Cowboys current DL

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  1. morasp

    morasp Well-Known Member

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    There has been some speculation that Carter is bulking up a little and may be a pass rusher in the nickel package similar to Avril for the Seahawks. I wouldn't mind seeing that.
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  2. xwalker

    xwalker Well-Known Member

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    They must like something about Rayford's potential because they didn't waste time cutting lots of other DL. They had the rights to guys like Everrett Brown this season but let him go.
  3. Denim Chicken

    Denim Chicken Well-Known Member

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    I just worried he end up on IR all year again wasting money.
  4. BigStar

    BigStar Stop chasing

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    I would think Melton would be as the 3 tech until we add more talent on the outside edges. Selvie is a good stop gap/rotational player and like his game. Crawford really doesn't have enough body of work to judge accurately.
  5. DFWJC

    DFWJC Well-Known Member

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    McClain was miscast in the 3-4. He is not a 3-4 NT.
    He's better than Hayden and has some upside in this scheme, imo. This guy has a burst but can anchor ok too for a DT1. He's only 25.
    I'd put him in as a JAG with upside at this point, but we'll know soon enough.
  6. theSHOW

    theSHOW Benched

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    Josh Brent was not even mentioned 1 time by you nor anybody else in this 110 + post thread. And I see that Bozo has 7 posters liking him. Clowns love clowns.
  7. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    You belong in stand up. My sides are hurting.
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  8. dcstands4

    dcstands4 Active Member

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    As far as Melton and Selvie go we sort of "know who they are" unles they fall off their cliff they should be good for a few sacks but no more than 6/7 a piece. and that was being hopeful. Crawford is the wildcard he could go for 2 or 10. He will be a nail bitter
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  9. MichaelWinicki

    MichaelWinicki "You want some?" Staff Member

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    At this juncture I'm not expecting much more than a couple sacks per game.

    However that doesn't mean the pass defense has to be as bad as last season.

    One of the best defensive performances this team has mustered was in 2003, featuring a defensive line with folks like Willie Blade, which was deep into the 20's when it came to pass rush, but was yet one of the very best vs the pass (and run).
  10. DallasEast

    DallasEast Cowboys 24/7/365 Staff Member

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    I agree, but I'm also concerned how much muscle can Carter gain without negating any of his speed, which is his best asset. Hopefully, Carter can bulk up without having a Felix Jones-like regression in speed.
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  11. rwill784

    rwill784 Active Member

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    Don't......just don't.......
  12. burmafrd

    burmafrd Benched

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    the only reason the D was so highly rated in 2003 was that we faced virtually no offenses that were high powered. When we did they got worked; Carolina ate us up pretty good. Outside of them we did not run up against many O's that were all that. Which was shown in 2004 when that same D got worked badly on many occasions. True we had lost Woody but pretty much everyone else was back.
  13. skinsscalper

    skinsscalper Well-Known Member

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    I keep seeing these comparisons of Barr to Ware. First of all I don't see it at all. Other than size they aren't the same player. Also note that Ware came into the league as a 3-4 OLB. When he was drafted Parcells commented that he didn't think Ware had the bulk to play with his hand on the ground as a 4-3 DE. He said he would get worn down too quickly.

    Now, we only have one season's worth of footage with Ware as a 4-3 DE. That season was injury riddled and at the tail end of Ware's career so it would be hard to honestly gauge how Ware would fare throughout his career had he played that way the whole time but this one wasn't good at all. I'd be willing to bet he wouldn't have the same numbers that he does if his whole career was spent as a 4-3. Hell the guy might even be out of the league by now. Who knows?
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  14. Manwiththeplan

    Manwiththeplan Well-Known Member

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    We can't fix the entire d-line in one offseason, but I could live with this for one season

    RDE- George Selvie, Jeremy Mincey
    DT- Henry Melton, Ben Bass
    DT- Terrell McClain, Nick Hayden
    LDE- Kony Early, Tyronne Crawford

    This still leaves DE as a need next year, however, I think *if* Melton can rebound, he can be the answer at DT and outside of a few value picks sprinkled in between rounds 3-5 this year and next, we may be fine.
  15. morasp

    morasp Well-Known Member

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    That's always the question. I think he could be good at it.
  16. dogunwo

    dogunwo Franchise Tagged Zone Supporter

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    I have a feeling that DL is NOT going to be the pick in round 1.
  17. dogunwo

    dogunwo Franchise Tagged Zone Supporter

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    Michael Sam is going to be available much later than rounds 3-4. I am thinking 6-FA
  18. dogunwo

    dogunwo Franchise Tagged Zone Supporter

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    Isnt that what happened to Bradie James?
  19. xwalker

    xwalker Well-Known Member

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    No, Bradie James was always slow and got slow as he got older.

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