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Out of 22 Starters Only 1 Is Not Home Grown

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by Vinnie2u, Jan 11, 2017.

  1. Vinnie2u

    Vinnie2u Well-Known Member

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    How rare is that? Brandon Carr is the only one. Jack Crawford Started last few because Dlaw was hurt. That will probably change this week. Home Grown and 13-3 Kudos Jerry and Co.
  2. superjoe

    superjoe #1 Risher

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    Wow, had not noticed that. Testament to the way things have been turned around and how things are running the last few years. Kudos indeed.
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  3. lukin2006

    lukin2006 Well-Known Member

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    Better to be great a drafting your own players than signing and overpaying for free agents..as we've seen with Carr.
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  4. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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  5. perrykemp

    perrykemp Well-Known Member

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    That's impressive. It's really a testament to the shift in approach we've seen from the front-office over the past 4-5 years.

    Packers are pretty much in the same boat -- 20 out of the 22 starters are home grown. Only their NT (Guion?) and TE (Cook) didn't start their career in GB.
  6. manster4ever

    manster4ever Well-Known Member

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    "Home Grown is the BEST"


    Randy Gregory
  7. pugilist

    pugilist Stick N Move

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    Is Thornton not a starter anymore?
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  8. xwalker

    xwalker Well-Known Member

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    T. McClain.
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  9. xwalker

    xwalker Well-Known Member

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    He never was a starter. It was McClain and T. Crawford then McClain and M. Collins.
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  10. Titleist

    Titleist Well-Known Member

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    The CowboysZone of 2012 would have their heads spinning in disbelief if they heard this.

    Easy to forget that 5 years ago we were reeling from terrible drafts (ahem.. '09). Good job on the front office for righting the ship.
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  11. BigStar

    BigStar Stop chasing

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    Even then he really came on this year, that's impressive outside of our Carr miscue. That said, you can be wrong sometimes; the rest of the league is. When we have some cap room, use it to improve this D (at least attempt to) in FA considering the options. Not old school WAS style, more DEN/SEA style.
  12. perrykemp

    perrykemp Well-Known Member

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    To a certain extent the Broncos blew up the theory that 'homegrown is better' last season.

    Having said that, I consider them something of an outlier.
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  13. BigStar

    BigStar Stop chasing

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    NY bought a D. SEA to an extent too (DL). We can afford to be wrong this off season. I agree with you in theory though, it's not sustainable. Dang Gregory and now even Lawrence. Really like Irving and Collins (homegrown) though. Is McClain a FA(?); he concerns me too being injured up til this point but has been great to compensate for Tyrone's letdown.

    JJ is great at crafting the resigning of our own players to compensate for a lack of outside FAs. It's important to retain your talent, but it's not the same thing as adding talent to help with deficiencies on the roster.

    Boredom (spoiled argument). We had a bye last week. :star:
    Last edited: Jan 11, 2017
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  14. Nav22

    Nav22 Well-Known Member

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    Getting harder and harder to pretend Jerry, Garrett and Co. haven't done a fantastic job building this team.

    Poor haters.
  15. perrykemp

    perrykemp Well-Known Member

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    Fantastic Job = Winning playoff games.

    Been painfully little of that over the past half a decade.

    This year's club sure likes its well positioned to reverse that trend.
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  16. jday

    jday Well-Known Member

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    That's actually usually not true (at least, in the context it was used)...
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  17. mcompact

    mcompact Well-Known Member

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    Peppers isn't homegrown. Is Montgomery their true RB or is it Michaels now?
  18. perrykemp

    perrykemp Well-Known Member

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    I believe Peppers comes off the bench with Matthews and Nick Perry as the starting OLBs.

    I think Montgomery is the starting RB, however, it slowly looks like that experiment is fizzling out.
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    CowboyFan74 Cowboys Analyst

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  20. Robbieac

    Robbieac Well-Known Member

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    Jerry has done an absolutely fantastic job at drafting over the past few years.

    If it were up to several goobers around here, we'd have Johnny Manziel (who Jerry ultimately decided to pass on but there was still a lot of ruing on this board) and Jalen Ramsey on this team instead of Travis Fredrick (what a reach Jerry! He's not worth a first rounder!!!!), Zach Martin, Zeke (you DONT draft a RB in the first round!!!!!!!!!!!!!!), and Dak (maybe, just maybe he'll develop into a serviceable backup?).
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