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December 20, 1:00 PM ET
Chat with Jean-Jacques Taylor

Jason (Nashville)

Would Jerry Jones burst like a supernova should the Cowboys blow a one game lead TWICE and allow Philly to take the division?

JJT
  (1:22 PM)

Sorry for delay. All sorts of technical issues...trying to do this on my phone. We'll see how it goes

Andrew (New York)

Did the incident between Jay Ratliff & one of your colleges cause any introspection by you as how you approach tough questions on sensitive issues?

JJT
  (1:26 PM)

No. People at work have disagreementss all of the time. Ratliff is moody and sensitive. You can't do your job based on whether players feel like answering your questions. That said, we should all try to avoid verbal confrontations if possible. Both were wrong. But if no one ever getsbmad at a beat writer or columnist you're probably not doing your job.

Mike (Scranton)

Hi JJT,As usual great work and keep up the great job...Romo is absolutely balling right now and yet the cowboys record in december is still sub .500 at 1-2...As unfair as it is Romo still will be criticized for not getting it done in december...However if the boys get into the playoffs do u see them making a deep run in the playoffs??

JJT
  (1:28 PM)

Thanks much. Nope. This team isn't good enough to make a deep run. The secondary and pass rush is suspect. The offensive line is inconsistent andbGarrett isn't good enough right now to lead them

Tad (Dallas)

When will the Rangers lock up Yu Darvish?

JJT
  (1:29 PM)

It'll probably take just about the entire month. Ignore the rhetoric, a deal will get done

Thomas Brunt (Dallas)

How much do you think Darvish will help the Rangers and the loss of Wilson on the rotation?

JJT
  (1:30 PM)

It's not just about this year. Long-term his upside is higher than CJ's. They think he can be a star. We'll see. He's worth the risk

shanard (slc,ut)

JJT, how will the cowboys momentum carry over to the philly game, and could we see a possible shootout.........

JJT
  (1:32 PM)

I think the only way dallas can win is in a shootout. The Eagles thrive on big plays and the cowboys' secondary has been suspect

shanezzy (SLC)

JJT, if dallas beats philly and the jets beat giants dallas is in correct....

JJT
  (1:33 PM)

Yes. 2 game lead with one to play

Joe (San Antonio)

Sam Hurd, how shocked were you?

JJT
  (1:34 PM)

Surprised - not shocked is the better word. In 20 years of sports journalism and the recent revelations at Penn St., Syracuse and AAU hoops nothing shocks me. Hurd was an awful drug dealer, but a great con man

Chris D (Chandler, AZ)

Would you say it's realistic that we will be looking at 2 new starters in the secondary next year as well as a new Secondary Coach ??

JJT
  (1:35 PM)

Newman will be gone. Elam will return at the right price. Campo will be gone and maybe maxie, the safety coach

nate k. (sioux falls)

how ware feeling it's he going play this saturday.how stange play football on saturday not sunday

JJT
  (1:36 PM)

He'll play and they will try to manage his snaps again. This time of year Saturday is not unusual

JJT
  (1:38 PM)

FYI: i'm cutting a little short today because I'm co-hosting with Natw Newton from 2-3 pm and i need to finish prepping.

CLIFF (MD)

ROMO OR ELI once and for all!

JJT
  (1:38 PM)

This season, i'd take Eli. Other seasonsI'd take Romo

Jason (Nashville)

Ryan and Jenkins have indicated in the past that Ryan's scheme may be too complicated. Is it really that or is it more about the players not being very smart?

JJT
  (1:39 PM)

Players need to perform and quit looking for excuses

Jon (NYC)

Does is really make sense for a team that just emerged from bankruptcy to pay $50 million just to have the rights to a player?

JJT
  (1:39 PM)

Sure. Ray davis and bob simpson are billionaires. Tom hicks was not.

Goku [via mobile]

Who is the best team right now

JJT
  (1:40 PM)

Green bay

Adam (Toronto)

I know in the grand scheme of things, Dallas still has to take care of business and either beat the Giants or beat Phi and Jets win, but it's nice to know the other teams in the NFC East want to win less than we do. We've given away a lot of W's this year, but what do you attribute to the Giants' effort on Sunday?

JJT
  (1:40 PM)

No idea. Total sleepwalk

Chris (Fort Worth)

What do the Cowboys need to do differently this week vs the Eagles? And which player needs to have the best game of their career to help the Cowboys pull off a win?

JJT
  (1:41 PM)

Simply can't allow the big plays. No more than 3 plays of 20+ or they're gonna get beat

Eton (Springfield, IL)

With the Rangers being buyers in the free agent market, should we expect ticket prices to go up? Or will the team try to keep their fans happy with low prices?

JJT
  (1:42 PM)

They may go up some. Winning keeps fans happy

Mike (El Paso)

If the Giants win in the morning should the Cowboys rest some of their starters?

JJT
  (1:43 PM)

Absolutely not. They need to find a rhythm before the postseason

Shu (The ATL)

JJT,With a good defense and an improved offensive line, can Tony Romo lead his team to a Super Bowl (IYO)?

JJT
  (1:43 PM)

Yes. It won't be this year

Mike (Big D)

Don't you think with the lack of defence in the NFC(besides maybe S.F)that if the Boys get in anything can happen?

JJT
  (1:44 PM)

No. Their defense isn't nearly good enough

Mike (Big D)

You hosting that show from prison?

JJT
  (1:45 PM)

Nope. I'm hosting with Nate - not sam hurd

JJT
  (1:45 PM)

I know that was oly 30 minutes, but duty calls. If you wantna bonusbchat this week lemme know and I'll work it in. Happy holidays. Be blessed