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Twitter: OG Nate Livings and DT Travis Chappelear released

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by WoodysGirl, Sep 5, 2013.

  1. Zimmy Lives

    Zimmy Lives Well-Known Member

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    This.

    I don't think anyone expected Livings and Bernadeau to become stalwarts on the o-line. I think most considered them stopgaps.

    The idea was to plug them in until they could be replaced by quality young talent via the 2011/2012 drafts.
     
  2. boysfanindc

    boysfanindc Well-Known Member

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    I agree on the bonus portion, was more talking about his game checks, since we can't release him from IR unless we come to a settlement. We would be saving money by not paying 16 game checks, just what ever the settlement came too. Hence saving some salary cap space.
     
  3. Zimmy Lives

    Zimmy Lives Well-Known Member

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    As stopgaps. I don't think he envisioned either being future Pro Bowlers.
     
  4. 187beatdown

    187beatdown Lack of Big Plays

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    If you don't think we've picked up better talent under Garrett than under previous regimes, then you're pretty much just trolling or covering your eyes and pretending its all just a bad dream.
     
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  5. visionary

    visionary Well-Known Member

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    wait, so you are saying that jason does not have very very significant input into talent acquisition even now?

    all the board cheerleaders have been telling us that the talent acquisition is now 'much better' and this is because of garrett's influence
     
  6. Chocolate Lab

    Chocolate Lab Run-loving Dino

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    Fail. Livings was signed over a month before the draft.
     
  7. Mr Cowboy

    Mr Cowboy Well-Known Member

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    Brandon George ‏@DMN_George 47s
    Nate Livings still gets his $1.7 million that's guaranteed and won't get more money from injury settlement.

    Todd Archer ‏@toddarcher 1m
    Nate Livings makes $1.7m from Cowboys this year regardless. If he signs w/ new team Cowboys would b on hook for the difference in salaries
     
  8. onlyonenow

    onlyonenow Benched

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    Callahan was given $1.75 from Jerry to buy a couple of guards and he had to take what he could get.
     
  9. boysfanindc

    boysfanindc Well-Known Member

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    So we basically got Nate for 1 year for $6.2M guaranteed, Waters looks pretty cheap!

    Nate = Very bad signing!
     
  10. TheRomoSexual

    TheRomoSexual Well-Known Member

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    Thank goodness. I actually hope the Cowboys hold on to Bern because I think he is a perfectly servicable swing guard.
     
  11. rocyaice

    rocyaice Well-Known Member

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    LOL. You are going to have some missteps like this. You have to take chances. Cowboys took chances on similar guys like Marc Columbo and Kyle Kosier and it worked. It didn't work with Livings. Its that simple. Your organization isn't going to be flawless I don't care if you're the Pats or the Ravens.
     
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  12. sunbum

    sunbum Well-Known Member

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  13. Mr Cowboy

    Mr Cowboy Well-Known Member

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    Tim MacMahon ‏@espn_macmahon 1m
    Nate Livings will count $2.1 million against the Cowboys' salary cap next season. http://es.pn/17HqaKf
     
  14. bkight13

    bkight13 Capologist

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    The only cap relief they get is if someone else signs him for the rest of the year and that amount is subtracted from his 1.7m salary. I don't mind the signing bonuses, but the guaranteed salaries for average at best players is never smart. The 2.1m in dead money next is no bueno.
     
  15. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    Just another reason to party in the streets. LOVE the moves we are making the last week.
     
  16. Zordon

    Zordon Well-Known Member

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    Ugh that makes me sick.
     
  17. boysfanindc

    boysfanindc Well-Known Member

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    +1, bad business all the way around.
     
  18. conner01

    conner01 Well-Known Member

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    just a couple of facts. callahan who is suppose to be one of the better oline coaches around worked both livings and bernie out and signed off on both. garrett, like jerry relied on his input which is what a team is supoose to do. seems like your oline coach is the best guy to evaluate oline personnel. not your head coach who is a former qb
     
  19. speedkilz88

    speedkilz88 Well-Known Member

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    I wish that were true.
     
  20. onlyonenow

    onlyonenow Benched

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    you do know that with the very little money Jerry was letting him use that was about all that could be bought. Dumpster diving.
     

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