IRVING, Texas – Part 2 of the Dallas Cowboys’ Twitter mailbag is ready.
In it we discuss:
Jason Garrett’s past
DeMarco Murray’s fumbling
The future of the Dallas D
DeMarcus Lawrence’s impact
If you want to see Part 1, click here.
Away we go:Brandon Weeden doesn't have the experience that a Brad Johnson, Jon Kitna or Kyle Orton had, so I would think Garrett was a little less worried about them before they had to go in than he might be with Weeden. He just hasn't seen as much and he didn't experience much success in Cleveland. I do think the coaches and players around Weeden will help him realize he doesn't have to make it all happen. He can rely on his playmakers.
@toddarcher: I guess you haven't been checking out this blog very much. It's been addressed a ton of times and a ton of times this week. I do agree the Cowboys need to change up how they are addressing the issue. They are doing everything they can in practice with drills and making him carry the football around during stretching, but I think they need to do more than that in-game if it happens. It's a tricky deal. I get it. He's your best runner. He's arguably the MVP so far. You're not a better team with him on the bench. But those fumbles are costly and can be costly and defenses will come after him. I don't see a problem with taking him out for a series. Heck, that might get the folks worried about overworking Murray off the Cowboys' backs, too.
Why arent people making a big deal about Murrays fumbles? I dont care if your Jim Brown fumbles get you benched, why not him? #cowboysmail— ReeRay1 (@ReeRay1) October 31, 2014
Rolando McClain, Bruce Carter, Justin Durant, George Selvie, Nick Hayden, Anthony Spencer and essentially Henry Melton are set to be free agents next year. That would be a lot of turnover. They would want to keep some of them, of course, but they won't be able to keep all of them. I think this defense will need another couple years of good drafting to get it up and running the way they want it to run. They will get Sean Lee back, which would be good. Morris Claiborne will be back, but he's a question mark at best with how his first three seasons have gone. They need to replenish this defensive line the way they did the offensive line. Maybe they have some pieces down the line (Ben Gardner?) that we don't know about right now, but it's going to take some time.
Dez Bryant has an issue with Randle, then clearly the Cowboys would and should side with Bryant. Randle mad a giant error in bringing up the off-field mistakes of his teammates, as if that made his mistake not as important. That's not a good thing at all. It's up to Jason Garrett to police this and have his pulse on the locker room. Jason Witten was right in what he did on the practice field. There are too many things that happen in a game that make winning difficult. Having two teammates bicker is something that can become a distraction. If it does not go away, then Randle might have to go.