Originally Posted by Eskimo
I'd like to see Costa again because he looked vastly improved in the time he played.
I'm not convinced he is injury prone. He was rushed back too early from his back injury and it recurred. That is not unusual at all and could be expected based on the timelines. He played great when he was back and then injured his ankle. If his back holds up over the rest of his games we can probably conclude that the injured part has healed successfullly and the ankle should heal well enough not to affect his play going forward.
[View Full Quote]As for Lissemore, he looks more like a rotational player than a starter to me. Right now we have only 3 reliable DL in Hatcher, Brent and Crawford. Coleman is done and Spears is nearly done with his knee problems. Bass is an unknown. So DL is a huge need this offseason as I expect Spears and Ratliff to be cut (and people really gave me heck over arguing Ratliff's extension was a dumb move because of his age and declining play with 2 years left on the deal).
I hope Cowboys don't go the stick their head in the sand route here and continue pretending Ratliff, Austin and Free can be ongoing contributors that are worth their salaries. It is better just to cut the rubbish and rebuild for the future.
Oh, and hire a GM to make rational contract decisions - that would include no monster deal for Anthony Spencer after a couple of good games.
I'm not opposed to bringing Spears or Coleman to camp to compete although I don't know their contracts.
I agree Lissemore is more rotational but I like the platoon system. I expect Crawford, Hatcher and Rat to start next year. We should draft a couple of DL and look for a rotational pass rusher in FA.
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