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How would you feel if players demanded trades?

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by radioactivecowboy88, Jan 18, 2014.

  1. xwalker

    xwalker Well-Known Member

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    I have an idea. All CZ members who's favorite Cowboys discussion topic is Jerry Jones, should boycott CZ until Jerry steps down as GM.
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  2. TTexasTT

    TTexasTT Well-Known Member

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    Yeah man!!! These guys dont have any team sport trophies!! Buncha dang cheerleader 'roud here!!
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  3. Roadtrip635

    Roadtrip635 Well-Known Member

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    Honestly, I could see someone like Murray wanting to be traded. During his time here, he has seen there is very little commitment to his position and probably feels under utilized. If he could make the same money somewhere else that he felt that he would be a bigger part of the game plan and a better chance to at least make the playoffs, he might jump at the chance. There were numerous times through the season that his frustration was evident and I can't say that I blame him.
  4. EPL0c0

    EPL0c0 The Funcooker

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    depends what they say when/if they were to demand a trade. If they say they want more money... who cares, they'll be hated.

    BUT, if they say that they want out of Dallas because they want a change of environment, that they want to go to a team that is focused on football and not just putting on a good "show" and are willing to take far less money to do it...then I wouldn't hold it against them. It would suck..A LOT but, I wouldn't hold it against them
  5. NJ22

    NJ22 Well-Known Member

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    They players here have it made. They get paid more than they would anywhere else and have no pressure to perform at all. No one will be asking to be traded from the country club any time soon.
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  6. Picksix

    Picksix A Work in Progress

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    You're assuming that players have a problem with how Jerry is running the team. It's easy for us to say it's bad, but we're not getting paid by the man. The players may be just fine with it. Some most likely aren't, but to come out and demand trades and bad mouth the owner doesn't work out well in the players' favor, unless maybe it's a QB.
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  7. TwoDeep3

    TwoDeep3 Well-Known Member

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    And that is different exactly how?
  8. ninja

    ninja Numbnuts

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    A) There are very few trades in the NFL.
    B) Why would someone not want to play for the Cowboys? It is a dream for many players to be a Cowboy.
    C) When you get paid as much as these guys are getting, why complain? Win or lose, your paycheck doesn't change.
    D) These players know the grass is the same color on the other side.
    E) It is better to get cut and become a FA than get traded.
    F) Dallas is a nice place to live. Do you really want to get traded to Detroit? Buffalo? Cleveland? Cincinnati? Jacksonville? Pittsburgh? Those cities aren't places I would want to live.

    And finally, I cannot recall any Cowboy players complaining about Jerry Jones either while they were here or after they left. I wouldn't use Ratliff as an example because that guy is bat-crap crazy with some bipolar mental issues. Emmett was a little upset with Jerry during his holdout, but that dealt with money and was strictly business.
  9. radioactivecowboy88

    radioactivecowboy88 Well-Known Member

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    Well I never want someone in dallas that doesnt want to be here... it would suck if they were a key player.
  10. radioactivecowboy88

    radioactivecowboy88 Well-Known Member

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    Cool idea bro :/ but dont hold ur breath... nvm give it a try...
  11. radioactivecowboy88

    radioactivecowboy88 Well-Known Member

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    Some ppl want to win games, make the playoffs, and win SBs
  12. TTexasTT

    TTexasTT Well-Known Member

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    because so many Dallas Cowboy player want to lose games to avoid the playoffs.
  13. radioactivecowboy88

    radioactivecowboy88 Well-Known Member

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    Lose? No... dont really care as long as they get paid well? maybe... no one plays with heart
  14. Idgit

    Idgit That sounds really boring Staff Member

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    It's not at all, even if you believe that, and I do believe that. Ratliff's beef was personal, and it was not with how Jerry was running the team. He also wasn't vocal, he faked an injury and lied about it in order to orchestrate his release. Completely different circumstances that people would prefer to pretend was a referendum on the management.
  15. coult44

    coult44 Well-Known Member

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    I've spent more money on tickets from 1990-2009 than you've probably made..I've given JJ enough money to have the right to be an apologist..
  16. Idgit

    Idgit That sounds really boring Staff Member

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  17. Aven8

    Aven8 Well-Known Member

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    I'm know the fans do, but starting to wonder if our players do sometimes.
  18. Corso

    Corso Well-Known Member

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    Man. This is a truly "not cool" post. This is from someone from the 70's so you get my drift, self proclaimed old-timer.
    A fan since Danny White was disappointing fans like you.
    I saw it bad. I was weened on the Cowboys when they were collapsing year after year.
    Despite the Legacy. Despite the Coach.

    But you know what I and my surrogate "Grandpa"- Old Mr Campbell did?
    We hoped for the best every year.
    All Winter and Spring he and I talked about The Team. Our Dallas Cowboys.
    What went wrong. What went right. What was going on- was it the players that couldn't get it straight, or the coaches?
    I was 5yrs-11yrs old in that span and we were having deep discussion on how the Team could improve. Maybe that's normal, but none of my friends wanted to talk football like I did.

    It was a different time then- as you well know. No internet, no cell phones or texting. It was newspapers and AM radio to get your Cowboys fix.
    Thankfully I lived in Ingleside, TX- right outside of Corpus Christie. Cowboys were Kings and there was no one else in that territory.

    Ever did he and I hope for the best next year.
    We rationalized things left and right and you know- sometimes we were right. Sometimes we were wrong.
    But the optimism, despite seeing the obvious cracks in the foundations never faded.
    Every new year brought new opportunity.

    Then what happened? Some wild-catter from Arkansas bought Our Team and kicked out Our Coach and changed everything.
    Those were heady days for a budding teen- My team just went through the lowest of lows, but now you could feel the Rise.
    By '91 it was palpable. My yearly optimism was paying off. I knew it!

    I wish Old Mr Campbell could have lived just long enough to have watched that first Superbowl I ever experienced with me.
    He would have told me: You see? You believe in your team and they will pay you in kind. The more you pay, the more valuable it will be when they pay you back.

    I understood this from an emotional sense.
    After the Heydays of the 90's, I knew Championship material from the the rest.

    I knew what was going on. Switzer, Campo, Quincy, Vinny, crap defenses, crap offenses, QB's who know JUST when to break your heart...
    But every year I still go in knowing that this next year is a year of opportunity.

    Anything can happen.

    If you've read any of my history here- you know I'm a betting man.
    I think with my head too.

    Right now- I wouldn't bet on this team to win it all next year, or the year after that unless some dramatic things happen.

    But my Heart...

    My Heart beats Blue out of my atrias and Silver out of my ventricles.
    I always hope and sometimes- I will rationalize what went wrong, like I did with Old Mr Campbell.
    Sitting on the porch with a big ol' wad of bubble gum in my mouth that he never failed to give me- especially on Game Day.
    Some days- those were the things that got me through many a-tough times. Next year guys. So and so will play better. Those other guys won't be injured. My guy won't throw that pick next time.
    May be wrong. May be not so wrong. But those thoughts were important to me.

    Man- don't hate on those that choose to believe in something. They may be 100% wrong, but so what?
    They may even know the same wrongs on this team as you, but they choose to look at solutions that you may deem inconsiderable or improbable.
    Doesn't mean it's impossible. Maybe, just maybe Our Cowboys do grab lightning in a bottle next year. Maybe something special happens. You going to scowl all year while they do business?
    I'm not saying it's going to happen- probably won't, but what if it does?
    Every year brings new opportunity.

    I just don't see the reason to trample on others because they have hope. Maybe blind. Maybe wrong. But that's like a lot of religions throughout History and it's wrong to trample on that, isn't it?

    I have written way too much now.
    Much more than this post or the subject in it's entirety demanded.

    My apologies. My convoluted point stands though.
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  19. radioactivecowboy88

    radioactivecowboy88 Well-Known Member

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    Good post!
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  20. Picksix

    Picksix A Work in Progress

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    Do you think the Cowboys would accommodate him if he requested a trade? Would any team want to trade for a RB who's been injured every season since he entered the league? What if he were traded to a bad team?

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