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Recommended Cowboys cuts and Roster Moves - Ratliff to PUP, Cook, Crawford to IR

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by unionjack8, Aug 27, 2013.

  1. dart

    dart Benched

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    welll Rat should have been a responable person an got all this fixed in the off season

    if we get 4 games from him I will be surprised
  2. Eric_Boyer

    Eric_Boyer Well-Known Member

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    he had surgery in December. his body is simply breaking down and our contract dictates we aren't giving up when we would otherwise.
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  3. Texas_Pete

    Texas_Pete Active Member

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    I think I read that he may play the whole game v. Texans. If so, they should be able to evaluate him a little closer to see if he's worth investing in for the future.
  4. EGG

    EGG Well-Known Member

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    yeah, but when did he actually stop playing last year? Seems like it was very early in the season. They should have had it done then, they knew this "let's see how it heals" things is BS 99% of the time.
  5. jday

    jday Well-Known Member

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    It's a win / win for the Cowboys. EIther he plays well enough to warrant another team trying to trade for rights rather than risk him going to the waiver wire or he'll make the PS. EIther way, I don't see him on the final 53...especially with how poor special teams has been.
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  6. Ren

    Ren Well-Known Member

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    Ratliff should surprise absolutely no one
  7. stasheroo

    stasheroo Well-Known Member

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    You nailed it.

    And he knows it too, that's why he's in no rush to do anything.

    I will be surprised if we can any other contribution from him before he is cut.

    When all is said and done, I think he's reviled rather than endeared by Cowboys fans.

    I know which boat I'm in already.
  8. FLcowboy

    FLcowboy Hopeful this is the year Zone Supporter

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    No surprises in the list, and there is 22 more cuts to go. It will be a lot more tense next week.
  9. Eric_Boyer

    Eric_Boyer Well-Known Member

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    I'm not going to speculate on his drive. he always struck me as a prideful player, but who knows.

    his days as a force are already a distant memory to most fans.. hard to imagine he shows much in 6 weeks, but a Cinderella season hinges on such unlikely events, so here's to hoping you are wrong!
  10. nake

    nake Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    If only it was that simple. It is also possible that Tanney plays well and another team just grabs him when we cut him, which is a necessary step to get him to the practice squad.
  11. stasheroo

    stasheroo Well-Known Member

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    I saw it last year, though some will try to spin it differently.

    Ratliff made no tangible contributions in the few games he played last year.

    His stat line was a flat line.

    And I expect more of the same before he's shown the door for good.

    A sad end to a once great career.
  12. dwight

    dwight Active Member

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    I said that this past offseason. I like Rat but he has not been the same since the 2008 season. This past draft was Dallas' opportunity to load up on DTs and they blew it.
  13. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    Oh brother here we go again.
  14. jday

    jday Well-Known Member

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    That's a possibility, I realize. But I'm betting it's less of a possibility with a QB. If I'm not mistaken, there is an order in which teams can claim players off of waivers. If Team A thinks there is a possibility a Team B is also interested and is shorter on said list, they may try to strike a trade. That's all I was saying. There is more of a possibility for things to go right for the Cowboys than there are things that could go wrong, if that makes sense.
  15. dwight

    dwight Active Member

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    I don't understand why you are saying that. It's the truth. But we have to move on and deal with this situation.
  16. FLcowboy

    FLcowboy Hopeful this is the year Zone Supporter

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    I would hope the Cowboys could find a better option next week. Take Livings to the 53 roster, search the waiver wires for a capable developmental project, and make the switch. At least the new guy could walk to the lunch counter on his own.
  17. Erik_H

    Erik_H Good, bad, I'm the guy with the gun. Zone Supporter

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    It is surprising that he was cut during this round of cuts. It was a given that he'd be gone by the cut down to 53, but the thought was that they still needed an extra QB to take reps for the last game.

    To me, what this says is that the Cowboys don't plan on trying to hide Tanney (to sneak him on the PS) since he'll be getting tons of reps. If he shows enough, he'll have to make the 53. If he's lousy, then it will be easier to either put him on the PS or let him go.
  18. cowboys2233

    cowboys2233 Well-Known Member

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    Hiding Tanney? That's just some stuff a few posters make up. Stephens was not going to make the team nor P.S, why keep him around? No, give Tanney the full game, see what he can do. If he does well, good, maybe he makes the 53. If he doesn't, oh well, maybe he makes the P.S. Don't make this any more complicated than it has to be.
  19. Erik_H

    Erik_H Good, bad, I'm the guy with the gun. Zone Supporter

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    Posters didn't make that up. The Cowboys have done it before - most recently with Ben Bass last year. It's been written about by reporters as well. It's obviously not happening now, which IMO ups his chances for making the 53, but it's not a practice that's just 'made up by a few posters'.
  20. Fredd

    Fredd Well-Known Member

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    Keep in mind they will cut more than the 22 that someone suggested. They will want to get under 53 so that they can grab up a body or two that get cut by someone else

    kinda like fantasy football, only not a fantasy if you are the player in the 51-55 range

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