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Mailbag: Moving Martin To Tackle?; Effect Of Callahan's Departure?

There is a lot of speculation on where Collins fits on this line, but I've seen where most teams thought he projects as a guard. The scenario I see playing out is after this season Collins takes a guard spot with Leary, Zack Martin takes over at right tackle and Doug Free moves on. Most of the 52 games Zack started in college were as a tackle. How do you see this playing out?

Bryan: Why would you move an All-Pro guard? If anything I see the front office and coaches plugging Collins in at left guard and letting him battle with Ron Leary for the job. I can't state how important it is for Jerry Jones to keep the front of that pocket strong as long as Tony Romo is the quarterback. He knows that Romo can handle situations off the edge but it's the ones in his face that give him the most issues.

David:Martin's ability to play four, or even five spots is one of his best assets, but I don't know why you'd move him after he graded out as one of the league's best guards as a rookie. I think the more likely scenario is that Collins will compete with Leary for the left guard spot. In a year or two, you could potentially replace Free with Collins – or don't forget about Chaz Green, who they hope will be their swing tackle in 2015.


In your opinion, who is the bigger loss, DeMarco Murray or Bill Callahan?

Bryan: Bill Callahan. I have always had a great deal of respect for the job that he has been able to do over the years. What he had done with these young offensive linemen speaks volumes to his coaching ability. Nothing against Frank Pollack, but there is going to be a great deal of pressure on him this season to keep this group going on the track they have been the last two seasons.

David: I don't want to understate how good Callahan was at coaching this line – not to mention developing the young trio of Tyron Smith, Travis Frederick and Zack Martin. But that should at least be somewhat mitigated by retaining Frank Pollack, who knows this scheme and these players. We don't have any proof that the running backs replacing Murray can meet the standard he set last fall.

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