Signed by Cowboys Brice Butler officially back

Sydla

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The problem is that you have a QB in Dak that is still developing, bringing a new WR that has zero experience/chemistry with the QB won't yield any immediate results. The Cowboys have to win with what they have or everyone is getting fired. A 5th round can be ammunition to help them build the roster if a coaching change is happening in the future.

The problem is Butler is a JAG and likely isn't going to yield any real positive results either.

I do chuckle though at people talking about late round picks like they are pure gold. No offense, but it's insane to argue that a 5th rounder is more valuable in building a roster than flipping it for a guy who is an elite WR if he can stay on the field (and if he couldn't, you'd get a 7th rounder back from Cleveland).

There was little to no risk in Gordon. Butler is just another in a long line of cheap, bargain bin moves that more often than not, fizzle out for this franchise.
 

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Brice Butler is actually a solid #3-4 WR. He has a legit place being on an NFL roster. So I don’t have a problem with this.

That being said, he certainly is not going to be a savior to the passing game.
But the threat of him deep could open up things in the middle where Dak throws well. There is some reason behind this move.
 

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He was good on deep passes last season. He had a 77% catch rate on passes over 20 yards. Dez had a 21% catch rate on those passes.

Big targets are good for QBs on deep passes.
While those % are impressive but isn't he usually also seeing #3 or #4 corners or safety. I know he was used in multiple WR sets pretty much exclusively when he was in. Dez gets a CB, Beasley gets a CB, TWill gets a CB, Witt gets a DB, Butler got a DB
 

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I think they realize they need to try something. Our WR's are not winning many battles and it's hurting the offense. Defenses have no one to fear in the passing game and that is allowing them to stack the box against Zeke, which is a major reason we aren't really running the ball very well. Which is why we are struggling on offense.
You can say what you want about Sunday night's game. But the truth is the offense wasn't very good for most of that game. We had a long bomb early and then zilch for three quarters and then 1 good drive to seal it. The only reason we won is because the Gman suck, period.
This team needs offensive help and they need it now. And to be honest the thing they may need the most is a TE who can get open in the middle and make the catch when he has the chance!
Fair assessment!
 

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I have no idea why this is necessary.

He's not better than Austin, Hurns, Beasley, Gallup, Thompson, or even Williams.

Why?

Butler when Gordon could of been had for a fifth?????, I would rather have taken a chance on him who wants to play in Dallas than someone who didn't speak highly of his time here. And upside of Gordon is good but he does have his baggage.
 

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But the threat of him deep could open up things in the middle where Dak throws well. There is some reason behind this move.

Then why let him walk in the offseason when you were building a "dak friendly" offense?
 

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So now, all the ones that did not want gordon, going to come in and say..hey we could have had him for a 5th round pick. I mean Jerry does it it is horrible, but now since Bellichick did it, it is genius...let the "we are stuck with Butler" threads fill up the front page.
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Cowboys don’t have disciplined enough leadership to bring in a troubled talent like Gordon.
 
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