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The Ultimate retirement Plan

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by Bigdog24, Dec 20, 2005.

  1. Bigdog24

    Bigdog24 Well-Known Member

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    Got thinking today about all the old timers that the Cowboys have tried bringing back to life....and I couldn't think of many that panned out.

    Maciles Wiley (DE)
    Marco Rivera (OG When he plays)
    Jason Fergeson(not sure he still plays)
    Eddie George(RB)
    A-Train(RB)
    Richie Anderson (RB)
    Kevin Hardy(LB)
    Tony McGee (TE)
    Ryan Leaf (QB)
    Peerlise Price (WR)
    [Did I miss anyone.. Duan Hawthrone

    Player's who have earned their money in FA, La'Roi Glover, Glenn Key......Campbell
    Bye Far the Cowboys suck at getting help thru FA,,,they commonly pick up the old washed up guys looking for a retirement check...

    If the Cowboys are going to be a credible contender next year
    They must get smart in FA.... the Boys did a awesome job in the 2005 draft... nows it time to hit the home run in the 2006 draft and FA
  2. MRTRIPOD

    MRTRIPOD New Member

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    KEVIN HARDY PLAYED GREAT!

    TONY McGee could always do that play where he fell down and then got up and ran for a TD.
  3. MRTRIPOD

    MRTRIPOD New Member

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    MICHAEL BARROW was left off of your list

    he was good for what? 3 plays
  4. Maikeru-sama

    Maikeru-sama Mick Green 58

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    Ritchie Anderson?

    I would really take him off the list. He was Team MVP in 2003 and made some nice plays for us.

    I think he earned his money. It wasnt his fault that Parcells kept trying to switch him from Fullback to Halfback and then back to Fullback.

    He earned his money IMO and I dont think you can call him a bust when he catches what 70+ balls or something for you in a season as a Fullback with guys like Witten, Glenn and Key on the same team.

    - Mike G.
  5. Bigdog24

    Bigdog24 Well-Known Member

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    MRTRIPOD How much did Barrow get paid for playing those 3 plays........ what a get rich quick scammm.....
  6. wileedog

    wileedog Well-Known Member

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    Hardy played fine when he was here. Ferguson is doing fine, if unspectacular.

    Richie Anderson was arguably our offensive MVP in 2003.

    Eddie George was never supposed to get that much playing time. A-Train didn't, he was purely an insurance policy in case Barber didn't pan out. Barber did, A-Train gone, no big loss.

    Rivera and Wiley are the only two on your list signed to be impact starters who failed miserably. And Rivera got a heck of a lot more money than Wiley.

    And let's not forget Adrien Murrell..... ;)

    BTW Key was not a free agent.
  7. Maikeru-sama

    Maikeru-sama Mick Green 58

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    Oh dont forget about the former Cornerhusker Tyrone Williams.

    - Mike G.
  8. InmanRoshi

    InmanRoshi Zone Scribe

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    Many of these guys were brought in cheap for veteran insurance, such as Tony McGee and A-Train. I would take them off the list. They were never asked nor expected to be world beaters, only fill a role.
  9. Clove

    Clove Shrinkage

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    What has Campbell done?
  10. Maikeru-sama

    Maikeru-sama Mick Green 58

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    As in Dan Campbell?

    Campbell is one of the best blocking tight ends in the league and is a team leader in the locker room.

    Very undervalued because of what he does.

    I need to go find that quote by Jason Witten, when he talked about how big of a loss it was when they lost Campbell for the season last year.

    And he did make a big TD grab against the Chiefs too...to answer your question.

    - Mike G.
  11. Clove

    Clove Shrinkage

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    Yeah, we've been running like hell since D. Campbell's come back- overrated
  12. InmanRoshi

    InmanRoshi Zone Scribe

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    Dan Campbell wins the Dale Hellestrae Award for being the most funny, likable, stiff and slowest player in the lockerroom.
  13. Clove

    Clove Shrinkage

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    He is a nice guy though.
  14. Bigdog24

    Bigdog24 Well-Known Member

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    Ok now this leads me to the following question. look at all the Free Agents, Bill Parcels has brought in (no more TUNA unitl he wins again) has any of Friends of Bill or FA been worth a salt in DEVELOPING THIS TEAM or just constant patch work.... Now in 2005 Bill decides to tear apart the Cowboys and rebuild'em.....
  15. Clove

    Clove Shrinkage

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    It seems like his FA's are keeping us where we are/ but his latest draft is getting us better. Keep drafting good Bill.
  16. Maikeru-sama

    Maikeru-sama Mick Green 58

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    Yep, we all know that the TE position is the end all solution to running the ball well.

    We werent running the ball well with Flozell Adams in there either, but I certainly want him on this team next year.
  17. joseephuss

    joseephuss Well-Known Member

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    Michael Bates.
  18. Clove

    Clove Shrinkage

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    I'm not saying remove him, i'm just saying that he's nothing special. Just a lot of face time on TV
  19. Maikeru-sama

    Maikeru-sama Mick Green 58

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    Oh Okay, must have misread ya somewhere.

    Oh yeah, I think the guy is a good locker room guy and good at some of the "dirtier" chores, but yes, he is expendable.

    - Mike G.
  20. ManofSteel2331

    ManofSteel2331 Member

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    please take off richie anderson
    he was the mvp for a year or 2
    and he'd still be around if he didnt have to retire

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