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Are Carter, Lee, and Murray busts?

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by CyberB0b, Jan 7, 2013.

  1. CyberB0b

    CyberB0b Village Idiot

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    I know you guys might be doing this: :lmao2: but hear me out.

    I see a lot of posters pointing to these guys as recent draft successes, but are they really? Does it matter how talented they are if they can't get on the field? See Miles Austin.

    All three of these guys came in injured and have missed significant time here. We are going to have some tough choices to make.

    Lee expires at the end of next season
    Carter and Murray expire at the end of the 2014 season

    I realized we have to take the wait and see mentality, but there is a definite risk in drafted injured players with a ton of talent. Let's hope it works out. I would hate to lock up Lee long term only to see him turn into Miles Austin.
  2. Fletch

    Fletch To The Moon

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    :rolleyes: Don't even need to reply to this.
  3. Cowboy_Shawn

    Cowboy_Shawn Active Member

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    Injury risks, sure. But not busts.

    In the case of those 3 players I'd say the risk is worth the reward.
  4. perrykemp

    perrykemp Well-Known Member

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    Not busts -- in fact all three are supremely talented.

    If, however, they end up playing a similar number of snaps in 2013 as they did in 2012, it's hard seeing the Cowboys improving a lot.
  5. Sifillest

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  6. 5Stars

    5Stars Here comes the Sun...

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    That was cool! Tell us another story.
  7. Dallas

    Dallas Old bulletproof tiger

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    Seriously? Is it a game where the stupid fans try to out do the other stupid fan threads? Am I missing something? :confused:

    Is it really just trolling to get reaction? Hrmmm
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  8. CyberB0b

    CyberB0b Village Idiot

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    That is pretty much where I'm at. The problem is that Lee needs to be extended next year.
  9. StylisticS

    StylisticS Well-Known Member

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    It's the offseason.:laugh2:
  10. ilykdrama

    ilykdrama Well-Known Member

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    SERIOUSLY thought i was gonna come in here to a huge "just kidding." These are actually the 3 guys (throw Witten in) that I have no problem with. Carter and Lee will be the best ILB's (just had to deal with freak injuries) in the league next year and Murray with our dispicable line still makes things happen and has no quit in him. I have no idea why this thread was written and im the biggest pescimist here.

    As far as the Austin thing...dont get me started. Waste of a roster spot. I sometimes get that this guy doesnt even like the game of football. Hes not competivie at all. Has no fire and and for his size and speed is an embarrassment on the field. Top that with the fact that almost every injury is non contact, Ive been done with this guy for 2 seasons.
  11. Reality

    Reality Administrator Staff Member

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  12. TX Cowboy

    TX Cowboy Active Member

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    By virtue of the fact they can't manage to stay healthy?? then yes they are
    busts, now that may rub folks the wrong way here, but Dallas doesn't need
    guys who can't go the distance during the season, they all so can not go
    with out some sort of quality depth/rotation another issue where they're
    all ways failing to get it done
  13. ShiningStar

    ShiningStar Well-Known Member

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    i whole heartily approve this message.
  14. perrykemp

    perrykemp Well-Known Member

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    Need to cross fingers on all three of these guys:

    Lee: Been injured to one extent or another every season going back to college. Twice has had season ending injuries (once at Penn State and this year)

    Carter: Two season ending injuries in the past three seasons

    Murray: Season ending injury last season. Missed roughly half of the season this year.

    It's easy to say these are freak injuries and that the injuries are not to the same part of the body, etc, etc..... I'd say anybody looking from the outside in would tell you there is a lot of risk associated with all three guys.
  15. Idgit

    Idgit Ice up, son. Ice up! Staff Member

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    All of them have injury concerns. None of them were busts. Some or all of them are capable of being pro bowl All-Pro players. I'm glad we have each of them.
  16. Frozen700

    Frozen700 Well-Known Member

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    Did the world end yet?
  17. PA Cowboy Fan

    PA Cowboy Fan Well-Known Member

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    When 3 of your best players can't stay healthy, it's a problem.
  18. IheartRomo

    IheartRomo Member

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    I'm assuming this is a joke. If so, well done.
  19. superpunk

    superpunk Benched

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    It's dumb to call them busts, and I'm sure OP was just doing that because he wanted attention and possibly pointless posts about tacos, but the larger point is well taken.

    These guys, along with Tyron and Mo should be the core of our team for the next decade. And they've shown alot of promise. I feel like if we could get them all on the field together we'd be one of the best teams in the league for the five games they could actually stay healthy. Until that happens all they are is nice players who can't be relied on to stay on the field. Not busts, but certainly not cornerstones of the team like they should be.
  20. Eddie

    Eddie Well-Known Member

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    They are not busts, but they have not lived up to their billing.

    They are great players ... no doubt. But the injury situation with all three of them make it impossible to build the franchise around them.

    Taking injured players in the 2nd round is a risk. So far, we've been on the short end of the stick. Injuries happen to anyone, but drafting an injured player so high is far too risky.

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