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Cowboys sign DT Drake Nevis, release Jerome Long

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by tayloner182, Sep 23, 2013.


    PJTHEDOORS Well-Known Member

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    Well with Nevis and newly signed David Carter, we have our 2 backup DT's. Meaning Caesar Rayford can stay at DE. So our DE's now are Ware, Selvie, Wilber, Rayford, Jones. That's 5. Doubt we add any more.
  2. CATCH17

    CATCH17 1st Round Pick

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    Good call. He's a solid canidate to bring back.
    jobberone and Nirvana like this.
  3. cowboyjoe

    cowboyjoe Well-Known Member

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  4. Nirvana

    Nirvana Well-Known Member

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    That's a scary depth chart though.
  5. cowboyjoe

    cowboyjoe Well-Known Member

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    true, but now, rayford can play DE, which I think he is better suited at,

    Dallas Cowboys sign Drake Nevis
    September, 24, 2013
    Sep 24
    AM ET
    By Todd Archer | ESPNDallas.com
    IRVING, Texas -- Five days after working him out, the Dallas Cowboys signed defensive tackle Drake Nevis on Tuesday, according to a source.

    To make room for Nevis, the Cowboys released defensive lineman Jerome Long, who was among the team’s final cuts but re-signed on Sept. 7 and played in the first three games. Long did not record a tackle in limited playing time.

    Nevis was cut last week by the San Diego Chargers, the Cowboys’ foe this week. He was a third-round pick by the Indianapolis Colts in 2011 and in 14 games over two seasons he had 35 tackles and a sack.
  6. jobberone

    jobberone Ginsu Wolverine Minion Staff Member

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    I would like that.
  7. BAT

    BAT Mr. Fixit

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    Actually, its 6 DEs right now - including Spencer. And I doubt that Cowboys carry 5 DTs when Rat comes back either.
  8. Eddie

    Eddie Well-Known Member

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    Does that mean Hulk Hogan finds a new favorite team????
  9. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl Everything is everything... Staff Member

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  10. reddyuta

    reddyuta Well-Known Member

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    I still cannot believe the Colts cut him,he was playing well in the pre season.
  11. JohnsKey19

    JohnsKey19 Well-Known Member

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    Looks like he may offer some value as a pass rushing DT.
  12. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    There was a thread posted a while back from a Colts message board and their fans were irate. Gotta give the Cowboys FO props for getting him in here.
  13. 03EBZ06

    03EBZ06 Need2Speed

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    l agree, very surprising cut based on his plays during the preseason, Colts must have very good DTs.
  14. Sb or Bust

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    Open spot will be filled by player cut by Broncos. 1st we signed a giants player cut prior to our game against them, now a player the chargers released one week before we play them. I'm beginning to see a pattern
  15. ethiostar

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    He sounds like a perfect fit for the new scheme.

    He also sounds like the RKG.

    PJTHEDOORS Well-Known Member

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    5 healthy DE's. 1 injured DE who soon will be put on IR.
  17. rkell87

    rkell87 Well-Known Member

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    not that anyone replied to my post but if anybody saw it and was wondering here is the sign in question and it does not have nevis, I think I was thinking of Sam Montgomery

  18. kramskoi

    kramskoi Well-Known Member

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    At the 3-tech he looks pretty rambunctious. Definite ability to be a B-gap menace. There is an attitude about him. In the mold of Sapp ... about the same physical stature iirc (6-1 / 290 - 300). Can he play the run though? I have read a few negatives on his run defense but he definitely gets quick penetration, confiming his quick first step, not unlike Lett. He was a standout at LSU so he's been forged against good competition. If the Kiffinelli-Lett triumverate can't turn this guy into something I would be dispondent and decidedly disappointed. He has innate talent that is palpable.
  19. BaybeeJay

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    Two Colts cast-offs now on our team. Both of which their fans liked. Wonder if those fans are right.
  20. kramskoi

    kramskoi Well-Known Member

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    "The 3-technique tackle is in short supply because few players leave college with the right mix of strength, explosiveness, technique, and durability. Systems like Tony Dungy's rely heavily on 3-technique tackles to disrupt the interior of the offensive line. For most defensive coordinators, heaven is a 3-technique tackle who is in the backfield on every play, a 0-technique tackle who requires two blockers and controls two gaps, and a pass rushing end (7,8,or 9 technique) who also requires a double team on every play."

    So ... Ware - NT - UT - Selvie

    Hatcher is listed at about 300 and you would like a little more heft as a nose tackle but he has been by reports flopping back and forth between 1 and 3 technique. With the addition of Nevis and the questionable return of Ratliff, Kiffin could stick Hatcher at the 1 technique [next to Ware] and use Nevis at 3. Now that would be an interesting line: Ware - Hatcher - Nevis - Selvie

    This situation would make double-teams a hazardous choice on passing downs, assuming Nevis can be the disruptor he has been said to be.

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