Clarence E. Hill Jr. over at the DFW Star-Telegram does a nice job on his latest article. He lays out the next 10 questions the Cowboys must answer now that Parcells is back. Here are a few choice excerpts:
Love it. We can't rely on the draft to solve the line problems. We need experienced players who are ready on day one. Besides a right tackle, Dallas needs an experienced guard to back up Rivera and Allen and may need to think about help at center. Andre Gurode has nice versatility, but we should at least explore better options.
The subject that will only grow over the off season unless Parcells decides to stop it. I'm on record, just say no to T.O. Yeah, I'd like to see us upgrade the receiver spot. But no matter how much talent Owens has, it's not worth the risk of blowing up a team Parcells has carefully crafted.
That was a slap in the face, a $7.5 million cap figure? Clarence Hill is right; Allen is not worth that much money. He's no longer the Larry Allen of five years ago when he was the most dominant guard in the league. On the other hand, I don't think we can release him. With Rivera's shaky play, no real depth, and the need to fix the right tackle spot, we can't create more uncertainty on the line.
Labor issues are a nightmare. Without an agreement free agency could be a risky process for teams. At least Dallas has cap room to make some moves, because we need it.
If Burnett could move inside next to James and be effective, that would be a huge lift for Dallas. The linebacker corps was a problem last year and the departure of Dat Nguyen and Al Singleton leaves us with quite a few holes. We also need to re-sign Scott Fujita for depth purposes.
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The Redskins won their playoff game even though they managed just 120 yards on offense. You got to give it up for their defense which scored and practically scored their two touchdowns. Safety Sean Taylor scored a TD like last week, but then reverted back to previous form when he got ejected for spitting in Michael Pittman's face. Pathetic, just like Marcus Vick last week, this kind of behavior is reprehensible.
More bad news for the Skins, DE Renaldo Wynn broke his arm and is out for the playoffs
It seems Dom Capers is a hot commodity. Came across this morsel in a Miami newspaper.
Although fired by the Texans on Monday following a 2-14 season, Capers is considered one of the NFL's top defensive coaches. Capers has already received feelers from five other teams about defensive coordinator positions, the source said.