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Stephen Jones: Safety is #1 Priority on Defense

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by CowboysLaw87, Feb 22, 2013.

  1. DFWJC

    DFWJC Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    It is worrisome if that's the case.


    If you have a race car that you take for drive and notice the engine isn't right, but in the process you get a flat tire. Your immediate need is to get the tire fixed to get you back to the shop. Then you fix the engine.

    But as far as the amount investment, you spend your dollars (or 1st round pick) on what will win you races (Dline/Engine) and spend less (3rd-4th rounder) on what will get you to the shop (Safety/tires).
    :laugh2:
  2. CowboysLaw87

    CowboysLaw87 Active Member

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    Not really sure how the title is misleading guys. I basically just paraphrased the title of the article, since it's a long title. Yes he meant #1 priority on defense, but it didn't take much work to figure that out. Not like he didn't alude to safety being THE TOP priority on D at any point in the article.

    I digress... if we bring Spencer back, I can't say I disagree. I just don't think the talent at #18 will dictate that FS should be the pick. I'm not a huge Vaccaro fan.
  3. BoysFan4ever

    BoysFan4ever Well-Known Member

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    Doesn't Polamalu have a ton of injury issues?

    Big fat no.
  4. Seven

    Seven Messenger to the football Gods

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    This ^^^.

    Couldnt agree more. Dude plays park football. Heinz was the same, IMO.
  5. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    How did you get that from the article?
  6. SDCowboy85

    SDCowboy85 Well-Known Member

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    Hope this doesn't mean the oline gets sent to bargain bin again.
  7. BruceLee5450

    BruceLee5450 Well-Known Member

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    Truth to what he is saying, but gotta do this smokescreen stuff where it could affect a team reaching for a draft pick down the road when thinking the Cowboys are interested in a certain player.
  8. JonJon

    JonJon Injured Reserve

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    You are not alone...
  9. DFWJC

    DFWJC Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    fwiw
    I think we have our Heinz in Harris. :)
  10. Seven

    Seven Messenger to the football Gods

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    Ya know.......That very well could be. Good point.

    I'm definitely not complaining about Heinz. He did some great things for Pitt park football style.

    Palo however........I see him on TOP of the pile alot.
  11. SilverStarCowboy

    SilverStarCowboy The Actualist

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    PAR


    Last Draft the Safety and Oline positions were deep and talented.

    This year not so much...maybe 2nd or 3rd rounders.
  12. garrett316

    garrett316 5 against 1 Zone Supporter

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    I think Polamalu of 3-4 years ago was the best safety in the game. However, he hasnt been healthy in at least 2 years and is on the wrong side of 30. I'd also question his workouts with Todd Marinovich's Dad. He claimed it would help him play longer, but he's had calf and hamstring injuries the last 2 years and missed a ton of games.
  13. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    Dallas has some needs safety is one I would hope who is on the board means more than position. I would think the key is getting quality talent
  14. ufcrules1

    ufcrules1 Well-Known Member

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    Safety is certainly a need but if you don't have a solid dline then the safety will get burned often. Our dline should be the number 1 priority followed by the oline, then safety. I'm on board for taking best available in the draft though.
  15. Frozen700

    Frozen700 Well-Known Member

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    I'm convinced.....

    Some of you love to whine just for the sake of whining and getting attention
  16. dargonking999

    dargonking999 DKRandom

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    I think they go after Safety in FA and build a DL/OL through the draft...I think they want a Veteran safety with the young Church and Johnson back there,
  17. Risen Star

    Risen Star Likes Collector Zone Supporter

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    OL, then DL.

    Our DL is mediocre. Our OL is embarrassing. It's a real indictment of the front office that an NFL team fields a line of that caliber.
  18. Frozen700

    Frozen700 Well-Known Member

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    Please tell me this is some kind of joke
  19. visionary

    visionary Well-Known Member

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    this

    needs in order

    OL>>DL>safety

    SJ just continues to cement the fact that the apple doesnt fall far from the tree
  20. Risen Star

    Risen Star Likes Collector Zone Supporter

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    And it'd help if somebody under the hood was a mechanic.

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