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Mailbag: Who's Winning The Backup QB Battle?


Between Mike White and Cooper Rush, which of the backup QBs has taken in Jon Kitna's coaching habits more? And how have the two QBs looked overall so far? - TYLER BAEM / SAN ANTONIO, TX

Bryan:Cooper Rush has put together some nice days. Been accurate and on time. Receivers have done a good job getting open for him. From what I've seen he has an early lead, but there are plenty of practice days to evaluate. 

Rob: If you recall, Rush and White both had an encouraging finish to minicamp with a pair of really good practices. Rush in particular has shown nice touch on deep throws to Reggie Davis and Jalen Guyton. Kitna's message to both guys is to "let it rip" – don't worry about the completion, just make your best throw. Lots of time left for both guys.

Will the coaches give Jourdan Lewis a real shot at playing on the outside instead of the slot? I believe that's where he's best at. - MAROD BRADLEY / MAPLEWOOD , NJ

Bryan: I'd settle for Lewis just playing. Love the way he competes and what he brings to the game from a mental aspect. By studying him playing you know it's important to him. 

Rob:We've seen Lewis and Anthony Brown take turns outside with the first team opposite Chidobe Awuzie. With Byron Jones on Active/PUP, it gives both guys extra reps in their competition for the third corner spot. It's just a good problem for the Cowboys. Brown had that job last year, but if you watched the Saints game last year, how many players in the league can cover Alvin Kamara the way Lewis did in a handful of snaps?

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