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News: ESPN Dallas: Big Josh Brent wants to be like Jay Ratliff

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  1. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl Shut up and play! Staff Member

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    By Tim MacMahon

    SAN ANTONIO – Nose tackle Josh Brent was the first name out of Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones’ mouth when asked who stood out on film from Sunday’s Blue-White scrimmage.

    With Jay Ratliff resting a sore hip, Brent played with the starting defense. The backup was a bright spot on an otherwise bad day for Rob Ryan’s first unit. Not that Brent’s performance was surprising.

    The 6-foot-2, 318-pound Brent proved himself to be a quality backup as a rookie last season. He’s consistently overpowered the young centers and guards throughout training camp, strengthening the belief that he was a steal as a supplemental seventh-round pick.

    Read the rest: http://espn.go.com/blog/dallas/cowboys/post/_/id/4681817/big-josh-brent-wants-to-be-like-jay-ratliff
  2. ThreeSportStar80

    ThreeSportStar80 Benched

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    I can't wait to see Brent in action Thursday/Friday...
  3. w8lifter

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    Nose tackle Josh Brent was the first name out of Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones’ mouth when asked who stood out on film from Sunday’s Blue-White scrimmage.

    With Jay Ratliff resting a sore hip, Brent played with the starting defense. The backup was a bright spot on an otherwise bad day for Rob Ryan’s first unit. Not that Brent’s performance was surprising.

    The 6-foot-2, 318-pound Brent proved himself to be a quality backup as a rookie last season. He’s consistently overpowered the young centers and guards throughout training camp, strengthening the belief that he was a steal as a supplemental seventh-round pick.

    See the ESPN NFL Live video here: http://bleacherreport.com/tb/baxsl
  4. CowboyStar88

    CowboyStar88 Well-Known Member

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    Hopefully he turns into a solid player
  5. adbutcher

    adbutcher K9NME

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    That is my pet cat. He is going to shine in Ryan's scheme.
  6. w8lifter

    w8lifter Member

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    I realize a lot of CZ members dont have a very high opinion of whats posted on Bleacher Report, but I found this article interesting.

    Furthermore, NFL Live officials must have found Cowboys Josh Brent intriguing also, or they would not have made this video, etc.

    Lets hear what you think on whether the Cowboys should keep Big Josh Brent or try to slip him in on the Practice Squad......... :cunning:
  7. EGG

    EGG Well-Known Member

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    Well, this either speaks well of Brent or poorly of our "young centers and guards". Take your pick,,, I think he played well last year though, considering he came in late to the program.
  8. jobberone

    jobberone Genetically engineered moderating Orangutan Staff Member

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    I think you've got a good pick.
  9. adbutcher

    adbutcher K9NME

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    Indeed. In addition, a fresh Rat is going to kill OLs.
  10. jobberone

    jobberone Genetically engineered moderating Orangutan Staff Member

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    And give a lot of options for Ryan to line them up. I'm excited about this guy.
  11. Risen Star

    Risen Star Likes Collector Zone Supporter

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    Practice squad? He's way too good to be on anyone's practice squad. IMO, he's the top backup DL we have and a future starter. Maybe as soon as this year.
  12. victoriacowboy

    victoriacowboy New Member

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    I think Brent is most definitely a keeper. Can't wait to see him in tomorrow nights game.
  13. kmd24

    kmd24 Active Member

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    He's also not eligible for the practice squad, so there's that too.
  14. w8lifter

    w8lifter Member

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    I admit Im not 100% 'up to snuff' on all the rules for Roster & Practice Squad, so I guess that statement/question was not necessary. My bad.

    :pc:
  15. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl Shut up and play! Staff Member

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    Just an FYI, but that article came from ESPN Dallas, not the Bleacher Report.
  16. w8lifter

    w8lifter Member

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    I stand corrected then. :blush:

    I subscribe to Bleacher Report: Cowboys mailing list that sends me the top Cowboys news article links & thats where I got this article.
  17. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl Shut up and play! Staff Member

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    No biggie.. Sites like that just gather info from traditional outlets.
  18. adbutcher

    adbutcher K9NME

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    Just pray for health and let the sparks fly. I think this unit will be top 3 or 5.

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