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Who thinks we franchise Spencer this weekend?

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by BruceLee5450, Mar 1, 2013.

  1. Jarv

    Jarv Loud pipes saves lives. Zone Supporter

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    Pretty much agree with this (tag and trade), except if we don't get any bites maybe pull the tag or cut him before the season starts, if that is allowed?
  2. Woods

    Woods Active Member

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    Assuming we restructure Ratliff, Scandrick, etc. and we have the short-term cap room,

    I would tag Spencer for 1 more year.

    Then, I continue to try and work out a longer term deal and also look to see if I can get something for him in a trade that makes sense.

    I think if we restructure the guys discussed above, plus deal with Connor and Free, that choice will be available to us.

    I wonder if the Cowboys have given Free an ultimatum similar to Connor?
  3. JohnsKey19

    JohnsKey19 Well-Known Member

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    The only FAs I would spend any big money on are Andre Smith the OL in Cincy and Mike Wallace. Now that it appears Austin is staying, that eliminates Wallace.
  4. Hardline

    Hardline Well-Known Member

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    Spencers's replacement won't come from free agency
    Its coming from this years draft as probably their #1 draft pick.
  5. BruceLee5450

    BruceLee5450 Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, why didn't you read the entire thread????? So please, just STOP... The thing is I see franchising him as a way of putting a band-aid on at least 1 position for the year so it allows you to focus in on addressing areas such as DT/S/G/T in the draft. 2012 Spencer was the best player on defense & came through in the clutch time after time down the stretch & had a solid 2011 season as well. Spencer is durable and you can count on him being out there down after down & he has proven to play his butt off the past 2 years on a 1 year deal.
  6. conner01

    conner01 Well-Known Member

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    there is another option. you could sign him which is much cheaper
  7. john van brocklin

    john van brocklin Captain Comeback

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    I am in total agreement for the tag and trade, we can't let valuable assets walk with no compensation...
  8. conner01

    conner01 Well-Known Member

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    if the [position was only about sacks. the do have about the same number of sacks over the last 3 year, not so close over their careers.l but a ton less tackles. is tackles not important also? i mean you give up over half the tackles form the position
  9. LittleD

    LittleD Active Member

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    The bears defense was 3 times better than ours. Marrinelli can coach him up and we don't have to spend ourselves into bankruptcy. We can't afford to have all pros at every position. The LB's will make the tackles in the 4-3 so lets just get him and let Spencer go. If he goes we will probaly get a 3rd round pick for him depending on contract he gets.
  10. TheRomoSexual

    TheRomoSexual Well-Known Member

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    What about Crawford?
  11. Bigdog24

    Bigdog24 Well-Known Member

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    Bingo...we have a winner....this is an area the Cowboys truly SUCK at....and need to improve at...Jerry Jones has no poker face when it comes to trading players...the entire NFL knows the Cowboys cant afford Spencer or will release other players....while other teams IE the Bengals, Patriots are able to get high draft picks for aging players..ALA Carson Palmer, Richard Seymore and others.... Yes the Cowboys will trade but they are always on the losing end....ALA Roy Williams or Joey Gallaway trades.....

    Need to get the GM busy making deals for old worn out players instead of releasing them for nothing....

    Bottom line: the GM gets to attached to his players, loyalty is great but Championships are BETTER
  12. erod

    erod Well-Known Member

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    He's 29 and about to head downhill. It's happening rapidly with Ware, too. Ratliff's big contract that Jerry gave him at an advanced age.

    Just don't commit years to him. Franchise, trade, or let him walk...I'm fine with it.
  13. TheRat

    TheRat The Silly Willy

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    Rather have Michael Johnson from the Bengals. If we are going to spend big money on an DE, it might as well be on a legit 4-3 DE.
  14. Woods

    Woods Active Member

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    I think the Bengals said they were going franchise him.
  15. TheRat

    TheRat The Silly Willy

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    Then I'll take Andre Smith, thank you very much.
  16. GloryDaysRBack

    GloryDaysRBack Well-Known Member

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    Somebody in this thread said Carr is better than spencer. And better than him last year too!!!

    Hahahahahahaha

    Thanks for the laugh
  17. bkight13

    bkight13 Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    If we can't reach a new deal with Spencer, I would draft his replacement at 18 and sign a G like Levitre, Vasquez or Thomas. Maybe sign a DT like Glenn Dorsey or someone similar. I would then address S, OLB and RB in the rest of the draft.
  18. Vinnie2u

    Vinnie2u Well-Known Member

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    Does anybody think that paying a good player a premium price (Franchise Tag) a good idea? I don't... If he doesn't sign a fair contract let him go or better yet trade him..
  19. Kristen82

    Kristen82 Benched

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  20. BruceLee5450

    BruceLee5450 Well-Known Member

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    I do think he is more valuable than signing a couple mid-tier FA's, but if you don't want him back then I agree with the others when it comes to the tag&trade.. I am thinking we would at least get a 3 for him, would be nice if it was a 2.

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