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Norm Draft Day tidbits...

Discussion in 'Draft Zone' started by InmanRoshi, Apr 26, 2012.

  1. Gaede

    Gaede Well-Known Member

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    Sounds good. Give me Decastro, Barron or Brockers and I think we've had a successful first round. Just don't get cute trading down, is all I ask
  2. InmanRoshi

    InmanRoshi Zone Scribe

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    Agreed. Anyone of those guys gives you a blue chip player and a Day 1 starter at a position of huge need. The only way to screw this up is if you get too cute.
  3. dmq

    dmq If I'm so pretty, why am I available?

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    If we took DeCastro, it would play out a bit like last year did with Tyron. We were in love with the guy. Then a month before the draft we didn't hear a word about him.
    IR is right too, Norm nails a bunch of these picks. He is just a baffoon for the other 364 days of the year.
  4. xwalker

    xwalker Well-Known Member

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    In the past, Norm and Mickey seem to have the best idea of what the Cowboys are thinking about a player. They won't come right out and say who the target(s) are, but they will throw out a lot of hints. Once a targeted player is picked, either by the Boys or another team, they will immediately verify that the player was a target. This is usually verified later. For example, they both freaked when Seattle pick Max Unger 2 picks ahead of the Boys in the 2009 draft. It was later verified by most media that Unger was the player that the Boys targeted.

    Norm's own opinion of players is usually meaningless.
  5. InmanRoshi

    InmanRoshi Zone Scribe

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    In the last couple of years, Bob Sturm has shown he's got a pretty good source at the Ranch. He was all over Sean Lee and saying the Cowboys absolutely loved him when he was completely off the radar for most.
  6. Sasquatch

    Sasquatch Lost in the Woods

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    Yup, keep it simple and go home feeling good about the pick.
  7. newlander

    newlander Well-Known Member

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    ......we don't draft WELL enough to get cute and trade down. Knowing Jerrah's luck, if he did what you suggest Philly would take DeCastro:bang2: (yeah, yeah, I know everyone says they want Brockers BUT.....I can see them taking decastro just to screw us over)
  8. Double Trouble

    Double Trouble Well-Known Member

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    ESPN was saying just a bit ago that the Cowboys were in love with Jenkins.

    Really isn't any rumor you can trust, especially in the last few hours.
  9. newlander

    newlander Well-Known Member

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    .....lets' just do what we did last year: stay at our pick and take the BEST guy out there from Cox, Barron, DeCastro and Brockers
  10. newlander

    newlander Well-Known Member

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    ...I just don't believe it with all the money we have invested in the def. backfield: it's a smoke screen IMHO
  11. The30YardSlant

    The30YardSlant Benched

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    Don't risk it, if you want DeCastro take him at #14 and never look back. He WILL be a great player almost as surely as the sun will rise tomorrow, and there's no shame in picking a sure thing at #14 even if it is a guard.
  12. Joe Rod

    Joe Rod When Keeping it Real Goes Wrong

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    In the first or second?
  13. jswalker1981

    jswalker1981 Fact > Your Opinion

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    Yeah, it has got to be either an offer too good to pass up, or all the guys we want are gone for me to trade down. If DeCastro is there, take him.
  14. The30YardSlant

    The30YardSlant Benched

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    No he's not. Norm is quirky, but he knows his sports. He's just more brutally honest and loud about it than many. I contend there isnt a better NFL draft and MLB guy on radio, anywhere.
  15. Double Trouble

    Double Trouble Well-Known Member

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    Didn't say. Cowherd just said that's what he was told.
  16. Double Trouble

    Double Trouble Well-Known Member

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    I agree.

    I don't like drafting guards as high as 14, but if they love Decastro, trading down to pick up a late 4th or something would be silly if it means risking losing the guy you love.
  17. Nightshade

    Nightshade Active Member

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    I agree as well. The Cowboys should be like Tammy Wynettte and... Stand by their man! <sniff>

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