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News: ESPN: Cowboys re-sign Chris Jones

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  1. NewsBot

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    IRVING, Texas -- Dallas Cowboys punter Chris Jones has signed his exclusive rights tender of $645,000. The move chews up $150,000 of the roughly $2 million worth of salary-cap space. Jones averaged 45 yards per punt in his first full season with the Cowboys. He appeared in two games in 2011 as an injury replacement for Mat McBriar and four games in 2012 before a partially torn anterior cruciate ligament ended his season. Jones had a 39.1-yard net average and had 30 of his 77 punts end up inside the opponents’ 20.

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  2. Snauty

    Snauty Active Member

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    Superbowl?
  3. The Natural

    The Natural Well-Known Member

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    Seriously? This guy is terrible
  4. Bungarian

    Bungarian Butt Monkey Zone Supporter

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    How do they have 2 mil under the cap? I thought it was less?
  5. Alexander

    Alexander What's it going to be then, eh?

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    I hope we bring in an undrafted FA to compete with him. They really did not make an attempt last season, just handed him the job.
  6. reddyuta

    reddyuta Well-Known Member

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    Chris Jones is mediocre,I can't believe the cowboys are content with him.
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  7. Section444

    Section444 Well-Known Member

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    They'll bring in competition in TC. Maybe we pick up O'Donnell late in the draft or FA.
  8. burmafrd

    burmafrd Well-Known Member

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    ugh. He was not good enough to get an extension without competition

    so much for the new regime and new process, etc
  9. Risen Star

    Risen Star Likes Collector Zone Supporter

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    That position must be upgraded, IMO.
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  10. reddyuta

    reddyuta Well-Known Member

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    So much for that will mcllay guy who was supposed to league savy, surely he remembers what a great punter can do,we are not that far removed from Mcbriar.
  11. speedkilz88

    speedkilz88 Well-Known Member

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    He didn't get an extension, he signed his tender as a restricted free agent.
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  12. chicago JK

    chicago JK Well-Known Member

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    I think you can find better. Obviously not a draft pick, but I hope they bring in legit competition this year.
  13. basstapp

    basstapp Well-Known Member

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    ranked number 9 in punts within the 20
    ranked number 19 in punt yardage - was 3 yards away from number 1
    ranked number 2 in Fair catches
    ranks middle of the pack for return yardage -

    Not sure why people are barking up a tree to get this guy cut. If we were to go out and get another punter the zone would be asking why we paid more then we should have for a punter.
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  14. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl Everything is everything... Staff Member

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    So we're mad about a punter signing his tender? Slow news day around these parts.
  15. Fla Cowpoke

    Fla Cowpoke Well-Known Member

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    This is just him signing his ERFA deal. There is no signing bonus, nothing involved. Not sure why this bothers anyone unless we bring in no one in as competition.
  16. Section444

    Section444 Well-Known Member

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    Exactly, not quite sure why people are going straight into freak out mode. There will no doubt be competition brought in for TC, and if he loses out, he's an easy cut.
  17. Bullflop

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    I would think there's someone available in the upcoming draft that'd give Jones a run for his money and then some more. He's pretty much an average punter that might very possibly be improved upon by acquiring a talented college prospect with a stronger leg. The contract that such a draft pick or even a free agent would require could also be more cap-friendly. If it were up to me, I'd be willing to use our last 7th round pick to acquire another punter who can boom 'em.
  18. Section444

    Section444 Well-Known Member

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    O'Donnell (Miami-FL).
  19. speedkilz88

    speedkilz88 Well-Known Member

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    Teams usually don't want them to boom them because that can mess up the cover scheme and end up giving the opponent a big return. They prefer a guy who consistently gets them 40 yd net and is good inside the 20s.
  20. Bullflop

    Bullflop Well-Known Member

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    That depends entirely upon the hang time that accompanies the distance. If it's a kick that's both high and far, it's golden. Unless it's a really talented punter, distance routinely compromises the ability to cover the punt. Not so when an exceptional punter is in place.

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