Dallas Cowboys Practice Observations From Mark Lane

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Looks as if Alex Tanney has officially passed Nick Stephens as the third quarterback on the depth chart. Not surprising. Tanney has much more upside than Stephens.

If Hanna can stay healthy, he is the number two tight end for the team this season. Even though Escobar was a second round pick, he is too raw to be the starter on opening day.

Uh oh. Time to worry?


Miles Austin looked much more explosive last week against the Cardinals than he did at anytime in 2012. Remember what a healthy Austin did in 2009? 81 catches for 1,320 yards and 11 touchdowns. Can you imagine what this offense would look like if this Austin returned to form?

This is one area that the Cowboys have to improve on offense. This is what is preventing them from becoming an elite offense. They need to fix their red zone struggles in 2013.

Will Jason Witten become more of a red zone target under Bill Callahan? Witten has only caught 8 touchdowns in his last two years. I expect him to match that this season.