Originally Posted by Idgit
Dude. You've been wrong in the past, and had the team extended him when it was more cost effective to do so, none of this would be an issue. He's been an impact player on our defense for years. As I pointed out repeatedly the last two offseasons. He's frequently mentioned by opposing DCs and players for a reason. The team franchised him for a reason: he's a very good player.
There's no way you let your defensive MVP walk after this season. They'll get a long-term deal done--at a premium, now--or they'll franchise him again. Whoever signs him has to be mindful of the age implications, anyway, and Dallas is resourceful about paying their own when it's warranted--sometimes too resourceful.
This is a deal we should have bit the bullet and extended two years ago.
ignoring the FACT that he was not playing this well last year OR the year before. Only Jerruh would do that kind of deal.