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News: ESPND: Cowboys will be in RB market

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  1. Risen Star

    Risen Star Likes Collector Zone Supporter

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    INDIANAPOLIS – The Cowboys are locked in with DeMarco Murray as their No. 1 running back.

    Executive vice president Stephen Jones said the team doesn’t have a No. 2 back on the roster.

    “In this league I think you’d like to have more than one back,” Jones said. “Obviously we love DeMarco, but you also have to look he’s not been healthy yet in terms of a full season. I think we need a back. We like (Lance) Dunbar and (Phillip) Tanner but I think they’re more third backs, not second backs.”

    http://espn.go.com/blog/dallas/cowboys/post/_/id/4705859/cowboys-will-be-in-rb-market
  2. LeonDixson

    LeonDixson Illegitimi non carborundum

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    The inference being what most all of us suspected anyway. Felix won't be back.
  3. Future

    Future Intramural Legend

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    I wonder if by "market" he means FA or draft...or both.

    Of course we are looking for a RB
  4. cowboy_ron

    cowboy_ron You Can't Fix Stupid

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    Breaking news
  5. Woods

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    Not sure what to think of Dunbar yet.

    I guess he'll have to suffice as the 3rd back.

    If we had the picks/cap room etc., I'd prefer Dunbar was the 4th back.
  6. Risen Star

    Risen Star Likes Collector Zone Supporter

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    I wouldn't want anymore than 3 RBs on the roster. I'd prefer if Tanner and Dunbar weren't on the team.
  7. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    I think there are some very good prospect in the draft that you can pick up mid rd to later in the draft.
  8. Woods

    Woods Active Member

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    That was my polite way of saying that. :D
  9. Woods

    Woods Active Member

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    Ideally, if we could get a back on the cheap in FA, like Ivory for example, and then use a 4th or 5th rounder on another back who may be more of a complementary type (Sproles type, for example), that would be ideal to me.
  10. nalam

    nalam The realist Zone Supporter

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    Running backs are always a product of OL blocking except a very few like AP, and always help to get younger in this position . Drafting is the better way.

    But whoever is the RB , unless we get somewhat decent blocking without mental mistakes , they can't succedd.

    We should aim to get some decent guard/center play without brain farts (last season was atrocious, it was not the same guy all the time but collectively they Soucked )
  11. Future

    Future Intramural Legend

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    Completely agree

    Although, I don't know that Ivory will come all that cheap.
  12. Idgit

    Idgit Ice up, son. Ice up! Staff Member

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    Dunbar is a pretty nice change of pace from what we've got already. We do need a second RB who is capable of carrying the load, though. And upgrading Dunbar should be on the table.

    Tanner was at the bottom of the 53 already last year. The fact that he can't contribute on Teams makes it pretty difficult for him to stick again this season, IMHO.
  13. Woods

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    Exactly. That's what I would like to do.

    Now, in the real world, we may not have the ability to do this all in 1 year given the other more pressing issues. But I'd like to try nevertheless.
  14. ninja

    ninja Numbnuts

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    My hope is that the Cowboys get lucky and draft RB Lacy in the second round.

    Although, I wouldn't mind NO RB Ivory as a FA before the draft and Barner later in the draft.
  15. Boys122

    Boys122 Well-Known Member

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    Stefphon Jefferson, RB, Nevada. Sleeper pick in the draft.

    This is a RKG all the way.
  16. Verdict

    Verdict Well-Known Member

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    I think that New Orleans would be making a mistake letting Ivory get away. He has looked good in the limited number of snaps he received.
  17. Hoods

    Hoods Well-Known Member

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    Stepfan Taylor in the 3rd. Pleeeeeeasse.
  18. KDM256

    KDM256 Active Member

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    I agree with this guy..... Bell from Michigan State could be another option
  19. jobberone

    jobberone Right turn Clyde Staff Member

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    They will look at RB from the third down with the assumption if someone falls unexpectedly they will look earlier.

    Dunbar is penciled in as the change of pace but they should be looking for a RB/returner/real quickes-fast guy that could replace him.
  20. rags747

    rags747 Well-Known Member

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    I'm fine with Dunbar as the 3rd or 4th back, I think he has something to offer. We do need a back picked in round 3 or 4 though, preferably round 4. Lets get some big uglies 1-3.

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