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Free Agent Targets: RT

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by supercowboy8, Jan 13, 2013.

  1. Yoshimitsu

    Yoshimitsu Lurch

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    You draft or find a cheap backup guy in free agencey. You dont go out a spend big money cor a backup. You might not be confident in him but then again you haven't seen him in practice or watched him develop. From the small sample size of his play this season is one thing you can say about Parnell is his elite physical tools for a lineman. He's almost up there with Tyron Smith in terms of athletic ability.
  2. supercowboy8

    supercowboy8 Well-Known Member

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    Well I'm not done with him because he had one game at center. I'm done with him because he played 15 bad games at OG.

    Cook is a better Center.
  3. supercowboy8

    supercowboy8 Well-Known Member

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    I agree and I never said I wanted to spend big money on a RT. Look at the end of my OP. I said I want to draft a Dallas Thomas like player that can do either OT or OG and give Parnell a chance. I was just listing the free agent OTs for this offseason.
  4. sbark

    sbark Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    Hesitate to place a rookie at OG beside a young inexpeirience players such as Parnell. Would be a better place to have a vet, but it just might not be possible.
  5. dantheman41

    dantheman41 Active Member

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    Guys I hate to burst your bubble, but Free will be back
  6. Eskimo

    Eskimo Well-Known Member

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    I agree. We should be looking for a backup swing tackle, maybe a vet or a late round pick, UDFA, etc.

    I do think the priority should be adding one good player to the interior. He doesn`t have to be All-Pro but preferably an upper echelon player. I wouldn`t mind if we drafted this guy in the late first (trade down) or second round but I don`t want to wait much longer as I`d prefer it if he were ready to play from day one.

    I really think this may be our best lineup for next year:

    Smith Livings Killer Costa or 2nd rounder Parnell

    Backups: Bernardeau, Leary or Cook, draft pick, UDFA

    It is a shame we lost Nagy but the kid just couldn`t stay healthy.

    I still have high hopes for Killer based on his work as a rookie and I hope he can bounce back and win the Center spot this year now that he is healthy again.
  7. burmafrd

    burmafrd Well-Known Member

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    "can't have Pro Bowlers at every position" is code for

    THEREFORE DO NOTHING AT ALL
  8. dart

    dart Benched

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    I think it would be a bad move to WASTE a draft pick one

    we got Free and Parnell


    sorry guys we are drafting an OT
  9. supercowboy8

    supercowboy8 Well-Known Member

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    Free will be released and all we have is parnell how would that be a waste
  10. Hoofbite

    Hoofbite Well-Known Member

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    Dallas shouldn't focus solely on LT, IMO.

    They have a player who can play either so they should get the best bang for their buck regardless of what side he plays on.

    This probably speaking more towards the draft because LTs will cost more in free agency.

    But in free agency if the choices are pay a hefty sum for a very good RT or pay a reasonable sum for maybe an average LT, LT might be way to go. Tyron has shown he can be a very good RT if he stays on course. Ideal world he develops into that dominant of a player on the left side but even in a scenario where he switched back down the road you aren't that bad off because presumably he's going to improve.
  11. Hoofbite

    Hoofbite Well-Known Member

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    Which might as well be saying, "we got nothing".

    If Dallas doesn't bring in someone to play RT and goes with this combo again, it'll rank up there with one of the dumber things the team has done. Free was absolutely atrocious.
  12. supercowboy8

    supercowboy8 Well-Known Member

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    I agree with everything you just said
  13. honyock

    honyock Well-Known Member

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    I agree. Given the needs elsewhere, I'd be a little surprised to see a day one or day two draft pick used at tackle, unless they really don't believe in Parnell. I'd rather see a day one/day two pick for the interior o-line. I'd guess we'll see a midrange or low price backup at tackle in FA.
  14. honyock

    honyock Well-Known Member

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    I could see this. They may also keep Cook around as veteran insurance at RT (and about every other position along the line) if they take a developmental tackle late in the draft.
  15. Common Sense

    Common Sense Well-Known Member

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    Never fear guys -- the Cowboys are loaded at backup RT.
  16. DFWJC

    DFWJC Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    Warmack beside Parnell just might work.
    Jury is still out on Bernie at Center, but it's a possibilty.
    Are saying Livings at LG? That could be dicey too.
  17. Kangaroo

    Kangaroo Active Member

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    Remember cook has played some RT he will be part of the tackle backup plan and a backup option. I think they also add another cheap vet to that mix.

    My guess is they draft a lineman in round 2 and we will have some camp battles going on.

    Interior
    Killer
    Livings
    Bern
    Arkin
    Leary
    Costa
    Cook
    maybe a cheap vet

    Tackles
    Cook (will be fighting for multiple spots)
    Parnell
    Smith
    cheap Vet

    Then there will be a draft pick in here some where not sure if it will be in the interior or tackle taken but I guessing they are targeting round 2nd for linemen.
  18. TheSport78

    TheSport78 The Excellence of Execution

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    I'm with ya.

    If they REALLY wanted to fix the OL ASAP, they would do this:

    1. Cut Livings and sign Levitre to play LG

    2. Cut Free and take your chances with Parnell at RT

    3. Move Bernadeau to center and have him and Costa compete for the starting job

    4. Draft Chance Warmack as your bluechip right guard

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