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Archer: Insiders not high on Cowboys' work so far

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

  1. FuzzyLumpkins

    FuzzyLumpkins The Boognish

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    We have $7m in cap space with a further $5m coming in June. We are keeping Durant on the roster at $2m because we want to. We signed Melton to a very good deal but nothing is preventing us from doing more.

    We could have offered Jared Allen more money than what he got.

    http://www.spotrac.com/nfl/chicago-bears/jared-allen/

    He only has a $3m cap hit. We could have beat that. We chose to not pay for age. We chose not give Jarius Byrd and his $3m cap hit $26m guaranteed.

    http://www.spotrac.com/nfl/minnesota-vikings/linval-joseph/

    Not beating the above contract is the only disappointing thing that I see.

    What moves should they have made that they failed to?

    Now the franchise tags for OT and WR are $10m and $12m respectively. For cap purposes, I figure it will take ~$25m in cap allotment to account for them. They are at about $19m for 2015 which is including $9m for Melton for that year so those deals would not need to be heavily frontloaded. We could account for all of it if we were to push the current cap space forward.

    Your belly laugh is self deluded.
  2. TheDallasDon

    TheDallasDon AegonTheConqueror-Now bend the knee

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    So it is about the likes then ;)
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  3. WinnipegBoy22

    WinnipegBoy22 New Member

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    Ya exactly how do they know how it's going to play out.
  4. MikeT22

    MikeT22 Active Member

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    Looking at our playoff record the last 17 years, I'd have to say this is true.
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  5. TheDallasDon

    TheDallasDon AegonTheConqueror-Now bend the knee

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    Yea 1 playoff win in the last 4 years.....look I can cherry pick too
  6. Howboutdemcowboys31

    Howboutdemcowboys31 Well-Known Member

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    You achieved 50% of the total likes I have as a poster in this one post. Teach me
  7. MarionBarberThe4th

    MarionBarberThe4th Well-Known Member

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    Go cowboys and pizza and America ! Who's with me ?
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  8. Fletch

    Fletch To The Moon

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    But that kind of stance sounds more like a Cowboys' fan, right? Just something natural about cheering on your team, no matter what. Call me old-fashioned.
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  9. Risen Star

    Risen Star Likes Collector Zone Supporter

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    This man speaks the truth.

    I'm not looking for writers who are equal parts positive and negative. I'm looking for the truth and the truth is any competent writer covering this team should have been far more negative than positive the last 20 years.
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  10. Risen Star

    Risen Star Likes Collector Zone Supporter

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    So in order to be a fan of a team you have to check your brain at the door?

    I hate Brandon Carr's existence on this roster. Morris Claiborne too. They are impact-less wastes of space who cost this team serious resources that would have gone a long way toward improving this roster into a real contender.

    But I root for them in games. Because I'm a fan.

    I just don't convince myself they were the right moves. Because I'm an educated fan.
  11. Risen Star

    Risen Star Likes Collector Zone Supporter

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    You can just say Michael Winicki's name. He's got thick skin.
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  12. Oh_Canada

    Oh_Canada Well-Known Member

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    Wow, so the Cowboys don't give ESPN what it wants, frivolous spending on guys other team's generally have little use for anymore and they aren't happy???? Color me surprised.
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  13. Hostile

    Hostile Peace Zone Supporter

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    The truth is always relevant.
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  14. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    Believe that.
  15. SilverStarCowboy

    SilverStarCowboy The Actualist

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    Relax guys we "half" eleven draft picks ..... hyper bowl's soon to follow.


    "place likes below and to the right.."
  16. TheDallasDon

    TheDallasDon AegonTheConqueror-Now bend the knee

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    Are you being sarcastic because having draft picks is always a good thing?
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  17. SilverStarCowboy

    SilverStarCowboy The Actualist

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    [IMG]
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  18. Maxmadden

    Maxmadden Active Member

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    Misery loves company
  19. SilverStarCowboy

    SilverStarCowboy The Actualist

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  20. manster4ever

    manster4ever Active Member

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    agree....big time. Snyder still hasn't learned. To sign Hatcher for the deal they did is laughable. Meh, we will suck the next two seasons IMO, but it HAS to be done. 4-6 wins this season, 5-7 next season and in '16 I'm hoping we can be a LEGIT young playoff team with 8-10 wins. Works for me. At least there appears to be a plan going forward. Whether or not they can pull it off with this staff is another question altogether.

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