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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. RastaRocket

    RastaRocket Sanka, Ya Dead Mon? Ya Mon.

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    Eh, this contract is as minimal as it gets. It's not that big of a deal. I'm completely with you when it comes to being frustrated about the state of the O-Line, but this isn't that bad at all. Now we need to work on upgrading past Costa, and keep him as depth. This salary is a depth salary so hopefully it happens sooner rather than later.
  2. Alexander

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

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    The coaching staffs on bad football teams see their players every day. Dave Campo saw all of his players each and every day in practice.

    Did he make the decisions?

    Everyone sees them in games.

    Very good. At least you have some hope.

    We absolutely are in "settle" mode here.

    No, but when the owner sees said supposed "reserve" as a future starter for several years, a rational person would look at this investment as saying they believe they are set at the position.

    And let us be clear. Jones stated he was looking for a C-OG type. We just signed our "starting center" to a nice cheap contract. That does not tell me we will make the position a focus. We are more likely to invest a lower choice to backup the same positions, not relegate this player to a reserve role.

    Opposite Church. Not to replace him. Sensabaugh has a target on his back because he earns too much.

    We clearly tier positions and pick our poisons so to speak.

    It is too bad that we often overpay special teams role players and reserves because they are viewed as core (Hurd and Proctor come to mind). We apparently have the same idea about Danny McCray, who quite frankly could be easily replaced.

    All in all, this roster is composed to be low maintenance. Everyone is assigned to pay tiers. And all in all, that, more than anything else determines what resources are spent and who is considered in jeopardy of a job.

    Giving a player like this a two year contract virtually assures him of a roster spot, just as much as the bonuses paid out to Livings and Bernadeau.
  3. weaver21

    weaver21 Active Member

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    Are people seriously complaining about a 2 yr, 2.7 mil contract? Some of you guys are unbelievable. You guys act like Costa is already penciled in as the starter for next season. Jerry has already has stated their going to look for a G/C in the draft so I don't understand the uproar over this. Sure, Costa is average and probably not even a NFL-starting center, but some of your acting like he's the worst football player in the world.

    :laugh2:

    Oh, this board. This is more like a comedy board than a football board. Some of the guys on here are hilarious.
  4. FuzzyLumpkins

    FuzzyLumpkins The Boognish

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    Yeah because guaranteeing him less than the league minimum is what you do for long term starters.

    It's $450k guaranteed.
  5. Alexander

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

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    Nobody complained when Proctor was raking in two million per.

    You are so right.

    It is silly to even worry about.
  6. Alexander

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

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    And that miminal investment is what makes him now untouchable.

    Cheap players have value when you are juggling the cap, and it makes you overlook the fact they really are not that good. The "just good enough" become quite valuable when you are overpaying other portions of the roster.
  7. Woods

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    Well, I wouldn't compare Campo's tenure to Garrett's. The staff is completely different, from OL coach, to WRs coach, etc. It's not Campo's decision here.

    As for Costa starting, maybe he does. But I would bet we do bring in an OC/OG type, and the best interior OL will see the field. I think Costa will have competition.

    I guess we can agree to disagree, but I really don't see this contract for Costa as a big deal either way. IMO, it doesn't force us to start him, and we can still look for an upgrade.
  8. Alexander

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

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    I can all but guarantee you that he is the starter for next season. No question.
  9. Alexander

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

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    That is part of my point. We are more inclined to consider this a spot on the roster we go cheap at. We are not going to double dip and take a center early in this draft.
  10. FuzzyLumpkins

    FuzzyLumpkins The Boognish

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    :lmao2:

    They sign UDFA to more guaranteed cash and cut them in TC. You are being melodramatic. Put the alcohol down.

    The min is less than what is making so if they keep him on the opening day roster he is guaranteed more than that. It's ostensibly a one year contract.

    The Church deal I get becuase it seems like an awful move but here I can only really laugh at you.
  11. Woods

    Woods Active Member

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    I think this is where we disagree. I don't think Costa's contract forces us to play him, and I don't think it prohibits us from drafting a challenger. I think Garrett will try to put the 5 best OL on the field.
  12. Woods

    Woods Active Member

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    Yes, this is where we disagree.
  13. weaver21

    weaver21 Active Member

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    Sorry but I can't agree with you there. Especially considering free agency and the draft haven't occurred yet.
  14. Verdict

    Verdict Well-Known Member

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    It is interesting that you bring Matt Johnson into this analysis. The Cowboys obviously highly value Matt Johnson because they kept the door open for him to get some playing time late in the season so they must really like him or really want to get a read on whether he is the real deal. It would have been much easier for them to put him on the IR.

    So, lets suppose that Matt Johnson turns it on and turns out to be the greatest thing since sliced bread? Are you going to give the organization credit for getting that right? Why is it that the organization gets credit for every bad move and none of the good ones like finding Romo and Austin as UDFA"s?
  15. honyock

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    Here's some perspective on the whole Costa vs Baltimore/Ngata injury debate:

    Ngata injured his thigh in the second quarter, left the game, and came back later in the game, at what it sounded like was less than 100%.

    The Cowboys did their best running in the first quarter, before Ngata's injury.

    (From the game log on espn.com)
    1st quarter: 94 yards, 10.4 yds/run
    2nd-4th quarter 119 yards, 4.25 yds/run

    Now I don't have the game tape and don't know if Costa looked better in the final three quarters against the backup/post-injury Ngata, vs the first quarter against Ngata. But the running game was most efficient before Ngata's injury.
  16. Risen Star

    Risen Star Likes Collector Zone Supporter

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    You don't resign a bad player for depth. For that quality of a player, you go young. Anybody. A body. Our cap is in bad enough shape as it is.

    Not to mention how his presence on the roster effects future moves. The Jones twins actually think he can play. C is not a need. We just need Stiffasaurus to get healthy.
  17. Risen Star

    Risen Star Likes Collector Zone Supporter

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    Bill Parcells found Romo and Austin in UDFA. Let's be real here. The twins responsible for the personnel moves of 1994-2002 didn't suddenly reverse course.
  18. LatinMind

    LatinMind iPhotoshop

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    1.35 mil for Costa is virtually pennies.
  19. ajk23az

    ajk23az Through Pain Comes Clarity

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    :laugh2: :bow:
  20. Alexander

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

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    Are you willing to bet the mortgage he does?

    Matt Johnson is the kind of player that you see cut each and every camp from teams that truly go off of production. He was chewing up a roster spot deep into the season. Those practices must have been pretty impressive is all I can say.

    They left Costa laying on the roster the entire remainder of the year, banking on him like he was some sort of savior. That does not make me think he is being viewed as insurance.

    I will give the credit where it is due, but I will just use your examples as a case in point on how finances and investments determine how we view and judge talent.

    Austin was nowhere close to seeing the field until Jerry Jones' prized bell cow, Roy Williams got hurt. Romo also was a cheap reserve who quite honestly could have been cut as well had Drew Henson not been as awful as he was.

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