25 years of roster building- what it reveals

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  1. kskboys

    kskboys Well-Known Member

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    Which clearly shows that we value the wrong areas on D.
     
  2. kskboys

    kskboys Well-Known Member

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    That's IF they even realize there is a hole there. They certainly don't at S and DT.
     
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  3. rnr_honeybadger

    rnr_honeybadger Well-Known Member

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    Wonder how many more years it is going to take them to realize that they suck at evaluating talent.
     
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  4. kskboys

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    And what is everyone screaming for once again in the next draft? CB's.

    Jerry has some people completely snowed.
     
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  5. Silver Surfer

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  6. CouchCoach

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    How often do you think this happens? Owner sees some buzz on a player. Asks the GM about it. GM tells him the player is overrated and not a real pressing need. He's paying the GM to do just that so he backs off but occasionally you get a Snyder and Griffin deal or Ditka and Williams deal happening but very seldom.

    The Cowboys owner sees some buzz on a player, who does he ask about it?

    One owner/GM and 15 GM's passed on Lamb. Do you think a GM at that 17 spot might have considered since there wasn't the immediate help on the D there, he might just barter that for a 1st and 2nd in this draft? If what you need is not there, bank it for when it is there. The objective was to make the team better and he didn't. He was sitting on the water and wanting to make a splash.
     
  7. Jake

    Jake Curmudgeon

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    I think Jerry needs to fire the GM and the Director of Player Personnel who keep making these picks.
     
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  8. CouchCoach

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    I think that is more of what's there at 10 and the rankings of the CB's and LB. Most I've seen don't value a DT at the 10 spot.

    If we flash back to the Yosemite draft, most didn't have him where the Cowboys took him and many were upset. He was a need and they got just what they needed.

    There is also the challenge of having CB's up for contracts, the assumption is they need CB's.
     
  9. Jake

    Jake Curmudgeon

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    In Jerry's defense it's easy to say trade back. The clock is running and someone else needs to want to trade up.

    The Eagles seemed to have interest in Lamb. Did we want to trade with them?

    But yeah, Jerry does like his splashes...in April. Can't seem to have on in February.
     
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  10. aria

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    The Dallas Cowboys!
     
  11. Jake

    Jake Curmudgeon

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    I think I've reached the point of embarrassment. I haven't worn anything Cowboys in public for a few years. Not worth the crap from the locals, especially since there really is no defense from the criticism at this point.

    The Cowboys have become a punch line.
     
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  12. Chocolate Lab

    Chocolate Lab Run-loving Dino

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    There wasn't anything wrong with the roster building for most of the last 10 years. That was a nepotistic coaching problem..
     
  13. CouchCoach

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    Agree, it might have been difficult under those circumstances but if they had a full time GM, he might have just laid some groundwork for a situation such as that. I would have traded with PHL in a New York second and now I'd have the 6th and 10th picks and I could get one of the two best CB's and the best LB in this draft. Or I could spin that 6 pick to a QB seeker for some serious draft capital.
     
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  14. CouchCoach

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    I am past that point. A man my age wearing a player's jersey is beyond embarrassing, it's sad. Makes me feel like I should grow a beard, have all of my teeth extracted and commune with the ducks in the park.
     
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  15. Jake

    Jake Curmudgeon

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    Oh I'm not talking about a jersey - past that point as well. I'm talking about wearing a polo shirt to a golf outing. I'll wear a Pittsburgh Pirates one and they're as bad as it gets. But where I live almost everyone roots for them.

    Usually go with the alma mater (Ohio State). Lots of Penn State fans around here. :muttley:
     
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  16. Bobhaze

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    So true and well said. And as you point out Coach, if you look at “premium draft picks”- rounds 1-3- the Cowboys don’t spend much at all on DT or S. We’ve known that for a while, but when I did this research, it really jumps out at you.
     
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  17. Wolfpack

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    Dont forget the 2 special teams drafts. What a clown show.
     
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  18. Bobhaze

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    When I see the threads at the end of every season expressing the frustration of “Why can’t we we ever win in the playoffs?”, there should be no mystery. This organization has proven they don’t know how to build a roster that wins in the playoffs. In these 25 years since winning a SB, we’ve only made the playoffs 10 times. That means in the last qtr century, this team has only made the playoffs 40% of the time.
     
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  19. Risen Star

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    Imagine thinking Jerry and Stephen even have a philosophy on building a football team.
     
  20. Diehardblues

    Diehardblues Well-Known Member

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    They do and Jethro laid it out recently .
    “ relative and interesting “
     

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