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Who gets cut for Tanney?

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by cowboyz, Aug 18, 2013.

  1. cowboyskid29

    cowboyskid29 Member

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    Totally true.

    Look at the first game he played. He was 5-10 but at least three of those passes were easy catches that were dropped. If he has similar success in the next two games there is no way we cut the guy. If we were willing to hold on to McGee for as long as we did why wouldn't we keep Tanney? As aforementioned, Tony is 33, so finding his replacement is, or soon to be a priority.
  2. Idgit

    Idgit Ice up, son. Ice up! Staff Member

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    I'll stick by what I said earlier: if they're giving the guy halves of early preseason games, it's because they're looking at keeping him on the active roster and not because they're hoping to stash him. QBs are just way too valuable to lose a good one trying to sneak him onto the PS.
  3. cowboys2233

    cowboys2233 Well-Known Member

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    They're giving the guy tons of playing time because what other choice is there? They know what they have in Romo and Orton, why risk them? So these 3rd and 4th string guys gets tons of time. If one of them shows particularly well, he makes it to the PS. Mind you, no other team really has any idea how he's looked in TC, only our organization does. So do you really think some team is going to waste a highly valuable roster spot for someone whom they really have no idea about? I sure don't. This guy is going to the PS (at best), mark my words.
  4. Doomsay

    Doomsay Well-Known Member

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    I guess I do understand your inclination to overuse canned phraseology, but not your aversion to potentially retaining a relatively young and inexpensive QB prospect because he is two or three years older than your average college graduate. He might not ultimately be worth a roster spot from a skill perspective, but being a 25 year old shouldn't bright line him.
  5. Nirvana

    Nirvana Well-Known Member

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    you mean kind of like Matt Moore?
  6. RW Hitman

    RW Hitman Well-Known Member

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    yeah, unless your name is Moore of course o_O
  7. RW Hitman

    RW Hitman Well-Known Member

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    ditto
  8. CooterBrown

    CooterBrown Well-Known Member

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    Do you really believe that? You don't think other teams scout our training camp just like we do theirs? Other teams don't know how he has looked in meetings, but you better believe they know everything he has done on the field.
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  9. snapper

    snapper Active Member

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    If what is being said about Tanney's rapid development is true, I see no reason why they would risk losing him for a special teamer.
  10. bulldozer

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    One hit away from Orton starting and that scares me! I vote to keep Tanney, develope his talents. Orton seems to be about as effective as Tebow .
  11. CowboyStar88

    CowboyStar88 Well-Known Member

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    Obviously there is a reason Tanney got the amount of playing time he did against AZ and Nick didn't get a snap. I would venture to say that maybe Dallas only goes 3 at RB Murray, Dunbar and Randle and that spot goes to Tanney.
  12. Redball Express

    Redball Express All Aboard!!!

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    I think so.

    I'm not sold on him..playing 3rd string offense

    and playing against 3rd string.defenders.

    Slow down on this..really.

    You guys think because he's resorting to YouTube to get a try means he's got something.

    Whoa.
  13. Nirvana

    Nirvana Well-Known Member

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    The book is still out on Tanney, I want to see how he looks these next two games. He appears to stare down his receiving targets and that's something to keep an eye on.
  14. CooterBrown

    CooterBrown Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, let's cut Tanney and keep Beasley. (I'm joking, please don't start "Beasley" debating in this thread too.)
  15. AZ_Cowboys_Fan

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    Dd you say the same thing about some Romo guy from Eastern Illinois in 2003? It's a QB driven league. When you find a QB worth developing you keep him. Anyone sitting on their couch at home can see that Tanney has more potential than Stephen McGee ever had. Tanney has the tools you cannot teach.... pocket awareness, arm strength and accuracy. He can learn everything else from coaching and game experience. He'll be on the 53 man roster.








  16. visionary

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    agree with you
    finding a good developmental QB on the chap would be great
    lets give him more time in the next 2 games against 1st and 2nd string to get a better sense
  17. Yakuza Rich

    Yakuza Rich Well-Known Member

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    It doesn't really apply to the QB's.

    Tanney simply isn't ready to be a starting QB for at least the next 2 years. If he gets picked up, it's probably due to QB injuries from another team or that team is scraping the bottom of the barrel as far as QB's go.

    Teams are more likely to go after non-QB players because they can have some impact on the team from a special teams standpoint.





    YR
  18. Yakuza Rich

    Yakuza Rich Well-Known Member

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    Romo was a different case.

    He was two years younger. We had Quincy Carter and Chad Hutchinson in front of him. Kyle Orton is better than either QC or CH was back then. In fact, Sean Payton wanted to start Romo in 2003 but Parcells rebuffed him.

    Romo also was a stud player, but for a small school. He won the Walter Payton award *twice*.

    Two completely different scenarios.






    YR
  19. ware1manarmy

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    I want to see more as well. I like the potential and you never know when a NFL career will come to a sudden halt. Injuries end careers all the time. If you can get him to the 53 without sacrificing any real talent, why not but I really do want to see more for any real opinion
  20. Idgit

    Idgit Ice up, son. Ice up! Staff Member

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    Teams without pickup QBs they think even have a shot at developing. I agree, obviously, if they see a guy cut at another position who can actually give them ST snaps this season, they'll grab them. But, if you're carrying 3 QBs anyway, and think you can upgrade your developmental QB with a player you want to take a look at, you're going to pickup a guy who's shown you something on tape. When you've got playoff teams putting Joe Webb in with the season on the line, it tells you all you need to know about 2nd and 3rd string QB depth in the league right now.
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