News: Did the Dallas Cowboys find an undrafted defensive gem?

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  1. CCBoy

    CCBoy Well-Known Member

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    Did the Dallas Cowboys find an undrafted defensive gem?

    ...Still, America’s Team may have found themselves a hidden gem at the position anyway in an undrafted free agent out of Northwestern named Joseph Jones. That’s according to the former Cowboys vice president of player personnel for 28 years, Gil Brandt. “…I like [Joe] Jones, an undrafted free-agent linebacker that they picked up from Northwestern,” Brandt told the Dallas Morning News recently. “The trend is now towards these smaller linebackers, and he’s a guy that’s about 6-foot, 230-35 pounds, but yet runs around 4.5, and so everybody’s looking for linebackers that can run and be a part of the passing game.”

    Pro Football Weekly proclaimed Jones to be a late riser prior to the draft citing the fact his 40-time, between 4.45 and 4.50, his 6.72 three-cone time, 4.21 20-yard shuttle and 35.5 inch vertical all would have placed him in the top five among his peers at the NFL Scouting Combine. (which he wasn’t invited to attend)

    Last season, Jones recorded 46 total tackles, 4.5 tackles for a loss and 2.0 sacks at Northwestern. Unfortunately, Jones’ diminutive size and one-year of starting experience left him undrafted. If this rookie linebacker is going to make it onto a very talented Cowboys roster, he’ll have to make his bones on special teams. Lucky for Jones, that’s exactly what he wants to do...
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  2. Daillest88

    Daillest88 Well-Known Member

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    Does sound like an interesting prospect. If he would of been invited to the combine and posted his people day numbers, he would of been drafted
  3. jazzcat22

    jazzcat22 Well-Known Member

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    I hope so, we do need LB's. I still think instead of Carrell at DT, or possible White at CB, one of those should have been a LB. But not complaining about it, as it's just my opinion.
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  4. LocimusPrime

    LocimusPrime Well-Known Member

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    Lewis Neal is gonna shake things up
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  5. JoeyBoy718

    JoeyBoy718 Well-Known Member

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    Honestly, I'm so excited about our draft picks that I haven't even looked into any of our UDFAs. Unlike most years where it's the other way around.
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  6. stasheroo

    stasheroo Well-Known Member

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    I keep hearing this guy's name being brought up more and more. I'm curious to find out more about him. I think that the 6th linebacker spot on this roster could be up for grabs. The team could look to move on from Kyle Wilber.
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  7. aria

    aria Well-Known Member

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    If our all star draft dept is as good evaluting udfa's as they are with the regular draft then we're in great shape and this guy could be a major player.
  8. conner01

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    We do have a need at lb. if smith can be what he was in college that's huge but other than him and lee there is not a lot that are really your future there and lee is not really the future other than maybe on the staff. Hitch is a solid player but nothing special, nacho is famous here but hasn't done anything on the field
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  9. BAT

    BAT Mr. Fixit

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    Lucas Wacha is just as good an athlete, but longer. And while he was an even smaller school guy, he was even more productive than Joe Jones. Nzeocha, Wacha, Jones are all in the mold of the SS/LB hybrid that is currently all the rage.

    Darren Woodson would have made a ton of money in this era.
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  10. kiheikiwi

    kiheikiwi Maui No Ka Oi

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    There are potentially several players from the draft and Free Agency, that if they cant push their way onto the 53 to start the year, will re-make our practice squad. And that's a great thing to have ...
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  11. dallasdave

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    Hope we got a five star football player for nothing --that is better than getting a good draft pick. Collins a couple of years ago was great, and I think Emmett Cleary is a steal as a free agent.
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  12. dallasdave

    dallasdave Well-Known Member

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    Hey we need some new blood in the LB's, Hungry players who can run and hit and have a little bit or a lot of attitude !!!
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  13. Risen Star

    Risen Star Likes Collector Zone Supporter

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    Getting a Will McClay tattoo over the weekend.
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  14. dallasdave

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  15. reddyuta

    reddyuta Well-Known Member

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    Watching Wachas video he shows very good awareness on where the play is going,he has a chance to make the PS.
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  16. RxMan

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    I wonder where his 40 time, cone drill etc placed him amongst safeties.
  17. dallasdave

    dallasdave Well-Known Member

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    Shake Rattle and Roll
  18. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    I look at some of these LB that are not what some would consider traditional LB and can't help but think of Woodson who was a college LB yet was drafted by Dallas to be a safety
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  19. Cowboys22

    Cowboys22 Well-Known Member

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    Wacha is one of the UDFAs that really caught my eye. He just looked quick to,recognize the play and was very active getting to the ball. I really liked what I saw of his tape. Neal and Jones are interesting as well. I don't know if there's room for any of them but I like them all.
  20. MichaelWinicki

    MichaelWinicki "You want some?" Staff Member

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    Plus you have to figure with the kid going to Northwestern that he's no dummy.

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