1. Welcome to CowboysZone!  Join us!  Come on!  You know you want to!

Bryan B doesn't think Dallas will sign any Tackle Free Agent

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by Romonater, May 2, 2013.

  1. dexternjack

    dexternjack World Traveler Zone Supporter

    5,984 Messages
    1,740 Likes Received
    I firmly believe our starting 5 off lineman are already on the roster. Not happy with that, but what can I do about it :(
  2. TheRomoSexual

    TheRomoSexual Well-Known Member

    2,504 Messages
    1,023 Likes Received
    Parnell is fine with me. I'd much rather sign Moore than a FA tackle, though a lineup of Smith Livings Fred Costa/Leary Parnell works for me. I'd rather Bernie never the field again
  3. Idgit

    Idgit Ice up, son. Ice up! Staff Member

    30,428 Messages
    6,125 Likes Received
    It's almost as if Bill Callahan and the rest of the organization don't share your assessment of the state of our OL. That's just crazy.
  4. Yuma Cactus

    Yuma Cactus Active Member

    701 Messages
    67 Likes Received
    I like Broaddus, and enjoy(ed) his tweets. I think he needs to get over passing on Floyd. He seems to be taking that move personally and is pouting about it.
  5. Beast_from_East

    Beast_from_East Well-Known Member

    14,686 Messages
    2,354 Likes Received
    Money.


    Teams were waiting till after the draft to see if they needed them or not. Now that the draft is over, I expect you will see Winston and Clabo sign in the next week or two.
  6. Hoofbite

    Hoofbite Well-Known Member

    32,528 Messages
    2,215 Likes Received
    Broaddus has grown on me because he is very active on Twitter usually.

    Willing to answer a lot of questions.
  7. Beast_from_East

    Beast_from_East Well-Known Member

    14,686 Messages
    2,354 Likes Received
    Depends on Free and if he takes the pay cut or not.


    It has been rumored that the Boyz have offered him $2 million a year on a restructured contract. I think his salary this year is around $7 million, so that's a pay cut of about $5 million.


    If Free takes the deal, then obviously we are not going to sign a vet. However, if Free balks and becomes a June 1 cut, then I think we may go after Winston or Clabo is there are still available.
  8. Beast_from_East

    Beast_from_East Well-Known Member

    14,686 Messages
    2,354 Likes Received

    Maybe somebody should tell Callahan that his unit was 31st in rushing and sending the same group of guys out there, except for a rookie center, might not be the best idea.


    Just saying.
  9. coult44

    coult44 Well-Known Member

    1,498 Messages
    789 Likes Received
    If your predictions are right, we are 8-8 or worse again...We need Murray and Austin to have big years...
  10. Hoofbite

    Hoofbite Well-Known Member

    32,528 Messages
    2,215 Likes Received
    I'm really not sure how anyone can look at the situation objectively and trust them at this point.

    What, 4 broken bones to the QB in the last 5 years? I think there's 1 team with fewer rushing TDs than Dallas over the last 2 years....a couple with fewer over the last 3 years. I mean, you have individuals outrushing this entire team and a good number of them.

    The running game was stuffed on 11.3% of it's carries which is good for 9th worst. This stat is even uglier if you consider what teams are ahead of Dallas.

    Carolina, Atlanta, Oakland, Philly, Arizona, Minnesota, Indy and Tennessee.

    1 team with QB play in the realm that Dallas has. The rest have zero passing threat.

    1 team with fewer yards on 1st and 10 on the ground. Arizona. Not really a shocker considering how awful the ground game was overall but come on. Arizona had fewer yards overall and a crappier average but gained more on first down without a QB. 20 teams have 1.5X of Dallas total. A select few teams had more yards on first down than Dallas had period.

    Fewest number of rushing plays over 10 yards in the league.

    I really can't see how anyone can see what has transpired over the past couple seasons, see what the team is doing and think to themselves......."yeah, sounds legit".

    If they feel good about the OL it has very little to do with what has actually been shown and whole lot to do with confidence in Callahan. If he can get these guys to play good then he's grossly underpaid.
  11. Beast_from_East

    Beast_from_East Well-Known Member

    14,686 Messages
    2,354 Likes Received
    So far Callahan has done jack with his unit, he is dam lucky he still has a job.
  12. Prossman

    Prossman Active Member

    945 Messages
    47 Likes Received
    that does it, we will sign a rt. Broadus has been wrong on everything this offseason.
  13. Idgit

    Idgit Ice up, son. Ice up! Staff Member

    30,428 Messages
    6,125 Likes Received
    I'm sure you can't. And if I gave credence to running game statistics, I might be more concerned about the offense than I actually am, too. But stuff like 'fewest rushing plays over 10 yards in the league' and 'percentage of stuffed rushing plays' doesn't mean much of anything to me. Our running game was abysmal. We know that. It was mostly because our 4th center wasn't very helpful in that regard, and because our starting RB missed time and our backup was unimpressive.

    But with all the OL shakeup early--and it was significant--we were 6th in yards/game last year. 15th in points/game. And 27th in TO differential.

    The TOs are possessions and field position, and possessions in good field position are points. This is why we lose. It's not the OGs.

    Yes, OG can be upgraded. Yes, I'd like to see them upgraded. But we did make a big move to address the interior line already. We added another running back, and we added a red zone option and a player to help take the top off of the defense. We're not standing still.

    And if you don't trust Bill Callahan, two first round picks, and the FA acquisitions we made last year to do their jobs, that's up to you. But at this point, you can't fairly say we're ignoring the OL anymore. At best you can say that you don't like the moves we've made. But these are real resources, and Callahan is a talented coach. What's the point of bringing him in and letting him work out players and drafting them early to fix the problem if you're just going to sit around and complain that it's still not good enough?
  14. fanfromvirginia

    fanfromvirginia Inconceivable!

    4,014 Messages
    164 Likes Received
    Going into this offseason, we had four highly criticized players/positions on the OL. We have addressed one of those four.
  15. TheSport78

    TheSport78 The Excellence of Execution

    8,444 Messages
    421 Likes Received
    31st in rushing for 2012

    Livings isn't athletic enough to effectively pull and consistently get to the 2nd level.

    You never know what you're getting from Bernadeau on a week-to-week basis. Has never proven himself as a starter and Carolina didn't even attempt to re-sign him. Hmm...

    Costa is on the hot seat but I'd rather have him at center and Frederick at guard, because I think Travis is young enough and has the work ethic to improve on his athleticism and become the brains of the OL.

    I don't think Free even has to be discussed. It's pretty much a foregone conclusion that he'll be cut pretty soon.

    For me, it's about getting the best five OL on the field.

    Once again, the Cowboys are rolling the dice on Tony Romo's career with two journeymen type players in Livings and Bernadeau. Time is running out, fellas.

    Hey, if anyone wants to believe that the OL is going to be dramatically improved because of a rookie center, then to each his own, but I'm not buying. But remember, this is the same GM that JUST said defensive line is a STRENGTH of the team, and that Free/Parnell have put us in "great shape" at tackle.

    Give me a break. Your salesman pitch doesn't work anymore, oilman.
  16. kirkjrk

    kirkjrk Active Member

    905 Messages
    38 Likes Received
    I totally agree. Now I'm worried about Marinelli with him nixing the Floyd pick and saying our Dline is fine as it is.
  17. fanfromvirginia

    fanfromvirginia Inconceivable!

    4,014 Messages
    164 Likes Received
    It is? Jerry has explicitly stated that they like what they have in Parnell and Free. They didn't draft a single OT so they won't cut him without signing a replacement. They've expressed interest in both Clabo and Winston but so have other teams.

    I would really love for them to bring in Moore and either Clabo or Winston but I don't necessarily expect either to happen.
  18. jnday

    jnday Well-Known Member

    6,275 Messages
    1,274 Likes Received
    Yeah, but we drafted some great backups at TE, WR, a project safety.......... You are asking for a little too much considering the need at those positions.
  19. fanfromvirginia

    fanfromvirginia Inconceivable!

    4,014 Messages
    164 Likes Received
    I didn't really mind those guys. They may wind up being great additions that really do help the offense. Who knows at this stage.

    It seems to me that Jerry (and some fans) want to have it both ways: they like the idea of adding Moore and either Clabo or Winston but they want everyone to be okay with it if they don't.
  20. TheSport78

    TheSport78 The Excellence of Execution

    8,444 Messages
    421 Likes Received
    It's called leverage!

Share This Page