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The Dallas Cowboys ‘DID’ Strike Gold With Alex Tanney!

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by Denim Chicken, Aug 22, 2013.

  1. KJJ

    KJJ You Have an Axe to Grind

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    Can't imagine we'll ever see anything quite like the Kurt Warner situation again. Hard to even dream up what happened with him.
  2. Boom31

    Boom31 New Member

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  3. Fredd

    Fredd Well-Known Member

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    If Tanney beats out Orton, then he should be the #2 QB...I haven't seen anything that suggests that he is ahead of him on the depth chart and one pre-season game doesn't vault him to that status...that being said, like many of you have said, I want the best players on the roster as well...I just don't think the team carries 3 QB's unless Tanney does something to catch the eyes of the staff in he next two weeks and earns a spot on the 53
  4. Fredd

    Fredd Well-Known Member

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    From bagging groceries to the threat of being "sacked"...gotta love the KW story
  5. starfrombirth

    starfrombirth Well-Known Member

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    I think what is throwing people off is him being 25yrs old in only his 2nd year in the league. did he red shirt of year in college or something? what caught my attention with him being considered one of the greatest division 3 quarterbacks in historybut wasn't Romo known for being a great Division 3 quarterback as well?
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  6. speedkilz88

    speedkilz88 Well-Known Member

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    I believe he had a tryout with the Bills and possibly another team.
  7. sadams

    sadams Well-Known Member

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    This!!

    If we lose Romo it won't matter anyway. If someone offers a player at a position of need for KO then don't let them off the phone.
  8. bulldozer

    bulldozer New Member

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    All you guys keep saying his success was against scrubs,2nd and 3rd stringers . I disagree from the standpoint that all these young guys trying to make it in the NFL are the studs from their respective college programs, faster,bigger than than the rest. So its not like there are a bunch of high school kids he has been competing against. There are also the intangibles, heart, leadership skills, and you may not see it from the bleachers but the guys with the right stuff just give their teams a lift when they get into the game. Those are the QBs that seem to make it. Seemed like when Romo got in back when he was just starting the team was just lifted , seemed like that same feeling when Tanney was playing.
  9. ninja

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    I also think Tanney would have extra practice value as he could run the pistol/read to give the Cowboy's defense a chance to practice against it. It would be nice to see Tanney try a little of that in the next two games.

    If I were GM, I'd be asking Oakland if they were interested in Orton right now. I'd rather have a draft pick but would consider a safety or OL. And I'd keep Stephens on the practice squad or possibly add another team's cut QB to the PS.

    We got nothing for CB Mike Jenkins, RB Felix Jones and TE Martellus Bennett when we should have moved them and got something in return. Sometimes you have to take the risk if the reward is possibly pretty good.
  10. davey999

    davey999 Well-Known Member

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    If we cut him, Oakland will pick him up.
  11. coult44

    coult44 Well-Known Member

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    I'll start with this. Watch his interception last week again. From the moment the ball was snapped he never took his eye off the receiver he wanted to throw to. This is the NFL, you can't do that. And I'll end with this, bad as it pains me. We have been to the playoffs only one more time than the Chiefs since 2000, and that was a wildcard game. We're pretty much perennial losers also. MAN THAT HURT!!!
  12. ninja

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    I think Tanney's INT looked a lot "better" than Orton's 2 INTs. Tanney was in the hurry-up offense down by 5 with time running low and had to force a throw being 3rd down on his INT. I don't rember the specifics of Orton's INTs last week. Care to critique Orton's INTs last week?
  13. coult44

    coult44 Well-Known Member

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    I will go back and look. But Orton is a quality back up and that's it. I would trust him way more to come in a backup Tony than Tanney right now. Look, we need to start thinking about a Romo replacement in the next couple of years. Tanney is 26 and by the time he would get a chance, barring injury, he will be 30. I don't want to go down that road.
  14. nake

    nake Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    Come on now. Alex Tanney is 25 and there is no conceivable way of knowing if he makes the team what year he will be needed. We probably don't want to depend on Orton after his sell by date like we did with Brad Johnson.
  15. DandyDon1722

    DandyDon1722 It's been a good 'un, ain't it?

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    Geez, that's a little harsh for a rookie. I'm sure every QB at some point stared down a receiver early in their career and I wouldn't make an assessment on his potential based on a single play. His body of work in that game was impressive. It will be interesting to see what he does the rest of preseason. The fact that he has put himself in the conversation is pretty amazing because when I was at camp this year he barely got reps and never with the first teamers.
  16. reddyuta

    reddyuta Well-Known Member

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    no way.the Raider already have mcGloin who will make the roster,they are not keeping 4 QBs.
  17. KB1122

    KB1122 Well-Known Member

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    I like the kid -- as a backup. Do we go another 10 years without using the top pick on a qb and put our hopes in a UDFA? I thihnk not.
  18. KJJ

    KJJ You Have an Axe to Grind

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    We won't be depending on Orton near that long he won't be 31 until Nov. Brad Johnson was 40 his final season in Dallas.
  19. KJJ

    KJJ You Have an Axe to Grind

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    There isn't any backup who can start and win consistently in the league which is why they're backups. Most teams are going to be sunk if their starter goes down for an extended period especially a team that has a top 10 QB. What you hope for with your backup is that they can keep you afloat if your starter is lost for a few games. A backup QB is one of the most important positions on your team they're only one good hit away from having to lead your team. Most teams don't have backup QB's they're developing to be starters they need someone who can give them a chance in a pinch. They're looking for a QB who's at least serviceable.
  20. nake

    nake Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    Perhaps I didn't word that as well as I could have. Brad Johnson actually looked OK during preseason his last year with the Cowboys, but by the time we needed him during the season he clearly no longer had the skills to be an NFL QB. Orton has not looked good at times this preseason. Maybe it means something, maybe it doesn't, but we either have someone getting ready in the pipe or we end up bringing in the Ryan Leafs and Drew Hensons of this world to play QB like we did in the past trying to find a starter, because we didn't plan ahead. Also, I think it is important to note that Orton decided to take a job as a backup when he should have been in his prime as a starter. That alone tells me he doesn't think he has the skills to be a starter in the NFL.

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