Tim Cowlishaw, sports columnist for SportsDayDFW.com and The Dallas Morning News, author of Drunk on Sports and panelist on ESPN’s Around the Horn, answered questions about the Cowboys, Rangers, Mavericks and local college sports in a live chat recently. Here are some highlights:
Assuming there are no devastating injuries to derail the Cowboys’ season, would anything short of a Super Bowl berth be considered a disappointment?
Cowlishaw: Not for me. If the Cowboys went back to back in the East, went to their first NFC championship in 22 years, and lost to the Atlanta Falcons, would that qualify as a disappointing season? In the moment, yes, but not overall. I think you have to be careful in thinking that 13-3 last year means automatically 11 or 12 wins again this season. Lots of young players in the secondary, nothing elite to speak of up front on defense and Dak’s second year will provide some tests.
If the price was right, why wouldn’t the Cowboys take a chance on Darrelle Revis? Couldn’t he take the Charles Woodson path and play some safety?
Cowlishaw: The safety part is interesting. I think last season mostly told us he’s not really ready to go out on Revis Island any more as a corner. But I don’t know what Revis’ thoughts are or whether he’s really going to be better than younger players. No one else seems very interested in this idea.
How big a risk would the Cowboys be taking if their QB depth chart entering the season was just 1) Dak Prescott, and 2) Kellen Moore?
Cowlishaw: At this point, I would say a small risk. Realistically, there isn’t much out there — and, no, not Kaepernick either although he’s at…
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