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Could have had Crichton & Nix

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by guag, May 9, 2014.

  1. xwalker

    xwalker Well-Known Member

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    I don't think they targeted Claiborne. I think they received the trade up offer as opposed to seeking it out.
  2. FuzzyLumpkins

    FuzzyLumpkins The Boognish

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    they had arranged the trade the day before as a contingency. He was their highest rated defender. I hope they targeted him just like I hope they targeted Clowney.
  3. SilverStarCowboy

    SilverStarCowboy The Actualist

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    The way it fell would most probably take Kony Ealy/Will Sutton or Stephon Tuitt/Kareem Martin over Demarcus Lawrence.
  4. btcutter

    btcutter Well-Known Member

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    They may all fit if the coaching staff isn't here after this year. :)
  5. Cowboy Brian

    Cowboy Brian Romo 2 Austin Zone Supporter

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    I trust this team on draft day.. Look at our track record since 2010, top 5 in the league....
  6. Cowboyz88

    Cowboyz88 Well-Known Member

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    Waaah…all the gnashing of teeth during every draft.

    Last night the Cowboys were geniuses, today they're idiots.

    90% of the posters here were suicidal over the trade and subsequent drafting of Fred and Williams and now, they're likely anchors of the offense.

    Might Lawrence be a bust? Of course, but can we at least let him get to the freaking city of Dallas first before declaring him and/or the trade a failure?

    All I'm saying is simmer down a bit…
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  7. xwalker

    xwalker Well-Known Member

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    There is a guy named Justin Ellis that I expect to go in the 4th round. He is the identical size as Nix and is a little quicker but not quite a strong. If they were going to go with a 330+ type DT, he would be at least as good of a fit as Nix and probably better.
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  8. OhSnap

    OhSnap Well-Known Member

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    I thought it was part of an aggressive move to replace both corners in one shot with him and Carr. Hasn't worked out as good as anyone wanted yet but they swapped out Jenkins and Newman with the 2 best available which would probably have made the headlines as an ingenious move if the Pats or some other team with a winning record had done it.
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  9. xwalker

    xwalker Well-Known Member

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    My primary point is that they didn't go into that draft with Claiborne a top target, but they were offered a trade that was not too expensive and they decided to go up and get him.
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  10. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    That isn't a popular opinion but I happen to agree.
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  11. OhSnap

    OhSnap Well-Known Member

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    I've never heard that. Not saying it didn't happen that way just that I didn't hear it.
  12. Mr Cowboy

    Mr Cowboy Well-Known Member

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    If we were a Demarcus Lawrence away from a championship, I wouldn't mind the trade. But there are so many holes on this dl that we needed to add bodies with a chance to become good. It wouldn't shock me if they go completely away from the dl the rest of the way.

    We were a bad defense with the future hall of famer Demarcus, I don't see the rookie Demarcus making us instantly better.
  13. reddyuta

    reddyuta Well-Known Member

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    we badly need solid and DEPENDABLE players on the DL,right now we have a bunch of guys coming off major surgeries and many of them may be no good this year.
  14. Kaiser

    Kaiser Well-Known Member

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    With that as the options I'm more than happy with the trade for Lawrence. He isn't going to start, but he is going to be a great nickel rusher next year and a 10-12 sack per season guy for a lot of years on this team. A lot of positions have to be filled with high draft picks or extremely expensive free agents. If we got a real edge rusher in exchange for a 2nd and 3rd round pick its a trade you make every time you get the chance.
  15. CowboyFan74

    CowboyFan74 RAWR

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    Yeah not a fan of the "Move" we just made but at least it wasn't a stupid TE...
  16. cowboy_ron

    cowboy_ron You Can't Fix Stupid

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    I think most are trying to relate to name recognition more that evaluations from people in the business...I trust we made the right decision as we did last year
  17. Eddie

    Eddie Well-Known Member

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    Not upset at the name .. upset at how we didn't get fair value for the trade.

    Oh I forgot ... 34 is ALMOST a first rounder. roll eyes
  18. cowboy_ron

    cowboy_ron You Can't Fix Stupid

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    We were in a bidding war with ATL who also wanted Lawrence...that throws "fair value" out the window if it's the player you want....
  19. PJTHEDOORS

    PJTHEDOORS Well-Known Member

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    Can I cry over the Cowboys not having a 5th rounder for todays draft? Waaa...
  20. cowboy_ron

    cowboy_ron You Can't Fix Stupid

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    I thought it was a 6th we didn't have

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