Signed by Cowboys Brice Butler officially back

risco

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WR Hunger Games. Meanwhile the Pats (you know, the team that goes to the Super Bowl every year) goes out and gets Josh Gordon for a half a pack of Skittles.
True that!!! The purple pack too.
 

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Personally I'd take him over Terrance Williams right now and I imagine that's exactly who he's replacing.

Both Williams and Hurns aren't doing much for us, but with the money sunk into Hurns, and another year on his contract, I expect they'll want to see if he can pan out.

Some of the same could kind of be said for Williams. There was noise that he improved under Lal as well.

The thing is, if Williams is suspended, that will free up a roster spot, and no one needs to be cut.

I wanted to use Butler more last year. With speed on the outside, teams can't press man without help over the top, as the Giants discovered.

Simple base offense. Lots of running with options between RB, QB, FB, "Web back", and legitimate deep threats on the outside to back off the safeties.
 

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signing Butler is meh...but cutting a safety (Robinson) is beyond stupid. especially since we are carrying 7 WR's now
 

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I'd say the fact that they currently employ at least one, possibly two quarterbacks who "suck" worse. And a starter that's struggling that they're still unsure about.

Other than all that? They're set!
Struggling? Dak isn’t struggling, just read the posts about daks amazing accuracy.
 

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Both Williams and Hurns aren't doing much for us, but with the money sunk into Hurns, and another year on his contract, I expect they'll want to see if he can pan out.

Some of the same could kind of be said for Williams. There was noise that he improved under Lal as well.

The thing is, if Williams is suspended, that will free up a roster spot, and no one needs to be cut.

I wanted to use Butler more last year. With speed on the outside, teams can't press man without help over the top, as the Giants discovered.

Simple base offense. Lots of running with options between RB, QB, FB, "Web back", and legitimate deep threats on the outside to back off the safeties.
Our receivers all suck, none get separation, and they all have several drops of amazing dak missiles every game.
 

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We have 11 WRs/TEs

Most are JAGs.

I assume we'll see more of a retool in those two spots the next couple of years.
 

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And I'll do you one better in the "rampant speculation" department:

What if any possible trade for Earl Thomas at this point is contingent on a Cowboys win this week?

Hear me out. If the Seahawks win, they may think they can turn their awful season around and decide to keep Thomas. I still disagree with them, but they obviously think more highly of their sorry team than I do.

Conversely, if Dallas loses and their offense continues to struggle, perhaps they simply say forget it. Our defense is good enough without Thomas and we're not winning anything with this offense and quarterback this year anyway. Why trade for another defensive player when that's not the problem?

But, if the offense does play well, perhaps the Cowboys think they do have a shot and would then pull the trigger on a deal?

It's not the best way to make long term decisions of course, but I can't help but to wonder if it could play a factor?
 

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And I'll do you one better in the "rampant speculation" department:

What if any possible trade for Earl Thomas at this point is contingent on a Cowboys win this week?

Hear me out. If the Seahawks win, they may think they can turn their awful season around and decide to keep Thomas. I still disagree with them, but they obviously think more highly of their sorry team than I do.

Conversely, if Dallas loses and their offense continues to struggle, perhaps they simply say forget it. Our defense is good enough without Thomas and we're not winning anything with this offense and quarterback this year anyway. Why trade for another defensive player when that's not the problem?

But, if the offense does play well, perhaps the Cowboys think they do have a shot and would then pull the trigger on a deal?

It's not the best way to make long term decisions of course, but I can't help but to wonder if it could play a factor?
Thats what I think too. I just dont think they wanted to go into the home opener with Thomas wearing the Star. Stupid I know, but if their season starts 0-3. Heads are going to roll because its obvious they couldnt compete and kept Thomas against his will and got less than a 2 out of him .
 

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Looking at Gordon would be another monumental mistake. He is a drug overdose looking for a place to happen. We've had enough of those
the last few years.
Just like in finance, high-risk / high-reward. We just bought ourselves some wonderful, low-yielding AAA-rated bonds in Butler.
 

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lol, I bet our former #1 went totally postal when he heard the news.
 

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Just like in finance, high-risk / high-reward. We just bought ourselves some wonderful, low-yielding AAA-rated bonds in Butler.

I would put it in other financial terms, you can put lipstick on a pig but, it's still a pig and you know what they say...pigs get slaughtered.
 

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Get where you're going ... but there's a LOT of baggage that comes with Gordon. We have enough of our own in Dallas without adding to it right now ...
I hear you, but if the option is a pro bowl talent WR with baggage vs. a guy who caught a few deep balls for us in a couple games...I know which way I'm going. Also, Gordon is a guy who has a drug problem. He's not a violent criminal. We've shielded our eyes from those in the past so really, the baggage isn't really that heavy.
 

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But the team pats themselves on the back when they take other risks, on guys I'd say who have far worse character than Josh Gordon. Or when they want to "provide support" to guys like Gregory and currently David Irving.

And I don't disagree with you on that one ... we have a bit of a "discombobulated" front office to say the least. :lmao2:
 

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I hear you, but if the option is a pro bowl talent WR with baggage vs. a guy who caught a few deep balls for us in a couple games...I know which way I'm going. Also, Gordon is a guy who has a drug problem. He's not a violent criminal. We've shielded our eyes from those in the past so really, the baggage isn't really that heavy.

And yo make a great point as well .. Guess what I'm saying is that if Gordon could be had for two 5th round picks (and that remains to be seen), then I'd have done it. Conversely, I stand by my original thought that Butler has a high ceiling and wants to play here. I never got the impression that he wanted to leave but, he believed his situation tenuous with Dez around.
 
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