IRVING, Texas – Part 1 of the Dallas Cowboys’ Twitter mailbag is ready.
In it we discuss:
Away we go:
Jason Witten and some others. Every player needs work and maybe Lee needs some more with so much time off, but I wouldn't want to waste him in the spring. He said his knee is feeling great. He has had no setbacks. I don't think the Cowboys put him on any kind of noticeable pitch count in the spring.
Anthony Hitchens. He handled the job a little bit last year. Linebackers coach Matt Eberflus talked about different options at Sam with guys who play in the box (Hitchens), the edge (Kyle Wilber) or both (Keith Rivers). The Sam plays about 20 snaps a game, so it is more about finding a player with position flexibility. Hitchens can be that guy and be one of the two nickel linebackers when the Cowboys move to their sub-package defense.
@toddarcher: I'm surprised McClay's name did not come up more in general manager searches this offseason. There were some rumblings, but no interviews. Last year was his first full year running the show, so to speak, as far as putting the scouting department together, so maybe teams want to see a larger body of work. The Cowboys value McClay and he has loyalty to the organization that gave him a chance, but there should come a time where he will want to try it on his own. Given the configuration of the Cowboys' flow chart, McClay has maxed out where he can go in Dallas. It's still pretty high and it's still a good gig considering the leeway involved, but he won't be running the show. McClay has a great eye for talent, knows how to put together a team and can think like a coach. If the Cowboys succeed in 2015, I believe he will be on the top of a lot of interview lists.
#cowboysmail Will Mr. Will McClay remain on Cowboys Staff ?— The TURK (@TheTurk9) May 21, 2015