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News: DC.com: Jerry: No Roster Moves, Except . . .

Discussion in 'News Zone' started by CCBoy, Feb 26, 2011.

  1. CCBoy

    CCBoy Well-Known Member

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    Jerry: No Roster Moves, Except . . .
    Posted by nickeatman at 2/25/2011 2:57 PM CST on truebluefanclub.com


    In meeting with reporters on Friday, owner Jerry Jones had an interesting answer to a rather common and expected question.

    When asked if he anticipated the Cowboys making any roster moves before the March 3 deadline, Jones said no, but then left the door open for another.

    “No, (but) there could be one exception,” Jones said. “I probably won’t do that. At this time, on our roster, there’s only one – as of that date. We have the right to do that later as well.”

    So basically, Jones dismissed it but there is someone he’s got in mind...
  2. TheDallasDon

    TheDallasDon AegonTheConqueror-Now bend the knee

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    Who yall think it is
  3. CCBoy

    CCBoy Well-Known Member

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    If the bell doth not toll for Leonard Davis, he better be eating glass this next season...literally.
  4. stasheroo

    stasheroo Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, this would be my choice as well.
  5. Hostile

    Hostile The Duke

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    An extension for Doug Free.
  6. supercowboy8

    supercowboy8 Well-Known Member

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    barber will be the one to get cut, he is due a 500,000 roster bonus after march 3rd
  7. casmith07

    casmith07 Attorney-at-Zone

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    That's my guess as well.
  8. Eskimo

    Eskimo Well-Known Member

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    I'll put in a third for that notion.

    We really should get the deal done. We need him badly for next season and it makes sense to get the deal now where there may be a bit of uncertainty to drive a relative "bargain". A nice big signing bonus will make it easy for Free to weather the lockout if one happens.
  9. Doomsay

    Doomsay Well-Known Member

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    that makes the most sense.
  10. unionjack8

    unionjack8 Well-Known Member

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    i'd rather keep davis than colombo.
    Not sure what accelerated hit davis's release would cause?
  11. Woods

    Woods Well-Known Member

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    I was thinking the same since the Cowboys don't intend on using the franchise or transition tag on him.

    Maybe they want to get a deal done?
  12. JustDezIt

    JustDezIt Formerly sm0kie13 ROY

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    i dont know if in my mind i consider a free extension a roster move, because it involves no change in the roster. but maybe you are correct.
  13. burmafrd

    burmafrd Benched

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    If I was a cynical kind of guy I would if I was Jerruh franchise tag Doug Free and draft Tyron Smith. At the end of the year I would think the staff could tell if Smith would make a top LT. If so then you tell Free you are not going to be our LT. At the end of the year if they do not think T Smith is the LT they give Free the big extension. And if I was a real SOB I would have everyone around talk up Smith even if he is not going to be your LT and then sign Free as cheap as you can without promising that he would be the LT.
  14. TheCount

    TheCount Pixel Pusher

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    Is a contract extension considered a "roster move"?
  15. Hostile

    Hostile The Duke

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    Yes sir.
  16. Eskimo

    Eskimo Well-Known Member

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    It may be in a certain sense. He would go from a pending RFA to a contracted player.
  17. ajk23az

    ajk23az Through Pain Comes Clarity

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    Marion Barber is due a $500,000 roster bonus on March 3.

    The bonus could be delayed if the owners and players don't strike a new CBA before that date. Cowboys owner Jerry Jones was asked at the Combine whether any of his players would be released soon. "No," he said. "There could be on exception, but I probably won't do that. We have the right to do that later."


    My bet is on this being the speculated roster move.
  18. Beast_from_East

    Beast_from_East Well-Known Member

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    Yea, I think you nailed it.

    Barber is never going to see that roster bonus, so what I think Jerry is saying is that if roster bonuses are not pushed back, then Barber is gone.

    My money is on Barber not being a Cowboy in 2011.
  19. skinsscalper

    skinsscalper Well-Known Member

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    I think Free will be tendered at the highest level (a 1st and a 3rd) until he can be signed to a long term deal.
  20. gimmesix

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

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    I'm not sure that would follow under "we have the right to do that later."

    An extension for Free would need to be done before free agency starts, right?

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