A Radically Different Plan for the Cowboys
Here is what I would do if I were GM. It is radically different than what we'll likely see from Valley Ranch.
1. I'd have absorbed the necessary big hit in salary cap and gotten my books in order so that the future is clean. What's happening now with all these renegotiations is going to bleed us for years to come. And indeed I'd go further, in clearing out aging and dead wood (Austin, Free, etc)
2. If I could get somebody's 1, 2 and 3 for Romo --slightly less than has been suggested--I'd do that.
3. I'd make everybody angry and unhappy about the '13 season, but the team would be far better in the longterm. Without Romo we would be a 3-13 team. That's perfect.
4. I'd be willing to stink in 2013. I'd WANT to stink in 2013. Then next March we snag the pick of the litter of the young QBs. We'd have a high 2, a high 3, etc.
Consider where my plan would seat us:
-We'd have 3 premium picks from our trading partner.
-We'd have a top 3 or top 4 pick in the 2014 draft to get our QB because of 2013 suckage.
-We'd have lots of money to spend in future free agency, or to extend our own stars before they whiffed free agency.
I would miss Romo but you don't want to give a MASSIVE contract to a guy of his age...esp. when the cap situation already sucks. And hey...I'm a Romo fan.
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