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Cowboys Practice Squad Thread

Discussion in 'CZ Announcement Zone' started by dgr81, Sep 4, 2011.

  1. cowboyjoe

    cowboyjoe Well-Known Member

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  2. realtick

    realtick Benched

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    If your going to base your whole little lament/apologetic around AOA's age, at least get it right.

    AOA was born 4/10/1988, and the '10 Draft was in late April, that made AOA 22-years old at the time he was drafted.

    He's 23 now.

    Sorta takes the wind out of your sails doesn't it?

    Start your backpedal............now.
  3. funkytown

    funkytown Well-Known Member

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  4. SDogo

    SDogo Not as good as I once was but as good once as I ev

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    Sweet........
  5. Eskimo

    Eskimo Well-Known Member

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    Another pet cat of yours?

    I looked at his combine results and he seems like he has good size, speed (4.53), vertical (35), broad jump, 3-cone drill.

    He come from a really small school (? Hillsdale).
  6. pupulehaole

    pupulehaole Well-Known Member

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    Anyone got any Holmes highlights?
  7. SDogo

    SDogo Not as good as I once was but as good once as I ev

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    Yes he was: http://cowboyszone.com/forums/showpost.php?p=3934136&postcount=12

    Also Hillsdale is one of the schools I was assigned to for the last 3 years so I had a lot of opportunities to see him play.
  8. speedkilz88

    speedkilz88 Well-Known Member

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  9. AKATheRake

    AKATheRake Well-Known Member

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    This is the stuff that really makes me laugh.
  10. Eskimo

    Eskimo Well-Known Member

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  11. SDogo

    SDogo Not as good as I once was but as good once as I ev

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    Actually I was kind of surprised by it.

    I figured he was a 3 year developmental guy but he really settled in after his 3rd game. He still has a lot of technical work to do, he gets by right now with his athletic ability but one of his strongest attributes is his work ethic and intelligence so I have no doubt he's going to be a hell of a OT in this league.
  12. SDogo

    SDogo Not as good as I once was but as good once as I ev

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    Bio: Three year starter awarded all-Conference honors since his sophomore season and named to numerous all-American teams the past two years. Senior receiving totals included 104/1368/11, after junior totals of 77/1076/6.

    Positive: Nice sized receiver that dominated the lower level of competition he played at. Quickly releases off the line, comes back to the ball and works to make himself an available target. Extends his hands, offers the quarterback a nice target and looks the ball in. Effectively follows blocks running after the catch, shows strength handling the ball and the ability to pick up positive yardage. Nicely tracks to the deep ball and makes the difficult, over the shoulder reception in stride. Gets up in a crowd or makes the tough catch with defenders draped on him. Consistent hand catcher that shows a large degree of reliability.

    Negative: Shows a marginal burst to his game and not a vertical receiver. Average route runner that tends to drift after exiting breaks. Marginal quickness transitioning from making the catch to running after the reception.

    Analysis: Holmes was a terrific small school receiver that continually overmatched the competition he played against. He struggled running routes at the combine yet has the size and speed as well as the pass catching skills necessary to be a fourth or fifth receiver in the NFL once he gets accustomed to the competition.

    Short version for ya
  13. speedkilz88

    speedkilz88 Well-Known Member

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  14. cowboyjoe

    cowboyjoe Well-Known Member

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    hey sdogo, glad to have you back buddy
  15. SDogo

    SDogo Not as good as I once was but as good once as I ev

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    Thanks Joe, hope everything is well with you.
  16. Oh_Canada

    Oh_Canada Well-Known Member

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    I agree....think people were way to quick to discount this kid.
  17. realtick

    realtick Benched

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    Right. What we think doesnt matter. The Cowboys "discounted" him by cutting him; as did the 31 other NFL teams that decided he wasn't worth even a practice squad roster spot.

    I'm not rooting against kid at all, but folks need to realize he's at where he's at because the guys who get paid for this stuff have determined so.

    BTW, AOA is 23, not 21 as the other poster incorrectly claimed
  18. Eskimo

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    That is pure speculation.

    We only know that he passed through waivers so no other team claimed him. However, it is certainly possible that another team offered him the PS but he declined and chose to sign with us.

    I think it is actually fairly uncommon for someone to end up on another team's PS after clearing waivers.
  19. realtick

    realtick Benched

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    Hmmm, tell that to Andrew Sendejo, Josh Thomas, and Andre Holmes to name just a relevant few.

    I got into this very same discussion last year with silverbear when talking about Brewster getting cut last season and passing through waivers and back onto the Cowboys' practice squad.

    There is something plainly there to infer when a team cuts a player. The team is saying we have decided that you're worth the risk of losing.
  20. Eskimo

    Eskimo Well-Known Member

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    That's not the issue - you claimed no one else offered him a spot on the practice squad which cannot be proven.

    We only know that no one put him on their 53-man roster.

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