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Cowboys Break talking about Ratliff

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by LatinMind, Dec 31, 2012.

  1. MartinRamone

    MartinRamone Well-Known Member

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    Trade them both (Rat and Austin) for whatever pick you can get, they are not worth keeping.
  2. TheCoolFan

    TheCoolFan Well-Known Member

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    Good. Ratliff needs to go. They tried to rely on him too much and it did not end well. Maybe instead of continually pinning their hopes on him to regain his 2009 form, they will just give up and start looking for the next anchor.
  3. Wood

    Wood Well-Known Member

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    its big cap hit. Will be interesting to see if Jerry bites the bullet in 2013 and does full rebuild.
  4. LatinMind

    LatinMind iPhotoshop

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    they said specifically that Thoughts on austin around the organization isnt a pretty picture. And when they talk about Wrs with the coaches for instance with dez they always talk about his love for the game and nothing of the sort when topic goes to austin. Spounds like once he got the money he lost his desire
  5. This is Our Year

    This is Our Year Ohama, Kill, 52 is the Mike

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    I expect Ratliff back personally. In today cap world you can't fix every problem in one offseason. Last year that clearly tried fixing the secondary. This year I expect the focus to come on the OLine.
  6. yimyammer

    yimyammer Well-Known Member

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    where/what station can we hear this on?

  7. LatinMind

    LatinMind iPhotoshop

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    Dallas cowboys website.
  8. Falcon554

    Falcon554 Benched

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    Dont want him dont need him
  9. yimyammer

    yimyammer Well-Known Member

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    We're doomed as fans if the powers that be make decisions based upon whether the fans will put up with it. If rebuilding is the best for the long term success of the team, then thats what should be done regardless of any fan outrage. They were outraged when they fired Landry, all things change when you win and that's the name of the game. Its not like the fans have been happy for the last 17 years and they haven't gone anywhere so do whatever gives them the best chance to succeed long term

    And lock Jerry out of the process

    PJTHEDOORS Well-Known Member

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    But if somehow we cut Ratliff, and most likely Spears is gone. So our DL is Hatcher, Lissemore, and Crawford. Exciting.
  11. Picksix

    Picksix A Work in Progress

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    Probably won't get much for either of them. And if you trade them, you take the whole cap hit in one year. Can't spread it out over two like you can with June 1 cuts.
  12. stasheroo

    stasheroo Well-Known Member

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    That was my own personal feeling on him to be honest.

    And not to describe him as some bum for sure, but he doesn't seem to be one of those guys you really count on. More Alvin Harper than Michael Irvin. Seems all too happy now to run second banana to Dez Bryant as long as the money is coming in.

    You're going to have to poney up the money for Bryant anyway, may as well take it from what Austin is making, unless the cap money doesn't add up.
  13. Cajuncowboy

    Cajuncowboy Preacher From The Black Lagoon

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    Don't we still have another 10 million cap penalty from Mara getting his panties in a wad?
  14. Kangaroo

    Kangaroo Active Member

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    Hatcher is a FA and most likely gone as well
  15. cowboyz

    cowboyz Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    I don't get that from Austin. He didn't go all out and start buying things after he got paid.

    he's just been injury prone, been that way since the beginning.
  16. Bluefin

    Bluefin Well-Known Member

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    $5M in 2012 and $5M in 2013.

    Jason Hatcher is under contract for 2013.

    Kenyon Coleman is a free agent.
  17. perrykemp

    perrykemp Well-Known Member

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    Hatcher will be 31 next year. If he is willing to resign for a hometown discount on a reasonable contract the Cowboys should sign him, but it shouldn't be more than 3 year deal with minimal guaranteed money.
  18. rocyaice

    rocyaice Well-Known Member

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    Yea I thought I read Hatcher was a free agent as well? Is he no longer a free agent?

    PJTHEDOORS Well-Known Member

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    wow. thats not good.
  20. Bluefin

    Bluefin Well-Known Member

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    Jason Hatcher signed a 3 year, $6M free agent contract prior to the 2011 season once the Lockout was over.

    2013 is the final year of the deal.

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