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6 (theoretical) advantages that the Cowboys have in free agency

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by Red Dragon, Jan 15, 2014.

  1. Red Dragon

    Red Dragon Well-Known Member

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    1. Texas has no state income tax. This means that someone being paid $5 million a year in Texas would, in theory, be able to keep more of his money than would someone being paid $5 million in a state like New York or California.
    2. The Cowboys have one of the league's best stadiums. "Which stadium do I want to play in?" probably ranks pretty low in a free agent's decision-making process, but it might still be a factor. Playing at AT&T Stadium would be probably be more appealing than playing at the Jaguars' stadium, the Bills' stadium, or some other venues in the league.
    3. Texas is one of the most football-crazed states in America. The level of enthusiasm about football is simply higher in Texas than it is in a lot of other regions in the United States. What football player wouldn't want to play in a region that cares a lot about football?
    4. Much of Texas has a relatively lower cost of living than some other regions in the United States. Again, this means that someone might be able to save and keep more of his money by being a sports athlete in Texas than he would in, say, New York City or San Francisco.
    5. Possibly more merchandise sales. A athlete playing for the Cowboys might have more sales of his jersey than if he played for the Jaguars, Buccaneers or Bills.
    6. Higher profile. The Cowboys play in more nationally-televised games than many other NFL teams. The Cowboys are one of the NFL's most high-profile and immediately recognizable brands. All of this might appeal to a free agent player who likes attention and publicity. Finally, even in spite of the Cowboys
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  2. Reverend Conehead

    Reverend Conehead Well-Known Member

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    7. Mild winters compared to places like Buffalo and Green Bay.
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  3. Daillest88

    Daillest88 Well-Known Member

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    I live in Va and i see the prices for homes in texas.. its crazy how cheap they are and the quality your getting.
  4. CowboyFan4Eva

    CowboyFan4Eva Benched

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    Moved to Texas a few years ago from the northeast.....

    Live in a 4 bedroom house. It would've cost more then double in the northeast.

    But. The summer. Omg the summer. It's brutal. Some don't survive it........

    The first summer i almost didn't make it.....
  5. Galian Beast

    Galian Beast Well-Known Member

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    Not sure how much of that plays into account given this front office. Many players have chosen to go to worse teams, with worth weather, and higher taxes over ours.

    The last time we grabbed a big market free agent was Terrell Owens, and I don't think many teams wanted him at that point.

    Biggest names we have gotten since then is Brandon Car... who wasn't even the best corner on his team... or Brian Waters who was like 35...
  6. visionary

    visionary Well-Known Member

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    7. Get to play for a well run franchise that is a contender year in year out

    Oh wait .........
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  7. JoeyBoy718

    JoeyBoy718 Well-Known Member

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    8. You only need to have one good season to get an absurd contract offer.
    9. You don't have to worry about post game interviews since Jerry Jones will be hogging up all the microphones.
    10. You don't have to pay attention during defensive team meetings since the defensive coordinator will be asleep.
    11. You don't have to worry about not getting playing minutes since all the starters will be on IR by Week 8.
    12. You'll have a chance to play on an undefeated team (8 real wins and 8 moral wins).
  8. whynot

    whynot Active Member

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    13. You get to be the darling of CZ for at least 25mins (not guaranteed)
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  9. arglebargle

    arglebargle Well-Known Member

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    Fans will love you or hate you at the drop of a hat....
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  10. theranchsucks

    theranchsucks Well-Known Member

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    14. An owner who throws money around like its sand on a beach
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  11. TwoDeep3

    TwoDeep3 Well-Known Member

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    Someone left out pixie dust, shamrocks, and a horse shoe over the door, since this is mostly a "Good Luck" thread.
  12. CowboyFan74

    CowboyFan74 Cowboys Analyst

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    15) The Star
  13. Toruk_Makto

    Toruk_Makto Well-Known Member

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    Buffalo got Mario Williams.

    These players will almost always take the largest contract.
  14. TTexasTT

    TTexasTT Well-Known Member

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    There is some truth to this.
  15. theSHOW

    theSHOW Benched

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    Very good. Now if Jerry can realize this and start being a little bit frugal with his spending on these contracts. We need the Cowboy Way System. start selling team success after we stop restructuring deals into the distant future and show the world we mean business. Smart business = success for the players on the team also.
  16. dexternjack

    dexternjack World Traveler

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    16. The best looking women live in Texas!
    17. The BBQ around
  17. viman96

    viman96 Thread Killer

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    18. Secret Sauce
  18. theranchsucks

    theranchsucks Well-Known Member

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    20. You could get drunk with the owner

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  19. birdwells1

    birdwells1 Well-Known Member

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    These are the same advantages that the Texans have.
  20. theranchsucks

    theranchsucks Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, but not 14-20

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