I'm sorry, before the draft, I didn't want Zeke Elliott. I wanted Carson Wentz

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  1. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    Not the member I was expecting this thread from.
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  2. Sepia

    Sepia Well-Known Member

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    I wanted Jalen. It's ok to admit we're imperfect.:thumbup:
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  3. dallasfan4lizife

    dallasfan4lizife Well-Known Member

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    We all did. Hindsight is 20/20 though.
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  4. Jstopper

    Jstopper Well-Known Member

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    Are you seriously still going on with this crap man? Just stop
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  5. KJJ

    KJJ You Have an Axe to Grind

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    I was on the Zeke bandwagon all the way. Even during the 2015 season I posted that we're probably going to have to take an RB high in the draft.
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  6. CanadianCowboysFan

    CanadianCowboysFan Lightning Rod

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    true, I wanted a QB first and possibly Ramsey. When Zeke was there at 4 I was ecstatic, but nothing for anyone to feel badly about wanting Wentz or Ramsey or whomever.

    I do remember seeing Dak in uni though and thinking he would be a good add.
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  7. yohishimer

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    Taking a RB that high is justified if he is a unique talent, the kind that comes around every seven or eight years. Once I saw Zeke shred Alabama, I knew he was not the kind of back that comes every year in the draft.
  8. joseephuss

    joseephuss Well-Known Member

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    Last year some were saying Dallas should have drafted Jeremy Langford and the Bears landing a good running back. Now it is Jordan Howard.

    It isn't easy to find RB production. If it was then everyone would be doing it.

    Do those high stakes apply to anyone drafted 4th overall or just running backs? Or is it just Elliott? That standard is unrealistic. It would be nice, but it is not based in reality. Elliott can do some stuff to help Dallas make playoff appearances every year. That to me would be worth it. It still takes a complete team to win a Superbowl.
  9. zrinkill

    zrinkill Trollslayer +4 Zone Supporter

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    I wanted Zeke all the way ....... but I thought Dak was a wasted pick ...... talk about feeling like an idiot.
  10. joseephuss

    joseephuss Well-Known Member

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    If you think the QB is top notch. You don't take a QB just to take a QB.

    I'm not against Wentz(other than him being an Eagle), but I didn't understand the hype. He may turn out alright, but I didn't see anything about him that jumped out as a top 10 draft pick. He didn't face great competition in college. He didn't start that many games, so he was not that experienced. He only attempted 612 passes in college. Some guys do that in a single season. He has funky mechanics. He is raw and needs time to develop. That doesn't scream top 10 or top 5 pick to me.
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  11. Toruk_Makto

    Toruk_Makto Well-Known Member

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    We've had a thousand yard rusher for the last 3 years. The only team in the NFL who can say that. It's because of our offensive line. So yes, we can say, we can coax RB production out of any average to above average back.

    It's harder to do that with almost every other position in football. Using a 4th and paying Zeke over 7M a year guaranteed money he needs to be among the best and most productive RBs in the league every single year. Because how many RBs are guaranteed 7M a year? Not many.

    Now look at what the Chargers for instance are getting out of Bosa. At 7M a year they are getting elite edge production at a huge discount. I'm more tolerant of injuries when you're paying someone a discount rather than at a premium.

    Look what Norman got in free agency. I'd be more tolerant of a rookie guarding the other team's number 1 at that type of a discount.

    It's simple economics and opportunity cost.
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  12. CowboysWillRise

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  13. jaybird

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    I decided a few days before the draft that Zeke was the correct choice because he was such a complete back. Originally I wanted Bosa, Wetntz wasn't even a possibility. Was dissapointed Denver got the QB. No one saw Dak coming
  14. sbark

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    I was on Wentz, but once Philly did the trade up knew he wasnt going to drop past 2nd spot. After that, wanted Zeke but had hesitations on lifespan, 2nd contract --everything we just went thru with Murray. So, here we are---enjoying the ride, put the spurs to him now, ride him hard, he wants to be fed. 3 games to go.
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  15. DenCWBY

    DenCWBY Well-Known Member

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    Hell you should apologize. People in who are wrong in the draft should just jump off a cliff. But then again all that would exist in this world would be...Meryl Streep. OMG never mind.
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  16. ThreeandOut

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    I don't see a problem with preferring Wentz over Zeke at the time of the draft. It was only a mistake if you thought Wentz would have a more immediate impact. Zeke was an NFL ready player at a position where it's easier to make an impact right away. He's was penciled in as the immediate starter behind the best OL in football. Wentz was an inexperienced small school player at a position that is much harder to play well right away. The original plan for any QB taken was that they would sit behind Romo this year.
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  17. CT Dal Fan

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    No need to apologize. Who knew? If the league was able to re-do this draft I'm sure Prescott would have been the number one pick overall.

    Instead we got Dak and Zeke. It's almost like the 4-12 season of 2015 was fate setting us up for long term success.
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  18. waving monkey

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    many of us did including me. never forget "you just don't spend a number one pick on a running back,
    you just don't do it"
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  19. conner01

    conner01 Well-Known Member

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    I wanted the qb but since that was not a viable option zeke was a great choice
    But when you need a qb that's the most important position on the team
    We are very blessed to have gotten a starter quality qb in the 4th. Many teams have spent lots of first rnd picks and missed
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  20. dexternjack

    dexternjack World Traveler

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    I was all-in on Zeke once I got over Bosa(who I wanted early). I did not like any of those 1st round QB's, especially Wentz. If Dallas had to draft one early, wanted it to be Goff even though I didn't like him much.

    Also, wanted no part of Ramsey, so I pretty much begged for Zeke from the beginning. Zeke or Bosa and I would have been happy :)
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