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Mailbag: Shrinking WR Rotation? Plan At Safety?


It's been two games and safeties Jeff Heath and Kavon Frazier have played most, if not all defensive snaps, and have looked good versus the run and in coverage. Does this affect the timetable of Xavier Woods' return? If their play continues, does this affect him in the lineup? - JAMES RUNNELS IV / DESOTO, TX

Bryan: Xavier Woods is going to start Sunday in Seattle. He practiced with the first unit and Frazier lined up as the backup. Woods was the starter before he got hurt and won't lose his job due to that injury.

Rob: Woods says he's ready to go barring any setbacks in practice this week. I think you'll see more of that three-safety rotation we've seen in recent years. By the end of last season, Frazier had earned snaps on defense and he's certainly played well enough – particularly in coverage – to be in the mix game to game.


'm not comfortable with carrying 7 receivers on a 53-man roster. Do you think at any point this season that our offense will determine our top three receiving options like Cole Beasley in the slot and Deonte Thompson and Michael Gallup on the outside and give them the vast majority of the snaps? - REUBEN JOHNSON / MT JULIET, TN

Bryan: I think that's exactly what will happen. As long as they carry just three running backs they can carry seven receivers. This is a long year, and with injury comes roster decisions, so carrying all those receivers will no longer be an option.

Rob: I'd like to say yes, because I think eventually paring down the rotation might be helpful for Dak Prescott. But after only two games it's hard to look at the group and say, 'Let's play only these three guys.' You didn't even mention Tavon Austin, and he was dynamite against the Giants. Maybe in a month it'll be obvious who needs to play more.

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