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Cowboys should have traded Ezekiel Elliott last year

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by timb2, Mar 29, 2020.

  1. basel90

    basel90 Well-Known Member

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    many in the media and fans. plus he and stephen kept saying they will not set the market price . and then all of a sudden they made him the highest paid RB.
     
  2. Typhus

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    Hate when I see this,, quit telling Cowboys fans to go find another team just because that faction of the fan base doesn't agree with the build model,, that's really radical.. Cowboys fans are born,, and sometimes with a brain.
     
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  3. ESisback

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    Yes, that particular act WAS stupid. Jerry’s “loyalty” (and ego) is his Achilles Heel. That said, “stupid” shouldn’t be the blanket assessment of the Cowboys’ FO.

    JMO.
     
  4. ESisback

    ESisback Well-Known Member

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    Of course, and I’m not telling ANYONE what to do. JMO that too many Cowboy fans waste too much time and minimize their enjoyment by trying to validate their frustration. Also, to the contrary, Cowboy fans with brains often intelligently debate the team’s past mistakes AND future course of action.

    Believe what you want, no problemo!
     
  5. Typhus

    Typhus Catching Catfish

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    si mi amigo!
     
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  6. Streetwise

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    Hopefully, no one in the fO listens to fans and the media ;)
     
  7. Toruk_Makto

    Toruk_Makto Well-Known Member

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    Get what you can and save yoruself the waste of cap space.

    You don't throw good money (extension) after bad (drafting him 4th overall).
     
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  8. basel90

    basel90 Well-Known Member

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    Am not sure what happened with zeke. Do you believe zeke played well enough last season ? did you notice the lack of burst ? or is it rust from cabo ? or is it simply the OL was not as stout and getting old. ?
    I say this becasue against good teams the running game stalled in many games and the offense resorted to desperate passing attempts with dak , which we know did not result in wins . The cowboys shifted their running identity mid season becasue at 1st downs they were getting 1-3 yards and not 7-10 yards and first downs. there is a reason they abandoned the run . The sad thing is the passing did not save the season despite having amari , gallup, cobb, , witten and jarwin.
     
  9. Section446

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    While I hate paying him what they're paying him, you have got to have elite-level players around Dak for him to play at an average-to-good level... there's no way they could have justified letting Zeke go.
     
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  10. Streetwise

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    Elliott played very well, the issue is it wasn't at an elite level like 2016. I'm not exact on why, but I did notice his legs weren't as jacked. We can all speculate as to why.
    I wouldn't have drafted him in the first place. But his production is still up there.
     
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  11. basel90

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    tend to agree , dak cannot carry the team , even with zeke and amari and the OL.
    but the overpayments are racking up ( zeke . Dlaw , jaylon and now dak ??
     
  12. basel90

    basel90 Well-Known Member

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    agree.
     
  13. Pessimist_cowboy

    Pessimist_cowboy Well-Known Member

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    Yeah I mean is that list suppose to impress me?
     
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  14. Section446

    Section446 Well-Known Member

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    Unfortunately, we're at a point as a team where it's can they do enough to carry Dak.
     
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  15. dstew60105

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    Cowboys aren't crying for cap space
     
  16. Tussinman

    Tussinman Well-Known Member

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    Agreed. They had already given zeke artificial leverage which shows how poor the front office is. This is the difference in media between 2 strong front offices

    Pete Carroll or Bellicheck: "no we don't do holdouts with 2 years left, our organization has no history of doing this and there will be no talks of a deal at this time, next question"

    Stephen and Jerry answering same question: "zeke's out boy for life" "we already have the money allocated for him" "todd gurley is the starting point of the contract"

    Love how those clowns a few months later go "uhhh why is he holding out" ? (him I wonder why he is ? :rolleyes::rolleyes:). They basically gave leverage to a player that had zero leverage
     
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  17. Batman1980

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    Well we spent a top 5 pick on the idiot and one assumes he would've gotten a huge contract. I don't know how the compensation works but I assume minimally we would've gotten a third. I'd take a 1-3 round draft pick and cap relief over the most over-rated RB in the league.
     
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  18. Whyjerry

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    That the Cowboys are one of the least accomplished teams in the NFL over the past 25 years is a fact not an opinion. Further, don’t say the flip stuff. Sports fans seldom can accomplish that. I would give up the league before I stopped being a Cowboys fan. Still I have to be realistic - it is real hard rooting for them.
     
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  19. ESisback

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    While they don’t have any Lombardi’s over the past 25 years (which frustrates most of us) the Cowboys are top 5 in regular season records, to go along with the top 5 in ratings and merchandise. I know, who cares, it’s not good enough, we have standards, yada yada yada. But it DOES elevate us overall against most teams.

    We all want Super Bowl, and I choose to look forward.
     
  20. ultron

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    Find a new team then.
     
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