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Should we have signed Peyton?

Discussion in 'NFL Zone' started by Pessimist_cowboy, Sep 17, 2013.

  1. ufcrules1

    ufcrules1 Well-Known Member

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    I agree with everything you said except that we were not in a position to have a chance at Peyton. If we we wanted him we could have tried to get him.
    We also passed on players liker KAP and Wilson in the draft.
  2. Risen Star

    Risen Star Likes Collector Zone Supporter

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    There's no better QB to have than Manning. He'd have gotten the most out of this talent. I think it's foolish to think he'd get killed behind this OL. He'd make the line better.
  3. ufcrules1

    ufcrules1 Well-Known Member

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    Ok, I got ya. Sure, I'm on the same page with you on that. However, he would have been quickly forgiven with the superbowl win. :)
  4. Risen Star

    Risen Star Likes Collector Zone Supporter

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    Agree with everything but the end. Every team in the league had the opportunity to land him. The Cowboys chose not to try. They probably didn't even entertain the thought but it's not like we're talking about a group of sound decision makers here.
  5. bark

    bark Well-Known Member

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    Can't argue those points. Unfortunately we will never know.
  6. ufcrules1

    ufcrules1 Well-Known Member

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    Right, I mean after all they paid your favorite player over 100 million.
  7. bigdnlaca

    bigdnlaca Active Member

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    Can we be real for a second.

    The reason why Peyton signed with the Denver is so he can smoke all the weed he wants for his "pain". I can see him contacting Eli one day about doing a rap commercial for Direct TV while exhailing all that smoke.

    He wouldn't come to Dallas because he wouldn't have the freedom to run the offense that he wants.
  8. AmberBeer

    AmberBeer Well-Known Member

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    Except the 2 sacks Fred gave up and the missed assignments in the running game and the constant pressure he was under in the 2nd half and the bruised ribs caused by the OL in the Giants game, etc.
  9. GloryDaysRBack

    GloryDaysRBack Well-Known Member

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    Weren't we paying Romo like 13 Million that year?

    How could we afford Peyton plus Tony?
  10. Ender

    Ender Well-Known Member

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    Thats true....
  11. kruddy

    kruddy Duffer

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    We missed the boat when we let sean peyton walk and kept Parcells.
  12. Risen Star

    Risen Star Likes Collector Zone Supporter

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    I'd have done whatever needed to be done to land Peyton. If you got him, then you'd have to trade Romo and start cutting other players to absorb that cap hit.

    Normally I would scoff at these types of Madden moves but not for Peyton Manning.
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  13. Risen Star

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    It's not hindsight when you wanted to make that move all along. If people thought he was done, that's their bad.
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  14. arglebargle

    arglebargle Well-Known Member

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    It's always easier to take those risks when it's not your money.
  15. Risen Star

    Risen Star Likes Collector Zone Supporter

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    Yes. We can't have Jerry taking that risk on Peyton Manning. Better to play it conservative with those sure things we've seen in Dallas the last 20 years.
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  16. theranchsucks

    theranchsucks Benched

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    Pretty foolish to even think about signing him at the time...no one knew what he was going to be after the neck injury and a desperate Broncos team, Arizona and SF no QBs at the time where interested in him and took a long shot on him cause they had no other options.

    Also, even if Jerry was interested in Peyton there was no way he was coming here as he has made it clear he wanted to stay clear of Eli, so no way he would have came here.
  17. BraveHeartFan

    BraveHeartFan We got a hat. I want a ring.

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    Hmmmm....i don't know if even Manning could have made that bad o-line play last year any better.

    Romo seemed to face a jailbreak on a regular basis and if not for his mobility likely would have been sacked a ton more. Manning has no mobility to speak of so I'd be shocked if he'd have avoided any of the many sacks Romo had to avoid just to survive last year.

    Of course with Manning you're right you'd be running a different offense so maybe he could have found a way to hide the fact that the o-line was basically swiss cheese.
  18. venky

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  19. Red Dragon

    Red Dragon Well-Known Member

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    You say that as if the Cowboys ever had a realistic chance of being able to sign Manning.

    You think the Cowboys could have afforded Revis, Manning and Carr all on the same team? Ever heard of a salary cap?
  20. GloryDaysRBack

    GloryDaysRBack Well-Known Member

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    I agree w this. Not sure why anyone else would ever be against it. Makes no sense to me.

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