Schefter: Miles is a potential salary cap casualty

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by Nation, Feb 23, 2013.

  1. BraveHeartFan

    BraveHeartFan We got a hat. I want a ring.

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    Its pretty obvious that Jerry Jones would likely cut Tyron Smith at this point long before he'd cut Miles Austin.

    Austin isn't going anywhere and we didn't need Watkins or Eatman to tell anyone that to know that.
  2. rocyaice

    rocyaice Well-Known Member

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    That's insane. Miles, Witten and Dez all help each other. You can't focus on all 3 on the field at once. You bring in....noncatching Teddy Ginn? All of a sudden that threat of 3 potential 100 yard receivers will go to just Witten and Dez.
  3. Kristen82

    Kristen82 Benched

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    Seriously, teams would just stack the line against us every play. Then we'd be like HOU fans pining incessantly for a WR to take pressure of Johnson and Daniels.
  4. respectdatstar

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    If Miles could ever get on the field with Dez and Witten. He is guaranteed to get injured atleast once a year and miss significant playing time. My suggestion for Ginn was to get a solid return man to get Dez out of harms way on return duty. Ginn can still contribute, especially in an offense like ours. Also, I am hoping that whoever is calling the plays next seasons finds a way to incorporate a solid running game so we don't have to rely so much on the pass.
  5. bkight13

    bkight13 Capologist

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    Miles injuries are massively overstated. The last 4 years he has 259 catches for 3893 yds and 31 Tds. Thar's Top 20 in the NFL type of production, if not higher. He is least of our problems. And Harris put on a pretty good show as a returner last year.
  6. rocyaice

    rocyaice Well-Known Member

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    Since he's become starter he's played 16 games in 3 out of the 4 years he's started. Yea he's struggling with hamstring injuries but let's don't act like he's Darren McFadden. He's been out there.

    Exactly. Getting rid of Miles would be going backwards. We already complain about the offense as it is.
  7. speedkilz88

    speedkilz88 Well-Known Member

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    He was out there, he just wasn't the explosive game changer.
  8. Nation

    Nation Well-Known Member

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    I don't think anyone has a problem with his 2009 season, it is 2010-12 that have been the issue. Jeremy Maclin, DeSean Jackson, Michael Crabtree, Stevie Johnson, and Mike Williams are among the players with more yardage than him in that timeframe. Top 20 in the NFL production is not a problem, but when you are paid for Top 10 in the NFL production it is.
  9. gimmesix

    gimmesix Fat, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life

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    It doesn't work that way. If you don't have a real threat on the other side, defenses go one-on-one with that receiver in all situations and then put extra coverage on Witten and Dez.

    That lesson should have been learned when we had Owens and Patrick Crayton starting. Crayton was a No. 3 forced into a No. 2 role, and that allowed defenses to put over-under coverage on Owens. Dallas tried to fix that by bringing in Roy Williams, but he proved to be no better.

    We need two real threats on the outside because it opens up space for Witten and ensures that Dez doesn't always see over-under coverage.

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