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Dallas Cowboys' Twitter mailbag, Part 2

IRVING, Texas – Part 2 of the Dallas Cowboys’ Twitter mailbag is ready.

In it we discuss:

Dez Bryant and double teams;

Jerry Jones firing himself;

How to handle the quarterback spot;

Looking at Pat Angerer;

Michael Sam’s fit on this defense.

If you want to see Part 1, click here.

Away we go:

@toddarcher: The Cowboys are moving Dez Bryant around more with Scott Linehan. There is a balance they have to strike between taking smart chances when he's doubled and forcing the ball to him. The coaches don't want Tony Romo forcing the ball to Bryant. Bad things happen when that happens. Now, this week, I don't know you will see the Cowboys try to press the ball down the field as much. The Titans bring a lot of pressure and the ball will have to get out of Romo's hands. Getting the ball to Bryant early is always a staple with this offense with smokes or stop routes. I was surprised the Cowboys weren't able to get Bryant more involved last week, especially after the Niners lost their starting corners. That is a little concerning, but I want to see more evidence of a Linehan offense before I get carried away. @toddarcher: This is a little early for this question. The over/under was the fourth game of the season, and I took the over. Silly me. Look, that will never happen. Ever. Never. Ever. Ever. It's a good topic and it's one we can always debate and people will say, "Why don't you ask Jerry if he will fire himself?" Well, we do just about every year, but we know the answer. He believes he's the right guy to get this team out of this rut. It's his team, his money. He can do with it what he wants. He will not sell the team. He will not give up the general manager title. Honestly, he's not a GM in the way others are GMs. He's not scouting players in college or the pros. So he would have the same role he has always had if he hired a "football guy." I know it's not the answer you're hoping for, but it's the only answer available. @toddarcher: Great question. I think it's best to be lucky. Look at the Indianapolis Colts. They part ways with Peyton Manning the same year Andrew Luck is staring them in the face. The Cowboys were lucky to get Romo. The New England Patriots were lucky to get Tom Brady. The Cowboys went so long between Troy Aikman to Tony Romo with poor quarterback play, that I think that's why they are doing all they can to maximize Romo. I can't blame them. Finding a quarterback in the draft is the hardest thing to do. The Redskins thought they had their guy in Robert Griffin III after his rookie year. Now who knows? The Cowboys have to start the process at some point, but I don't see them grooming a quarterback. When they decide to move on from Romo, they will draft their guy and go with him, like the Seattle Seahawks did with Russell Wilson. I believe in playing young quarterbacks and if you look at the Cowboys offensive line the Romo successor would have a solid front to play behind. @toddarcher: They believe they are covered with Rolando McClain, so I don't think you'll see them look at him unless something happened to McClain. I'd venture to guess he's on their emergency board, but there are injury concerns. Justin Durant will be back from a groin injury, and he could move back to middle linebacker and the Cowboys could shuffle guys around. @toddarcher: He doesn't have the athletic ability to be the perfect fit as a right end in this defense. He is more of a left defensive end. That's what I've been told and that's why I didn't believe the Cowboys would go after him, even in a practice squad role. They are actually OK at left end with George Selvie, Tyrone Crawford, Jeremy Mincey, who is playing right end, and Lavar Edwards. Defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli said he likes what Sam has done in limited practice work, but Sam is really doing little with the Cowboys' defense. His work is mostly on the scout team. He gets a couple of one-on-one pass rush snaps on Wednesdays. If the Cowboys were to make a practice squad move with a defensive lineman, I think Kenneth Boatright would get the first call over Sam at this point. He's just more familiar with the Cowboys' defense.