1. Like to discuss POLITICS? Come join us at PUNNDITS.com!
    If you like discussing politics and other related topics then your new home (hopefully) for doing just that can be found on Punndits.com! Come join us and help us grow Punndits into a wonderful and safe place to discuss politics with everyone.
    Dismiss Notice

Zoners: what was the issue here with Brian Waters?

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by CrazyCowboy, Jun 28, 2012.

  1. CrazyCowboy

    CrazyCowboy Well-Known Member

    32,230 Messages
    261 Likes Received
    Ref below: what was the reason this asset is not on our team?

    What a steal the Pats get here.......a solid veteran Guard who can still play at the top of his game.

    Sometimes, as much as I love my Cowboys.....they make me sick! :bang2:

  2. mmillman

    mmillman Well-Known Member

    2,153 Messages
    33 Likes Received
    I agree and thought Jerruh really missed an opportunity there.
  3. CrazyCowboy

    CrazyCowboy Well-Known Member

    32,230 Messages
    261 Likes Received
    Exactly--for only 1.5 mil cap hit we could have a solid former Pro Bowler protecting the middle of the line for Romo.

    Now, we have to go to training camp hoping a UDFA rookie/FA can solidify the middle of our OL.

    This one does seem like Garrett made a mistake here as Waters is a high character player that we all read the coach is looking for......what are we missing here folks?

    I do not remember reading anything negative.......age?
  4. CoCo

    CoCo Well-Known Member

    5,603 Messages
    186 Likes Received
    Well he's certainly on the downside of his career but it was still a mistake to not grab him when opportunity came knocking.

    That said, these kind of opportunities are a crap shoot. We're faced with a somewhat similar one now at #3 WR. Probably not as desperate because we have strong #1 & #2 WR's in Miles & Dez, then Witten, Murray/Felix etc. But our current #3WR candidates are all young, inexperienced & unproven. Yet we're letting all sorts of available vets sit on the market cause we don't want a progress-stopper at this point. And frankly, I agree. But its not a stretch to think this one could bite us as well.
  5. HoosierCowboy

    HoosierCowboy Put Pearson in the HOF

    2,216 Messages
    173 Likes Received
    come on, we could have drafted every player drafted after us in every draft and signed every FA who turned out well--didn't happen:bang2:
  6. Boyzmamacita

    Boyzmamacita CowBabe Up!!! Zone Supporter

    16,090 Messages
    4,467 Likes Received
    This. We can't lament every move made by other teams or every move the Cowboys don't make. Some free agents were signed on the O-Line. Just because they're not big name players doesn't mean they aren't the right fit for the Cowboys. Let's see how it pans out. Time will tell.
  7. rocboy22

    rocboy22 Active Member

    1,606 Messages
    0 Likes Received
    I wanted this guy when the Chiefs let him go. Others did, too. He proved all of us right with his play last year.
  8. gmoney112

    gmoney112 Well-Known Member

    5,157 Messages
    3,272 Likes Received
    Maybe, just maybe he wanted to actually go to the Patriots? A Super Bowl contender? Is that so out of the realm of possibility?
  9. yentl911

    yentl911 Well-Known Member

    1,818 Messages
    429 Likes Received
    I think there was a push to get younger up front and the team felt the young guys would get the job done. I think this was Garrett all the way and I actually like that approach.
  10. BIGDen

    BIGDen Dr. Freakasaurus

    4,628 Messages
    521 Likes Received
    According to some of our insiders here, he wanted to come here but we didn't show much interest. Moronic (non) move by Dallas IMO. I really wanted us to sign him last year.
  11. Doomsay

    Doomsay Well-Known Member

    7,586 Messages
    2,536 Likes Received
    "OL Youth movement"

    Hopefully some of last year's yutes will move on out of here and be replaced by quality players.
  12. fortdick

    fortdick Well-Known Member

    6,484 Messages
    732 Likes Received
    This is the answer.

    Clever movie reference. I love them. "My Cousin Vinnie"

    Waters was discussed here, and as I recall, the consensus was he was too old.
  13. Yeagermeister

    Yeagermeister Active Member

    47,595 Messages
    18 Likes Received
    IIRC he was really out of shape also
  14. Hoofbite

    Hoofbite Well-Known Member

    34,841 Messages
    4,156 Likes Received
    When has that been a deterrent for Dallas?

    They've signed and released Holland a number of times.
  15. gimmesix

    gimmesix Fat, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life

    13,523 Messages
    3,627 Likes Received
    Could be several things involved.

    Dallas had a good relationship with his head coach, and Todd Haley could have advised the Cowboys not to sign him. (Of course, the Patriots have a good relationship with the Chiefs GM.)

    After releasing several over-30 players who had hit the age wall, Garrett might have said he'd rather not bring in another.

    Then, it might just be something else behind the scenes that kept him out of consideration.

    I don't let things like this make me sick, although I wanted Dallas to sign him, simply because I do not have enough evidence to know if the Cowboys had a good reason not to sign him. If we heard the reason, we might all go," Well, I don't agree with it, but that makes sense."
  16. Yeagermeister

    Yeagermeister Active Member

    47,595 Messages
    18 Likes Received
    It surprised me also
  17. skinsscalper

    skinsscalper Well-Known Member

    7,486 Messages
    2,757 Likes Received
    IIRC there were reports he wanted to come to Dallas (he's a Texas native).
  18. Galian Beast

    Galian Beast Well-Known Member

    12,495 Messages
    4,097 Likes Received
    He wanted to come here, and many of us wanted him to be signed.

    He was too old but then we signed Derrick Dockery instead? He is a real spring chicken...
  19. BraveHeartFan

    BraveHeartFan We got a hat. I want a ring.

    26,578 Messages
    3,233 Likes Received
    Definately a missed shot there.

    But I don't spend time worrying about missed shots.

    They happen all the time to every team out there.

    How many teams probably wish they'd had Robinson last year as a #2 or #3 WR that missed out on that?

    It happens. It's part of the game of football.

    I just don't get the point of worrying about or rueing things like this.
  20. speedkilz88

    speedkilz88 Well-Known Member

    25,371 Messages
    4,832 Likes Received
    Yep, and he is also a former Cowboys UDFA.

Share This Page