Let's roll. The Cowboys have OTA practices, the NBA Finals start today and the Rangers are in a free fall.
What are your thoughts on Perry Jones III? He was supposed to be the next big time forward in the Big 12 following Durant, Beasley, and Griffin, but he never lived up to the hype.
I'm probably not the right guy to ask. I didn't see anything from PJIII this season on TV or in person - I attended the Kansas game in Waco - that made me think he was a lottery pick. He's a finesse player and he disappeared in so many big games down the stretch it was ridiculous. I don't care about his skill set. If I was a GM there's no way in the world I would draft him unless I was at the back end of the first round where the risk reward is a lot greater
Various mock drafts have the following guys going to the Mavs: Terrence Ross, Jared Sullinger, Arnett Moultrie, Kendall Marshall, Moe Harkless, Terrance Jones, Perry Jones, and Austin Rivers, who would you want the Mavs to take?
I haven't given any thought to it at all. Sorry. I've been consumed by baseball and the NBA playoffs. And the NBA draft - unless you;re picking in the top 5 - rarely seems to produce players who are significant contributors as rookies.
Are the minicamps open to the public/media?
media: yes. Public: no
What are the needs next year for the Cowboys in the draft ? Do you see them going all line ?
Really, bro? Can we play THIS season first. We don't even know what the guys they drafted in April look like because they haven't put the pads on yet. I appreciate your passion, but you're a little ahead of the game
Are the Thunder who we thought they were? Should we crown'em? Are they who we thought they were, and we let'em off the hook?Maybe we are just old...Thunder or Heat, who wins?
I like the Thunder in 7. I think it'll be a fantastic series full of athleticism and big plays. It should be a blast
How much longer will it be until we see Claiborne in practice??
training camp has been the plan all along
Did you see the fight this weekend? SMH
No idea how you could watch that fight and think Bradley won. I watched it the replay with the sound down and still couldn't figure out how you could give Bradley a W
Bruce Lee? like the inside linebacker duo nickname
They chop down opponents?
Whats the deal with Victor butler, what does he have to do to be in the longterm plans of the cowboys?
They view him as a niche pass-rusher. He'll get some opportunities on 3rd down. This is a make or break year for his long-term future in Dallas
Hey JJT Whats your opinion on demarcus ware showing up in criticial situations in games? Would you say he's clutch?
I wrote a column about that this week. The Cowboys didn't have a dude with 10+ sacks from 1996 to 2006, when Ware started his streak of 6 straight 10-sack seasons. Now, we're really going to complain about a dude who has been All-Pro - much better than Pro Bowl - 4 times and had NINETEEN sacks last year? C'Mon man!!!!!
Do you think Mike has the ability to play the slot?
Do you think dirk is the type of star that other stars want to come to dallas and play with?
yes. But guys want money more than they want great teammates.
If Williams doesnt come to the mav's will they have any interest in steve nash?
sure, but all he can do is lead the mavs to a first-round exit
The cowboys runningbacks only had 4 rushing touchdowns last year, how can they improve on that this year?
Murray will help it. The interior OL must be better because that's where you run the ball in in the red zone. Garrett has to trust it more, which he will if it's more successful
Do you think the run game can replace the number 3 receiver, because bill had the ground and pound with the jets?
no. You need a real No.3 WR
Thunder or Heat tonight??
Is vicker a upgrade over fiametta? because i know fiametta and demarco had good chemistry last year
yea. He stays healthy. Fiametta often hurt
Does Jenkins have a Chance at starting this year besides an injury?
a small chance. But there's no reason he can't beat out Scandrick for the 3rd cornerback and be on the field much of the time
What do expect from jay ratliff this year?
I imagine he'll continue to slow down as age and double-teams affect him more and more. He plays one of the most difficult positions on the field and he;'s undersized. There's no reason to think he'll improve as he gets deeper into his 30s
hey jt, do you think all the surgeries and injurys will catch up to demarco murray and should dallas be concerned yet?
dude has played one NFL season.It's too early to worry
better back emmitt or barry?
better runner: barry. Better all-around back: Emmitt. If I'm a GM, I'll take Emmitt. The shoulder game sold me. Barry doesn't have that in his resume. The first drive of 3Q in 2nd SB sold me too.
At 23 do you think durant has a chance to be a all time great?
only think stopping him is time
how many allstars will the rangers have this year?
Who has a chance to be a break out player this year for the cowboys?
Sean Lee. Dez Bryant. Bruce Carter. Demarco Murray.
whats wrong with the rangers they got that cowboy fever and starting to believe the hype
Baseball is about ebb and flow for most teams. They're ebbing right now. They will flow again.
Should T.O give it up?
not if he wants to play. I have no idea why any team would sign him. He not good enough to help good team win title or bad team get over the hump, and he eventually causes drama wherever he is
I feel like its been ages since a good ol' chat! I hope all is well JJT. Question: If Jenkins outplays Scandrick for the slot CD position, do you see the Cowboys signing Jenkins even though Scandrick has a deal?
no. If they wanted to sign him, he;d already be done
Do you think the Cowboys should try to make Claiborne a safety
What do you think about Sean Lissemore being a breakout player this season?
he can be solid player, but he not talented enough to be dominant breakout player
Hey JJT, was wondering how you evaluate the Cowboys' off-season moves and what you think might be their biggest need(s) at this time on both sides of the ball? What chance do you give them to win the East this year? Thanks!
on paper fine. I don't really start paying attention until training camp and they practice for real
Is Ware Overrated?
Can KG fit with the mavs?
if he plays, it'll be in Boston
Don't you love how people try to phrase their questions so it doesn't come out as a flat-out "Who should I draft in my fantasy league" question?
Hey JJT, with an improved OL, hopefully, and a better FB, do you think 1500 rushing yards or 2000 AP yards is a good bet for me this year - providing I stay healthy?
nope. 1,100 yards 4.3 and 9 TDs would be outstanding
DO you think the Mavs should draft a big man or point guard in the draft and which player?
the best player. No matter the sport. U never go wrong with the best player. besides, Dirk is the only dude u know for sure will be on team next season
JJT, do you think Mike Jenkins will struggle adjusting to playing in the slot?
it's a different position. The action is faster. Obviously, you can;t use bump and run techniques. The route combinations are different. It's a whole different deal. It will take a minute for him to adjust
What is the organization's opinion on Matt Johnson? Is he here for ST and to grow this year, or is he here to compete with Brodney Poole?
ST first and compete. They like his ball skills
so do you think that there is pressure on Mark Cuban to make a move for Dwight Howard
with what? Mavs have ZERO assets
JJT, which quarterback will disappoint his fans more this season, Tony Romo or Matt Schaub?
Romo cause he can never meet expectations except by winning a SB - and that ain't happening this year
Which Division in the NFC can have 3 playoff teams this year
North. GB, Chi, Det
1100 yards?!?!?! I had almost that in 7 games last year! I'll take it for sure, but that would be far from OUTSTANDING JJT! Like the 9 TDs though!
sorry, I don't expect another 250+ game
Will the Rockets make the playoffs, or become a factor again, with Kevin McHale as their coach?
not until the stink enough to get in the lottery and draft a difference-maker
Will the Mavs end up buying out Odom's contract or do you think they will be able to move it for something?
they'll move it for something
Hey JJT, what are you thoughts on the 3rd Receiver postion? Coale or Holmes?
can't possibly tell you anything until TC begins. I t should be a good battle though.
I'm looking forward to seeing Holmes in the preseason
Was Arlington Stadium that the Rangers Used to Play in Before they moved to Rangers Ballpark is now Cowboys Stadium?
Are you a fan of the MLB playoff rule, that the wild card team has the homefield advantage?
Does Dez Bryant stay healthy and out of trouble this year to help the Cowboys at least make the playoffs?
I have Cowboys as 8-8, so I guess the answer is no. I'm down with them proving me wrong
Why are more and more people jumping on the Heat bandwagon, OKC had the tougher path to the Finals and did it in convincing fashion? Matchups look better for OKC. No way Wade w/ a bad wheel can keep up w/ Westbrook, Ibaka/Perkins protect the rim and cancel out Bosh, Durant will stay in front of Lebron and LBJ has no low post game to take him down low, OKC in 5 and this is coming from a Mavs fan.
i haven't heard anybody jumping on the Heat bandwagon
Does Roy Oswalt have enouhg left in the tank to help the Rangers to the Series? Also do the Rangers resign Hamilton for over $100 million?
The rangers hope so. He doesn't have to be an ace or a savior. He just needs to eat innings and keep them in games. He can do that
Does Chad settle down and find a how with Dolphins? Will Miami be the final stop of his career? If so, do you think he can play multiple years in Joe Philbin's offense?
I think he's done. Cool dude, but he fell off a cliff.
You bring the exact Mavs team back from last year, i.e. Stevenson, Barea, Chandler, Brewer, and a healthy Butler, you still think OKC takes them down?
yep. 5 instead of 4. OKC is younger, bigger, stronger and faster and now they're smarter.
Did Cowboy legend Drew Pearson place the final nail in Terrell Owens coffin with his recent comment about TO's sporadic behavior off the field?
i don't think he was breaking news. TO has always been like that
Who are you picking out of the East this year? I can't see the NYG's making it again with their OL, but seems like I feel that way every year.
as of today, I'd say the Eagles
which Dallas Cowboys rookie will make a run for rookie of the year
Which is the bigger obstacle to the Heat winning the title, a lack of an inside presence to block the paint, or Erik Spoelstra on the sideline?
OKC has more good players. Chalmer and Battier total 1 good player. OKC has Ibaka, Perkins, and the defensive-minded guard and Derek Fisher, who's a .5 good player.
Does Derek Fisher retire if OKC closes the deal, giving him a fifth ring?
i would think so either way. He's had a great run
Really do like the direction this team is going n what Garrett is doing but with that being said interior Oline n lack there of pass rush worries me. Watched many games last year even ones they lost the 2 Giants games' probably the most and too many times DWare is the only one even close to putting pressure on the QB. Yes I like Carr n Claiborne additions but as a realist still think the Boys are one pass rusher away from the defense being elite. With your blunt and honest opinion from watching some OTAs tell me something to make me be a bit more optimistic like some of my fellow cowboys fans boasting on twitter how good this team is or dominant this defense will be.
i don't really get caught up in the underwear olympics. I've been around this team since 1995 and I just know there's a difference between doing it now, when it doesn't mean that much and doing it in training camp when real jobs are on the line. There are a lot of guys I really want to check out and I can't wait for TC so I can do it. That will have to do for now, my friend
Should the Ranger trade Josh Hamilton?
Thanks for participating in the chat, I certainly appreciate all of the thoughtful debate and the quality questions. Remember, you can always hit me on twitter @JJT_ESPNDallas with questions. Take care.