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Tyson Clabo

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by Yuma Cactus, Apr 18, 2013.

  1. Yuma Cactus

    Yuma Cactus Active Member

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  2. honyock

    honyock Well-Known Member

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    Nice to hear if true. I'd prefer Clabo on a short term deal to Winston, he's potentially more position versatile.
  3. DBOY3141

    DBOY3141 Well-Known Member

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    Is this LaCanfora thoughts or is he hearing something. The media today....sucks.
  4. CIWhitefish

    CIWhitefish Member

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    I'd guess his thoughts based on the below. It kinda goes south when it mentions our power blocking scheme too.

    CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora reports the Cowboys "remain interested" in free agent RTs Tyson Clabo and Eric Winston.
    La Canfora believes Clabo would be Dallas' "guy" over Winston if given the choice, but the team needs to clear more salary cap space. Clabo fits the Cowboys' power-blocking scheme much better than Winston.
  5. xwalker

    xwalker Well-Known Member

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    I think that La Canfora has been wrong often this offseason.
  6. Yuma Cactus

    Yuma Cactus Active Member

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    Media truth: Mention the Cowboys or Yankees, get clicks.
  7. ABQCOWBOY

    ABQCOWBOY Moderator Staff Member

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    Twitter will be the death of sports journalism. I mean, it was bad enough already but now that you can simply by pass an editor, forget it.
  8. mldardy

    mldardy Well-Known Member

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    I gotta fall in line with ABQ and Yuma with the media and twitter. It gets ridiculous at times how much everyone on twitter tries to be the first and one up each other with "news". Actually breaking a real story is fine but this speculation on twitter all the time gets ridiculous at times.
  9. Bowdown27

    Bowdown27 Well-Known Member

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    I hate la confora. He knows absolutely nothing. If it wasnt for Schefter leaving NFL network for espn, he wouldn't have a job
  10. Kristen82

    Kristen82 Benched

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    I don't get it. The draft is deep in OT's, rookies are cheap thanks to the new rookie salary cap, and you get the guy for at least 4 years. Why not use this particular draft to nail down the spot for years to come and on the cheap instead of going with yet another band-aid stopgap guy? The stopgap journeyman approach hasn't worked on the OL that well.
  11. honyock

    honyock Well-Known Member

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    If we draft a tackle high, then I'd agree with you, Smith, Parnell and the rookie are probably the 3 tackles and no need for a veteran that could be your starter.

    But if we don't draft a tackle on day one or two, we very probably either keep Free or find an OT in free agency. In that case, I'll take a 32 year old two year stopgap like Clabo in a nanosecond.
  12. tm1119

    tm1119 Well-Known Member

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    This draft really isn't all that deep for OT outside of the 1st round though. Unless you think Long or Pugh are going to be OT's there really isn't much in rounds 2 and 3 besides Terron Armstead who is a huge question mark.
  13. gimmesix

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

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    Because the draft might not turn out that way. No one wants Dallas to reach for an OT in the first and let a player graded much higher on their board go by. And after the first round, you don't know if the player is going to turn out to be Flozell Adams or Solomon Page.

    I'd rather have linemen already in hand rather than miss on the opportunity to draft them and have the free agents we want then choose to sign elsewhere.
  14. xwalker

    xwalker Well-Known Member

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    The best drafts are the ones were the team does not absolutely have to come away with a specific position. Basically a BPA draft although that term means different things to different people. I think of it as Near-BPA because a team can't go literally BPA. The Cowboys really can't draft a QB or CB at #18 even if those were the best players available.

    The tool that allows teams to match BPA with need is the trade. If the CB Milliner fell to #18, then the Cowboys could trade out of the pick and still possibly match BPA to need at a later pick.

    My other issue with drafting an OT early is that Parnell played both LT and RT without being completely over-matched. That is more than either Barry Church or Matt Johnson have done at Safety and more than any of the backup Interior OLinemen have proven.

    Livings
    Bernadeau
    Parnell

    If I had the choice to replace 2 of the 3 players above but had to keep 1 as a starter, then I would keep Parnell.
  15. davey999

    davey999 Well-Known Member

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    Sign Clabo

    1st - Sheldon Richardson
    2nd- Justin Pugh
    3rd- Baccari Rambo
    4th- Leveon Bell
  16. xwalker

    xwalker Well-Known Member

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    Broaddus has already said that Rambo is off of the Cowboys draft board due to character issues. It's possible that Richarson could be put in the "box" also.

    Have you watched Justin Pugh? If not, just check him out in the Senior Bowl. He got destroyed by Cornelius Washington who is rated as a 5th round pick.

    Most rankings have Bell as a 3rd round pick. Some of them have him being picked very early in the 3rd round.
  17. Rack Bauer

    Rack Bauer Federal Agent

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    Couple of things... I don't disagree that there's a very good chance that Rambo is off the cowboys board.

    However... Broaddus doesn't KNOW that he's off their board. If he saw their board with this own eyes and KNEW he was off their board then went around writing articles about it, he'd lose all access to the cowboys War Room/Locker Room/All "Rooms".


    I mean... they had Brent on the team and he had a DUI in college. What did Rambo do, smoke weed? Isn't that pretty common with today's (even yesterday's) youth?
  18. cowboysooner

    cowboysooner Well-Known Member

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    I would not mind Watson or Bahktari, but your overall point is a very good one. Drafts get described based on the depth of elite or blue chip talent. That talent is maybe 22 picks in a great, great draft. This draft has 3 extraordinary tackle prospects that would get a top 10 grade in most any year and an elite right tackle that is a very good drive blocker that may become an elite guard. It has 2 elite guards.

    What is has behind them is average. Last year there were more good guards, but it only had the one elite tackle, DeCastro and Zeitler proved to be an elite guard prospect too.
  19. RastaRocket

    RastaRocket Sanka, Ya Dead Mon? Ya Mon.

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    Sucks if Rambo is off the board
  20. FuzzyLumpkins

    FuzzyLumpkins The Boognish

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    I didn't see it mentioned around here but Broaddus was saying the other day that he talked to people and that the Cowboys would like Clabo but want his price to come down. What he is asking for right now is a lot of the cap room we have and they would rather wait.

    I wanted Clabo last year and he was cut because they need to sign Ryan and Jones shortly and not necessarily because he declining significantly as a player. Getting Clabo and drafting an interior lineman would go a long way towards addressing our issues up front.

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