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News: DC.com: Hatcher's Future Remains Uncertain

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  1. CCBoy

    CCBoy Well-Known Member

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    Roster Rundown
    Hatcher's Future Remains Uncertain
    Nick Eatman
    DallasCowboys.com Staff Writer


    http://www.dallascowboys.com/news/news.cfm?id=DD00F49D-B47C-108F-CA3E3E87924A9A15



    Name: Jason Hatcher
    Position: Defensive End
    Height/Weight: 6-6 / 311
    Experience: 5 seasons
    College: Grambling

    Key Stat: The significant number for Hatcher that will likely hurt him going into free agency is just the one start last season. And it just so happened that Marcus Spears, who has played in front of him his entire career, actually got hurt in the eighth game and finished on IR. However, Hatcher was already hurt himself and ended up playing 12 games, but with only one start. In fact, that start against Houston, which occurred because the Cowboys opened the game in a nickel package, is Hatcher's only credited start of his career.

    Contract Status: Signed through 2010 / expected to be unrestricted free agent.

    2010 Impact: Once again, Hatcher found himself as a role player. And that was somewhat disappointing considering he was in a contract year, and Spears got hurt which would've opened the door him. Instead, Hatcher had already suffered a strained groin injury against the Giants and missed four games. Overall, Hatcher had 17 tackles - good for 17th on the defense - with one sack and two quarterback pressures.

    Where He Fits: It'll be interesting to see how the dominoes fall at defensive end this offseason, or whenever free agency begins. And it's not likely that the first domino will include Hatcher. Once the Cowboys figure out the situation with Stephen Bowen, possibly Marcus Spears and maybe even a veteran free agent, then they will likely get around to Hatcher. It doesn't mean he won't be back, but after playing five seasons with no starts, that's not exactly the production they're looking for from a former third-round pick. Then again, Rob Ryan has a new scheme and might have a place for Hatcher that would fit better in this defense.

    Writers' Analysis:...
  2. Teague31

    Teague31 Defender of the Star

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    hatcher is a dead man walking.
  3. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    If he sticks, it might only be for one year as we should go get a couple of DE's next April.
  4. Rock Slamdance

    Rock Slamdance Benched

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    I'm pretty certain about Hatcher's future...unemployeed.

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