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Archer: Insiders not high on Cowboys' work so far

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

  1. Hostile

    Hostile The Duke

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    I don't care about their grade. Just saying the way to get a good grade is to spend a lot. Everyone oohs and goshes until the games get played.
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  2. Alexander

    Alexander What's it going to be then, eh?

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    Too bad the old smiley of the dog peeing on the ESPN logo is not around anymore. I am sure it would have been used a dozen times in this thread.
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  3. TheDallasDon

    TheDallasDon AegonTheConqueror-Now bend the knee

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    Why, do writeups like Dez rules deserve credit?
  4. DFWJC

    DFWJC Well-Known Member

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  5. BigStar

    BigStar Stop chasing

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    Fantasy Football changed that (players over team) but agree that TO was one of the pioneers to this transformation within sports media coverage. (Deion/Namath) Love Madden to death, but he didn't help with continued fawning over a specific player ;) regardless of what was going on in the game. In an ironic way, he glamorized/commercialized OL play in the media sense via our 90's Dallas Oline and Larry Allen later on in his career.
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  6. egn22

    egn22 Well-Known Member

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    ESPN Dallas deserves an F for continuing to employ Calvin Watkins. he is HORRIBLE.
  7. CATCH17

    CATCH17 1st Round Pick

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    I like the moves we have made but lets be honest... Those moves made our team worse short term.

    Last year was our chance to do something. This next season is pretty much a waste and about the only good that can come out of it is if we develop some young talent and get rid of Garrett.
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  8. peplaw06

    peplaw06 That Guy

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    If it's so incomprehensible that the media would try to give offseason grades before the offseason is over, think of it as any class you take in school. In most classes, you get grades as you progress. The teacher is usually going to give you tests, on which you get graded, which give you an idea of how you're progressing to your final grade. If you fail a test, you better step it up or you're in jeopardy of failing. Does it necessarily mean you will fail? No, it just means you have work to do.

    There are two primary ways a team augments its personnel in the offseason -- free agency and draft. Free agency is not over, but it's close. It's not unreasonable to grade a team's free agency success at this point. And of course, a good grade now doesn't mean you will be successful, as the season is it's own set of grades.

    It's not about just spend more, you get a good grade. The Buccaneers got an A in that article, and I wouldn't say they "spent a lot." They've made some pretty shrewd moves without spending tons of money and cut one of their best defenders in Revis.
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  9. burmafrd

    burmafrd Benched

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    some messengers need killing
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  10. brooksey1

    brooksey1 Well-Known Member

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    I'm not sure if you heard but Mincey isn't projected to be the starter. Just throwing it out there, since you mentioned this a redundant 200x in the last two weeks.
  11. Risen Star

    Risen Star Likes Collector Zone Supporter

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    Definitely worse short term. Whether this is the start to more fiscal sanity down the road remains to be seen. To me, this is just cap hell. Even if Jerry and his chubby son don't want to admit it.
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  12. Hoofbite

    Hoofbite Well-Known Member

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    Jerry and company are choosing to be less talented.

    They can do whatever they want, they're just choosing not to.
  13. TheDallasDon

    TheDallasDon AegonTheConqueror-Now bend the knee

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    The moves are proof of what you say is unseen......what are you talking about?

    Or are you just trying to get likes from a certain type of crowd?
  14. Risen Star

    Risen Star Likes Collector Zone Supporter

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    I'll take a like from anyone.
  15. MarionBarberThe4th

    MarionBarberThe4th Well-Known Member

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    Try telling people 16 months go Ware wouldn't be with them team today. They'd be singing a different tune about his worth
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  16. silver

    silver Well-Known Member

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    Too early to grade anything. Wait until the draft passes and the second wave of FA's become available to pass a grade.
  17. Bungarian

    Bungarian Butt Monkey

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    ESPN is all you need to know.
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  18. Redball Express

    Redball Express All Aboard!!!

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    And the relav
    And the relavence of this is what?
  19. theSHOW

    theSHOW Benched

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    A+ offseason grade. 1st in:D
  20. tunahelper

    tunahelper Well-Known Member

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    I haven't been more excited for the future of this team in a while. I actually feel good about Red and Jerry. Hard decisions were made for the better. Let's get young on D and get hungry and tough. Ware was declining due to injuries. Hatcher is to old to pay big money. Draft well this year and have cap room and draft next year. We will be ready.

    A+ grade
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