Kate Hairopoulos, Cowboys beat writer for SportsDayDFW.com and The Dallas Morning News, answered your questions about the team in a live chat recently. Here are some highlights:
Were you surprised that Dallas did not attempt to draft a QB? I think Nate Peterman was available later than expected.
Hairopoulos: They went into the draft with the idea of trying to grab one, but said that the ones they targeted were gone before they could make the move/handled other priorities. Is that the whole truth? I don't know. They've got a couple young undrafted free agent guys, including Central Michigan's Cooper Rush, who they can try to develop on the practice squad. As Stephen Jones joked, they can always hope that he's the next Romo.
How does one even go about setting expectations for Year 2 of Dak?
Hairopoulos: The story of Dak's progression probably won't be in the numbers. It will be in the depth of his understanding of running the offense, being able to make adjustments as defenses adjust to his strengths and, yes, of going down the field more. Will his relationship with Dez Bryant continue to improve?