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Report: Manziel was highest rated player on Cowboys board at time of pick

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by KB1122, May 9, 2014.

  1. KB1122

    KB1122 Well-Known Member

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    I heard this earlier today and it just got reported on The Ticket here in Dallas: Johnny Manziel was the higfhest-rated player on the Cowboys board when they drafted Martin. They skipped over him due to Romo.

    Insane.
  2. IAmLegend

    IAmLegend Well-Known Member

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  3. KB1122

    KB1122 Well-Known Member

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  4. KB1122

    KB1122 Well-Known Member

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    Sturm doesn't sound pleased.

    Questioning coziness of Cowboys FO with Romo.
  5. Nav22

    Nav22 Well-Known Member

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    We have a ton of money tied to our starting QB who also happens to be a terrific player.

    On top of that, we have far greater needs elsewhere that must be addressed if we want any chance at making noise in the immediate future.

    What part of that is difficult to understand? It's not rocket science.
  6. 65fastback2plus2

    65fastback2plus2 Well-Known Member

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    shoulda been teddy as BPA and not that joke or a johnny
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  7. KB1122

    KB1122 Well-Known Member

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    Good player. Not terrific.
  8. FuzzyLumpkins

    FuzzyLumpkins The Boognish

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    The central theme of Sturms complaint was that he liked Sua-Filo better and there were safeties on the board. He was judging based in large part because of his personal player evaluation. I have a hard time taking his criticism seriously compared to the consensus in how the guards were ranked.
  9. Gameover

    Gameover Well-Known Member

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    Shocking!!

    Though I agree on Romo.
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  10. CyberB0b

    CyberB0b Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    I am glad they didn't take him, but why do they not stick to the board?
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  11. hornitosmonster

    hornitosmonster Well-Known Member

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    Glad they passed. They made the right pick
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  12. Ntegrase96

    Ntegrase96 Well-Known Member

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    Highest player on board yet the right decision was made.
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  13. KB1122

    KB1122 Well-Known Member

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    Is that from earlier today? They were just talking about this a couple of minutes ago. Basically, he was questioning whether their personal relationship with Romo is interfering with their ability to do what's right for the team. WE can debate whether that's right or not, but that's was the gist of what he was saying.
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  14. Gameover

    Gameover Well-Known Member

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    Would NE or NG had stuck to the board?
  15. joseephuss

    joseephuss Well-Known Member

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    Boards are fluid. There is no rule that says you can't make last millisecond changes. And who knows, they may have put Manziel on the board as a diversion in case someone outside the club took a peak. Or just to please Jerry Jones. "Okay Mr. Jones, we have made Manziel the top player on the board. Now just sit here and sip on your juice and vodka."
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  16. KB1122

    KB1122 Well-Known Member

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    35 years ago, we passed on a quarterback b/c we thought we were well situated at the position. That qb was Joe Montana.
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  17. FuzzyLumpkins

    FuzzyLumpkins The Boognish

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    I was talking about what he wrote. He is being dumb frankly if he is talking about that. Cap realities tie us to Romo more than any personal feelings. We take a huge cap hit if we cut Romo in the next 3 years. It is what it is and not very hard to figure out.
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  18. FuzzyLumpkins

    FuzzyLumpkins The Boognish

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    Craig Morton and Steve Walsh say hello.
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  19. joseephuss

    joseephuss Well-Known Member

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    Every team passed on Montana. Even the team that eventually drafted him.
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  20. Hoov

    Hoov Senior Member

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    Lol

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