What did we learn tonight?

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by JonJon, Aug 22, 2005.

  1. JonJon

    JonJon Injured Reserve

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    1. The sky is NOT falling.

    2. Crayton has all but solified the #3 wR spot, and Morgan may be looking for a job.

    3. Romo is the leader for the backup QB position.

    4. Marian Barber is "one of those." A bad fumble and nearly a second may find him on the pine. He put together a few good runs though.

    5. Ware is no bust, no fluke, or whatever word you want to enter for our past 1st round DE draftees. This guy is the real deal.
  2. dallascowboysfan31

    dallascowboysfan31 Member

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    but for how long?
  3. kmd24

    kmd24 Active Member

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    6. Condo is a pretty solid long snapper.
  4. dougonthebench

    dougonthebench Cowboys Forever

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    what a difference a week makes!
  5. BlueWave

    BlueWave New Member

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    I do not think we should waste a spot on Morgan. But who takes the fourth spot? Copper was nonexistent tonight.
  6. BulletBob

    BulletBob The Godfather

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    6. Pettiti might be OK at RT.

    7. Beriault made the team.
  7. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    All this Morgan should be cut talk just cracks me up. He isn't going anywhere. There is absolutely NOTHING behind him.
  8. Bob Sacamano

    Bob Sacamano Benched

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    um, how about we learned nothing other than our young guys have promise? the veterans all know what's going to happen and BIll knows what to expect from them, so he aint showing his hand, preseason is for backups and getting the kinks worked out of the system...
  9. JackMagist

    JackMagist The Great Communicator

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    K Thornton will be a solid backup for Ware.
    Any weakensses we have in the LB corps are on the left side.
    James made some mistakes (Parcells on his butt coming off the field)
    Burnett had a couple of nice plays (improving...not there yet)
  10. JonJon

    JonJon Injured Reserve

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    I honestly do not think that Morgan will want to stick around if he doesn't get that 3rd spot. I don't know what other options he has in the NFL, if any, but I don't think he will settle for 4th. He may be a ble to find a spot on Seattles roster though....
  11. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    He doesn't have a choice if we don't cut him. What is going to do, quit? We would still own his rights. It's not like he can go to another team and try to gt a job. The simple truth is if he doesn't like being #4, do something about it.
  12. JackMagist

    JackMagist The Great Communicator

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    I think Merrit has shown more than Morgan and will be our #4 guy. Morgan may be too high priced for a #5 receiver and I don't remember seeing him on STs. I can very easily see us cutting a receiver who is not very versitle and not very reliable and yet higher priced than the guys ahead of him. I agree that after Merrit at #4 we have nothing much...but I'm including Morgan.
  13. kmd24

    kmd24 Active Member

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    How about throwing a jersey in the coach's face.
  14. BledsoetoWittenfortheTD

    BledsoetoWittenfortheTD New Member

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    1) no its not falling, but there's still work to be done

    2) Dont be surprised to see crayton emerge as the number 2 guy before the season is over, especially if glenn isn't healthy a whole year which is is MO. And yes i agree morgans days are numbered.

    3) Romo is definitely the clear cut #2. Henson is unbearable.

    4) Barber will be solid depth this year, nothing more. He'll shine on special teams maybe though.

  15. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    :lmao2: :lmao2: :lmao2:
  16. StarMan

    StarMan Well-Known Member

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    1. Petitti actually looked decent.

    2. I'm a Henson supporter, but he just isn't ready. The question is: Will he ever be?

    3. Crayton catches everything that comes near him. We're gonna need him when Terry Glenn goes down. :p:

    4. I got plum giddy watching Ware. This guy could be special.

    5. I was a little disappointed in the secondary play. That tackle Roy missed on Seattle 1 yard line made me sick. Newman and Henry were largely unimpressive.

    6. Cortez looked pretty good. Cundiff is probably history.

    7. Beriault made some nice plays that greatly enhanced his chances to make the team.

    8. Quincy Morgan blows. He is the epitome of a "soft" WR. With the exception of his hands, which are made of stone.
  17. Cowboy from New York

    Cowboy from New York Well-Known Member

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    I respectfully disagree, Beriault played quite nicely out there in the mop up part of the game and I'll admit I like the kid but he already has a bad knee that has been drained multiple times in just this training camp. I think he is enough of an injury risk that he could make it to the practice squad without getting snatched up by another team. He could learn and be evaluated for a year and next year he either makes it to due his aggressive play or he shows that he has a bum knee and has to be let go. With just a 53 man roster you can't keep a kid who is already showing signs of wearing down. Unfortunate for Beriault.
  18. CanadianCowboysFan

    CanadianCowboysFan Lightning Rod

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    I learned that Crayton is the 3rd guy.

    We will be able to run the ball down the Seabags' throats come October 23.

    Parcells still makes some strange calls like not running on 3rd and 5 at the 2 minute warning.
  19. montgod

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    My thing is...and I haven't watched the game yet, but others have stated how Romo looked so much better but with his stats being 2-6 and 48 yards, it leaves much to be desired imo by looking at just the stats.
  20. ddh33

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    1. I don't think the QBs are as bad as some fans think, but I do agree that they need some work. Bledsoe is going to continue to sharpen himself up before the games mean something. Romo has firmly entrenched himself as the #2 guy, but he can't make those stupid mistakes. Henson looks a little behind. He seems to be struggling some, although you can still see his natural talent.

    2. The RBs are deeper here than they have been in a long time. Julius is a stud. A-Train is the kind of guy that doesn't impress you much, but he helps a team. Barber did have some ball control issues, but I saw some potential there too. And we didn't even get to see Thompson. Polite made this team, by the way.

    3. The top three wide receivers are looking nice. Bledose and Key may be starting to get used to each other. Glenn is still Glenn. Crayton will get all the pub tonight and in the coming days. He's a nice looking young player. Morgan is Mr. Silent. I don't remember hearing much about him at all, and I wonder if Bill would really keep a fourth receiver who doesn't play special teams? Merritt was returning punts and has a relationship with Haley. Crowder really does a lot on the field in various ways. Copper even does his thing. What else can Morgan do?

    4. If the Boys are keeping four TEs like I think they will, which will be the four? Witten and Campbell are no-brainers. Bill talks about Ryan like he's already made the team, and Pierce has done pretty well from what I've seen. But Jeff Robinson?

    5. The OL needs work. I find myself wondering why the left side is beyond criticism though. I sometimes think Flozell and Larry have more mistakes than they should. Of course, they can also be dominant. A couple of busts on the right side were concerning, but there are still a lot of reps to sort some of those problems out. The young RTs did some encouraging things.

    6. McBriar is a stud. Cortez looked good tonight. Will he keep looking good or will he choke?

    7. The pass defense seemed pretty vanilla. That may explain the high percentage of completions. I have almost no concerns about the corners. I'm a little concerned about FS. Reese is doing nothing to distinguish himself while a guy like Beriault is really letting it all out. I hope Berry-O makes this team.

    8. The LBs are going to have to make this 3-4 work. They need to improve in some areas. I think a lot of it has to do with experience and different expectations though. There's still time to fix some of that.

    9. I love the DL. What a nice rotation there. Who makes the team though?

    10. Finally, after saying all of this, I don't know how much we learned? I guess we learned that the emotions of this board ebb and flow with every game, meaningless or not. I don't think these games are being called by Bill and the staff the way they would be if it mattered. Hopefully we're just getting a gauge at who can do what to help this team.

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