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News: DC.com - Mailbag: Would it make more sense, to try to re-sign Marcus Spears?

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  1. CCBoy

    CCBoy Well-Known Member

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    Would it make more sense, financial and otherwise, to try to re-sign Marcus Spears than to draft a DE in the first round?


    http://www.dallascowboys.com/news/mailbag.cfm?id=6A3C6509-0904-6D2C-5927321F004CB1EE



    DANIEL LOGAN - VALLEJO, CA: Would it make more sense, financial and otherwise, to try to re-sign Marcus Spears than to draft a defensive end in the first round?

    Nick: I actually thought about that myself last week and we discussed it on the Lunch Break. I think that would be a better idea than drafting someone like Cameron Jordan or J.J. Watt. I feel like Spears does a fine job in the dirty-work position that a 3-4 defensive end is. That would free up another spot to draft an offensive tackle. That doesn't mean avoid the DE position in the draft, but maybe in the later rounds.

    Josh: Maybe. Depends what the Cowboys think Spears will command on the open market. Especially if there is a rookie wage scale in effect this year, there's a good chance the No. 9 pick could make less than Spears, because remember, the differential in first-round pay would be diverted to veterans. If the Cowboys could re-sign both Spears and Stephen Bowen, and maybe draft some more defensive line help later, I think they would be in fine shape. But that might be expensive...
  2. Future

    Future Intramural Legend

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    If we didn't realize how valuable he was to this defense after he got hurt last year, we are stoopid.
  3. DBOY3141

    DBOY3141 Well-Known Member

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    I think the decision has been made. Cowboys are not re-signing Spears. From what he has said, they have had zero contract talk with him in over a year.

    Front three on defensive will probably be:

    Igor Rat Bowen
    Lissmore Brent Watt or Jordan
  4. Sam I Am

    Sam I Am Unfriendly and Aloof!

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    Irony! :laugh2:
  5. Woods

    Woods Active Member

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    The Cowboys have shown no indication of wanting to bring Spears back - for whatever reason(s).

    Conversely, they have shown interest in extending Sensy, Kosier, and Bowen, for example.

    As of today, I don't see Spears coming back.
  6. aikemirv

    aikemirv Well-Known Member

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    Unless they have their eye on someone else in FA to replace him I cannot imagine why they would not make an effort to resign. Maybe he has told him the type of deal he wants and the org. is at a place where they are going to let him test the market and come back to them then. That is where I see the situation anyway. Does not mean he won't be back.
  7. jblaze2004

    jblaze2004 Well-Known Member

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    watch out for lissemore if he stays healthy he could have a big season
  8. jobberone

    jobberone Genetically engineered moderating Orangutan Staff Member

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    I don't know what they're thinking for sure but I doubt Spears is off the table. There is no where for FAs to go right now in seeking employment. Everything is on hold. But that in itself doesn't mean which way they are leaning with any of the three DEs.

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