ESPN: Cowboys' secondary revamp won't happen all at once

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  1. Pants

    Pants Well-Known Member

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    start the rookies, baptism by fire is fine with me...if so, the second half of the season will look pretty spiffy back there
     
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  2. fredp22

    fredp22 Well-Known Member

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    I havent seen anybody comment that "they dont know how we will get by" over our losses in the secondary. If fact I've seen the opposite where people seem more excited about our additions than the people they replaced. While it may take them a year to gel the saving in cap space and uptick in talent could turn this injury prone, average, overpaid group into a strength with youth. The draft was strong in that area and I applaud the Cowboys for picking this time to address it.
    I dont agree with the article- I feel the DL is more of a question and will see more changes (as in new people) than the secondary.
     
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  3. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    Next few years? I don't think that is the plan at all.
     
  4. LocimusPrime

    LocimusPrime Well-Known Member

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    Most reasonable members don't seriously expect .......:hammer:
     
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  5. LocimusPrime

    LocimusPrime Well-Known Member

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    That's a tough trio!
     
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  7. Irvin88_4life

    Irvin88_4life Well-Known Member

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    1. Scandrick
    2. Brown
    3. Carroll
    4. Awuzie
    5. Lewis
    6. White

    I see no reason why we can't keep them all
     
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  8. jobberone

    jobberone Kane Ala Staff Member

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    Brain fart or spell checker I guess. Should be Woods although injuries will pick one of those is my guess.

    That may be the right numbers although we're both likely to be a tad wrong due to injury which we have none. But the core for us both are the same so us two geniuses are on top of it.
     
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  9. jobberone

    jobberone Kane Ala Staff Member

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    You may be right. It's just a numbers game. Take an extra here and it's one fewer somewhere else though.
     
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  10. gimmesix

    gimmesix Fat, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life

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    If Scandrick is healthy and he and Brown start, I really don't see any drop-off. In fact, a healthy Scandrick is better than Carr or Claiborne. So really the question at corner will be whether Carr/Claiborne, Brown and Scandrick is better nickel combo than Scandrick, Brown and Carroll/Awusie/Lewis.

    Then there's safety, where the immediate fate will depend on Heath. Heath shouldn't really need any adjustment time so the question with him will be whether he is as good or better than Church was.

    There are definitely questions with this group, but because of the veterans, and I'm including Brown in that group, I don't think it will take them long to come together ... unless Scandrick just isn't the same and Heath is a poor starter, in which case we'll have to rely on the rookies even if they are not fully ready yet.
     
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  11. StarBoyz83

    StarBoyz83 Well-Known Member

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    Not buying that offense until I see it do something. They were trash last season.
     
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  12. gimmesix

    gimmesix Fat, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life

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    Late-round players get cut all the time. I don't see White making it. I've got Scandrick, Brown, Carroll, Awusie and Lewis at corner and Jones, Heath, Woods, Frazier and Blanton at safety.

    Blanton has starting experience and is very good on special teams. White will have to prove he is better on special teams than one of the bottom two safeties to earn a spot.
     
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  13. jobberone

    jobberone Kane Ala Staff Member

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    I'm not worried unless we lose vets. Rookies get burned. I think some of these guys will make some plays, too.
     
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  14. stasheroo

    stasheroo Well-Known Member

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    :thumbup:
     
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  15. Hardline

    Hardline Well-Known Member

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    I would feel more comfortable with these rookie defensive backs if this defense had a pass rush.
     
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  16. gimmesix

    gimmesix Fat, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life

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    A lot of that had to do with Eli and the line, and the Giants really didn't fix the line. Eli was sacked only 21 times last year but a lot of that had to do with the Giant's quick-passing scheme.
     
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  17. jobberone

    jobberone Kane Ala Staff Member

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    Blanton is the wild card there now, too, IMO as well. He could surprise. People, and I'm trying not to include myself, are writing off Frazier, Blanton, and even Showers over Woods. I have to admit I'm excited over the depth of this team. We haven't had this kind of depth in a long time even though I might be wrong about some of the rookies.

    Look at WR; TE, OL for sure. LB even. We have depth at DL just no edge rusher for now. This is a talented roster IMO. Another reason I think we win the East. Only places I'm worried is backup C, maybe swing tackle....not much, and backup QB. And I think those are adequately covered.
     
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  18. jobberone

    jobberone Kane Ala Staff Member

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    Huge key! That and takeaways for this defense. We should have ball control although I think they should open that up a tad for certain games and teams.
     
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  19. stasheroo

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    That's cool. We'll see.

    I've seen nor heard anything to indicate Blanton is a factor.

    And his one year deal vs White's 4-year rookie contract is a big strike against him, as is Awuzie's versatility to play safety.

    Until I hear otherwise, Blanton is a non-factor for me.
     
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  20. gimmesix

    gimmesix Fat, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life

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    I'll admit that I don't have much hope for Showers. Tough transition.
     
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