If you want a straight answer at Valley Ranch these days, just make sure you don't talk to more than one person. New Cowboys secondary coach Jerome Henderson informed us last week he could envision a scenario in which four cornerbacks could be on the field at the same time.
Whether or not he was simply being kind to the disgruntled Mike Jenkins, it seemed like a bold idea. Henderson explained to me that he felt like his cornerbacks had the skillset to double as safeties at times. I spent the next few days spreading the word around North Texas via print and radio. It even seemed like Cowboys ownergeneral manager Jerry Jones was enamored with this idea.
Sadly, second-year defensive coordinator Rob Ryan poured cold water on the idea while talking to reporters earlier this week. He seemed caught off guard by the very suggestion of four cornerbacks taking the field to combat four wide receiver formations.
"I don't know if we'll do that," Ryan said. "If we ev...