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Gimmesix's preseason Game 3 53-man roster

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by gimmesix, Aug 20, 2013.

  1. Zimmy Lives

    Zimmy Lives Well-Known Member

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    You are counted. ;)
  2. nake

    nake Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    I guess the operative question would be, why was McGee a good idea and why is Tanney a bad idea? I mean, carrying a 3rd QB to develop is not something outrageous like carrying two long-snappers.
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  3. Idgit

    Idgit Ice up, son. Ice up! Staff Member

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    Stephens has looked pretty-good to me, too. But he's the type of guy you can find and bring into camp just about any season. I didn't see much special that would justify holding onto him. He's a guy you stash on your PS if you want a third option who's familiar with your offense in a pinch because you're going light at QB on your 53. I haven't seen anything special enough from him that I'd consider keeping him on my active roster.
  4. Cowboy4ever

    Cowboy4ever Well-Known Member

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    I think we could keep 3 QBs this year if they think this is Orton's last year. I don't think that Tanny is ready today be the back up but I would be ok with them making him the back up. I don't think we go anywhere if Romo is hurt regardless who the back up is, so Tanny or Orton can fill that role IMO. Some may disagree and I get that but there are a lot of teams whose primary back up is either a rookie or a 2nd year player so it is not uncommon. At one time, NE primary back up was a 6th round pick, that turned out to be ok for them I think.
  5. Zimmy Lives

    Zimmy Lives Well-Known Member

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    Well, here's the key: If Dallas likes both Tanney and Stephens then maybe they do take the chance of losing one of them as long as they can sneak the other onto the PS. If they do choose to protect one of the prospects over the other, then we will know what they think about both of them.
  6. Idgit

    Idgit Ice up, son. Ice up! Staff Member

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    Yeah, I think that's definitely true. One of them, at least, would make it to the PS. I think the only open question is whether or not Tanney's got enough to merit a roster spot, and that's still an open question.
  7. Nirvana

    Nirvana Well-Known Member

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    Tanney needs to continue to show something in the next two games to secure a spot on the 53. If he dogs it he won't make the final cut.

    Thaddeus Gibson is a beast and plays like his hair is on fire. He will make the team over Wilber at DE. He'll show up again in these next two games.
  8. erod

    erod Well-Known Member

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    Every team has Tanneys and Stephenseseses.

    Throwing on garbage truck drivers and Home Depot clerks is different than real NFL preseason games. I didn't see a Romo in either one.
  9. erod

    erod Well-Known Member

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    Would you rather have Tanney or Anthony Armstrong?

    Would you rather have Tanney or Phillip Tanner?

    Would you rather have Tanney or Brandon Magee?

    Keep him, and you've got to cut one of those guys.
  10. lurkercowboy

    lurkercowboy Active Member

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    I can't wait until - Tanney to Tanner touchdown!
  11. xwalker

    xwalker Well-Known Member

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    Yes, they're basically the same player on Special Teams but Frampton is a better Safety and his salary is about half of McCray's.
  12. Nirvana

    Nirvana Well-Known Member

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    Aside from the name Tanney, I think the concept of keeping 3 QBs on the roster makes a lot of sense. The league trend appears to be more injuries and guys going down. Having only 2 QBs on the roster appears to carry an unbalanced amount of risk versus the reward of an extra roster spot for somewhere else.
  13. Staubacher

    Staubacher Well-Known Member

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    I love his way
  14. gimmesix

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

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    I think that's fair. I've been giving Wilber the benefit of the doubt that he'll be kept, but he needs to show more.

    Gibson actually had a better showing Saturday despite just joining the team.
  15. gimmesix

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

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    I just don't think he's performed well enough to be claimed. He's a good hitter, but his coverage needs work.

    I think teams that were after him were also expecting him to perform better than that. Maybe with some development, he will.
  16. gimmesix

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

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    That could end up being the deciding factor. Stephens has shown a strong arm and Dallas might feel either has a good chance of developing. I like Tanney better because I think he sees the field/feels the rush better, but Stephens hasn't been bad when given opportunities.
  17. gimmesix

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

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    Not ready to make that claim yet, but I liked what I saw.
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  18. gimmesix

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

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    What's the difference, though, if Tanner or Armstrong is going to be inactive for every game? I doubt we'll have four RBs or six WRs on the active roster for games.
  19. gimmesix

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

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    It appears to me that McCray has built a reputation around here as being some untouchable special teams player. He made the team because he's good at it, but his "free ride" only could last as long as he remained better at it than others at his position because he's simply not that good as a safety.
    The only thing that gives me pause is the fact that Dallas was willing to pay what it took to ensure McCray was back this year while it let Frampton swim in the free agency waters for quite a while. (Of course, that might have been Frampton's choice as he hoped someone would pay him more.)
  20. xwalker

    xwalker Well-Known Member

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    Yes, my assumption was that Frampton waited around looking for the best offer.

    The tender to McCray is not guaranteed, so the Cowboys didn't lose anything by offering it to him. They could probably cut him and re-sign him to the veteran minimum if they really wanted to do it. He would be a Free Agent, but I don't expect anybody to sign him at this point.

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