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I wish the Dallas Cowboys would learn this

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by Tobal, Feb 5, 2014.

  1. Tobal

    Tobal Well-Known Member

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    "If you're going to have a good team, strength will be on OL and DL." - Charlie Strong University of Texas Head Coach.
  2. Tobal

    Tobal Well-Known Member

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    We will see if he walks to the walk, but I sure like his talk.
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  3. Risen Star

    Risen Star Likes Collector Zone Supporter

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    Longhorn fans should feel good about it. He'll at least attempt to build the right way.
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  4. texbumthelife

    texbumthelife Well-Known Member

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    That is how he has built his other teams. No reason to think it won't continue.
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  5. BringBackThatOleTimeBoys

    BringBackThatOleTimeBoys Benched

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    Change the title from "Dallas Cowboys" to "GM" ... get that kind of talent on draft day. ;)
  6. joseephuss

    joseephuss Well-Known Member

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    I don't think anyone with the Cowboys envisioned every starter on the defensive line getting injured at some point during the season.
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  7. xwalker

    xwalker Well-Known Member

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    The Cowboys spent more on their projected starting DLine in 2013 than any other team.
  8. Aven8

    Aven8 Well-Known Member

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    That's what happens when you put all your eggs in one basket. ;)
  9. cowboys1981

    cowboys1981 Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    I dare them to do that again, but with new faces lol
  10. Tobal

    Tobal Well-Known Member

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    For the most part I agree, we didn't think Ware to have such a rough year, Spencer and Crawford being gone all year. Depending on Ratliff for contribution was a huge mistake. I also don't know why they didn't make a long term offer to spencer (reasonable) and when he turned it down made a run at Bennett. Seattle got him cheap.
  11. hutch1254

    hutch1254 Well-Known Member

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    Charlie stole my line below and just added his own words. Dang him! Either sentence you want to use it's the truth.
  12. AdamJT13

    AdamJT13 Salary Cap Analyst

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    Those are the two weakest areas on the team that just won the Super Bowl.
  13. Reverend Conehead

    Reverend Conehead Well-Known Member

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    They seemed to believe that at least about the OL last season. A big bright spot in an otherwise mediocre season was how much our OL improved over the previous season. The drafting of Frederick, the signing of Waters, and the generally improved play on the OL were all big positives. Maybe that can happen with the D-line now. There's some chance Jerry has realized that skill-position players are useless without good lines.
  14. 50cent

    50cent Well-Known Member

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    I wish the Dallas Cowboys would learn that Charlie Strong would make a great head coach for the Dallas Cowboys!
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  15. Tobal

    Tobal Well-Known Member

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    I disagree they may not be stars, but that defensive line is tough to run against and they got great pressure on Manning quickly. That's why their secondary could play so aggressive.
  16. Alexander

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

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    And at least one, if not two, were awful investments. So?
  17. joseephuss

    joseephuss Well-Known Member

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    The so is that Dallas gets they need a defensive line. The original post gave the impression that Dallas doesn't take the defensive line seriously.. That is not the case. They may not make the right choices, but they did try to produce a good defensive line. One could even say they have finally started caring about the offensive line when they drafted Frederick. They still have more work to do, but they have two key components of the offensive line in place.
  18. TheRomoSexual

    TheRomoSexual Well-Known Member

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    Kinda funny considering Texas's 2014 recruiting class is atrocious at DL and OL.
  19. Hardline

    Hardline Well-Known Member

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    I hope Coach Strong can put together a better recruiting class than what he got this year.
  20. Idgit

    Idgit That sounds really boring Staff Member

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    Yep. Granted, SEA has a deep team, but the simplistic idea of building a team by spending premium resources on trench players who play positions where you can draft and develop mid rounders is a bad one. Like anything, it's a mix of getting the guys who are hard to find high, and finding guys you can develop, and the coaches who can develop them, low.

    But I have a hard time understanding how anyone could watch what we've spent in terms of picks and salary cap dollars on both lines the last couple years and think we're not willing to be aggressive about getting talent in the trenches. That talent also has to play, and to play at a level that justifies its cost. And, on defense this year, it didn't come close.
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