ESPN: Should Cowboys try to keep Brian Waters?

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Should Cowboys try to keep Brian Waters?

No 14 vote(s) 16.9%
Yes 33 vote(s) 39.8%
Depends on how the draft goes and the other OL onboard already 19 vote(s) 22.9%
Only for the right price 17 vote(s) 20.5%
  1. starfrombirth

    starfrombirth Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    Then hire him as assistant line coach.
  2. Denim Chicken

    Denim Chicken Well-Known Member

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    He still hasn't had the surgery he needs, so don't even know if he's interested.
  3. mrmojo

    mrmojo Well-Known Member

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    Does he even want to come back....took a lot to convince him last year.
  4. LatinMind

    LatinMind iPhotoshop

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    I dont think they need him. They could spend the 3.5 mil it would take to bring him in on somebody else.
  5. casmith07

    casmith07 Attorney-at-Zone

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    Absolutely not. Let him walk/retire. We don't need him and don't need him stopping progression of younger players at the guard position.
  6. AbeBeta

    AbeBeta Well-Known Member

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    Costa's base for 2014 is the same as Waters got in 2013 (although I think Waters got bonuses for each game played). Clearly we are a better ol swapping one for the other.

    BTW - anyone have details on Waters' contract?
  7. AbeBeta

    AbeBeta Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, I'm sure he wants to work long hours for less than game check
  8. AbeBeta

    AbeBeta Well-Known Member

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    No. It took Jerry meeting his price.
  9. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    As a player? No. As a OL coach? Yes.
  10. 50cent

    50cent Well-Known Member

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    Yes!! Let the man finish the job he started. He instilled some much needed nasty to a young line. One more year under his wing and money well spent. Waters gets it. I'd still draft a OG, not only for depth but also to make Mack to back up G/C so that we can rid ourselves of Costa. I wouldn't expect 16 games from Waters, but his mentality is needed in that lockerroom in some capacity.
  11. Alexander

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

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    Of course having the surgery means just as much. The fact he had not had it tells me where his head is. Time to move on. Thanks for the journey.
  12. starfrombirth

    starfrombirth Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    It's not always all about money. You don't think he's made enough? He might just be looking to do something that he can contrubute and not spend all day on his couch and feel useful but not put that pounding on his body.
  13. AbeBeta

    AbeBeta Well-Known Member

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    If it were about $, he wouldn't be playing for those relatively low money deals. He wants to play but also wants more time with his family
  14. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    I agree and stated as much. It can't be a situation where Dallas is in limbo while he chooses what to do. If he is unwilling to sign before the draft then I think it would be a mistake to count on him.
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  15. burmafrd

    burmafrd Benched

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    so now you read minds?

    BS. He has no reason to hurry; and he might not need surgery. Bet you didn't think about that.
  16. Alexander

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

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    No, I just go off his own words, where he has acknowledged he probably needs it but then says: "Whatever decision I make is going to be a long, drawn-out process, like it always is."

    In other words, "call me later Jerry".
  17. Carolina Cowboy

    Carolina Cowboy Well-Known Member

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    On top of that am I missing something? Why hasn't he had the surgery to repair the injury yet? I say pass.
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  18. erod

    erod Well-Known Member

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    When he played, he was the best offensive lineman on the team.

    But can he stay healthy? Was the triceps injury a fluke? That's for the trainers to decide.

    That was the first time the guy had ever been injured and missed games ever, I think. His lower body held up just fine, and that's where injuries usually occur.

    He'd be a nice addition if healthy.
  19. ABQCOWBOY

    ABQCOWBOY Moderator Staff Member

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    This is the obvious choice. If we could get this, then this is what, I think, all of us would vote in favor of. The problem is that 31 other teams are looking for the same thing and that's the problem. You usually can't find these guys cheap because the market drives the price and if you do, what are the chances that you beat the other 31 teams?

    We may not be able to find this opportunity unfortunately.
  20. Idgit

    Idgit Ice up, son. Ice up! Staff Member

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    Let's just see where we are at the end of VFA, and decide if we have the money left to spend on bringing him back again at the end of camp. If nothing else, he's a decent insurance policy (albeint an expensive one) if we want him.

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