Demario Davis contacted me and asked was I down to answer some questions for him. Of course Im always down for some Q and A when it comes to sports. So him and myself went rapid fire and asked each other 7 questions. Kind of like 7 on 7 flag football. I asked him questions surrounding whats happening in sports this week. Demario asked me his questions on the Dallas Cowboys. Here's the questions and answers from us both:
Byron: What are your thoughts on the early injuries to the Dallas Cowboys’ defensive line?
Demario: Shameful. I really don’t know where to begin. The DL is just about as bad off as the quarterbacks group when it comes to injuries. Neither group can sustain, but then again, switching to the 43 defense does provide some flexibility. Injuries happen to every team, so lets see who can step up. Keep an eye on Sean Lissemore.
Byron: Who should the Texas Rangers trade for most; Rios or Stanton?
Demario: Ken Rosenthal reported that the Rangers have been making weekly phone calls to the Marlins in an attempt to get Stanton. Since that is not working, I really hope that they are not following the Mark Cuban process, and are pursuing Rios as well.
Byron: Is Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan worth a five-year, $100 million-dollar contract?
Demario: First quarterback in Falcons’ history to garner back-to-back winning seasons. Don’t think of it as a100 million dollar quarterback, think of him as a market value quarterback. Yes.
Byron: Will the Dallas Mavericks win 45 games this season?
Demario: Not a chance, no depth whatsoever. They may not win as many as last year.
Byron: Who will win this safety battle; Matt Johnson or JJ Wilcox?
Demario: Johnson is the prize pony, and Wilcox is just a stud. Wilcox just makes plays. I’ve followed Wilcox since a sophomore in college, and I see no reason why he can’t win the job over Johnson in five preseason games.
Byron: How many games will Demarco Murray play this season?
Demario: If I were a gambling man, I would place the over on 12 games. Murray has improved his games by an average of three every year. He put on a little muscle, but the Cowboys offensive line will fail him again.
Byron: Is John Wall worth 5/80 million?
Demario: The kid makes plays, he’s young, profitable, and I believe he is a true point guard, last of a dying breed. If he is the only person filling seats in Washington, why not give him a little advance?
Demario: Yesterday, Jerry Jones announced Cowboys Stadium name change to AT&T Stadium. Does the change matter?
Byron: Changing the name does not matter. Just a smart money making move by Jerry. That won't transfer to talent on the field
Demario: Hopefully, it’s a clean slate; Cowboys can’t catch a break at home. Will Dez Bryant end up closer to 2000 yards or 20 touchdowns?
Byron: Bryant will end up closer to 20TDs than 2,000 yards. I think that he will end up with 17TDs and 1600 receiving yards.
Demario: I personally believe that there is no excuses for quarterback Tony Romo to throw for anything less than 5,000 yards. Thoughts?
Byron: I think that Romo will have a good season, but not 5,000 yards. I say 4,250. If Murray/Randle gets hurt, and only play half season, then right at 5,000. Maybe.
Demario: Will Sean Lee finally complete a season?
Byron: Nope. Lee will miss about three games. Somewhere in that range.
Demario: Will 10 wins win the NFC East?
Byron: I don’t think that it will be that competitive. I think nine wins will get the championship. I don’t really see a team eclipsing that (10 wins) in this NFC East this season.
Demario: Will Josh Brent make it back to the NFL someday?
Byron: Yes a team will pick him up. After all, his troubles are done. Maybe Dallas again.
Demario: Will Kyle Wilber be effective at DE?
Byron: Wilber effective in the preseason? Yes. Now the regular season? Not so sure. He is there for depth. Injuries happen, and in the regular season he will get to play, and will be worth it.
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