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News: CBS SPORTS: Keeping Romo is smart, but Cowboys have talent deficit

Discussion in 'News Zone' started by CowboysYanksLakers, Mar 30, 2013.

  1. CowboysYanksLakers

    CowboysYanksLakers Well-Known Member

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    "This was former Philadelphia quarterback Donovan McNabb on Twitter when news of Tony Romo's juicy extension broke: "Tony Romo 6 yr 55 million dollar extension. Wow really, with one playoff win. You got to be kidding me."That will be a signifcant chunk of the reaction. Too much for a guy who rarely wins a big game. Fair enough. (McNabb had nine playoff wins, but one of his losses was to, um, Romo.) As usual, Romo will get almost all of the focus. But I'm here to tell you that Romo has never been the biggest problem. The larger issue is what's around him."

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  2. coogrfan

    coogrfan Well-Known Member

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    Pretty much says it all.
  3. Freeman overstates it a little. Lee and Carter are not pedestrian. Jury is still out on Claiborne (he could be very good). Otherwise, yes, the defense is pedestrian. The thing that is really hurting Dallas (beside mediocre drafting) is an inability to cut dead weight (e.g., Ratliff, Free). Jerry extends guys that are not much now and will be less in the future. But cap hell is around the corner. I am concerned that Jerry will trade out of the first round just to save money under the cap.
  4. cowboyvic

    cowboyvic Well-Known Member

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    Getting the excuses ready already when he fails.it's always someone else fault that this guy can't get it done.just another built in excuse when it comes to jerry screwing up by giving this guy all this money.
  5. ChldsPlay

    ChldsPlay Well-Known Member

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    Ware, Spencer, Ratliff (if healthy), and Carr are pedestrian?

    And an inability to cut Free? You do realize June is still 2 months away right?
  6. burmafrd

    burmafrd Benched

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    from someone who is slobbering all over Matt Barkley this is hilarious
  7. Galian Beast

    Galian Beast Well-Known Member

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    Really poor analysis.

    I would say that Carter and Lee can be pro bowlers. If Ratliff is healthy and plays well, our front seven should be significantly better this year. Claiborne should be better this year. Carr is what he is, a pretty good corner.

    I don't think we're especially deficient on defense. We still need to draft a safety, and then next year probably a defensive tackle, but beyond that I think we're fine.

    On offense I think we're set, although getting Laurent Robinson in and seeing how he does makes sense. It's all about fixing this offensive line, which should be easy to do with signing Moore, drafting Womack or Cooper. Then we still have options for tackle and center.

    I think we've drafted quite well the last 3 years. I think we had a rotting core, but I think that core is almost entirely gone. Maybe except Scandrick. Scandrick is probably looking his last or second to last year here.
  8. cowboyvic

    cowboyvic Well-Known Member

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    Yea i think in time Barkley is going to be really good.and unlike Romo, i don't think he will choke games away.he may even win a super bowl one day. something Romo will never do.
  9. Idgit

    Idgit Ice up, son. Ice up! Staff Member

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    Barkley isn't going to even start in this league. Give it a rest.
  10. Idgit

    Idgit Ice up, son. Ice up! Staff Member

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    Our WRs are better than 'good.' And we've got several defensive players who are better than 'pedestrian.'

    The gist is ok, though, that we've got to draft a better team to put around Romo. QB is not the reason we've missed the playoffs the last two seasons.
  11. da_whiz_kid

    da_whiz_kid Active Member

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    Matt Barkley?! LMAO :laugh2:
  12. gimmesix

    gimmesix Fat, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life

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    I agree. We have a line deficiency. Unfortunately, that affects all the talent that Dallas has on offense, and ultimately affects the defense, too.

    Now, the defense has plenty of talent, but it needs to be a) healthy and b) used right. Hopefully that will happen this season, and if it does, it's at least the difference between winning and losing a couple of games.
  13. JPostSam

    JPostSam Well-Known Member

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    cowboys team rankings last year:

    passing offense: 3rd
    rushing offense: 31st
    passing defense: 19th
    rushing defense: 22nd

    yeah... clearly, romo is the problem.

  14. CowboysYanksLakers

    CowboysYanksLakers Well-Known Member

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    Romo needs a real offensive line and a running game!!!!
  15. mmillman

    mmillman Well-Known Member

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    Romo hasn't been the problem but he hasn't been the solution either.

    He hasn't been a good leader on or off the field. He doesn't manage a game well. He is turnover prone.

    With better talent, offensive line in particular, he would be a better qb. Right now I would put Romo in the top half of qb's but he is being paid like an elite qb which he certainly is not.
  16. cbredmon

    cbredmon New Member

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    Romo needs to lose some weight so he can maintain what little speed and quickness he has...Jason Garrett was on him a couple years ago about getting in better shape. I hope Jason is on him now about his weight because he sure looks out of shape to me.
  17. ravidubey

    ravidubey Active Member

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    And throw in a more solidly built defensive front, too. This team is not built to compete year-in year-out.

    And it's funny, they've solved the hardest problem by getting Romo at QB, but the easiest things to do-- consistently replenishing the offensive and defensive fronts, they are unable to solve.

    It's what's kept the Cowboys from playoff success for over 15 years.

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