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September 11, 1:00 PM ET
Chat with Jean-Jacques Taylor

JJT
  (12:59 PM)

Y'all ready to do this?

Kevin (Arlington)

What did you think of the pass rush besides D-Ware against the giants?

JJT
  (1:00 PM)

The pass rush was good, although each of their three sacks came on blitzes. Anthony SPencer did a nice job of rushing the passer

Chioke Hassan (Baltimore,Md)

Dear Jean-JacquesHow is Jerry Jones honoring Art Modell?

JJT
  (1:00 PM)

he's attending the funeral

barry (austin tx)

Whats the chance Ratliff plays this weekend?

JJT
  (1:00 PM)

looks slim to me. If he practices this week, then he has a chance. If not, then he won't.

Chris Fiegler (Latham,NY)

What Texas Rangers P is in the Hunt of being the CY Young Award Winner?

JJT
  (1:01 PM)

none of them. Not even in the conversation

PL (SC)

Mr. JJT, the boyz win over the g-men, does this change your mind about the boyz this season?What's your opinion about this sunday game?Surely a rookie qb won"t beat us right?

JJT
  (1:03 PM)

The name of the game is consistency.The Cowboys had a terrific performance, but they must play to the standard they have no established for themselves every week. Maybe, they can; maybe they can't. Only time will tell. You should know you can't make assumptions in the NFL. Any given Sunday

Tyler (Sacramento)

Besides the obvious (Ware, Lee, Ratliff) who on this cowboys front seven will become a star by the end of the year and why?

JJT
  (1:05 PM)

Jason Hatcher probably won't reach star status but he's emerging as really good player. How about this? He's a guy who has a chance to get 10 sacks this season

John (Carlisle, Pa)

I get really frustrated with Garrett's playcalling and I guess I know the answer to this, but the fact he will never, ever run the ball following a 3 yards or less gain is astounding. If I'm the defense, I know a pass is coming. I actually charted plays on this last Thanksgiving and Murray ran 14 times for 3 yards or less and the ensuing 13 plays were following by a dropback (one was a penalty). I admit that I am screaming for a run call on many plays that end up 20-yard completions. But I just don't get the utter predictability. I know this is a big play offense, but why would you want to basically tell the other defense you are always going to throw on second-and-8?

JJT
  (1:11 PM)

It's probably because he's trying to avoid third-and-long if the run gets snuffed again. Garrett's offense has never had problem generating yards - it's scoring touchdowns. He had a pretty good run-pass ratio against New York. Each season is different. I don't know that a game last November has much to do with this season.

Stephen M. (Vero Beach Fl)

After watching brandon carr throughout the off season and aginst the giants. do you think he's better than mike jenkins?

JJT
  (1:11 PM)

yeah, considering Jenkins is hurt and hadn't played. Carr has been playing physical and that's a positive

Roland (Providence)

Will Romo eventually get a similar deal to Matt schaub or more money?

JJT
  (1:13 PM)

dude, Romo's deal will eventually make Schaub's deal look like chump change

Big Mike (TX)

Do you think Roy William had a fair shake as a cowboys? he only one real season with cowboys in 09 when they made the playoffs, and romo got hurt at the beginning of 2010

JJT
  (1:13 PM)

The NFL is about production. Roy had plenty of opportunities and never took advantage of any of them. No one to blame but him.

Mark (dallas)

Who will play safety if gerald not cleared to play?

JJT
  (1:15 PM)

Danny McCray or Mana Silva would start, and in the dime. McCray would move to linebacker and Silva would play deep safety

Darren (cali)

if ryan cook does well, will costa be in danger of losing his job?

JJT
  (1:16 PM)

sure, but Ryan Cook was 3rd Center for a raggedy Miami team. No guarantee he's better than COsta when he starts playing every week. We'll see because he'll get 2-3 starts

JJT
  (1:19 PM)

Not really. They're good, but so is every other AL team really. The Athletics pitching is superb. The Rays have outstanding starters and bullpen. The Yankees have a great lineup as do the Tigers. The Angles have the potential to be the best team in the AL. No easy route.

Lewis (El paso)

Do you see "Star" with Oj Mayo or Just a solid 6th Man?

Kris (Jersey)

Do you think Witten will play tenative this season because of his injury???

JJT
  (1:20 PM)

no. He missed 3 weeks. It takes time to find a rhythm

victor (Brooklyn)

Does demarcus have a chance at 200 Sacks?

JJT
  (1:22 PM)

i don't think so because that's a huge number, but he can put up another 3-5 years of 16-20 sacks, then he has a shot

Jon (SC)

Daryl Washington from Arizona got a contract extensiona and he was in the same 2nd round draft class as sean lee in 2010, and i never even heard of this guy. so should the cowboys lock lee down before he becomes expensive?

JJT
  (1:23 PM)

too early to lock down Lee. He'll get done when the time is right. No need to rush him.

David (Dallas)

Any thought of moving Dez into sklot on three wide seeing as Tony seems so comfortable lwith thaat wr slot?

JJT
  (1:25 PM)

the routes and pace of the game are much faster in the slot. Dez is not really equipped to handle that role right now. It's the reason Cole Beasley played for 4 plays last week

will (ILL)

Do you think tyron smith will improve after a rough first game?

JJT
  (1:27 PM)

yes. After the game,long after his press conference had been complete. Jason Garrett said of Smith, "He's going to be very. very good.

TJ (houston)

Why are the cowboys so hesitant to give Phillip tanner more carries? Are we looking at another tashard choice situation here or do they just not want to admit Felix is a bust?

JJT
  (1:28 PM)

Really? the run game revolves around DeMarco Murray. Everyone else must get in where they fit in. Tanner will be the backup next year. No way, Felix is back.

Teon (Richmondq)

With Ratliff being injured would it make more sense to start him off at DE?

JJT
  (1:30 PM)

no. He's an average DE. He's special at nose guard because of his strength and quickness, but it's hard to do his job with a bad foot

Tony (Richmond, CA)

What impressed you most about the Cowboys win on Wednesday night? Are you more sold on Carr now than you were prior to the season?

JJT
  (1:32 PM)

I was always impressed with Carr because of his physical approach to the game. I was most impressed by the Cowboys ability to fight through adversity. Every time they were given an opportunity to give in, they rejected it

Teon (Richmond)

Is Gerald cant play wouldn't this be a perfect time to see if Jenkins or Scandrick could play safety? I personally think Scandrick is physical enough and Jenkins is a by far better Corner so it would only help having a physical safety that could slide into coverage if a team spreads the defense out.

JJT
  (1:34 PM)

neither is physically big enough to play safety. You know, they can't stay healthy right now playing cornerback. The game also looks a lot different at safety than it does at cornerback

Shawn (MARS)

JJT,What are your thoughts on Claiborne's defense last week?

JJT
  (1:34 PM)

solid and unspectacular. Good job

Don (Berkeley, CA)

Which AL West do you think will join the Rangers in the playoffs? Do you think Texas will be able to get over the hump this season and bring home the series?

JJT
  (1:36 PM)

Angels. They have so much talent and so many veterans that I just think they're going to make another run and catch the. If not, it'll be an epic fail considering all the money they spent in the offseason

G-Money (Chicago, IL)

Blessings JJT - If the Rangers make the World Series again this year, what has this team learned from its past two WS appearances that will enable them to win it all this time?

JJT
  (1:37 PM)

good question, but I don't think they did anything wrong, per se. Cruz misjudged a ball and their closer melted down

Martellus Bennett (HOF Bound)

How would you rate my performance in Week 1?

JJT
  (1:38 PM)

it was aight

Todd (Pa)

Not discrediting Ratliff's playing/leadership ability by any means or what he brings to the table for that matter I know a 5 time pro bowler but seeing a true Nose with size and ideal weight in Josh Brent think it really helped against the Giants with run game n push up the field. In no way am saying Brent starts over Rat but think getting a lot of 1st and 2nd down reps to keep Rat fresh for 3rd and long pass rush isn't a bad plan. Thought Brent was very disruptive at times n needs to be on the field even after Ratliff comes back. Thoughts?

JJT
  (1:39 PM)

When Ratliff returns the Cowboys will manage his snaps. Lissemore had 27 and Brent had 23. Each played well, one reason the Giants couldn't run

Derrin (Plano, TX)

Should the Cowboys be 4-0 going into the bye week with the Bears game being played in Dallas?

JJT
  (1:41 PM)

on paper, but the game isn't played on paper. The Cowboys are good enough to beat each team but they must play their game and they can't help out Tampa with turnovers and penalties

steve (nyc)

after watching the nfc east this weekend, whats you thoughts on philly and washington?

JJT
  (1:43 PM)

RG3 is terrific and their downhill running game is very physical. Mike Vick was awful. He can only get better.

Rick (TX)

What's the area of emphasis for the Cowboys against the Seahawks, on each side of the ball?

JJT
  (1:43 PM)

you're a day early. Sorry. We don't really get into the opponent until Wednesday

Bryan (Springdale, AR)

When will it not be "too early to tell" about these Cowboys? How much consistency do you need to see? I agree it's just week 1, but we need to pin you down to a time that you will give a more thorough evaluation and prognosis of these Cowboys.

JJT
  (1:46 PM)

i don't work like that, sorry. You want to rush the process. I just let the process play out. We'll all know whether the Cowboys will find the consistency it needs at some point this season. We don't have to rush it.

TJ (Houston )

I agree the run game revolves around Murray but he can't play every down seen Felix drop two throws from romo that could have been positive yds why not have a two headed monster at rb tanner seems to have potential just haven't seen him get opportunities

JJT
  (1:46 PM)

Felix came in camp fat and out of shape. He has done nothing to deserve carries this season. He played 12 plays against the Giants. Speaks volumes

Dave (Waco)

Who will have been the most important player on D once all is said and done? Lee? DWare? Carr? Claiborne? Call me crazy, but I think Hatcher may end up being the guy.

JJT
  (1:47 PM)

C'mon man. Ware is one of the top 2-3 defensive players in the NFL

Ben (Charlotte)

selfish Lions question with a Cowboys tie-in ... will the Boys look to deal Jenkins?

JJT
  (1:47 PM)

personally, I don't think so. He means more to the Cowboys than a 3rd or 4th round draft pick

G-Money (Chicago, IL)

Blessings JJT - How do you think Ogletree's performance against NY impacts the Cowboys' passing game when Witten gets back to 100%?

JJT
  (1:48 PM)

he'll catch 2-3 passes a game most weeks. They just need him to catch the ball when it heads his way

John C. (Tulsa)

Whether Jason Garrett is successful or not as the head coach, he sure makes a better impression at press conferences than the bumbling Wade Phillips.

JJT
  (1:48 PM)

yep

Corey (D.C.)

I cant believe someone said earlier that they have never heard of Daryl Washington. Thats crazy to me. Dude is a beast. That said, what are youe early thoughts on Bruce Carter?

JJT
  (1:49 PM)

really good start to the season

MavsFanatic (MavsNation)

Another chat with JJT? Fantastic! Thoughts on the comments at the Mavs press conference yesterday? Are you becoming a OJ kind of guy? Or do you prefer something else in the morning?

JJT
  (1:50 PM)

not a big OJ fan - Memphis essentially let him walk - but he can certainly change my mind with his performance this season

Shervin (Harrisburg)

Hey JJT, it's been a long time! Thought the OL was decent against NYG. Ryan Cook did a nice job, I thought, on very short notice. Any thoughts about how we can improve the OL?

JJT
  (1:51 PM)

They just need time to grow together

JJT
  (1:51 PM)

The chat has been great today. I'm about to start working on a project with a colleague. Be blessed and we'll chat again next Tuesday at noon