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October 23, 1:00 PM ET
Chat with Jean-Jacques Taylor

JJT
  (1:01 PM)

What's up. Y'all ready to do this? let's roll

Chris (New Jersey)

Any chance the Cowboys go with Cole Beasley in the slot with Austin and Bryant outside in their 3 WR sets?

JJT
  (1:04 PM)

We'll see. Ogletree has just 11 catches in the last three games - he had 12 in the first three. Too many drops and too many inconsistent routes. But he had a terrific game against the Giants in Week 1, so I don't expect him to sit this week. If he keeps screwing up, Beasley will eventually get a shot

nate keyman (sioux falls)

i think the cowboys needs to trade or releace felex jones. want do you think jean-jacque taylor

JJT
  (1:05 PM)

with DeMarco Murray out? C'mon man. He's done fine the last 2 weeks

Brian (Corsicana)

JJT-love the chats man...i am a die heart cowboys fan, but can appreciate your honesty on all questions that you answer. Do you see Dallas making a switch at punt returner against the Gmen? Dez almost gave me 3 heart attacks sunday, and im only 28 years old! I would like to see Dunbar get in some kick/punt returns. What did you think about Frampton's speacial teams plays? He made alot of good tackles in my opinion!

JJT
  (1:06 PM)

Dunbar will get some shots at KR. Garrett had a funny line about Dez, saying they were relieved when he was finally tackled. That was a case of Dez wanting so badly to make a play that he took a chance he shouldn't have taken. It was a teachable moment. You hope he learns

Brandon (Lubbock, TX)

Hey JJT thanks as always for your chats and your truths about the DFW sports. How did you interpret Jason Garretts run call on 3rd down in the 4th quarter?

JJT
  (1:08 PM)

Check out espndallas.com. I wrote an entire column about it today and it was a chunk of my column on Monday about the game. Bottom line: It's pretty obvious he doesn't trust the offense not to screw up. That worked last week. It might not work this week

John T. Gold (Salt Lake City)

Is Coach Garrett a master salesman as well? I'll I hear if about accountability, attention to details and game situational football. The Cowboys demonstrate none of those qualities. What is with all the lip service???

JJT
  (1:09 PM)

have you ever tried to teach someone and they didn't get it? Garrett's principles and beliefs work but he has to get more production

Ian (Atl, GA)

Will Chris Jones be healthy this week so we can use that roster spot for a DB or something else of need? Any word on the status of Demarco Murray for this game yet?

JJT
  (1:09 PM)

nope. Nope. We might hear something on Murray Wednesday

Lance (NYC)

JJT You da man- how come the Cowboys couldn't stretch the field at all last week? everything was a dink n dunk! bad o-line? no run game? dez being dez? coaching? all of the above?

JJT
  (1:10 PM)

Carolina played a 2-deep zone designed to make you dink and dunk. The worst thing u can do against that defense is throw it deep

Calgary88 (Work)

If the Cowboys win the their next 2 games will your opinion of them change?

JJT
  (1:10 PM)

I don't do hypotheticals. I like to live in the moment

Daryl (Jersey City)

Whats up JJT, Why didnt Mike Jnekin get any snaps at corner or safety in the game?

JJT
  (1:10 PM)

It was a physical game with a 250-pound running QB and they wanted bigger, more physical bodies in the game

jon (south carolina)

What will dallas do if felix or murray cant go? will they call sign another runningback?

JJT
  (1:11 PM)

Felix should be OK. Tanner and Dunbar is next in line

Danny (Miami FL)

If the cowboys decide to sign Spencer at the end of the season, will they have to overpay to keep him?

JJT
  (1:11 PM)

nope. They can franchise him one more year

Michael (NYC)

Whats the update on Sean Lee Injury?

JJT
  (1:11 PM)

sprained toe. On crutches. Probably game day decision

ELI MANNING (NY)

Do you think you they will really stop me? i'm elite

JJT
  (1:12 PM)

nope. but they can contain u

Taylor (Dallas)

Jock, how much $$ should I take out of my 401k to bet on the Giants?

JJT
  (1:12 PM)

$3.95 to buy a dictionary and spell my name right

Gary (los feliz)

Clearly, Garrett lacks the ability to manage games and players. He is a weak link of this team just as Wade was yet people like you continue to support this embarrassing coach. Why?

JJT
  (1:14 PM)

I've written 2-3 columns on that in the last 2-3 weeks. They're easy to find on espndallas.com. Short version: There's not nearly as much talent as you think on this team and it takes a little longer sometimes to right a franchise that's been mediocre for 15 years. I like his approach to building a team, but he needs to fix the time mgt issues

sean (tx)

Why was the cowboys more aggressive in the redzone late in the game

JJT
  (1:15 PM)

he believed in defense and kicker more than offense. Plus, Dez dropped a TD pass

Rich (VA)

Why dont you think the cowboys have a bigger homefield advantage with the amount of ppl you can fit in cowboys stadium?

JJT
  (1:16 PM)

too much botox and Jimmy Choo shoes and folks interested in seeing and being seen than cheering at the game

JJT
  (1:19 PM)

Unless a guy is absolutely overmatched and he's clearly the reason the team is losing, then it's hard to tell that much about a first-time head coach in 29 games. That's why I always point to Landry and Jimmy. I'm not comparing Garrett to them, I'm trying to point out that folks wanted Landry and his 5-23-1 record gone just like they wanted Jimmy and his 7-22 record gone. They had no idea about the legacy those guys would leave in their 2nd year. You have no idea what Garrett's legacy will be right now

Fenster (LBI NJ)

With out little depth ( and production ) at WR, why in God's green earth would you risk Dez getting hurt returning kicks? Not to mention he has shown mental breakdowns numerous times during games.

JJT
  (1:19 PM)

There is ZERO evidence players get more hurt returning punts than playing receiver

Ryan (Black Rock, AR)

I haven't had a chance to watch any games yet, but have noticed in most of the box scores that Crowder has been putting up some points. Is this kid really this good or is this just because it is the preseason? Did the Mavs find something here?

JJT
  (1:21 PM)

i can't get excited about a 2nd round NBA pick in the preseason. He does do some things you like, but I haven't paid much attention to the Mavs yet. That'll change in a few days

Ben (ATL)

Any chance Lee or Murray plays this week? If we are without Murray, will we see more of Lance Dunbar?

JJT
  (1:21 PM)

too early to tell

Adrian (MT)

If olgetree is having a problem with his finger why dont they give someone else a chance to get some plays in?

JJT
  (1:21 PM)

they gave Dwayne Harris a chance to play against Carolina

Ryan (Black Rock, AR)

I keep hearing people say the Mack Brown should be on the hot seat, but when are we going to start hearing about Manny Diaz? To me, he is the one who needs to be run out of town. This defense is pathetic. And to anyone worried about him getting an offer to be a head coach after the year is done should have their head examined.

JJT
  (1:22 PM)

Mack hired him. Maybe, they should all be gone.

John T. Gold (Salt Lake City)

To me Garrett's "trust"issues with the offensive has more to do with the offensive line and more importantly the receivers. Hard to throw the ball when receivers don't know where they should be or know the playbook.

JJT
  (1:22 PM)

true

Rashad (TEXAS)

Whats Dirks Time Table?

JJT
  (1:22 PM)

3-6 weeks

thesaint707 (TheCityofSin)

What do you think the chances are that Jason Garrett actually adds some wrinkles to the offense. We have gotten progressively worse under his leadership. The Boys seem to rely on the short slant to Dez and Carolina 'finally' caught on. There is talent, how about using it? #firejasongarrett

JJT
  (1:24 PM)

The Colts had the NFL's most simplistic offense for years. Only person they ever put in motion was the TE. But they executed flawlessly and Peyton always made sure they were in right play. But they didn't use trick plays or a whole bunch of movement.

Mac (CT)

Safe to say the Dallas WR are vastly overrated?

JJT
  (1:24 PM)

No. They are who we thought they were

John T. Gold (Salt Lake City)

almost spit out by drink with the dictionary comment.

JJT
  (1:24 PM)

lol

johnny (texas)

will we see lance dunbar in the running game this week, and would he be better than felix?

JJT
  (1:25 PM)

he's a 4th string runner. You like the few plays you've seen, but the COwboys cut him and not one team wanted him.Slow your roll.

Larry (Va)

Where was Mike Jenkins on Sunday?

JJT
  (1:25 PM)

chilling on sideline

Anthony (Texas)

JJT, does Anthony Spencer provide the element the Cowboy D needs to create havoc each and every week?

JJT
  (1:26 PM)

He's outstanding against the run, and he's having a terrific season

frank (fl)

You know this game the giants are going to take away the slant route this game because of the 1st game, so could we see some double moves this game?

JJT
  (1:26 PM)

i would think so

Ben (Charlotte)

Lions fan here, i've been clamoring for a Jenkins to Detroit deal ... any chance of that happening?

JJT
  (1:27 PM)

nope. Just sign him in FA at the end of the season. At 2-4, y'all ain't going to the playoffs. Only 14 of 152 2-4 teams have made postseason

Pierre (Ft lauderdale)

Do you think we need a bruiser like murray for this particular game? he did wear there lineman out week one

JJT
  (1:28 PM)

I'd be surprised if he played this week

raul (rio grande city)

Have u noticed the improvement of the OL ?

JJT
  (1:29 PM)

They've done a good job the past 2 weeks. I've watched the game once, but I ned to watch it again and focus on Ol. I'm doing that tomorrow

Jeremy (BMT, TX)

Is Sean Lee the most devastating injury this season? Or Demarco Murray?

JJT
  (1:31 PM)

We haven't gotten a diagnosis for Lee yet. And we don't know how long MUrray will be out. Suffice to say, it's never good to have two of your top players out

johnny (texas)

any chance they put johnson on IR and wait until next year and which punter do you keep if both are healthy since both are pretty good? i am slowing my role..lol

JJT
  (1:32 PM)

soon, but he was apparently doing a great job in practice, which is why he hasn't been put on IR yet

John (SC)

There is a rumor on the internet about Andy Reid coming to Dallas next year if Boys and Eagles do not make the playoffs. Thoughts?

JJT
  (1:32 PM)

he's still coach of the Eagles for now. Wait until he gets fired

Sammy (NC)

Where are all the Witten haters now? He is back to his old self.

JJT
  (1:32 PM)

yep

Rod (DC)

Boys - 20, G-men 17

JJT
  (1:33 PM)

duly noted

Phil (LA )

You actually picked Dallas last week, thanks.

JJT
  (1:34 PM)

I ain't picking them this week

Bryan (Springdale, AR)

Lawrence Vickers more just a product of Arian Foster or is he banged up with some injury we don't know about?

JJT
  (1:34 PM)

He's not banged up. He was good last week. I haven't watched him this week

Bryan (Springdale, AR)

You didn't say "I don't speculate on the future" when that guy mentioned Andy Reid coming to Dallas, so there must be some truth to those rumors, eh?

JJT
  (1:35 PM)

sometimes, I get tired of saying I don't do hypotheticals

Tony(dallas) [via mobile]

What should the rangers do with profar? Should they trade him for a starting pitcher aka david price?

JJT
  (1:35 PM)

put him at 2nd and figure out what to do with Kinsler

raul (rio grande city)

is there a chance that they put this safety Johnson on the IR instead of releasing him?

JJT
  (1:36 PM)

They have a few weeks to make a decision. There's no rush

Jeremy (BMT, TX)

Is chance we don't have to watch the salsa in Dallas this week?

JJT
  (1:36 PM)

I figure you'll see it at least once

Shawn (NC)

JJT, Thank goodness that Dallas won the game on Sunday. I was about to blow a gasket towards the end. Anyway, what are your thoughts on Cam's comments to the reporters? Di you think he was justified in his statements?

JJT
  (1:37 PM)

I'm so focused on the COwboys I haven't thought much about it. I have enough to say grace over without worrying about another team. Clearly, he's frustrated

wally (richmond, va)

Garrett is only as good as our record now - average. Does he need more time or is it as bad as it looks (poor clock management, lack of trust in offense, poor play calling.....)?

JJT
  (1:49 PM)

I think he needs more time to get this team straight. This is not the uber talented team some folks seem to think it is. Their depth is shallow and they're a dumb team. It takes more than 29 games, in most cases, to determine if a guy can coach or not

Bryan (Springdale, AR)

I hope Cruz gets popped hard while doing the salsa, I really do. You put someone out for 2 weeks and they won't be doing the salsa anymore.

JJT
  (1:49 PM)

All you have to do is keep him out of the end zone. Then you don't have to watch him dance

raul (rio grande city)

JJT why have we not seen the flea flicker in the Boys offense... I mean when the other team is stacking the box unleash Austin or Dez and try this play

JJT
  (1:50 PM)

u don't win games with trick plays. U win games by playing good football

Jeremy (BMT, TX)

Can we beg Bill Cowher to come out of retirement?

JJT
  (1:50 PM)

nope

Shawn (NC)

Thanks for your insight.

JJT
  (1:50 PM)

all good

CowboySteve48 (Plano,Tx)

How does Tony Romo feel now that Laurent Robinson is gone?

JJT
  (1:50 PM)

he's aight.

Todd (Pa)

TheSaint707 you are a Moron u don't fire ur Head Coach 6 games in the season n after only 1 full offseason sorry JJT but had to call a spade a spade here

JJT
  (1:51 PM)

3 teams have failed to play in a single NFC Championship game since 1997: Dallas, Washington and Detroit. Three times with the most head coaches (6) since 1997: Dallas, Detroit and Washington. It ain't a coincidence

jperez (dallas)

i think the boys are in for a gut check when the giants come to the house that eli built this sunday what do u think?

JJT
  (1:52 PM)

the giants are a better team, so it will take their best effort, but they're certainly capable of winning

thesaint707 (TheCityofSin)

Thanks for answering the question above and bringing up the Colts and Peyton, I believe we have a ton of talent like they did but possibly their group actually practiced and played like their Coach Tony Dungy required. Do you believe the Cowboys issues stem from Tony Romo's desire to be one of the guys and not demand perfection or Jason Garretts?

JJT
  (1:52 PM)

nope. They have too many medicore and dumb players

Joe (Chattanooga)

How do NFL receivers not know the playbook? What else do they have to do other than learn the playbook?!?

JJT
  (1:53 PM)

no idea. It's insane to me

Jeremy (BMT, TX)

Any chance this team is still designed to beat the Giants, or was the opening game a fluke?

JJT
  (1:53 PM)

they're certainly capable of beating the Giants

Ian (Atl, GA)

I think Garrett will have to be more aggressive vs the Giants to have a shot. Possibly w/o Lee, he can't lean on the defense to hold the Giants to 14. When you are the superior team you can be a little conservative like he was in Carolina. When you are the underdog you have to punch the team in the mouth when you have the opportunity. Thoughts??

JJT
  (1:53 PM)

there's some truth to that

Bryan (Springdale, AR)

Who are 3 guys working themselves slowly/quickly out of spot on the Cowboys roster?

JJT
  (1:55 PM)

Ogletree, Spears come to mind off the top of my head. Bernadeau was on the list, but he's played much better

jperez (dallas)

i believe the giants are the better the team also but i dont understand why the boys are favored on the betting lines? is this a gambling trap? vagas trying to make a buck by picking the underdog as the favored team?

JJT
  (1:56 PM)

Home team gets 3 points. Cowboys by 1. Sounds like the Giants are the better team to Vegas

Keith H (Seattle)

I'm not sold on Dallas being a talented, elite team. Seattle manhandled them. Even though Jerry owns the show, it might be time he steps back and lets someone like John Schneider in Seattle get the talent the way Paul Allen did. Your thoughts?

JJT
  (1:56 PM)

never going to happen

JJT
  (1:57 PM)

Gotta go. This has been a great chat with a lot of participation. You can always hit me on Twitter @JJT_ESPNDallas if u have other questions or on Facebook. Peace, love and Soooooooooul