20 Questions: Who's on the bubble? 11:46 PM CDT on Monday, July 26, 2004 By MATT MOSLEY / ************** When Cowboys coach Bill Parcells says he's going on vacation, he means it. He's done everything but board the windows at Valley Ranch since last month's minicamp. But with training camp just around the corner, fans are hungry for Cowboys news. And that's why we'll address a different topic every day until the first practice July 31 in Oxnard, Calif. Which Cowboys veterans are on the bubble? In only the past couple of days, the Cowboys have released tight end James Whalen, defensive tackle Willie Blade and they're preparing to release quarterback Chad Hutchinson. Blade's release will probably send a message to other veterans. He started 15 games last season, but he didn’t work hard enough in the off-season to make it to training camp. Fourth-year safety Tony Dixon would've been on the bubble had Darren Woodson not gone down with a back injury. Now, Dixon and Keith Davis will each get a long look. Fullback Jamar Martin can blow open holes in the running game, but he's a non-factor in the passing game and he’s not a threat to run. He's going to have a hard time beating out Darian Barnes and free-agent rookie Lousaka Polite. Safety Lynn Scott and linebacker Markus Steele, both unrestricted free agents after this season, will also have a tough time making the team. Scott is a heady player, but he hasn't made much of an impact the past couple of seasons. Steele emerged as a solid special teams player last season, but still doesn't appear close to seeing time at linebacker. He barely made the team last season. It'll be another close call during this training camp. E-mail mmosley@************** 20 Questions: 12. Which veterans are on the bubble? 13. How would Eddie George fit in? 14. What does the new receivers coach bring to the team? 15. Will the return game improve? 16. What rookie free agents can make the team? 17. What will happen at fullback? 18. How many QB's can one team have? 19. Who's next at safety? 20. Could the Cowboys finally have a viable pass rush?