Chat with Bryan Broaddus
Welcome to ESPNDallas.com! On Monday, Dallas Cowboys reporter Bryan Broaddus will stop by to take your football questions.
Broaddus joined ESPNDallas.com in May 2010. He has worked with ESPN 103.3 FM for the last five years, covering the Dallas Cowboys and motorsports for the station. Before joining ESPN, he was a scout in the National Football League for 13 seasons working with the Packers, Eagles, Jaguars and Cowboys. Broaddus earned a Super Bowl Ring from the Packers in 1996.
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Bryan Broaddus (12:03 PM)
Sorry I am a little late today...was breaking down the game...lets get started here.
MALCOLM BRATCHER (DELAWARE)
WHAT WOULD HAPPEN IF GIANTS AND DALLAS TIE
Bryan Broaddus (12:03 PM)
If the Giants and Cowboys tie, the tie breaker goes to the Giants from what I am told.
andre philadelphila pa [via mobile]
Mr. Broaddus. What do the cowboys have to do to beat gaints next week
Bryan Broaddus (12:06 PM)
The real problem with the Giants for the Cowboys is going to be those WRs. Nicks and Cruz had some much open space last time that Manning made them pay for it. The Giants ran the ball well too but these WRs will have to be covered, they cant allow the big play in this game like they did last time.
raul (rio grande city)
Bryan, Do u think that David Garrard would want to come and hold the clipboard behind the Tony? McGee has not shown me he can be a #2 Qb...whaddaya think?
Bryan Broaddus (12:08 PM)
I think that the Cowboys will most likely look at drafting a QB to compete with McGee. I just dont see them getting rid of him now but they need to look toward the future while they still have some good years with Romo left. Need to get a little lucky like the Packers did with Rodgers.
Happy Holidays sexy, is there any truth to the rumor Jason Garrett will be the next Penn State coach ?
Bryan Broaddus (12:11 PM)
Thanks Angie, might need to get those eyes checked but no truth to the rumor that Garrett will be coaching anywhere other than the Dallas Cowboys in 2012.
Chris Fiegler (Latham,NY)
Do you think that the Dallas Cowboys will Clinch the NFC East by Beating the Giants in the Meadowlands on January 1?
Bryan Broaddus (12:14 PM)
I dont have much confidence that this team can go to New York and win this game. I was hopeful that the NYJ would have helped them the other day but that didnt work out. The Giants pass rush and receivers are most likely going to be the difference in this game.
if the boys lose anf eagles win does dallas finish 3rd in the nfc least- better schedule for next year- no?
Bryan Broaddus (12:14 PM)
That is a good way to look at it Jeff...plus drafting position...
desean johnson virginia chester feild county [via mobile]
Cowboys suck and eagles rock o yeah desean jakson can burn any of ur corners
Bryan Broaddus (12:21 PM)
DeSean Jackson is a nice player but its a shame to let his teammates down by being so selfish this season. I would have serious questions about paying a player like that.
What position is most important to draft for the boys?....Im thinking OG/C or DE/OLB...gotta take care of the lines first...Thoughts?
Bryan Broaddus (12:23 PM)
I am looking at defensive players first then I am going to find help inside at center and guard.
Brian, how you do assess this o-line after 16 games? Which players can we rely on going forward, and who will need to be replaced (via draft, FA) in coming years? I like Smith at LT, Free at RT, Costa or Kowalski at Center, and Kowalski at guard. Is Kosier getting too old? And is it a bad sign that Romo is often scrambling away from pressure? Thanks!
Bryan Broaddus (12:29 PM)
The only positions I like are the two tackles and that is putting Free on the right side and Smith on the left. Kowalski is a back up and I think you can do better than Holland. Kosier did his job getting Smith thru this season but time to move on. Like I said before, you will need to draft a center and guard but also hope that Arkin in his red shirt year has gotten stronger.
What 3 things need to happen for the Cowboys to get the job done next week?
Bryan Broaddus (12:34 PM)
Have to block Pierre Paul, cover Cruz and dont turn the ball over to the Giants. I have a feeling that they will not allow the first one to happen but covering Cruz and Nicks is easier said than done.
raul (rio grande city)
i thought the game was within reach...the offense did not click...what happened?
Bryan Broaddus (12:38 PM)
I am in the lab right now studying the game but I am looking at the defense first. Its a different game offensively for the Cowboys if Romo and Jones are in the game but in the first half, the defense was awful. I just watched the pass down the field to Cooper and three defensive backs were in terrible shape.
Brian, what happened to Dwayne Harris? He showed a nice burst and some athleticism that wasn't there in his first go around with the club. Was he out of shape?
Bryan Broaddus (12:40 PM)
I thought all along that Harris would help in the return game from what I had seen him do at East Carolina. I think they made a roster mistake when they put him on the practice squad. Glad to see him making plays.
The Giants had a few key players out during the first game - Umenyiora, Phililps, etc. How much of a difference will they make in week 17?
Bryan Broaddus (12:43 PM)
All those guys for the Giants are outstanding players. The ones that the Cowboys have to worry about all played the last time these two teams met. It was funny not to see Tuck be a bigger factor in the game. I will say one thing, the Giants CBs will have their hands full too.
I know you're pessimistic about the D, but won't the Cowboys be in this game so long as the offense keeps the ball moving like they did a few weeks ago?
Bryan Broaddus (12:44 PM)
No pass rush makes Manning a much better QB and without it, the Cowboys CBs cant hold up. I am now nervous about the Holland situation at OG, he has been playing better.
Bryan Broaddus (12:47 PM)
Well thats all the time that I have today...thanks for the questions..make sure you are following all the guys at ESPN Dallas for all your Cowboys info.
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