News: A look at the Cowboys' free agents

Discussion in 'News Zone' started by RS12, Dec 31, 2012.

  1. RS12

    RS12 Well-Known Member

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    UNRESTRICTED FAs Archer's analysis
    LB Victor Butler Can be a situational pass rusher but not an every-down player
    CB Michael Coe Late-season pickup is unlikely to be back
    DE Kenyon Coleman Age and injury make his future dicey but could be a one-year guy
    OG Derrick Dockery In his final days in the NFL
    SS Eric Frampton Good in-season pickup, who might be worth a look next year
    CB Mike Jenkins Wants a chance to start and won't get it here
    RB Felix Jones Never panned out but played hurt, so don't rule out a return at low price
    LS L.P. Ladouceur Will not cost a lot to keep and excellent at his job
    P Brian Moorman Decent job but Chris Jones returns next season
    WR Kevin Ogletree Lost playing time as year went on, doubtful return
    SS Charlie Peprah Might be worth a look in camp with injuries at position
    TE John Phillips Lost playing time as year went on, but can fill number of roles
    LB Brady Poppinga Great quote but will not be back in 2013
    LB Ernie Sims Good pickup but future here low with returns of Sean Lee, Bruce Carter
    LB Anthony Spencer Will be one of most sought-after FAs if he hits the open market
    RESTRICTED FAs Archer's analysis
    C Phil Costa Season lost due to injury but coaches like him a lot
    SS Danny McCray Got exposed on defense but solid special teamer
    DE Brian Schaefering Finding serviceable lineman is hard, could be back at low price
  2. Woods

    Woods Well-Known Member

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    I think Spencer will be back, though maybe with the franchise tag again.

    I'd guess Frampton returns to camp as he's a core ST player and the staff trusts him more than McCray playing snaps at Safety.

    Costa is back to compete at OC. LP is back deep snapping.

    I'd like to see Sims back at LB for sure, but he may get a higher offer away. Probably worth looking at Peprah once more at TC if he comes cheap.

    M Jenkins will get paid quite a bit away. And I'm not sure what the staff want to do with F Jones. But I think they may look for an alternative in the Draft/FA.
  3. Vanilla2

    Vanilla2 Well-Known Member

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    Pass on Peprah.

    The guy doest even try to wrap up while diving at ball carriers legs.
  4. Sarge

    Sarge Red, White and brew... Staff Member

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    Sims isn't going anywhere.
  5. WilmingtonHeel

    WilmingtonHeel Member

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    I don't think Jenkins will be sought out like everyone thinks. He had how many ints? And have injury issues. He won't command alot, numbers don't back up his case
  6. trueblue1687

    trueblue1687 Well-Known Member

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    That's everyone in the secondary except Sensy, Jenkins and Carr...Our rook CB is the worst at the fainting tackle routine.
  7. Blast From The Past

    Blast From The Past Well-Known Member

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    I'd like to see Sims stay and contribute. He certainly has speed and seems to fly all over the place and has passion to play the game accordingly after perhaps taking it for granted in the past.
  8. Oh_Canada

    Oh_Canada Well-Known Member

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    Isn't Sterling Moore an FA?
  9. xwalker

    xwalker Well-Known Member

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    They signed him to to a 2-year deal.
  10. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    I'd like to see those in camp.
  11. AmishCowboy

    AmishCowboy if you ain't first, you're last

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    Me too
  12. Eddie

    Eddie Well-Known Member

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    I too hope that we can retain Sims. With his recent play, I think there are some other teams who would covet him to start.

    There's no guarantee with Lee and Carter, both are damaged goods, and neither should be counted upon to complete a full season.
  13. Zimmy Lives

    Zimmy Lives Well-Known Member

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    This. He can cover but his tackling is beyond atrocious.
  14. Zimmy Lives

    Zimmy Lives Well-Known Member

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    The only way I'd consider keeping Sims is if they draft a huge space eater in the 1st round. Sims got lost a lot and had a difficult time fighting through blocks.

    He is a nice backup but I think they should focus on LBs who are more suitable for the 3-4.
  15. CM Duck

    CM Duck I'm breaking the 4th wall...

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    Is that possible?

    I thought the new CBA states a player can not be Franchised more than once.
  16. Chuck 54

    Chuck 54 Well-Known Member

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    Lee, Carter, Simms, Ware...I'd love to see all of them in the 4-3 with Spencer, Crawford, Hatcher at DE and Lissemore and Ratliff at DT.

    But I know everyone is sick of the 3-4/4-3 discussion. The 4-3 produces a better pass rush with better contain, and I'd love to see Ware as the fifth man blitzing from OLB.
  17. Chuck 54

    Chuck 54 Well-Known Member

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    Someone running a 4-3 will covet Simms.
  18. Pessimist_cowboy

    Pessimist_cowboy Well-Known Member

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    Sims flying all over making plays ? What games did you guys watch ? I saw him getting pancaked and looking confused every play .

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