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What Bad Contracts Do the Cowboys Have?

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by FuzzyLumpkins, Feb 12, 2014.

  1. Risen Star

    Risen Star Likes Collector Zone Supporter

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    That's the thing. They all add up. The Cowboys rarely get a bargain. They almost sound apologetic when a player greatly out performs his contract.
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  2. casmith07

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    I think another consideration, too, is that it's difficult to assess the value of any of the contracts at this point when future cap numbers are unknown as well as the unknowns in extensions for other players currently on the roster or free agents affecting cap numbers in future years of current players, etc.

    Also, it's easy to look at the Ratliff contract in 20/20 hindsight as a ripoff, when many here were calling it a cap-friendly, smart deal when it was completed. The same people were also happy with DeMarcus Ware's contract as well at the time, because he didn't command a ludicrous $99M contract like Mario Williams did from Buffalo.

    Imagine if we handed out a Calvin Johnson style contract? The Lions are going to be in big trouble in a few years.
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  3. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    Jerry Jones
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  4. Alexander

    Alexander What's it going to be then, eh?

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    Sound apologetic? Ratliff's last contract was a great big fat apology that we are still paying for.
  5. links18

    links18 Well-Known Member

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    How much do we have tied up at the position again?
  6. McLovin

    McLovin Well-Known Member

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    Livng in LA, I actually like this idea
  7. jterrell

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    only in your delusional world is it proof of that.

    PFF may have terrible CB metrics or they may be quite grand but they prove nothing of the sort either way.

    Seattle just won a title with a DB oriented team led by an all-pro CB.
    Saban is a DB specialist who has dominated college football.
    Jimmy Johnson was clueless about offensive talent but he was the best DB evaluator in football.
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  8. jterrell

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    almost as much as they paid spencer, ratliff and ware last year.
  9. TheSport78

    TheSport78 The Excellence of Execution

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    They'll both be cut.
  10. jterrell

    jterrell Penguinite

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    If you are talking bad contracts, guaranteed money(and cap hits) versus performance is what matters.

    Sepncer was really bad... 1.5 games for ~10m
    Ratliff obviously... 0 games for 8m.
    Miles has probably been the worst if you count the 10m penalty we ate for his deal.
    Carr is right there too.

    Romo and Sean Lee are knocking their door depending upon health due to huge guarantees.

    Ware and Witten are overpaid but not guaranteed money going forward and have delivered at least adequate NFL performances at their positions.
  11. jterrell

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    very unlikely Parnell gets cut. He proved he could play RT in 2012.
    not his fault Free go this act together in 2013.
    You need a legit 3rd OT and 1.5m isn't a lot to pay.

    Costa seems a very likely cut.
  12. links18

    links18 Well-Known Member

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    Sounds like a new thread: Would you still be a fan if the team were moved to LA? Start 'er up!
  13. CyberB0b

    CyberB0b Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    That's exactly right. Ratliff had like 2-3 years left on his contract when they extended him last time. The thanks he got was being threatened by that player in the locker room. I keep hearing how Jerry is this great salesman and negotiator, but we seem to get hosed quite a bit.

    The Romo extension was crazy, as well, and I am a big Romo fan. You don't pay a guy like that Peyton Manning type money.
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  14. Cowboys606

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    Seattle's front 7 had as much to do with it as there secondary.
  15. theSHOW

    theSHOW Well-Known Member

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    keep parnell, cut ware
  16. GloryDaysRBack

    GloryDaysRBack Well-Known Member

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    Might be your best post
  17. CyberB0b

    CyberB0b Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    Yes, they got two high caliber players for just slightly more than what we paid Anthony Spencer for his services.
  18. jterrell

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    No they did not.

    Seattle has two All Pro DBs and a 3rd high end Pro Bowl caliber player.
    On the DL they have a lot of average NFL starters but not a single elite level guy.
    The LB are very solid and Wagner is close to elite.

    But both Seattle safeties topped 120 combines tackles.
    Only 1 LB matched that.

    It is really easy to play DL when the DBs give up next to nothing and turn the ball over by picking it off at historically high rates.
    Those same DBs come up and shut down the run at absurd levels. .

    Again the Seattle DL themselves admit the DBs lead that defense.
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  19. guag

    guag Right Kind of Guy

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    It all starts with the d-line. A great d-line will make mediocre CB's look good. The other way around.... not so much.
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  20. casmith07

    casmith07 I'm the best poster in the game!

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    As long as they take a ton of "fans" with them. Cowboys fans don't deserve this franchise or its history with how they've acted.

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