Alex Tanney Cowboys Future When Romo Retires

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  1. Tom Jones

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    Hate me, but I'm calling it. Alex Tanney, the next Dallas Cowboys QB after Romo retires.

    Think about it, with his pedigree and his talent AND Tony Romo tuotoring him for a couple of years! All I can say is Wow! I can't wait to see him get on the field.

    And don't be surprised if it comes out later that Tony wanted him here.

    Even @NickEatman is already sounding off about Tanney. Here's his tweet from July 22: Tanney makes the practice squad ... Third QB .. Heard it here ..

    Here's the draft inforrmation on Tanney from
    ... was a three-sport standout as a downstate Illinois prep — was a record-setting quarterback, his school’s all-time points leader on the hardwood and placed at the state track and field finals. Left high school with state records for career pass attempts (975) and completions (606), piling up 7,157 yards in three seasons. Started all 47 games of his college career. As a true freshman in 2007, completed 242-of-376 attempts (64.4 percent) for 2,678 yards with 24 touchdowns and five interceptions; totaled 318-462-3,624-50-8 (68.8) in ’08; tallied 339-484-3,856-44-7 (70.0) in ’09; finished with 25-41-224-1-2 (61.0) in ’10 when he suffered a season-ending torn A-C joint injury in his right (throwing) shoulder in Week Two; and passed 281-393-3,867-38-8 (71.5) in ’11. Won the Melberger Trophy (national player of the year) in ’09, was a Gagliardi Trophy (national player of the year) finalist in ’09 and ’11 and was the Midwest Conference Offensive Player of the Year in ’08, ’09 and ’11. Owns NCAA career record for touchdown passes (157) and the Division III record for passing yards (14,249). Three-time team captain. Graduated. Had a 39-8 record in 47 career starts.

    Father, Don, played basketball at Monmouth and was a Hall of Fame high school football coach in Illinois. Brother, Mitch, also played quarterback at Monmouth (2002-05) and was National Player of the Year runner-up before playing professionally in Europe and in the Arena League; and brother, Matt, is a recruiting compliance director at Oklahoma.

    A coach's son bred and experienced in the spread game dating back to his sophomore high school season, Tanney is a good-sized, highly decorated Division III star who posted rare career production as a four-year starter. Orchestrated a snappy, efficient spread offense, feasting on marginal competition and displaying athletic ability, a loose arm and short-to-intermediate accuracy. Takes care of the football — had better than 5-1 TD-to-interception ratio for career
  2. RXP

    RXP Well-Known Member

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    Tanny is intriging, but I wouldn't jump the gun. He's been cut by 2 teams already. I don't know why, but there has to be a reason for it.
  3. Tom Jones

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    some scouts/coaches just don't recognize true talent
  4. DanteEXT

    DanteEXT Well-Known Member

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    Barring major injuries, the guy is going to be 30 when Romo retires (yes, I'm saying Romo plays another 4-5 years in the NFL). I would hope they are hitching their wagon to a 23-24 year old guy who could lead the franchise for 12-13 years not 7.
  5. Tom Jones

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    I don't know about Romo going 4-5 years. Tanney may be 25 in years, but his football body has not taken a season of hits since college...
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  6. DanteEXT

    DanteEXT Well-Known Member

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    He's only 33. That would put him at 38. I can't see why he couldn't play that long if he remains healthy.
  7. Tom Jones

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    I think that back injury, I mean cyst, is a little more serious than they are letting on, hence Tanney is brought onboard cheap, but extremely talented...Just like Romo when he started out
  8. visionary

    visionary Well-Known Member

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    ok alex
    thanx for the info:)
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  9. Future

    Future Intramural Legend

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    The fact that people are calling Tanney based on his DIII production and some stupid trick shot video is just dumbfounding. The guy has done nothing to earn anything more than a shot, so predicting that he will be the QB of the future is simply pulled out of thin air and based on nothing.
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  10. danielofthesaints

    danielofthesaints Well-Known Member

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  11. durrrr

    durrrr Active Member

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    And some fans get overly excited.

    You've also said that Hanna is a lock for the Hall of Fame, and that Albright will be an All-Pro at DE.

    Settle down.
  12. Heelsboy

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    Why don't we let him make the team first before we anoint him the next starting QB. I would love for him to be the next Romo, but give it some time.
  13. Picksix

    Picksix A Work in Progress

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    So, thinking Romo can play another 5 years is stretch, but thinking a DIII QB, who's been cut twice already, will be our future franchise QB isn't. Sure, why not?
  14. OhSnap

    OhSnap Well-Known Member

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    The accuracy and numbers he has are so good ya gotta wonder what the hitch is. If its inferior talent he played against then thats the kind of numbers you'd want. No harm in crowning him, you can always take that crown back if he don't earn it. I'd take him over Orton when Romo retires for a few games at least. Less someone runs down to the store and gets a better replacement.

    BARRYRAY Well-Known Member

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    Well I am old enough to remember Johnny Unitas who has been cut a few times.That is truly amazing here I cannot believe this guy does not make the practice squad..
  16. reddyuta

    reddyuta Well-Known Member

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    I wish him good luck but he has to be off the charts impressive in the rest of TC and preseason for us to even consider keeping 3 QBs.
  17. Redball Express

    Redball Express All Aboard!!!

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    probably can't read defenses..that's what flunks out the bottom 50% of the QBs in the league. What's up stairs and decision-making.
  18. Arkyvarminter

    Arkyvarminter Well-Known Member

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    This. I read that his footwork is horrible and he can't get used to the speed of the NFL. I know the footwork can probably be corrected but the other is something that he may or may not master...
  19. Galian Beast

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    Well the benefit of having someone like Romo and even Orton, is that you can really take your time with a kid like this.

    What is more likely than him taking over for Romo, is that we could develop him, use him as a backup instead of Orton and trade him for a quality pick. That being said, he is still a long shot to make this team, but like I said, we're not in a rush to replace Romo, so it's not like we drafted a kid and need him to start in 2 years.

    He also might be looking at the Practice Squad for the year.
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  20. Joe Rod

    Joe Rod When Keeping it Real Goes Wrong

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    As soon as we can get Reality to add in a "Hate" button I am coming back to your post and breaking my mouse from how hard I am pushing that thing.
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