News: Archer: How the Cowboys built their roster

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  1. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl U.N.I.T.Y Staff Member

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    By Todd Archer |

    IRVING, Texas -- With a roster spot to fill, we take a look at how the Cowboys have built their 52-man roster so far.

    Draft picks (23): Jason Witten (2003, third round), DeMarcus Ware (2005, first round), Jason Hatcher (2006, third round), Anthony Spencer (2007, first round), Doug Free (2007, fourth round), Orlando Scandrick (2008, fifth round), Dez Bryant (2010, first round), Sean Lee (2010, second round), Tyron Smith (2011, first round), Bruce Carter (2011, second round), DeMarco Murray (2011, third round), David Arkin (2011, fourth round), Dwayne Harris (2011, sixth round), Morris Claiborne (2012, first round), Kyle Wilber (2012, fourth round), James Hanna (2012, sixth round), Travis Frederick (2013, first round), Gavin Escobar (2013, second round), Terrance Williams (2013, third round), J.J. Wilcox (2013, third round), B.W. Webb (2013, fourth round), Joseph Randle (2013, fifth round), DeVonte Holloman (2013, sixth round).

    Undrafted free agents (12): Tony Romo (2003), Miles Austin (2006), Barry Church (2010), Phil Costa (2010) Danny McCray (2010), Dan Bailey (2011), Phillip Tanner (2011), Cole Beasley (2012), Lance Dunbar (2012), Ronald Leary (2012), Ben Bass (2012), Jeff Heath (2013).

    Unrestricted free agents (7): Brandon Carr (2012), Mackenzy Bernadeau (2012), Kyle Orton (2012) Justin Durant (2013), Will Allen (2013), Eric Frampton (2013), Ernie Sims (2013)

    Street free agents (5): L.P. Ladouceur (2005), George Selvie (2013), Landon Cohen (2013), Chris Jones (2011), Nick Hayden (2013)

    Practice squads (2): Jermey Parnell (2010, New Orleans), Darrion Weems (2012, Denver)

    Exclusive rights free agent (1): Andre Smith (2012)

    Waiver (1): Kyle Bosworth (New York Giants)

    Trade (1): Edgar Jones (Kansas City Chiefs)
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  2. Snauty

    Snauty Well-Known Member

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    Wow at the 2011 and 2013 draft
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  3. dallasdave

    dallasdave Well-Known Member

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    Good drafts:eek:, wish we had more like 2011 and 2013/
  4. jimnabby

    jimnabby Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    Five out of eight still around from 2011, with 3 starters, is pretty impressive. Five out of seven are still around from 2012 (including Crawford and Johnson), but only 1.5 starters so far (giving Hanna half a point there).

    Not a single player from this year's draft class cut. Of course, we could have said the same thing a year ago at this time. In the last four years, we've only cut 2 draft picks before their first season (Josh Thomas and Jamar Wall). I'd check back further, but looking at the 2009 draft makes my eyeballs bleed.
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  5. dallasdave

    dallasdave Well-Known Member

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    Dallas needs to have drafts like this year where we get good players and fill needs too.
  6. ravidubey

    ravidubey Active Member

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    Wow at 2013? You can't put stock into a Jerry Jones draft pick making the team in the year he was drafted.

    Every player from the 1995 draft, one of the worst in NFL history, made the team, so let's see these guys make a play or two before commending the draft.

    What's sad is how much we're still counting on the Bill Parcells core: Romo, Witten, Ware, Austin, and Hatcher. The Parcells core is so counted on the team somehow forgot Jay Ratliff has totally sucked since 2009. They can't accept that it's over. Instead, Jerry Jones thinks he can make them last longer by paying them outrageous sums of money.

    Money won't keep the core of your team young, Mr. Jones, nor can it give you the brain of a 40-year old.
  7. mmillman

    mmillman Well-Known Member

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    Don't pay age

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