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After thinking about it, I have no problem with this signing. The success of the interior rotation doesn't rest on his play like it might at other positions.

We didn't need to lose ground at No. 2 receiver, and we didn't by re-signing Williams (although I certainly would have rather we had upgraded the spot).

We didn't need to lose ground at No. 2 or No. 3 corner and that's questionable if both Carr and Claiborne leave and Carroll is the only bona fide replacement we bring in. (Right now, Scandrick and Brown appear to be the starters.)

We don't need to lose ground at starting safety, so we'll see what we do there if both Church and Wilcox leave.

Demontre Moore for Jack Crawford is much like the Paea signing. If the success of the ends depended on either one, we'd be in serious trouble.
 

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He's a little older (he'll be 29 in May), but it's a quality signing for DL depth and because it's a 1-year, hopefully he plays pedal-to-the-medal.
 

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Nothing wrong with this signing, it adds another body to the mix.

However, Rod Marinelli typically only dresses one NT for games.

I'd still love to find a developmental NT on day three of the draft or from the undrafted masses to start bringing along.
 

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He's a name I thought may get here somehow. Exactly the kind of signing I expected. People are gonna love this guy I bet.

Not buying it. But it does seem like the type of guy that they target. An under sized NT....Boy just what this team didn't need.

Wasted money:rolleyes:

I wouldn't be shocked if he didn't make the final 53. This is a JAG signing just like Thornton was last year.:banghead:
 

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This is a good signing. He is not suited to be a 3-4 DE facing OT like he was asked to do the past 2 years. His arms are too short to stack and keep leverage against guys with 34+" arms.

Matched up against OG/C he is powerful and quick in as opposed to short and slow outside. Solid rotational piece to pair with Thornton.
 

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Not buying it. But it does seem like the type of guy that they target. An under sized NT....Boy just what this team didn't need.

Wasted money:rolleyes:

I wouldn't be shocked if he didn't make the final 53. This is a JAG signing just like Thornton was last year.:banghead:

he was a sought-after FA in 2015.
they put him in the wrong system.
he had 6 sacks in 2014 as a DT which is pretty good.
 

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Name: Stephen Paea
Position: DT
Height: 6-1
Weight: 306
College: Oregon State
Draft: 2nd round in 2011, selected 53rd overall by Chicago

Games Studied: 2016, with Cleveland Browns, vs. Philadelphia, Washington, New York Giants



Report: After a four-year stint in Chicago, Paea has made stops in Washington and Cleveland, as well. He had a season for the Bears where he had six sacks. He was listed as a defensive end for the Browns last season, but his true position is as a nose tackle or one-technique.

He has high effort and a good motor. Non-stop when it comes to playing the game. Paea was a rotational player and a backup in Cleveland, playing anywhere from 15 to 25 snaps a game. His physical toughness is outstanding, and he fights to get to the ball – he just doesn’t always finish the play. He can get outside the tackle box. He will chase but just is a step short. He has better short-area quickness than long speed. His body control and balance are good, and he doesn’t get knocked around or moved off the spot much. That’s because he plays with a great deal of power and strength, and he can hold things down at the point of attack. He will help linebackers with his strength and ability to hold up blockers.

That said, there are snaps where he doesn’t find the ball well. The Eagles and Commanders ran some plays that left him searching. He has better pass instincts than run, though he doesn’t show many pass rush moves. The majority of his pressure is when he just uses power and brute strength. But he can be disruptive when he gets off the ball. His feet are really quick for a big man.

Paea played some of his best football for Rod Marinelli while in Chicago -- thus the reason he is here in Dallas.

http://www.dallascowboys.com/news/2...ll-3-cowboys-free-agent-signings?sf62043993=1
 
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