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What Bad Contracts Do the Cowboys Have?

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

  1. jterrell

    jterrell Penguinite

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    michael bennett and cliff avril suggest you are wrong.
    both fairly average starting DEs previously became back ups who played 50% of the snaps yet provided more than double previous pressures/sacks per pass rush.

    you need players in both spots: DL and DB.

    you can account for a good rusher fairly easily.
    very hard to account for a good overall DL.
    but how you do that is to pass very quickly.
    if DB can't cover 3 step drops the DL is helpless.

    you can likewise account for a good coverage players.
    very hard to account for a good overall secondary.
    way to do that is to run the ball and attack the LBs with TE/RB.

    dallas was not good enough in any area of the defense in 2013.
    seattle was good enough plus some in all 3 areas.
    the ratings weren't flukes they represented the talent levels on the field.
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  2. BigStar

    BigStar Stop chasing Zone Supporter

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    My thoughts to a T...Romo was/is the only thing keeping this team competitive consistently..we could reach 8-8 with or without Ware and Austin the last three seasons.
  3. TheSport78

    TheSport78 The Excellence of Execution

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    I just don't see how Parnell is on the team. They like Weems and he'd be a much cheaper option.
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  4. bkight13

    bkight13 Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    Franchising Spencer in 2012 and 2013 is what hurt the most. If he been signed to an extension after 2011 they would've saved a ton of space against the cap and could've rolled over any excess. That was 20m that could've counted for around 7m.

    The Austin contract was terrible considering the 10m penalty and his injuries

    The Ratliff extension was a smart move and that saved cap space and locked up a perennial Pro Bowler for multiple seasons for little extra money. His complete fall over could not be foreseen.

    The Carr deal is market value, but he hasn't lived up to it yet and that hurts

    The Lee, Bailey, Church and Romo extensions are below market and very fair

    Ware and Witten have earned every dollar

    RWilliams, Barber and Sensabaugh were real bad
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  5. guag

    guag Right Kind of Guy

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    Anyone tell you that you look just like Tony Romo (if that's indeed you in your avatar)?
  6. lostar2009

    lostar2009 Well-Known Member

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    Release all those guys except Car and Lee. We played without Ware and Austin all season so right now he does not matter. I would rather trade some picks for those guys. Then you have the Romo contract, which is a joke . Because i thought you pay a qb that actually wins that kind of money. But any ways he is 34 with a bad back, do i need to say more? If we can shop him lets do so. Orton already show he can run the offense if need be. Ill keep Witen to help out the new qb but if i can get a nice pick for him...pull the trigger.
  7. lostar2009

    lostar2009 Well-Known Member

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    Ughh you do know Barry church had something like +100 solo tackles and +130 tackles

    http://www.dallascowboys.com/team/roster/barry-church/b3310779-83d6-42f0-9f33-8701f866148c/
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  8. McLovin

    McLovin Well-Known Member

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    Yeah. I've lived in Nashville and Charlotte and always been a Cowboys fan.
  9. jterrell

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  10. jterrell

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    pointless discussion as they are not moving.
    the league would never approve it even if jerry wanted to do it.

    now the question is how do you get Jerry to take over an LA franchise and put the Cowboys up for sale....
  11. Doc50

    Doc50 Original Fan Zone Supporter

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    Orton needs to go also -- will make something like 4.3 mil, and is past his usefulness.
    Need a young stud in the middle rounds this year.
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  12. jterrell

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    will be interesting to see with Orton.
    there has been some buzz he may want to actually retire.
    he is not hurting for cash.

    if let up to dallas i think they'd prefer to make a decision on orton at the final cut downs
    if they draft a mid-late round guy and they like him plus Romo has shown no signs of injury he could well be gone.
  13. Doc50

    Doc50 Original Fan Zone Supporter

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    In his one sub appearance late in the year, threw some of the worst long balls I've ever seen from a pro. And if he and the receiver had missed communication on every throw, that's not a good sign either.
    I know he's experienced, he just can't perform well enough to keep. And he's no spark off the bench.
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  14. Corso

    Corso Well-Known Member

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  15. TheSport78

    TheSport78 The Excellence of Execution

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    You just made my day, sir.
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  16. K-Mart

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    Done a season early I believe... Just like Austin?
  17. Aven8

    Aven8 Well-Known Member

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    Carr might look like Sherman back there with a front 4.

    I actually think Carr is a really good DB.
  18. FuzzyLumpkins

    FuzzyLumpkins The Boognish

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    Ware outperformed his contract. So did Witten. Romo outperformed the dead that just ended.
  19. bkight13

    bkight13 Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    Parnell has shown some promise and a 1.5m deal is peanuts. The savings for a UDFA would be minimal and it's not worth cutting guys like Costa, Parnell and Durant until they have firm replacements in place after the draft and Training camp. Dallas can get well below the cap with restructures of their Top 7 guys and making Austin a June 1st cut will free up plenty of money to sign the draft class and leave some reserves for a guy like Waters or someone similar.
  20. perrykemp

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    Church is my favorite linebacker.
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