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Costa gets extension, per Eatman...***2yr 2.7mil Post #61***

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by Tejano15, Mar 2, 2013.

  1. Tejano15

    Tejano15 Member

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    “@nickeatman: Working on the specifics but Phil Costa has signed an extension to avoid restricted free agency.”

    Hmm, not sure how I feel except I hope it means we are investing a guard or tackle. FA or Draft..
  2. Gameover

    Gameover Well-Known Member

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    is this when risen star blows his top?

    i actually like costa alot.he was dearly missed this past season!
  3. Risen Star

    Risen Star Likes Collector Zone Supporter

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    It's scary how bad we are at evaluating talent.

    I'd literally take a cap hit just to get him off the roster.
  4. theogt

    theogt Surrealist Zone Supporter

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  5. Woods

    Woods Active Member

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    I'm assuming this means the Cowboys think Costa's back injury/stiffness, etc are not an issue.
  6. Deep_Freeze

    Deep_Freeze Well-Known Member

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    This is going to be fun.....wonder how many years and amount they extended him for....
  7. CIWhitefish

    CIWhitefish Member

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  8. Nation

    Nation Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    Phil Costa and Nate Livings are perfectly acceptable number four and number five players on an NFL offensive line.

    It is now up to Tyron Smith and the coaching staff to upgrade him from an okay LT to a Pro Bowl LT. And for our front office to find big upgrades from Bernie and Free.
  9. MonsterD

    MonsterD Quota outta absentia

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    Oh no here we go with the fracas crowd.:nolook:
  10. Woods

    Woods Active Member

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    Or maybe it's a "cheap" contact relative to a restrictive FA cap amount?
  11. Eric_Boyer

    Eric_Boyer Well-Known Member

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    strange.

    if he can shake the injury bug he is at the very least an above average backup.

    why would you take a cap hit to get rid of a decent backup?
  12. Risen Star

    Risen Star Likes Collector Zone Supporter

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    I'm sure it is cheap but it doesn't matter to me. He should be off the roster. He provides absolutely nothing of value and has no upside.
  13. Risen Star

    Risen Star Likes Collector Zone Supporter

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    Why would you put your opinion that he's a decent backup on me and ask me why I would want to get rid of a decent backup?

    I obviously don't believe he's a decent backup.
  14. Deep_Freeze

    Deep_Freeze Well-Known Member

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    It is interesting that we decide to extend our second injured former UDFA in Costa as we have already done it with Church.

    Our two weakest position groups on the team get more money with questionable futures......guess they like to roll the dice.
  15. BIGDen

    BIGDen Dr. Freakasaurus Zone Supporter

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    CHAM.......PION.......SHIP?.....:eek::

    We'll see I guess. He looked good in his brief appearance last year, but the health of his back/overall performance the past two years/physical limitations make even the most optimistic fan unsure if this is a good thing. With two good guards around him, he might be ok. I'd rather have the guy on the roster as a back-up if anything. Hopefully, we'll draft/sign a couple of guys and have Costa compete for his job.
  16. Nation

    Nation Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    It's a 2 year deal, and his 2013 cap hit is less than it would have been if he were a RFA (1.3M). Perfectly acceptable contract.
  17. theebs

    theebs Believe!!!!

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    he didnt go to IR with a back injury. His back was fine. He suffered a dislocated ankle that cost him his season.
  18. BIGDen

    BIGDen Dr. Freakasaurus Zone Supporter

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    This is true but his back was a significant issue that cost him quite a bit of time this past season. Backs are typically not like broken bones which heal and are no longer an issue. Back problems are frequently chronic and tricky to treat.
  19. theebs

    theebs Believe!!!!

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    no doubt.

    They gave him the time he needed though and from everything i remember were really cautious and said his back was fine in october when he returned after the bye week.

    Just caught an unlucky break with his ankle..
  20. BIGDen

    BIGDen Dr. Freakasaurus Zone Supporter

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    Yep. I just wish the guy wasn't physically limited (size-wise). By all accounts, he is a smart, strong, hard-working guy. Everyone loves those qualities. Unfortunately, there will be times when he is just physically overmatched which can really compromise the offense.

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