It's no secret that Parnell is your pet cat as evidenced by this thread: http://cowboyszone.com/threads/tyron-smith-and-doug-free.292928/ I'm confused by your comments, are you saying that JG doesn't determine who will start and that it's Jerry who makes the call or that JG has said multiple times it doesn't matter what draft position or the money your getting will determine your playing time? Parnell is the epitome of the "progress stopper" on a team that is trying to churn the roster to get better. I know what the swing OT position entails, I'm not asking for the guy to be an all-pro or pro bowler either but his chances of being a legit starter are slim. If there is a player with more potential on this roster than Parnell should be cut but quite frankly I don't expect this staff to make those type of evaluations because they don't have any consistency of being good at that. What I do expect is that the guy doesn't give up a sack to a rotational guy on his very first play that he's in the game. I fully understand that giving up sacks is part of the game, but those kind of errors to start are back breakers - literally. If that were Romo taking that kind of shot, this forum would be on a full meltdown. What's more is that you have a someone like Broaddus, with legitimate scouting experience and a SB to boot, advocating the same thing about Parnell. He actually gets to watch the practice tape and has a lot more resources than we could ever dream of. A lot of times he will drop hints about certain players/situations that he knows of because of his position. As a fan it's difficult to be objective when evaluating players. Take Minter for example, many were quick to give the guy a roster spot based on his play but didn't see his earlier work when the front got steamrolled on the way to the end zone on the Ravens opening drive in the second half. The guy bounced back but, he also faced lesser competition by that point too and played multiple positions. Not every player or decision with the Cowboys is a good, smart one, and on the flip side not all is bad, or horrible either.