News: Cowboys Sign TCU RB Ed Wesley

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  1. dgr81

    dgr81 Member

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    Cowboys cut RB Darrell Scott who got injured Wednesday. He's been replaced by former TCU RB Ed Wesley, who was in the supplemental draft
  2. Wulfman

    Wulfman Unofficial GM

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    Well, it was inevitable. Sooner or later, my first roster projection was going to be proven wrong, and I had Scott making the practice squad. ;)
  3. xwalker

    xwalker Well-Known Member

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    Ed Wesley
    Height: 5083
    Weight: 196
    40 Yrd Dash: 4.67
    20 Yrd Dash: 2.74
    10 Yrd Dash: 1.67
    225 Lb. Bench Reps: 19
    Vertical Jump: 35
    Broad Jump: 09'06"
    20 Yrd Shuttle: 4.17
    3-Cone Drill: 6.93

    The odds are against a 5-8 RB that runs a 4.67 forty, but they need somebody to take the reps.
  4. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Backwoods Sexy Staff Member

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    I thought they would like D.Scott as a nice short yardage or goal line guy. Guess not. Although I could be remembering wrong I do think I read something at one time that questioned his work ethic and desire...once again could be wrong on that.
  5. Fla Cowpoke

    Fla Cowpoke Well-Known Member

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    I expected another RB in camp but didn't expect one to be cut.
  6. cowboyschmps3

    cowboyschmps3 Well-Known Member

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    He certainly plays faster than a 4.6, I don't think he's the last rb we sign in camp if we don't sign a veteran rb I think we can get a veteran receiver, we'll see.
  7. Zordon

    Zordon Well-Known Member

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    UT fans are not surprised by this news.
  8. jblaze2004

    jblaze2004 Well-Known Member

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  9. Fla Cowpoke

    Fla Cowpoke Well-Known Member

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    Sounds like Wesley got signed and was on the field for practice this morning...that has to be tough being the only guy who knows nothing trying to get noticed.

    Couple of tweets made it sound like he looked good though so that is encouraging.
  10. JonJon

    JonJon Injured Reserve

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    He said he was out of shape when he ran that, which can be a good thing or bad thing depending on how you look at it. Speed is not the end all be all for RBs though. Emmitt wasn't all that fast (ran a 4.7 forty) and he seemed to turn out ok....

    Plus I noticed in the few videos I have seen of him that he has excellent vision and good balance. Those things cannot be taught. He should be a great practice squad candidate that may turn into a real player eventually.
  11. Fla Cowpoke

    Fla Cowpoke Well-Known Member

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    Emmitt swears he ran in the mid 4.5's at his best....have seen that in numerous articles. Thing is, I think he ran the same in pads that he did without them, while a lot of guys lose .1 or more once they strap the pads. Emmitt certainly wasn't the slowest running back on the field...rarely got caught from behind.

    Just like Jerry Rice and his 4.7 40 time.

    If you watched Emmitt in college, it was obvious that he had the skills to translate to the NFL.
  12. Fla Cowpoke

    Fla Cowpoke Well-Known Member

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    Most every commentator I have seen said Wesley is a much better back than Scott so I am glad to see the move made.

    Here is a snippet from CBS about his workout:

    As you'll see, Wesley's workout wasn't nearly as poor as some have suggested.

    Three Cone Drill: 6.91-6.93 seconds (4th among 28 backs at the 2012 Combine, notably faster than David Wilson -- 7.09 or Isaiah Pead -- 6.95)

    Short Shuttle: 4.18-4.21 seconds (tied for 9th among 28 backs tested at 2012 Combine)

    Long Shuttle: 11.68-11.73 seconds (would have ranked 6th among the nine who tested in this event at the Combine)

    Bench Press: 19 repetitions of 225 pounds (tied for 11th)

    Broad Jump: 9'6 (tied for 10th)

    Vertical Jump: 34" (tied for 9th)

    He not be a home run threat, but looks like he might fit a zone style blocking scheme which seems to be what we will be running with Callahan if the reports are to be believed.
  13. jblaze2004

    jblaze2004 Well-Known Member

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    Guess who number these are yes. I know his size difference but still. You can't tell me this guy doesn't look faster than 4.69 speed. I think we need to look at playing speed, acceleration and especially vision when grading running backs. Also not to mention Dez bryant looks faster than a 4.5 guy.

    Height: 6006
    Weight: 226
    40 Yrd Dash: 4.69
    20 Yrd Dash: 2.71
    10 Yrd Dash: 1.62 225 Lb. Bench Reps:
    Vertical Jump: 32
    Broad Jump: 09'07"
    20 Yrd Shuttle: 4.53
    3-Cone Drill: 7.09

    Arian Foster

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