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News: Eatman: Looking For Positives Among This Desert Turnover Fest

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  1. Zimmy Lives

    Zimmy Lives Well-Known Member

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    Rosario? Sims? Lissemore? McCray? Armstrong? Beasley? It is going to be a very difficult cut down.
  2. Corso

    Corso Well-Known Member

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    One hundred percent... umm... 100% agree!

    Arkin Arkin, he's our man! If he can't do it- well, he'll get replaced by someone who hopefully can!
  3. ClarenceDarrow

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    One of the problems with getting to 53 is that both of the lines have shown that they're injury prone, which means we'll probably need to keep more of each than one would hope. 3 QBs would be great, but Tanney won't be playing on special teams.
  4. 5Stars

    5Stars Here comes the Sun...

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    That is a good point....but, it is really hard to find a good QB and Tanney looks like he has something to his game.
  5. jobberone

    jobberone Orangutans make great guitarists Staff Member

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    I don't see it as a matter of affording it or are you saying that in terms of roster spots? Yes, you keep the guy unless he doesn't have it upstairs or some other fatal flaw. If it comes down to developing that last player on the roster (or two or three) then you definitely keep a QB that may end up being a starter vs a DL, OL, LB, or DB who may develop into one. Not saying Tanney can't fail but I saw enough to say keeping him is a no brainer with the caveats above. If he goes out there the next two games and blows up then he doesn't have the mental makeup necessary. But the physical tools are there in spades. I'm guessing the mental aspects of the game can be developed.
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  6. Zimmy Lives

    Zimmy Lives Well-Known Member

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    If Tanney or Stephens have the makings of NFL QBs they have to keep one of them on the roster. Anyway, I heard Tanney can punt. :D
  7. jobberone

    jobberone Orangutans make great guitarists Staff Member

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    I don't believe for one second they can't field STs because they kept Tanney. There are plenty of backups with speed on this team and you don't need the heavies that much anymore for punts and KO's. You find a place to keep a player who plays the most difficult position in the NFL to play and find players. If you have to you put a starter out there. Woody played STs when he was here.

    The Gibson guy looks like a player. What's his story.
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  8. 5Stars

    5Stars Here comes the Sun...

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    No, I was not talking about the money aspect because I really don't care about any of that...not my problem to tell JJ how to spend his frogs and why others worry about that I have no clue because the Cowboy seem to do alright, even with the Mara ordeal.

    But finding a player at the skill position such as QB is rare and Tanney looks like a player that might develop. Hell, the Cowboys had players come off the strip club to play defense last year and if not for Romo the Cowboys would have been screwed big time!

    I know Orton is a vet and is important and glad he is the backup, but....still, it sure would be nice for lighting to strike twice.
  9. FiveRings

    FiveRings Well-Known Member

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    Basically everything except the turnovers was a positive. It's really not even like we played a sloppy game, and it's hard to imagine that after a SIX turnover outing, but we played well except for a few guys not being able to hold onto the ball when they were going down.

    It actually reminded me of Seattle last year, Felix's fumble then set the tone for a bad game as Harris' did last weekend.
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  10. Bungarian

    Bungarian Butt Monkey

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    Tanney may be a great backup or starter but he is not ready and needs a couple of years on the bench. You need Orton as the backup unless you think this is another 8-8 season and a good backup will not make a difference if Romo goes down.
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  11. 5Stars

    5Stars Here comes the Sun...

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    This is true, but, can the Cowboys afford to use a roster spot on the guy, because if they release him I'm willing to bet he gets snagged up by some other team.
  12. Bungarian

    Bungarian Butt Monkey

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    If they want to keep him they have to keep him on the 53. I think they can do this without cutting a really needed guy.
  13. 5Stars

    5Stars Here comes the Sun...

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    I hope the Cowboys feel that way.

    Maybe I need to see the other guy? What was his name? :D
  14. CowboyDiver

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    QB - Romo, Orton, Tanney(3)
    RB - Murray, Dunbar, Tanner, Randle(4)
    TE - Witten, Hanna, Escobar, Smith(4)
    WR - Bryant, Austin, Williams, Harris, Beasley(5)
    OL - Smith, Leary, Frederick, Arkin, Free, Bernadeau, Costa, Parnell,? (9)
    K - Bailey(1)
    LS - LaDouceur(1)
    Offense - 27

    DE - Ware, Spencer, Wilbur, Selvie(4)
    DT - Ratliff, Hatcher, LIssemore, Bass, Hayden(5)
    LB - Lee, Carter, Durant, Sims, Holloman, McGee(6)
    CB - Claiborne, Carr, Scandrick, Webb, Moore(5)
    S - Church, Allen, Wilcox, Johnson (4)
    P - Jones(1)
    Defense 25

    That leaves one more spot and includes 3 QB's. Maybe an extra LB or S even though Moore could play S if needed.
  15. jobberone

    jobberone Orangutans make great guitarists Staff Member

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    I think they keep 3 RBs although they could easily keep 4 as we have no FB. Ten OL. 9-10 DL. 6-8 LB probably 7-8. Ten DBs although 9 if they count a backup as a D and a CB.

    QB-3
    RB-3
    WR-5
    TE-4
    OL-9
    DL-8
    LB-8
    S-4
    CB-6
    K/P/LS 3

    You could go with 5 CBs and add an OL or DL
  16. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    Might go 6 deep there.
  17. 5Stars

    5Stars Here comes the Sun...

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    I know that some posters always talk about keeping or getting TE's, but what do you think the reason is for keeping four of them? Is it because they don't keep a fullback?
  18. CowboyDiver

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    Yep.

    Also none are particularly good blockers except for Smith so I almost think you have to keep him.

    I think it's harder to fit a particular player wen you are looking at the names rather than putting a number at each position.
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  19. 5Stars

    5Stars Here comes the Sun...

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    I just looked at his bio...the dude is 276 lbs! Damn!

    :eek:
  20. Fletch

    Fletch To The Moon

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    Damn you! :mad:

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