What would a Gregory reinstatement do to the D-line? Being a bit ahead of ourselves with this, but what if Randy Gregory is reinstated? What does that do for this rather deep line? Competition intensity should heat up for sure.
Bryan: No guarantees that he makes the team, but they could use his help at right end. He will be in competition with Kony Ealy, Dorance Armstrong and Austin Larkin for a back up spot. I don't see him playing on the left side, so you need to keep that in mind going forward. Regardless, if he gets back on the field it will be a great story.
David:You're right, you are getting a bit ahead of yourself. Gregory is reportedly meeting with NFL officials in New York this week, but I'll believe he's reinstated when I see him here at the facility. If he does get reinstated, though, it's just another talented option in the mix at defensive end. There's nothing stipulating that he has to make the team, but if he's in shape and ready to go, I'd have to consider him one of the favorites to win a roster spot.
Given all the talk about the safety position this offseason with Byron Jones moving to corner. Knowing that Jourdan Lewis is not as big as Kris Richard would like for a cornerback. Why have we not heard any entertainment of the idea of moving Jourdan Lewis to free safety and still letting him work as a slot corner?
Bryan: They haven't thought about moving him because there still is a chance, as you mentioned, for him to be the nickel corner full time. In my opinion he's a better player than Anthony Brown and by the end of training camp they might believe the same. The one guy they have moved from corner to safety is rookie Kam Kelly, who looked uncomfortable playing corner in OTAs.
David:I'm not interested in moving him because I think he's a damn good cornerback. It's completely possible he's the best corner on this team, in my opinion. When it's all said and done, I expect that he's going to find a starting spot somewhere. Not to mention: this team currently has fantastic cornerback depth, and I don't want to get rid of it. If you need another safety, go sign one. There are plenty out there. No need to deplete the cornerback depth chart.
Mailbag: 5 Potential Breakout Players In 2021?
I am curious which young unproven guys do you think could possibly move up into quality backups, special teams or even starter roles?
Mailbag: Re-Focusing On Safety Help?
What are the odds the Cowboys spend money on the position - maybe not the top tier but maybe a mid-tier?
Mailbag: Forgotten Players? Dak Testing Market?
Call me crazy, but if the Cowboys tag Dak again, I can't see him agreeing to any contract with them. Agree?
Mailbag: Considering Trading Michael Gallup?
Should, or could the Cowboys look to trade Michael Gallup to get a Top 40 draft pick and a conditional 2022 pick?
Mailbag: What's The Better Way To Build A Team?
Would it be possible that we would then have enough money to be big players in free agency?
Mailbag: If Dak Deal Isn't Done? Martin Reunion?
Saw that Nick Martin was a cap casualty by the Texans. With Joe Looney hitting free agency, what are the chances Martin gets brought in to compete for center/left guard spot?
Mailbag: Salary Cap Refresher Before Free Agency?
Pardon my ignorance, but when a player retires, like Travis Frederick, why are the Cowboys still on the hook for $6 million for the next two years?
Mailbag: Other Possible Franchise Tag Candidates?
If the Cowboys are able to come to a long-term agreement with Dak Prescott prior to the March 9 franchise tag deadline, do you see them using the tag on anyone else?
Mailbag: One Move To Upgrade The Entire Defense?
Are we dismissing the pros of drafting a big defensive tackle in the first round too quickly?
Mailbag: Explaining The Franchise Tag Window?
If the Cowboys and Dak Prescott do not reach a deal by March 9 and the team applies the franchise tag, can another team still sign him to a contract offer if they are willing to give up two first-round picks?
Mailbag: Fix The Offense To Fix The Defense?
Doesn't it make sense to draft the best offensive tackle available and then start drafting to fill gaps on the defense?