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Archer: Insiders not high on Cowboys' work so far

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by Alexander, Mar 27, 2014.

  1. Zordon

    Zordon Well-Known Member

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    I think part of that answer sheet for all teams is how you improved the team for the short term (next season) and how you improved the team for the long term (contractual obligations). I don't think you can give the team an A when you consider the former. Adding Mincey and McClain is like adding Bernadeau in Livings, they will do nothing for us. Weeden is Chad Hutchinson 2.0. They are a blip on the radar in a time of transition. They're contracts maybe cheap but when we talk about tangible performance and what they bring production wise right now, it's very minimal impact. Remember Jerry said we were forced into these choices. The fact that we're forced into picking up scrubs to add to an already depleted defense might be good for the long term but terrible for the short term. The Cowboys have a C- so far.
  2. bbailey423

    bbailey423 Well-Known Member

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    We drafted a safety in the 3rd rd last year....are we giving up on him already? I would like to add stud on the dl....but if one is not available when we are on the clock....you take bpa. You will never hear me oppsed to adding quality ol...I would take 1 with one of my first 3 picks. Cannot fix everything in one offseason....but i like the way we are tracking when you consider our constraints
  3. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    HOF player who has had issues with injuries over the last 2 years and whose contract was already massive. Yes Dallas could have restructured Wares deal and had even more money added to the tail end of the contract only putting us deeper in a hole later on. I loved having Ware but given the size of the contract as it currently stood and the fact he is on the downhill side I think Dallas had to do that. I think Cowboys made a tough call but I also think it was the correct call and said this before the move to release him was made.
  4. Bwareinrings94

    Bwareinrings94 Active Member

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    If judging the Cowboys against the rest of the league in terms of teams getting better on paper, then they deserve the grade given and could stand to get an "F". If I just look at the Cowboys in a vacuum and ignore the cap situation and behavior of the past, then I would give them an incomplete until I see the rest of the puzzle. I refuse to credit them for not spending since they have no real $$ to spend. They acquired players that have no history of playing well and one player that is coming off an ACL. They shredded/shaved some bad contracts of high performers and regularly contradict themselves over rebuilding and going for a ring. Pretty much business as usual but we'll see where they are by the start of the season.

    As for the espn insiders in general, pure excrement.
  5. Risen Star

    Risen Star Likes Collector Zone Supporter

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    I don't see those ESPN guys like that at all. This is the worst era of Cowboys football in team history. If they haven't been mostly negative then they've been wrong.

    That's just the label they carry from fans who can't handle honest talk on the team.
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  6. BigStar

    BigStar Stop chasing Zone Supporter

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    Losing Hatcher's production does hurt (11 sacks/avg against the run) but Melton was signed as his replacement so the jury is out on that one. Ware's 6 sacks/28 tackles can be replicated by a rookie/avg vet. What exactly has the team lossed that drops them so much lower then last season's roster? Replacing 6 sacks? If that is all the hurt this team suffers while in cap hell, then it really isn't as bad as even I imagined. Cap Hell was post Aikman.
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  7. kjcmeb

    kjcmeb Active Member

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    You want to see negative things to support your point of view....So, you like it.....Seems pretty straight forward. Enjoy!
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  8. Gadfly22

    Gadfly22 Active Member

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    I have yet to see any sports opinion piece published at any time about any team to which the exactly appropriate response is not: "meh".

    The tradition continues.
  9. Bullflop

    Bullflop Well-Known Member

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    ESPN is rarely known to speak favorably when the Cowboys are the topic in question. This is simply in keeping with their MO.
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  10. ScipioCowboy

    ScipioCowboy More than meets the eye. Zone Supporter

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    Darn that ESPN! It's going to be their fault if the Cowboys have a bad season this year.
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  11. ninja

    ninja Numbnuts

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    The proof is in the pudding. It is like giving out a grade before the test based on the amount of studying someone has done. Pointless. Every team's grade is incomplete right now. Tell me the grade after the season is over.

    If Ware can't practice and gets hurt again, and Talib goes on another shooting spree this time against Wes Welker for last year's injury, and Ward brings his Clev losing jinx to the Denver secondary, then the Broncos will go from A to F.
  12. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    Exactamundo and a great question. It's clear ESPN is overvaluing Ware big time and they think we really lost an All-Pro and impact player when we really divorced ourselves from his contract and create cap space.
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  13. Idgit

    Idgit Ice up, son. Ice up! Staff Member

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    Rable rousers rouse some rabble. News at 11.

    The ESPN guys are hacks because they are hacks. It doesn't matter if they also happen to be sensationalist negativity hounds, though that does them no favors in my book. They're simply bad at their jobs.
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  14. fanfromvirginia

    fanfromvirginia Inconceivable!

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    This is exactly it. They're doing the right thing by avoiding the large contracts, especially to older guys, but it's at once both a forced move and a lesson learned shockingly late. And, as you say, we're left essentially sacrificing the season.
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  15. rat2k8

    rat2k8 Active Member

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    Does ESPN know that we are a coupon team at the moment?
  16. Seven

    Seven Messenger to the football Gods

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    He ain't got it in him......

    On topic, let's at least play ball first.
  17. BigStar

    BigStar Stop chasing Zone Supporter

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    Exactly. Zero depth or research gone into any comments/conclusions. Amateurs reading talking points given to them by producers. Nothing more.
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  18. CrownCowboy

    CrownCowboy Active Member

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    Yep.

    If we had continued to do what we have done for years now and way overpaid for over the hill, injury prone, 30 something year olds that continued to keep us on the path of salary cap hell then we would have seen an article expressing how the ESPN insiders hate how we have conducted our offseason.

    I remember a couple years ago how the same people in the media wrote gushing articles about the Eagle's offseason when they pretty much acquired seemingly every free agent that was available. How did that turn out?

    It also sure is funny how the Eagles still have money to spend now considering the coin they dished out for all of those over-hyped free agents they brought in all at once.
  19. nake

    nake Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    I never watch ESPN talk shows, but there was so much talk about Skip Bayless a couple of years ago I watched him for a while just to see who this guy was. After doing that, I have no idea why anyone watches Skip Bayless. Seriously, I just don't get it. There are probably 50 people in this forum who know more about the Cowboys than he does. Maybe more.
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  20. cowboyvic

    cowboyvic It's Stuck

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    The only people who are happy with what Jerry is doing is the pitiful Lap Dog Dallas/FT. wort media. and the fans that keep buying his Dog food every year. on paper this team is worst than it was last year.

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