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Cowboys tied for 3rd in the NFL for homegrown players

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by perrykemp, Sep 5, 2013.

  1. perrykemp

    perrykemp Well-Known Member

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    Saw this on ESPN today. I see this as a good sign that the Cowboys (specifically the Front-Office) have adopted a philosophy and building from within, player development, and generally emphasizing the draft and the UDFA market as opposed to expensive Free Agents to build the team.

    I think this year we see it pay dividends.

    Article Source: http://espn.go.com/blog/nflnation/post/_/id/83464/inside-slant-push-for-homegrown-players

    2013 Week 1: Indigenous Players

    Number of players on teams' rosters who have not appeared in a regular-season game for another team. Updated through Monday night.

    Team

    No.

    Packers

    50

    Falcons

    45

    Texans

    40

    Browns

    40

    Cowboys

    40

    Rams

    40

    Patriots

    40

    Ravens

    39

    Dolphins

    39

    Vikings

    39

    Bengals

    38

    Saints

    38

    Eagles

    37

    Steelers

    37

    Bills

    36

    Giants

    36

    Jaguars

    35

    Seahawks

    35

    Panthers

    34

    49ers

    34

    Titans

    33

    Buccaneers

    33

    Raiders

    33

    Jets

    33

    Broncos

    32

    Chiefs

    32

    Chargers

    32

    Bears

    31

    Cardinals

    31

    Colts

    29

    Redskins

    29

    Lions

    28





    Average

    35.875

    Source: Elias Sports Bureau
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  2. Galian Beast

    Galian Beast Well-Known Member

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    Packers having 50 is craziness.
  3. 8FOR!3

    8FOR!3 Active Member

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    I don't really see any direction corelation between the good teams and bad teams. At least we're doing it the "right" way I guess. But yeah essentially the whole Packers team is homegrown. That's crazy.
  4. rocyaice

    rocyaice Well-Known Member

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    Its funny the reputation we have is Jerry always goes out and buys players......
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  5. Zordon

    Zordon Infinite Crab Meats...

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    Is this by choice or by force since we have very little room to spend anymore.
  6. rocyaice

    rocyaice Well-Known Member

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    When have the Cowboys ever bought free agents though? Cowboys always have had homegrown talent for as long as I can remember. A few exceptions of course like Deion, TO, Ken Hamlin, Leonard Davis.....
  7. dargonking999

    dargonking999 DKRandom

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    Lol...too funny...
  8. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    Purging the roster of overpriced FA's the last couple of years has really changed the makeup of our roster. Add better drafting to the mix and eventually it will pay off in another championship.
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  9. Lonestar94

    Lonestar94 Well-Known Member

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    The only star player we have from another team is Brandon Carr.
  10. CapnCook

    CapnCook New Member

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    And Tank Johnson, and Adam Jones, and Kyle Kosier, and Marc Colombo, and Keith Brooking, and Zach Thomas, and Roy Williams, and Montrae Holland

    There was awhile there where Jones was FA/trade happy.

    The trend is definitely changing.
  11. rocyaice

    rocyaice Well-Known Member

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    That's like 10 players out of the thousands of guys that have come through here since the 90's lol. Cowboys have never been free agent happy.
  12. dstovall5

    dstovall5 Well-Known Member

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    All those teams with the most home grown talent do have something in common, they're all very good teams or on the rise to becoming good teams. Coincidence? I don't think so.
  13. Boyzmamacita

    Boyzmamacita The Ultimate Cowbabe Zone Supporter

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    Interesting stat and kind of surprising due to our front office's reputation. It just goes to show you have to analyze things for yourself. The hype is usually misleading.
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  14. gimmesix

    gimmesix Fat, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life

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    Those numbers aren't quite right, or maybe just not updated. Dallas has 15 players who aren't homegrown, although three haven't technically played for anyone else. With a 53-man roster, that means we have 38 homegrown players. If you count the ones who've only gone to camp with other teams or been on other teams' practice squads, it's 41.

    Of those players, six are starting Sunday: Carr, Allen, Durant, Selvie, Hayden, Waters or Bernadeau (so only one on offense, and two of the defensive ones because of injury).

    The others are Kyle Bosworth, Landon Cohen, Edgar Jones, Kyle Orton, Caesar Rayford, Ernie Sims, Andre Smith, Darrion Weems.
  15. perrykemp

    perrykemp Well-Known Member

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    I think the criteria used is has a player ever taken a regular season snap for another team. If not, they are considered developed by the team (ie homegrown).
  16. gimmesix

    gimmesix Fat, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life

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    I updated to show that we have 41 considered homegrown by that criteria, and 38 if you consider players who've only been with Dallas.

    This report might have been done before we acquired Rayford.
  17. BAZ

    BAZ Drunken Mick

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    They were under Parcells, you just forget the bad ones, Peerless Price, Eddie George, Scott Fujita, Testaverde, bad times. Glenn, Key, Furgason, Akon Adele, Marco Rivera, must be like half a dozen safeties I'm forgetting. Vanderjagt, jaysus was he a bust.
  18. gimmesix

    gimmesix Fat, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life

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    Yes, Parcells strongly believed in bringing in stopgap players and Friends of Bill.
  19. CT Dal Fan

    CT Dal Fan Well-Known Member

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    Not to mention the fact he went for Wisconsin center Al Johnson in the second round in 2003 when the scouts were screaming for Jason Witten; who luckily was still around in the third. But that's a debate for another topic....
  20. JoeyBoy718

    JoeyBoy718 Well-Known Member

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    It was definitely a different story shortly before Romo and in the early Romo era. Remember when we had Bledsoe throwing passes to Terry Glenn? Vinny Testie before that. Then we added TO. I think we had another free agent vet WR. The whole OLine up until recently was free agent vets, aside from Gurode. Romo was a diamond in the rough--before him it was all free agents. RB has been pretty homegrown as much as I can remember, aside from the Eddie George experiment. Our safeties have always been vet free agents, from Hamlin to Sensy to the short-lived experiment with the ex-Jet (forget name), now Allen. CB has pretty much always been homegrown, aside from Carr (good signing). We ran through a lot of vet LBers (even now), but the future looks bright with three homegrown talents in Lee, Carter and Holloman. We ran through a lot of stop gap DLmen. Overall, I like the recent trend of becoming homegrown, young and cheap. Keep up the good work.

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