Twitter mailbag: Why is there a need for Cowboys to tank?

Yes, the Cowboys haven't fared well without Tony Romo. But this team has too much pride to tank. AP Photo/Brandon Wade

IRVING, Texas -- The Dallas Cowboys' Twitter mailbag is ready. In it we discuss:

  • Tanking
  • The most important offseason move
  • Jerry Jones, the GM
Away we go:

@toddarcher: I've been amazed at this tanking talk. I just don't get it. Well, I do understand the thought of it, but these players and coaches would never just tank. They don't get to where they are with that kind of thought process. That shouldn't be a surprise. But for those wanting the Cowboys to tank, why change what's worked so well so far? The Cowboys are 3-8 trying their hardest and are in position for a top-five draft pick. Do they really need to alter their approach over the final five games? They won't finish 3-13. @toddarcher: I understand the Cowboys' record is poor, but I don't think this team needs to rebuild. This is a young team for the most part. Tony Romo turns 36 in April. Jason Witten turns 34 in May. The bulk of the team is young, so I can see 2016 being a big rebound year if things go right. As for the drat, at this moment, knowing as little as I know, I would not pick a quarterback with their top pick. Please allow me to change my mind once we know who's available and where the Cowboys will pick, but I think the Cowboys would be better served taking a pass-rusher, cornerback or wide receiver right away. I guess you could add running back to the mix, but I'm not sure the value is there to take a runner in the top 10. Is there a Todd Gurley out there? I don't know. I'm not breaking news here, but the Cowboys need to take the best player that can help immediately to maximize Romo's final few years. In free agency, I don't think spending a ton of money makes sense either. They need to make sure they spend wisely on solid players, not spend big money on solid players. @toddarcher: Well, I had to respond to this one now, didn't I? We get this question every year things go poorly. Every year. And guess what? We ask the question to him as well. And guess what again? He's not changing the way he has done business since 1989. We can ask the question and you can wonder all you want, but it's not going to change and it's never going to change. Ever. A year ago Jones was the executive of the year in the NFL. This year his team is tied for the worst record in the NFC. Undoubtedly, Jones will be asked this question and he will give the same answer. You won't like the answer, but to think he is going to change the operation is just silly. If you've followed this team for any length of time you should know this. If you don't like it, then there are other teams you can root for.