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Jones: Cowboys have there own version of Tavon Austin

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by McLovin, Sep 20, 2013.

  1. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    Someone in the war room must have told Jerry that trading into the top 10 two years in a row, this time for a WR, wouldn't be such a great idea.
  2. Lonestar94

    Lonestar94 Well-Known Member

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    Bull crap.
  3. McLovin

    McLovin Well-Known Member

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  4. JPM

    JPM Well-Known Member

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    I'd take it as a compliment....
  5. Oh_Canada

    Oh_Canada Well-Known Member

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    Where does Jerry say Dunbar is equal to Austin?

    "If we can keep him holding the ball, Dunbar can do some of that stuff for us,” Jones said on his KRLD 105.3 FM "The Fan" radio show Friday morning. “Now he’s got some of that, he’s a playmaker. You may say, ‘Well, he may not be him.’

    Jerry sure does bring out the hate in people.

    Btw-your boy Austin hasn't exactly had any explosive plays in a regular season NFL game either, unless you consider a 7.3 yds avg per catch EXPLOSIVE.
  6. starfrombirth

    starfrombirth Well-Known Member

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    ROFL OMG! That is funny right there.
  7. Dodger12

    Dodger12 Well-Known Member

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    And when Chad Hutchinson (and later Drew Henson) would be the next version of Troy Aikman.
  8. Fredd

    Fredd Well-Known Member

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    when I first started reading this thread all I thought was "so Austin fumbles?"

    dunbar deserves a second chance (I don't count pre-season)....but, the Carter move should screw with dunbar's psyche a little (in a good way)...what was the movie where the kid fumbled and they made him carry a football to class and everyone tried to knock it out of his hands all of the time? yeah, give him that treatment...
  9. Blue Eyed Devil

    Blue Eyed Devil Active Member

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    As compared to Dunbar's 5.3 yards per catch?
  10. iceman117

    iceman117 Active Member

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    I understand, we do need a change and Dunbar could be it but we have to be able to trust his ball security. I have been saying they should activate Joseph Randle and see how his chemistry with this offensive line works out. I think that's Murray's biggest problem, he has no chemistry with this offensive line mixed with below average vision as a runner. He runs to where the hole is supposed to be and if a lane opens up somewhere else he struggles to find it. That has been resulting into what you are talking about runs of 2 yards or less with an occasional 4 yard run sprinkled in. That's just not cutting it. I know it's risky to play a rookie back because they struggle from time to time with pass protection and with a 100million dollar man under center the Cowboys know protecting him is the most important thing. But the kid has been working and they should be getting him more reps in practice so he can play a little because like I said the running game is lackluster and I feel it's because of chemistry issues not so much Murray's ability as a runner. I also don't think Murray's best in a single back set and have always felt he plays better with a fullback to lead him through the hole so since that isn't possible for this team a change is in order. Worste case scenario you get Murray upset and he plays with a chip on his shoulder but I'd like to see the rookie take some carries away from him along with Dunbar on passing downs. That's just my opinion and I don't know how the rest of the fan base feels.
  11. iceman117

    iceman117 Active Member

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    this is a silly comment from the boss man, sometimes i just wish he kept his thoughts to himself. I'm usually not as hard on him as others but when he compares a UDFA in his second year (RB) to the top receiver in this years draft and says he's our version of Austin, it's easy to say "well that's why Dallas hasn't been good in years" your GM stinks at evaluating talent.


    I know thats not always true but I am saying what fans of other teams got to be thinking.
  12. Bullflop

    Bullflop Well-Known Member

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    Dunbar is highly capable of being either a blessing or a curse. He'll need to be groomed to change his routine manner of holding the ball low and loose. If the staff can convince him to go the "high and tight" route, it would go a long way toward making him a blessing rather than a curse. Jerry, of course, is only telling half of the story.
  13. Oh_Canada

    Oh_Canada Well-Known Member

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    Dunbar is a running back.
  14. Oh_Canada

    Oh_Canada Well-Known Member

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    The Cowboys Austin from a few years ago was a UDFA and I'll bet you wouldn't have traded him for Tavon Austin should have come out that year.

    Jones is just saying the guy has an explosive element to his game and from the small sample we've seen I think Dunbar can bring a little juice to the offense. Is he as talented as T. Austin, no, does he need to hold onto to the rock-yes, but you can't say the guy isn't a threat to score when he has the ball in his hands.
  15. Oh_Canada

    Oh_Canada Well-Known Member

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    The Cowboys Austin from a few years ago was a UDFA and I'll bet you wouldn't have traded him for Tavon Austin should have come out that year.

    Jones is just saying the guy has an explosive element to his game and from the small sample we've seen I think Dunbar can bring a little juice to the offense. Is he as talented as T. Austin, no, does he need to hold onto to the rock-yes, but you can't say the guy isn't a threat to score when he has the ball in his hands.
  16. iceman117

    iceman117 Active Member

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    Lance Dunbar is a running back who plays a few snaps a game who hasn't proved he can not be a liability, hes a decent change of pace back but come one comparing him to Tavon Austin is just silly and I would trade a 29 year old reciever toward the end of his prime for a 22 year old kid with huge upside and playmaking ability any day of the week, the Rams wouldn't do it though.
  17. CowboyMcCoy

    CowboyMcCoy Business is a Boomin

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    I don't either. He's a poor man's Warrick Dunn.
  18. KJJ

    KJJ You Have an Axe to Grind

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    Listening to some of the comments Jerry made prior to the season you get the impression he seems to think Romo is our version of Peyton Manning.
  19. KJJ

    KJJ You Have an Axe to Grind

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    Jerry's opinions provide a lot of material.
  20. KJJ

    KJJ You Have an Axe to Grind

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    Wonder what he's thinking now? Probably what his next stiff drink will be.

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