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News: DMN:Cowboys second-year guard David Arkin hopes to play

Discussion in 'News Zone' started by Mr Cowboy, Jul 16, 2012.

  1. Mr Cowboy

    Mr Cowboy Well-Known Member

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    Last year, 34 players were drafted in the fourth round. Only three didn’t appear in a regular-season game in 2011. One of them was Cowboys lineman David Arkin.

    Throughout his first NFL campaign, Arkin remained rooted to the sidelines and watched one teammate selected after him, Bill Nagy, start, another who joined the Cowboys as a rookie free agent, Kevin Kowalski, play as a reserve, and two veterans signed off the street, Derrick Dockery and Montrae Holland, leapfrog him on the depth chart.

    By the middle of the season, some were wondering if the Cowboys had lost faith in Arkin, a player from a small school, Missouri State, who seemed a bit unpolished and slightly overwhelmed. Team officials, including head coach Jason Garrett, insisted that wasn’t the case.

    “We had our eyes wide open as to what his developmental process would be,” Garrett said last October. “The expectations for a guy like that coming from a smaller school is not to jump in there and play immediately.”

    http://cowboysblog.dallasnews.com/2...r-it-feels-i-can-actually-play-football.html/
  2. wittenacious

    wittenacious Active Member

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    I've said it before, Arkin became a pet cat of mine after the Cowboys drafted him. Once I'd read and watched all I could find out about him, I just loved his attitude; his apparent love of the game and his self-proclaimed love of hitting.

    I think we all knew he was going to need to add good weight and improve his skill level. Patience is a virtue, if invested in the right type of player. Hope David is just that, and proves out.
    “We had our eyes wide open as to what his developmental process would be,” Garrett said last October. “The expectations for a guy like that coming from a smaller school is not to jump in there and play immediately.”
    I believe Jason meant exactly what he said and I'm still pulling for DA to make it.
  3. jnday

    jnday Well-Known Member

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    I like Arkin much more than Costa, Killer and Nagy. At least Arkin had some room to add weight and gain some power. The smaller three linemen could not move anybody when run blocking and got pushed back pass blocking. I am a fan of power football. That is one of the reasons that I am glad to see the Cowboys getting some size on the interior. It was a mistake playing these midgets to start with.
  4. Risen Star

    Risen Star Likes Collector Zone Supporter

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    Definitely agree with that.

    I haven't completely written off Arkin. I just didn't want to go into this season having to count on him. But that's exactly where we are. Either him or the backup from Carolina.
  5. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    Music to my ears.
  6. Iago33

    Iago33 Well-Known Member

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    Or the UDFA Leary?
  7. burmafrd

    burmafrd Well-Known Member

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    we will see in camp

    Until then saying any Lineman has progressed is ridiculous. No one knows until the pads go on

    ANd one has to be wary;

    this team thought Costus a season was NFL ready after camp
  8. SilverStarCowboy

    SilverStarCowboy The Actualist

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    Arkin not unlike the rest of this Oline has yet to reach their ceiling, only the 2nd year together, first Offseason, first full training camp.


    How anybody to conceive to write any one of them off is bordering fanatical....oh wait.
  9. burmafrd

    burmafrd Well-Known Member

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    sure you can when they are putrid

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