Alex Tanney Cowboys Future When Romo Retires

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  1. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    I don't know, I hope he can, would I bet my house on it? No. I would also add I don't buy a car before I drive it why would I think Tanney is the next starting QB based on training camp? He will get a chance to show what he can do over the next 5 weeks. I hope the best
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  2. dexternjack

    dexternjack World Traveler

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    At best, Tanney makes the PS if the Cowboys don't wanna risk losing him to someone else. I think gets released towards the end of camp though.
  3. Tom Jones

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    I guess I have bet the farm on Tanney, Dooms. But I am a gambler-only gamble on safe bets. To me, Tanney is a very safe bet.

    And yes, we haven't seen Tanney in an actual game, again, I stress, and many in the cowboys staff agree, that Tanney defiately has the tools and talent. I just don't know why some, not you, are still dismissing him.
  4. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    I'm not dismissing anything but not ready to claim him as the next starting QB of the Cowboys. Hell let him play a couple of games before crowing him the next starting QB. He has had workouts by 3 other teams Pittsburgh Steelers and Buffalo Bills, Kansas City Chiefs and yet has not stuck with any of them and now I'm suppose to believe that he will be our next starting QB without even seeing him in action? Come on, be realistic. I like the reviews he is getting and I hope he does come out and show he belongs but having the tools does not mean a player will make it. Most player who get this far have the tools or they would not even get a chance at all.

    Again not dismissing anything I hope the best for this young man but excuse me if I would like to see him play first before making wild claims
  5. rynochop

    rynochop Well-Known Member

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    I dont know if Tanney makes the team, but i know he has a relative that posts on here.
  6. Cowboy Brian

    Cowboy Brian Augmented. Zone Supporter

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    He has a marketable name, Jerry would be happy.
  7. myslamsareolder

    myslamsareolder Active Member

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    Just a tryout. He was there only for the rookie mini-camp. Never signed and therefore never cut. That's like saying you were fired from every job you interviewed for and subsequently weren't hired.
  8. Tom Jones

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    I must confess that I am stunned by how poorly Tanney looked in the HOF game and against Oakland. He can do alot better. I do however see him as still too "wide eyed". He needs to settle down.

    If you've seen closeups of him in those games, when he's calling out the signals, just watch his eyes-they're huge!

    He needs to find a way to get over this. I think by now the staff has seen this and has been diligenlty working on this with him, so we SHOULD see alot better performance against the cards.
  9. Manwiththeplan

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    If he had "it" he likely would've been signed by Buffalo or kept by Kansas City. If he could develop "it" he likely would've shown more by now.
  10. Tom Jones

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    I just want the Cowboys to be patient with him, which I think they will. They'll take a good long look at him in this Card's game. I'm sure he'll impress with some ones and twos around him.
  11. mrmojo

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    I like the guy who can do the trick shots throwing the football ;-)

    Seriously I like Tanney's arm, he just needs to get used to the speed of the game. But I dont think the Cowboys are keeping 3 QBs.
  12. Hailmary

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    I hope the Cowboys will be patient with him as well, cause I do think he has the tools worth developing. The thing is, he needs the game to slow down for him in a big's just too fast for him at this point. Now this is true for the majority of QBs coming into the league, but I think Tanney is especially handicapped because he's from a DIII school.
  13. KJJ

    KJJ You Have an Axe to Grind

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    A big part of Romo's game is his mobility/escapability once that starts to go he's going to lose some of his effectiveness. Doubt he's going to be as Houdini like in another 3-4 years. Some of his best plays have come outside the pocket.
  14. Eddie

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    Two straight UDFA franchise QB's ???

    Lightning doesn't strike twice.

    But with Tony's success in the big games, I think I'd rather draft a premier QB with a pedigree of winning when it counts.
  15. Manwiththeplan

    Manwiththeplan Well-Known Member

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    I think I have a tree in my backyard that grows exactly what you're looking for, let me go check.
  16. CowboyStar88

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    As much as I like Tanney he isn't going to get reps with the 1's and 2's bud. Tom you gotta settle down a bit here there is an 80% chance he won't even make the team and as it is now he hasn't even given Stephens a run for his money. So I would say pump the brakes a bit you are starting to look foolish and it's not a good look bud. He does have some talent but lets not get carried away. If he over takes Stephens and actually makes the roster then there is some hope.
  17. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    If I had to guess Tanny or Stephens will be added to the practice squad at best.
  18. PA Cowboy Fan

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    I've been more impressed with Stephens.
  19. MartinRamone

    MartinRamone Well-Known Member

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    Would like to see him with better players around him, the OL he has to play with is awful.
  20. Redball Express

    Redball Express All Aboard!!!

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    Tanney is another risk/reward guy and I don't want another project for us.

    Romo has been enough. Once we draft or trade for another Troy Aikman..
    ..a top tier QB..this team is never going to progress.

    Romo will be here 2 more years at best and then they are going watch.

    We need a solid, quick-read QB with mobility and can read defenses and make the right decision.

    We don't have that. Not even with Romo.
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