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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. Supercowboy1986

    Supercowboy1986 Active Member

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    I'm confused didn't a few weeks ago posters wanted us to keep him because he magically was labeled as a "quality back up" and now that we are keeping him those same posters are upset that we did? Who understands you people
  2. Beast_from_East

    Beast_from_East Well-Known Member

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    Costa is back at center?

    Romo just called his agent and told him to add an extra million to the deal.


    :lmao2:
  3. MichaelWinicki

    MichaelWinicki "You want some?" Staff Member

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    Hey, I'm not proclaiming great things for Costa... and I never have.

    But consider this, we never saw the guy practice like the Cowboy's brain trust.

    In addition Costa is at the low end of the Cowboys pay scale. And they could have easily let his rights expire.

    However it didn't happen.

    They obviously think there's something there.

    I'm willing to go with that.
  4. gimmesix

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

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    Based on the evidence we have (which was not much last season), he appears to be better than Cook at center, but we really don't know if he's better than Kowalski.

    The contract doesn't force Dallas to start him, which means a quality center could still be brought in, and it doesn't even assure his spot on the roster because the signing bonus is small enough to absorb.

    Doing this simply means Dallas signed him for less than it would have had to tender him AND the Cowboys have him wrapped up for next year, too, if he proves to be one of the top nine or 10 linemen on the team.

    I'm very happy with this signing and its implications.
  5. FuzzyLumpkins

    FuzzyLumpkins The Boognish

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    Obviously. :rolleyes:

    When you have to resort to ad hominem in place of analysis it speaks volumes.

    What was you take on Spencer last offseason? Shall we revisit that?
  6. Woods

    Woods Active Member

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    That's the correct way to look at the situation, imo.

    This doesn't prohibit the Cowboys from doing anything, whether he's quality depth or even if they want to cut him.
  7. Shiloht88

    Shiloht88 Benched

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    I assume you've been a fan for a long time. What makes you so comfortable with decisions made by that brain trust. They are inept, unable to evaluate talent, have no plan or clear direction on how to build a team. I don't have a whole lot of confidence in them.
  8. MichaelWinicki

    MichaelWinicki "You want some?" Staff Member

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    So they're all inept.


    Gotcha.
  9. Alexander

    Alexander What's it going to be then, eh?

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    Between Costa and Barry Church, I have never seen any NFL team allow what amounts to less than 20 total quarters of real play in the previous season affect their decision making to this kind of degree.

    They are not being viewed as nice young players to bring back cheaply to continue to develop.

    Make no mistake, they are being viewed as long term starters and cornerstones going forward.
  10. Alexander

    Alexander What's it going to be then, eh?

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    In today's NFL, teams get to practice in full pads a handful of times each season.

    Are we really judging players not off of what they do, consistently, in real games and basing it off of what amounts to mostly walk-through pace practices?

    Do not answer, because I know what we are doing. We still have Matt Johnson on the roster and based off his whopping four practices, the braintrust is still "excited".
  11. jjktkk

    jjktkk Active Member

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    Lol, chronic. This is your idea of "keepin it real"?
  12. newlander

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    ...their lack of talent evaluation is LAUGHABLE. The guy is avg. at best but worse than that CAN'T STAY ON THE FIELD....and they re-sign him? BRUTAL.
  13. MichaelWinicki

    MichaelWinicki "You want some?" Staff Member

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    The fact is they more invested in Johnson (draft pick) than they do Costa.

    If Costa was as bad as perceived by some, it would have been incredibly easy to let him go.

    In addition there's Cook, Kowalski and Bern who also play the position... Again, another good reason to not extend Costa... But they did.

    Why?

    Because Callahan and Red are morons.

    Oh-kay.
  14. Alexander

    Alexander What's it going to be then, eh?

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    Callahan and Garrett are not the individuals in charge of the purse strings or the the contracts.
  15. MichaelWinicki

    MichaelWinicki "You want some?" Staff Member

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    But Garrett is in charge of who's on the team.
  16. Woods

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    The fact remains, we don't get to see these guys on a regular basis. The coaching staff does.

    Now, perhaps the coaching staff has misjudged these guys. Definite possibility. Or, it could be due to the salary cap, we have to "settle" for 2nd/3rd tier guys to fill out the roster because we haven't consistently drafted well, and the staff is just giving the corporate line. Perhaps.

    But, when you look at Costa's extension, we're not likely talking about a lot of guaranteed money. In fact, even for a reserve, it's not like the Cowboys are paying through their nose. Costa's deal doesn't prevent us from drafting a OC/OG type either. In fact, JJ has stated they are specifically looking for that type of OL, whether in FA or the Draft.

    Even with Church's package, I don't think the guaranteed portion was significant (going on memory). And, reading the Valley Ranch tea leaves, it appears that adding a quality Safety is still high on the priority list.
  17. Alexander

    Alexander What's it going to be then, eh?

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    You go on and believe that.

    Finances define far more who is on the team and who is not.
  18. MichaelWinicki

    MichaelWinicki "You want some?" Staff Member

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    Do I think finances figure into it?

    You bet.

    But it's not like any of the center candidates is a big-salary guy and if Costa was crap he'd be gone. You've already got 3 other guys on the roster who can play the spot.
  19. Woods

    Woods Active Member

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    With Costa, if we really disliked him, he would be allowed to walk. It's not like he was holding us hostage with a bad contract. In fact, we can likely cut him later on without meaningful financial ramifications if we wanted to.

    I don't really see the big deal over this extension.
  20. LatinMind

    LatinMind iPhotoshop

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    are u really complaining about 2 yrs 2.7 mil?

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