CowboyJoe's February Mock Draft (Trade Draft)

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  1. cowboyjoe

    cowboyjoe Well-Known Member

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    Free Agency
    First, Cowboys get very creative, cut players like Newman, Kosier, McBrair, Spencer, Bennett, Beuhler, Coleman, Costa, Bradie James, Brooking and a few other players. At same time restructure Romo's and Ware's contract to create more money to sign top free agents, players that play with heart, intensity, desire and want to win, as well as leaders on their previous team.
    Laurent Robinson | WR
    Had Romo's trust more then any other WR. Dallas will have to pay. Jerry Jones convinces Robinson to stick with cowboys, and he will get paid.

    We keep youngsters like Fiametta, who opens holes in running game and kept Romo upright in passing game, Geathers who is a monster at DE and can play NT, and Parnell who Jerry Jones was totally high on.

    Carl Nicks OG from Saints, due to Bree's huge contract, Saints dont have money to keep Nicks and with Bill Callihan knowing Nicks, Cowboys go get OG to protect Romo.

    Mario Williams DE/OLB, with the Texans tight on cap money, and Jerry realizing he needs top pass rushers, Jerry restructures Ware's and Romo's contract to go get Mario to be a force for the Cowboys.

    D'Qwell Jackson | ILB | Cleveland (28)
    He won't be cheap but Jerry says he will spend his money and Jackson is one of the most under rated ILB's in the game. Rob has expressed how much he admires his play and with two staff members from the Browns who Jackson has stated he has admiration for perhaps it's a reunion in the making. Also give Bruce Carter another year to get his feet under him.

    Center Chris Myers from Houston, just 30 years old, will hold the fort down till draftee Mike Webster is ready to take over in 2-3 years.

    Mike Adams of Cleveland-Safety, very underated safety, knows rob ryan's system and our new defensive backs coach, makes plays and interceptions.

    Cornerback Carlos Rogers, very underated cb, but showed his skill level when taught right by good coaching. Will cost some, but will help our secondary, till youngsters are ready through the draft.

    We move Doug Free to ROT and Tyron to LOT and move Ratliff to DE some.

    1. Sitting at number 14th in the draft, the cowboys are mulling over available prospects still avallable in the 1st round. Players like Dre Kirkpatrick, DeCastro OG, Ingram OLB/DE, and DE Michael Brockers. Taking a page from the NY Giants Cowboys realize that you have to have a pass rush to win SuperBowls. The Cowboys get a call from Chargers to trade down wth them while getting a 3rd round choice, plus a 7th.

    The Cowboys take Michael Brockers DE from LSU, a copy cat clone to Leon Lett and Richard Seymour.

    Michael Brockers, DT, LSU
    Brockers just completed his sophomore year at LSU, but he can (and did) leave early because he redshirted prior to his first year in Baton Rouge. The defensive tackle played sparingly in 2010, making an appearance in 13 games with one start. Brockers stepped into a major role in 2011 and helped lead the Tigers to the SEC Championship (he was one of the defensive stars in the blowout of Georgia) and a berth in the BCS National Championship. He started all 14 games, made 54 tackles, and finished third on the team with 10 tackles for loss. Brockers also recorded two sacks, four quarterback hurries, an interception, a forced fumble, and a blocked kick.
    The Houston, TX native has great size at 6'6'' and 306 pounds. He generally runs in the 4.9s of the 40-yard dash and he has been clocked as fast as 4.86 from that distance. Brockers is extremely agile for his size, and his side-to-side movement makes him a real force as a run defender. His pass-rushing skills can be improved by working on his first step off the ball and by adding some more bulk to his frame (and he definitely has room to do so). Brockers does not have a ton of experience, so he will likely be used as a situational defensive tackle for at least a season or two. At the same time, his future upside is huge so he should be a first or second-round pick in the 2012 NFL Draft.

    In high school, Brockers looked like more of a small forward, as he stood 6-foot-6 and weighed in at just 255 pounds. He was well regarded by scouting services, but not seen to be elite. Ranked among the top ten defensive ends in the nation, Brockers left his home state of Texas to join Les Miles and the Tigers.

    Defensive tackles tend to be shorter and stockier, but with the type of athletes that are moving to the middle of the line, it is hard to pass them up. The Giants have shown the entire league this year that elite defensive linemen should be able to move along the line with ease and attack all parts of the offensive line. Brockers can play both the end and the tackle position, which makes him that much more valuable. This versatility is also inviting scouts to cast him a number of different roles, helping to build his pre-draft buzz.

    @WesBunting: Think #LSU DT Michael Brockers has a lot of upside inside, but real value could be as a play making 5-tech...more upside than JJ Watt IMO

    Standing 6-foot-6 is a rarity amongst linemen, but as Julius Peppers (6'7"), Calais Campbell (6'8") and Jason Pierre-Paul (6'5") have taught us, athletic freaks are often best suited to chase down the quarterback.
    Brockers just turned 21, so he has plenty of time to develop. He will likely put fellow defensive tackles Devon Still and Brandon Thompson to shame at the combine in terms of measurables, so expect a few teams to start drooling at the prospect of him anchoring their line for the next decade. But Still is a more seasoned college player and has a known track record. It will come down to a team that is willing to take a risk with a high pick and hope that he pans out.

    2nd Rd Pick:Cowboys get another call at draft time, with OG's Brandon Washington and Cordy Glenn still available, Cowboys trade down a few spots, get a 3rd rounder and 6th.

    Cordy Glenn

    Alternate Pick #1
    Kevin Zeitler
    Alternate Pick #2
    Coryell Judie

    Name: Cordy Glenn Jason Garrett has to realize that you need a monster at OG, that can open holes, and be nasty at the same time, this is what glenn does, while learning from free agent pickup Nicks.
    College: Georgia Number: 71
    Height: 6-6 Weight: 346
    Position: OG Pos2: OT
    Class/Draft Year: Sr/2012
    40 Time: 5.28 40 Low: 5.12 40 High: 5.44
    Projected Round: 1-2 Stock:
    Rated number 2 out of 228 OG's 26 / 2754 TOTAL

    Draft Scout Snapshot: 2010: Selected to the Pro Football Weekly All-America Team … Started all 13 games at left guard ... Named preseason All-SEC second team by SEC Coaches ... Named Most Valuable Player on offense following spring drills. 2009: Started all 13 games ... Started season opener at No. 9 Oklahoma State at right guard, moved to left tackle for the next four games, and then played final eight games at left guard … Named Preseason All-SEC Second Team by SEC Coaches. 2008: Named Freshman All-SEC by SEC Coaches, Freshman All-American by multiple outlets … Appeared in 13 games, making 10 starts … Started at left guard in seven games, right guard in three games.
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    Draft Scout Cordy Glenn News
    01/04/12 - 2012 SENIOR BOWL INVITE: Glenn was a third team AP All-American in 2011 and first team All-SEC pick by both the AP and league coaches. The left tackle anchored an offensive line that ranked third in the SEC in total offense this year, averaging 413.85 yards per game. Glenn currently ranks second all-time in school history in starts for an offensive lineman with 49. His next start against Michigan State will tie him with former Senior Bowler Clint Boling for the school mark for offensive linemen. The 2012 Senior Bowl will be a homecoming of sorts for Jones. The Centreville, Alabama native landed on both the AP and Coaches All-SEC second teams in 2011. He was also a finalist for the Rimington Trophy, given annually to the best center in the nation and was named SEC Offensive Lineman of the Week twice this season. Jones was named to UGA’s Team of the Decade and has made 48 career starts, ranking third all-time in school history for an offensive lineman. -

    12/07/11 - 2011 ALL-SEC FOOTBALL FIRST TEAM (COACHES): OL - Cordy Glenn, Georgia, has been selected All-SEC Conference First Team for the 2011 college football season as voted upon by the SEC head coaches. Glenn, a 6-5, 348-pound native of Riverdale, Ga., leads the team with 49 career starts (third all-time in UGA history for non-kickers), including the last 46 contests. He was named the SEC Offensive Lineman of the Week following the Bulldogs’ 24-20 win over Florida and has helped sophomore quarterback Aaron Murray stand at the No. 2 spot in the conference in both total offense (229.6 ypg.) and passing yards per game (220.1) this season. - Georgia football

    Cowboys take the 3rd rounder they received in trade down, move up in 3rd, and take Name: Brandon Boykin
    College: Georgia Number: 2
    Height: 5-09 Weight: 183
    Position: CB Pos2: KR
    Class/Draft Year: Sr/2012
    40 Time: 4.44 40 Low: 4.35 40 High: 4.54
    Projected Round: 2-3 Stock:
    Rated number 8 out of 257 CB's 63 / 2754 TOTAL

    Draft Scout Snapshot: 2010: Appeared in 13 games making 12 starts recording 44 tackles including 6.5 for loss, three interceptions and three pass breakups; Also returned 34 kickoffs for 825 yards, ranked sixth in the SEC in kick return avg. at 24.3 ... Named Georgia's Defensive MVP of the AutoZone Liberty Bowl after recording three tackles and an interception ... Named CFPA National KR of the Week after game at Kentucky where he returned two kickoffs for 123 yards including his third-career 100-yard return for a TD ... Named to watch lists for the Lott Trophy, Jim Thorpe Award and the Paul Hornung Award ... Named one of team's Most Improved Players for defense following spring drills. 2009: Earned team's Most Improved Player award for special teams…Appeared in 13 games making 12 starts with 54 tackles, six pass break-ups and three interceptions…Set school records with 38 kickoff returns, 988 kickoff return yards and three kickoff returns for touchdowns…Became the first player in SEC history to return two kickoffs 100 yards in a season…Earned Kickoff Returner Performance of the Week after he returned four kicks for 128 yards including a 100-yard return for a touchdown at Tennessee…Named SEC Special Teams Player of the Week (9/14) after returning four kickoffs for 187 yards including 100-yard return for a TD; also registered four tackles and an INT in the game…Named Most Improved Defensive Back at conclusion of spring drills. 2008: Named of the team's Newcomer of the Year Award winners for defense…Appeared in 13 games recording six tackles.

    3rd round:Cowboys get another call, and trade down a few spots and get a 5th rounder and 7th.
    Mike Brewster
    Ohio State
    Reach/Value: +9

    Michael Brewster, DS #3 C, Ohio State

    Name: Michael Brewster
    College: Ohio State Number: 50
    Height: 6-4 Weight: 319
    Position: C Pos2: OG/OT
    Class/Draft Year: Sr/2012
    40 Time: 5.17 40 Low: 5.02 40 High: 5.32
    Projected Round: 3-4 Stock:
    Rated number 3 out of 88 C's 105 / 2754 TOTAL

    Draft Scout Snapshot: 2010: Started all 13 games … Rimington Trophy finalist ... FWAA, Phil Steele first-team All-American … first team all-Big Ten … Outland, Rimington awards preseason watch list … Jim Parker lineman of week: Marshall, Penn State. 2009: Started all 13 games at center for the Rose Bowl and Big Ten champs … Rimington Trophy watch list … Lombardi Award watch list. 2008: First-team Freshman All-America from multiple outlets … started 10 games at center after an injury to senior Steve Rehring.
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    Draft Scout Michael Brewster News
    01/02/12 - BOWL HISTORY: Ohio State is 19-22-0 all-time in 42 bowl game appearances, after last season's 31-26 win over Arkansas in the Sugar Bowl was vacated. Ohio State has won two straight bowl games and six of its last nine bowls, before the vacated win is added to the picture. The Buckeyes (6-6) and Gators (6-6) will meet for the first time since the 2006 national championship game when Florida pounded Ohio State 41-14. PLAYERS TO WATCH: C Mike Brewster is a Florida native who has made 48 straight starts for the Buckeyes and is the leader on the line for Ohio State. The OSU running game starts with Brewster's work coordinating the blocking schemes. - The Sports Xchange

    Cowboys 3rd rounder, Brock Osweiler
    01/09/2012 - Arizona State University quarterback Brock Osweiler, after conferring with family and newly hired head coach Todd Graham, has decided to leave ASU and enter the 2012 NFL Draft. Osweiler rewrote the Arizona State record book for passing in his first season as the starter, becoming the first quarterback in the history of Sun Devil football to throw for more than 4,000 yards, finishing the season with 4,036. He also set new school records for completions (326), attempts (516) and completion percentage (63.2), and threw for 26 touchdowns, the fourth most in school history. The tallest quarterback in the nation last year at 6 feet 8 inches, Osweiler has played in 25 career games, including 15 as the starter, and has thrown for 5,082 yards and 33 touchdowns in his three-year ASU career. He's also added four rushing touchdowns. Six of Osweiler's seven career 300-yard passing games came during the 2011 season and he topped the 350-yard mark four times. He threw for a career-high 487 yards against Arizona, tying a school record with his 63 pass attempts, and amassed 395 passing yards in the MAACO Bowl Las Vegas. He's thrown for three or more touchdowns four times, three of which came last season, including in wins over then-No. 21 Missouri and on the road against Utah. - Arizona State football
    Accuracy: Good accuracy overall, including excellent accuracy on short timing routes to backs and receivers, placing the ball slightly in front to lead receivers to potential yardage gained after the catch. Flashes good anticipation and is willing to release passes before the receiver has made his break. Good zip and ball placement on the quick slant. Good touch down the seam and on post-corner, flag routes to attack the defense vertically and horizontally. Good accuracy and zip on crossing routes over the middle. Not often asked to roll out and throw on the move in this offense but demonstrates the ability to do so, especially when rolling to his right.

    Arm Strength: Possesses a strong right arm and is capable of making every NFL throw easily. Can drive the deep out to the sideline from the opposite hash and has no problem threading the needle between closing defenders. Easily zips to all areas of the field, demonstrating very good touch on underneath routes to running backs and receivers, as well as down the sideline on deep passes.

    Setup/Release: Efficient set up and a quick release. Typically releases passes with a 3/4 delivery that almost shot-puts the ball and doesn't take advantage of his natural height advantage. Can drop down even lower with his delivery to complete passes around defenders. Also has a tendency to throw off his back foot when being pressured, leading to some passes drifting high and/or wide.

    Reading Defenses: Excellent height to see over the defense. Wasn't asked to make many pre-snap reads in this offense. Too often stares down his primary target. Demonstrated improved ability to manipulate the defense with his eyes in 2011 though he remains under-developed in this area and does telegraph his throws.

    On The Move: Surprisingly athletic considering his size. Committed to Gonzaga on a basketball scholarship as a sophomore in high school and only agreed to switch to Arizona State a year later when the Sun Devils agreed to let him play both sports. He briefly considered joining the ASU basketball team in 2010 but never played for the Sun Devils … Good balance and overall manueverability despite his height and can throw accurately on the move. Though significantly more athletic than his height would indicate, has only average straight-line speed and is easily caught from behind.

    Intangibles: Has only 15 career starts and played in just 25 games, overall. Took the vast majority of snaps out of the shotgun in 2011 and will need to make the adjustment to dropping back from center -- not a unsubstantial requirement considering Osweiler's height. Courageous in the pocket. Willing to take the hit to complete the pass. Has been known as a hard worker throughout his career. Graduated high school early to join the team for spring practices in May of 2009 … Earned the team's Hard Hat Award for his work in the off-season conditioning program in 2010 … Named a team captain in 2011 … Cited the loss of offensive coordinator Noel Mazzone (whom Osweiler credited with his development) as a primary reason why he elected to leave school after his junior season. Mazzone was among those fired along with head coach Dennis Erickson following the 2011 season … May be just scratching the surface of his potential …

    4th rd pick:
    Name: Ladarius Green (+) Coming off shoulder injury
    College: Louisiana-Lafayette Number: 89
    Height: 6-6 Weight: 237
    Position: TE Pos2: WR
    Class/Draft Year: Sr/2012
    40 Time: 4.64 40 Low: 4.54 40 High: 4.76
    Projected Round: 3 Stock:
    Rated number 4 out of 114 TE's 97 / 2754 TOTAL

    Draft Scout Snapshot: 2010: Named All-American by and Phil Steele…One of eight semifinalists for the John Mackey Award…Led all tight ends nationally in receiving yardage (794), receiving yards-per-game (79.4), receiving yards-per-catch (18.0), and receiving touchdowns (7)…Coaches stated he despite being double-teamed on over 90% of his routes…Led all players in the Sun Belt Conference in yards-per-reception (18.0), while ranking second in receiving yards-per-game and receiving touchdowns. 2009: Mid-season addition to the Mackey watch list - one of three underclassmen on the 22-man list…Second Team All-Sun Belt with 32 receptions for 533 yards (16.7 ypc)…Led the Cajuns in receiving yards, despite missing three games due to injury…Ranked third in the Sun Belt in receiving yards per game and tallied the longest reception in the conference (91 yards). 2008: Played in all 12 games as a reserve tight end, but still tanked third on the team in receptions (22) and second in receiving yards (268) and receiving touchdowns (five).

    5th round pick:
    Name: Joe Adams

    College: Arkansas Number: 3
    Height: 5-11 Weight: 174
    Position: WR Pos2: CB/KR
    Class/Draft Year: Sr/2012
    40 Time: 4.38 40 Low: 4.30 40 High: 4.49
    Projected Round: 3-4 Stock:
    Rated number 13 out of 344 WR's 120 / 2754 TOTAL

    Draft Scout Snapshot: 2010: Started four games while appearing in 12, missing only the Vanderbilt game due to an ankle injury. Led the team with 813 receiving yards and tied for the team lead with six receiving touchdowns. Ranked second among Razorbacks with a career-high 50 receptions. Finished the season ranked sixth in the SEC with 4.2 receptions per game and seventh in the conference with 67.8 receiving yards per game. 2009: Played in 10 games and started in seven as he missed the Auburn, Florida and Ole Miss games due to a "mild stroke". Named second-team All-SEC selection by the AP after ranking ninth in the SEC and 95th nationally in receiving yards per game (56.8). Was third on the Razorbacks in receiving yards with 568 and fourth in catches with 29. Tied with Greg Childs for the team lead in touchdown receptions (7) and was second among all receivers in average yards per catch (19.6). 2008: Appeared in all 12 games,starting seven. Finished third on the team in receptions with 31 for 377 yards and a touchdown. Named SEC Freshman of the Week on Sept. 8 for his performance against Louisiana-Monroe; finished with a career-high seven catches for 89 yards and had one run for nine yards.

    5th round pick in trade down acquired
    Name: Akiem Hicks (Transfer from LSU)

    College: Regina Number: 99
    Height: 6-5 Weight: 324
    Position: DT Pos2: DE
    Class/Draft Year: rSr/2012
    40 Time: 4.98 40 Low: 4.89 40 High: 5.12
    Projected Round: 4-5 Stock:
    Rated number 15 out of 190 DT's 142 / 2754 TOTAL

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    Draft Scout Akiem Hicks News
    01/23/12 - TOP TEN PROSPECTS WHO HELPED THEMSELVES AT THE EAST-WEST SHRINE: DT Akiem Hicks, Regina: At 6-feet-4 and 324 pounds with an 84" wingspan, Hicks made an enormous impression on scouts this week. He is unpolished and needs a lot of technique work, but he flashed his raw potential with good quickness and overall range. Hicks is a bit stiff and plays upright, but scouts aren't interested in the prospect he is now, but rather the player he could be down the road after a year or two with NFL coaching -- will be a late-round developmental defender. - Dane Brugler,

    01/21/12 - EAST-WEST SHRINE WEDNESDAY: Offensive and defensive linemen began to stand out Wednesday at the East-West Shrine Game practice, where one of the biggest stories was from the far north -- Canada. Eh? Well-traveled defensive lineman Akiem Hicks was impressive for a second successive day. Hicks played high school and junior college football in Sacramento, Calif., area. But after being at the center of a LSU recruiting controversy in 2010, he wound up playing for the University of Regina in Canada the past two seasons. Hicks (6-5, 324 pounds) is one of the largest players on the field, but the most surprising aspect of his game is his impressive movement, showing nimble feet and fast hands. He definitely has some work to do before he is NFL-ready, but he has raw ability. Hicks isn't a natural bender and has very ordinary initial explosion out of his stance. But he does have an 84-inch wingspan and used those long limbs to dominate blockers and prove to pro teams he should be drafted in April. has considered Hicks as a seventh-round or free-agent projection, but if he continues to impress, he certainly could climb on some charts. - Dane Brugler,

    6th round pick
    Name: Duke Ihenacho
    (+) Coming off foot injury:Note can play rover type safety at LB and Safety that rob ryan likes to employ.
    College: San Jose State Number: 2
    Height: 6-0 Weight: 212
    Position: SS Pos2: OLB
    Class/Draft Year: rSr/2012
    40 Time: 4.60 40 Low: 4.50 40 High: 4.70
    Projected Round: 4-5 Stock:
    Rated number 4 out of 115 SS's 159 / 2754 TOTAL

    Draft Scout Snapshot: DS Rating on 9-1-10: #4 SS, #117/750 Overall, 4-5
    2010: Started the first two games before a season-ending injury forced him to the sidelines...Credited with a forced fumble that prevented a touchdown in the opener at Alabama (9/4)...Was in on 8 tackles for the season...One tackle for loss came in the Alabama contest...A pass break-up and four tackles in the Southern Utah victory. 2009: ALL-WAC First Team (Coaches)…started all 12 games…second on the Spartans in total tackles with 89, broke up six passes, forced two fumbles, recovered one and intercepted one pass. 2008: First-team All-WAC pick as a linebacker… started all 12 games...led conference in interceptions at 0.42 per game ... returned two of his five interceptions for touchdowns...Fifth on the Spartans with 66 tackles, 5.5 for loss...Season-high 13 stops (6 solo, 7 assisted) with 2.0 tackles for loss and a fumble recovery against Boise State. 2007: Played in 10 games, starting six...Ninth on the Spartans with 32 tackles, two for loss … Season-high seven tackles (3 solo, 4 assisted) and forced a fumble in a starting role against Hawai'i ...Tied for second on the team with four pass break-ups...Was credited with the team’s only punt block of the season in the UC Davis triumph. Personal: Younger brother of former San Jose State defensive end Carl Ihenacho.

    7th Pick Cowboys : Name: Asa Jackson
    College: Cal Poly Number: 2
    Height: 5-10 Weight: 193
    Position: CB Pos2: KR
    Class/Draft Year: Sr/2012
    40 Time: 4.40 40 Low: 4.30 40 High: 4.52
    Projected Round: 6 Stock:
    Rated number 28 out of 257 CB's 214 / 2754 TOTAL

    Draft Scout Snapshot: 2010: First-team All-Great West selection … Sports Network Third-Team All-American … Jackson recorded 55 total tackles (40 solo) along with a sack, two interceptions and nine pass breakups … returned 17 punts for 12.6 yards each. 2009: A first-team All-Great West Conference defensive back … fourth for the Mustangs with 48 total tackles (31 solo) … 3.0 tackles for lost yardage, intercepted a pair of passes and broke up six other pass plays … returned theft against South Dakota State 47 yards for a touchdown, tying the game at 14-14 just before halftime … returned 13 punts an average of 15.5 yards, a school record … missed 2010 Spring Game with a fractured wrist. 2008: As a true freshman notched 42 total tackles (35 solo), forced three fumbles, intercepted two passes (one in first career game as a Mustang at San Diego State, returning it 46 yards) and 10 pass breakups … other interception was against Southern Utah … three breakups against Wisconsin … seven tackles against UC Davis and six versus South Dakota State … named Great West Conference Freshman Player of the Year.

    7th pick:Name: Isaiah Pead (+) Coming off knee injury
    College: Cincinnati Number: 23
    Height: 5-10 Weight: 193
    Position: RB Pos2:
    Class/Draft Year: Sr/2012
    40 Time: 4.42 40 Low: 4.32 40 High: 4.53
    Projected Round: 2-3 Stock:
    Rated number 6 out of 179 RB's 75 / 2754 TOTAL

    Draft Scout Snapshot: 2010: Second-team All-Big East … Pead rushed for 1,029 yards and six touchdowns on 157 attempts, despite missing almost two full games due to a bruised left knee … ranked third in the league in rushing, but led the conference for the second-straight year with his 6.6 yards per carry average, which also ranked him in the top-10 of all running backs nationally … his 26 receptions went for 190 yards and a touchdown … fumbled twice during the year, losing both. 2009: Saw action in all 13 games, making three starts … his 6.7 yards per carry average led all BIG EAST Conference players … gained 806 yards on 121 carries with nine touchdowns … posted four games of 75 yards rushing or more … also added 20 receptions for 201 yards and two touchdowns. 2008: True freshman played in seven games … finished the regular season with third most rushing yards on the team (194) on just 30 carries (6.7 per) … caught two passes for 11 yards … fumbled once, losing the ball.
  2. RS12

    RS12 Well-Known Member

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    Some good picks there Joe but signing Mario Williams puts you in positon to not force a pass rusher at 14. Take BPA if its DeCastro or Brockers so be it. Follow the board.
  3. cowboyjoe

    cowboyjoe Well-Known Member

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    Taking Brockers, I look at him like the cowboys did with Leon Lett his first year, will be a learning year for him. Thats where mario williams comes in, who will play at DE some and at OLB mostly replacing Spencer.

    Hopefully Brockers comes on at end of year to help out some. Reports are what I have read that Brockers reminds some scouts of Richard Seymour. Also, some reports have him reminding of J J Watt but with more upside.

    Also, remember, J J Watt came from a junior college central Michigan I believe, and played TE etc first year at Wisonsin. So, basically J J Watt didnt flash till 2010.

    Brockers reportedly has more potential, who was a top recruited DE coming out of college, can play NT and DE etc.. and move around like Seymour did for Patriots. Granted its potential, but keep this in mind, cowboys know they need pass rush. Keeping that in mind, what is the one thing jerry jones emphasizes come draft time? That jerry really counts on scouting department when drafting players, and what 2 players did the cowboys really want when they drafted last year. Tyron Smith and J J Watt, which shows they wanted a top DE to, and to get one you have to draft one generally high in first round like you did tryon smith. Granted your taking a gamble alittle on Brockers, but he has flashed potenttial at DE while at college some.

    So, thats what im basing my thinking on. Keep this in mind too, Jason Garrett did say that they were thinking about the 4-3 defense, which in reality would help spears. Your top defensive linemen then could be Mario Williams or Campbell from Arizona, Spears which is more suited to 4-3 defense, Ratliff, and Ware, adding in Brockers. Adding to that Lisemore, and Geathers could rotate in to spell DL with Akiem Hicks, I like the big NT that Hos had us taking in his mock draft, but main thing to keep in mind about him, he is old too about 26 or so, not sure if some of you knew that or not.

    Then, using the 3-4, you have at DL Brockers, Spears, Hatcher, Ratliff, Brent, Lisemore, Geathers, and at outside linebacker you have Mario Williams, Ware rushing from outside, which i think could be a bad set of outside linebackers for opposing offenses.
  4. M'Kevon

    M'Kevon A Love Supreme

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    There is no possible way Dallas signs Nicks, Williams and Jackson, nevermind Rogers, Adams and Myers (unless they are all open to the minimum just for the honor of being a Cowboy).

    Just not happening.
  5. DBOY3141

    DBOY3141 Well-Known Member

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    Just like there was no way the Eagles would sign:

    Cullen Jenkins
    Jason Babin
    Vince Young
    Ronnie Brown

    If Jerry want to, he can figure out a way. I don't think he wants to. I'm sure we will hear "we like what we have in the OL and secondary."
  6. cowboyjoe

    cowboyjoe Well-Known Member

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    Yes and No, all depends on what Jerry Jones realizes how far off this team is and needs help getting players that want to win and make plays. I think our cap guru adam said we should have like 22 to 23 million to spend. Then, on top of that if we restructure romo's and ware's contract again to get alittle more, while moving Free to ROT, that lessens his cap hit too, if moved to ROT best I remember. Then, cutting players like newman, brooking, bradie, coleman, among some others gets us alittle more spending money. Thats why I just listed 6 free agents we sign, and no more. You dont want to sign as many as eagles did last year because it keeps your team from jelling as quickly if you have huge turnover like eagles did last yr.

    Then, adding in draft choices we get (this was just my trade draft, i honestly dont see cowboys getting over about 8 players in the draft if that much but surely not over 10 players in draft for sure, while i think i had 11 players cowboys drafted.

    Most likely we will sign just 4 players or so, not 6 in free agency due to cap salary but you never know with jerry jones.
  7. cowboyjoe

    cowboyjoe Well-Known Member

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    Note, I am waiting to see what Hostile has to say about QB Brock Osweiler
    in my mock draft. :)
  8. robert70x7

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    I've read on multiple websites that Myers is only good in zone blocking schemes. Can someone prove or disprove this for me?
  9. supercowboy8

    supercowboy8 Well-Known Member

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    sorry but Brewster sucks, he had a terrible senior bowl and is now considered a 4th-5th round pick.

    I'v heard Dallas really likes Ben Jones, Phillip Blake, and Quinton Saulsberry.

    Also Dallas restrucutured Rmo and Ware last year so there is no way they can restructure them both again this year.
  10. supercowboy8

    supercowboy8 Well-Known Member

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    Truw, Chris Myers is over 30 and will get big money. It would be a stupid move to sign him.
    I think Jerry has learnt his lesson to signing over 30 year old OL. It kills your salary cap.
  11. supercowboy8

    supercowboy8 Well-Known Member

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    Sure their is, you can give bonus's, large signing bonus and make one year a low salary and another a big salary and chop it up over years.
    You can front load and back load.

    You can Sign Nicks to a 7 year 56 mill with a 21 million signing bonus with 40 gauarnteed. So now you have a 7 year 35 contract. You can pay him one millino salary this year since he is getting that big signing bonus this year but split it up over 7 years for the cap. So his cap number this year would be 3 milion signing bonus and 2 million salary. Thats a 5 million cap hit this year leaving Dallas with 16-17 left to spend this offseason. You can make any contract work.

    his contract could look like this.
    year 1 Salary: 2 milliion; Signing Bonus 3 million; cap hit of 5 million
    year 2 Salary: 4.5 million; signing bonus 3 million; cap hit of 7.5 million
    year 3 Salary: 4.5 million; signing bonus 3 million; cap hit of 7.5 million
    year 4 Salary: 5 million; signing bonus 3 million; cap hit 8 million
    year 5 Salary: 3 million; signing bonus 3 million; cap hit 6 million
    year 6 Salary: 7 million: signing bonus 3 million; cap hit 10 million
    year 7 Salary: 9 million: signing bonus 3 million; cap hit 12 million

    year 5 would be his last year of his guaranteed money so you can then cut him after year 5 and only take a 6 million cap hit if he declindes and not worth the 10 million cap hit he would have be in year 6.
  12. supercowboy8

    supercowboy8 Well-Known Member

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    Michael Brockers does not impress one bit. I watched every game of LSU this year and he never stood out to me. I think he is a true 4-3 DT. He willhave a good combine and show his strength and go in the top 12.
  13. casmith07

    casmith07 Attorney-at-Zone

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    The Eagles are going to be in cap hell for all those contracts plus the Vick contract in about 3 years when Asomugha begins to decline.
  14. M'Kevon

    M'Kevon A Love Supreme

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    Rubbish. Signing just Nicks, Williams and Jackson would cost more than those five names. Jenkins, Babin are reasonable starter contracts; Young and Brown are backup contracts. The only big contract you listed was Asomugha's.

    Nicks, Williams and Jackson are all top tier FAs. Maybe you can sign two of the three, but that will eliminate the other three, unless they are willing to sign bargain basement contracts. Good luck.
  15. M'Kevon

    M'Kevon A Love Supreme

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    You are naming three of the top FAs that are not named Manning. The cap hit for just those three will be significant for the short term, and deadly for the long.

    Moving Free does not change his contract.

    Stop listing the FAs the Eagles signed. Only Asomugha was a huge contract; Cullen's was reasonable and the rest signed for basically backup/role player contracts. Again, you listed three of the top FA's at their respected positions.
  16. Oh_Canada

    Oh_Canada Well-Known Member

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    I would be very happy with that draft even though my pet cat (and many others) McClellin is nowhere to be found. I also think all of those FA's are unrealisitc...Williams would be my top choice among that group if I could only get one.
  17. M'Kevon

    M'Kevon A Love Supreme

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    Multiply Nicks times three to include Williams and Jackson. You are talking $150 million plus to replace Kosier, James and Coleman. None of which helps the secondary.

    Not happening.
  18. silverbear

    silverbear Semi-Official Loose Cannon

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    Joe likes to get a little bit out there with his drafts, it's true... if he had his druthers, the Cowboys would make at least six trades every draft...
  19. GloryDaysRBack

    GloryDaysRBack Well-Known Member

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    Not bad CJ

    I'd rather trade Romo for Rodgers
    Draft Matt Kalil
    Trade Newman for Revis
    Trade Carter for Willis
    Draft Brockers in the 2nd round
    And trade Spears for Watt

    Should be able to make the playoffs w this team
  20. supercowboy8

    supercowboy8 Well-Known Member

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    you need to look at their contracts, the eagles can cut them and not have to pay that much, Vick will never see all that money.
    Players only get what they are gaureneteed.

    Vick can be cut after next year and will only be a 4.2 million cap hit in 2013. Not hat bad of a hit. Vick has two years left and then he is done and will get cut.

    Nnambi contract is set up about the same

    Nnambi is only due 11.2 million left to get to his Guarnteed money with a salary of 11 million next year. With his prorated signing bonus or only 300,000 a year. If Nnambi is released after this year he willonlybe a 1.2 million cap hit in 2013. Not that bad of a cap hit.

    This shows you can make the contracts work how you want them to. You can structure the contract in tons of different ways to make it work for you.

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