FARR WEST, UT
It seems like Noah Brown is coming up with some clutch plays in these first few games. Combined with his size and ability/willingness to block, do you think he is starting to make a case for his spot on the 53?
Bryan: He’s done a really nice job, especially these last few practices. You always worry about the rookie wall with these wide receivers but he’s fought through it. He still has three games to play for a spot on this roster so stay tuned.
David: I can’t speak for the coaching staff, but I would like to keep Noah Brown on this team – and I’m willing to carry six receivers to make it happen. The problem is that’s so much easier said than done. The Cowboys are unsettled all across their defense, they need to keep offensive line depth, and they might have to carry a third quarterback if Cooper Rush continues to succeed. It’s going to be easier said than done to keep Brown, but I’m rooting for him.
SAN ANTONIO, TX
Which position is in the most need of an upgrade at this point, either by a trade or free agent pickup (after cuts begin)? I’m thinking LG is it right now.
Bryan: It scares me to say this, but I am playing Chaz Green at left guard or right tackle until he proves me wrong. He’s one of your best five offensive linemen — so roll with it. I am leaning toward another defensive tackle. I am fan of Maliek Collins along with Stephen Paea. I like the upside of Joey Ivie and Lewis Neal, but I’m not so sure what I am going to get from Thornton which has me worried.
David: I’d prefer for left guard to be settled at this point, but I’m not too worried because the Cowboys have bodies. Chaz Green, Jonathan Cooper and Byron Bell can all handle it, and Joe Looney might be a factor when he returns from injury. Emmett Cleary can even play guard. I worry about defensive end, simply because of all the suspensions and injuries. If Tyrone Crawford isn’t ready for the season opener, I wonder if they’ll try to pick up someone after roster cuts. Read