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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. sbark

    sbark Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    Could be viewed as Tanney's 1st "playoff game".......to see how he reponds with the chaos of 2nd and 3rd stringers surrounding him will tell a lot.
    I hope he shines, there is something about the kid. He may have to show the wheels I've heard say he has a few times.
  2. AsthmaField

    AsthmaField Outta bounds

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    So if he wins, we can consider Tanney to be 1-0 in 'win or go home' games?
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  3. jobberone

    jobberone Right turn Clyde Staff Member

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    No, it does make a difference and is the primary reason to not expose him to waivers at all. Which is why some have said he will make the roster. That's very important for several reasons. One is to keep a potential eventual starting QB on the roster and the other major reason is the ripple effect thru the roster that it will cause. If you knew you could put him on the PS, then you could still develop the guy as long as he wanted to stay here up to the point he loses his PS eligibility. You can't waive him and expect to keep him so you have to waive another. And that might be an OL, DL, yada you'd like to develop as well. So it makes a big difference you can't just put him on the PS.
  4. jobberone

    jobberone Right turn Clyde Staff Member

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    I doubt that but it's possible they see enough in him to keep him on the PS. Chances are he'll either be picked up by another team which I doubt as well or he goes to another PS team he has a better chance in the long run of being the guy.
  5. Idgit

    Idgit Ice up, son. Ice up! Staff Member

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    Nope, it's a common practice if a team thinks they've got a hot commodity at a position they normally wouldn't dedicate a roster spot to. They play them in practice, but not in preseason games. They can still get poached by a good scouting report, but at that point, you're comparing a report to dozens of other reports you get from teams across the league. It's not the same thing as seeing a guy go 12-for-12 throwing to scrubs who can't get separation during garbage time.
  6. Idgit

    Idgit Ice up, son. Ice up! Staff Member

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    Yeah, teams will also release guys they want to get on the PS in the early cuts, to make it seem like they're not as high on them as they are on other players they're considering. When teams are struggling with their own cutdowns, they're not necessarily in talent acquisition mode. Once you get your roster set, though, you start your proscouts looking at other teams' PSs to see if you can't upgrade the bottom of your roster anywhere. If you think the guy can play, you keep him where you can develop him so you don't get Danny-Amendola'd.
  7. sbark

    sbark Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    .....I'd look at it more like a play-in game, show well-make the 53, play weak---ps and keep a position of pressing need at this time.
  8. Aven8

    Aven8 Well-Known Member

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    The "Jets" will be on the first plane to Dallas to pick this kid up. He's more exciting IMO then Sancheese or what Smith has shown.
  9. Teague31

    Teague31 Defender of the Star

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    Or buffalo, or Oakland, or jax. There are some teams seriously hurting at QB.
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  10. cowboys2233

    cowboys2233 Well-Known Member

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    Really? Seems odd to me. How can a guy, typically a late rounder or an undrafted guy, show so much in practice that they don't even play him in a preseason game? Wouldn't they want to see him in real game situations? How can they possibly make any kind of real evaluation of his playing ability without actually seeing him play? And if he's so good, why don't they just keep him on the 53?
  11. KevinU

    KevinU Active Member

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    Agreed, he has showed promise with a short window. His current price tag makes him the ideal project.
  12. rocyaice

    rocyaice Well-Known Member

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    What happens if Tanney gets hurt?
  13. nake

    nake Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    Dwayne Harris was an all state QB in high school.
  14. RoyTheHammer

    RoyTheHammer Well-Known Member

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    No suprises.
  15. funkytown

    funkytown Well-Known Member

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    I'd like for them to keep Tanney, but not sure there is room. This team has so many injuries, hard to justify keeping 3 QB's.
  16. DezBRomo9

    DezBRomo9 Not enough blitzing.. Zone Supporter

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    I'd rather keep Tanney on the 53 and try to move him or Orton for a pick next year to one of the needy teams or ones drafting someone high next year.
  17. nake

    nake Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    Here's a little love for Micah Pellerin. I hope he manages to squeeze into the 53 or the practice squad somehow.
  18. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    Depends on if he makes the final 53.
  19. texbumthelife

    texbumthelife Well-Known Member

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    What is the hit for cutting Orton? Don't go off the deep end. Just wondering.
  20. KJJ

    KJJ You Have an Axe to Grind

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    Not surprised at all by Stephens getting cut he hasn't seen any action the past 2 games the writing was on the wall. It's clear the Cowboys like Tanney better.

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