, that certainly sounds like a good plan. But Jan. 4 seems a little early to set a definitive draft strategy.

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