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Our QB to WR ratio, by my calculations, means we need to sign 64 more quarterbacks just to be able to play catch with each of them individually.
 

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Our QB to WR ratio, by my calculations, means we need to sign 64 more quarterbacks just to be able to play catch with each of them individually.

I know you are exaggerating, but the reality is QBs don't work out with one receiver at a time. They run drills where all the QBs are throwing, and the receivers take turns running the routes. It takes multiple receivers per QB to do that.
 

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I believe they have 7 safeties in camp. The odds of finding someone notably better sitting at home that nobody previously even invited to training camp is very close to zero.

No, it's not.

The receiver may have just been signed to provide bodies to run patterns in passing drills. It takes a number of receivers to work on passing drills with 3 QBs. So, again, the point of this kind of signing is just meeting the need for bodies to work on things in training camp. There is no expectation of finding a meaningful player.

I think they should use the spots more effectively, and with the intention of finding a meaningful player. As I said, there are openings at safety and O-line.
 

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No, it's not.



I think they should use the spots more effectively, and with the intention of finding a meaningful player. As I said, there are openings at safety and O-line.


Answer this then ... why would players that have a very real shot at being meaningful players, and notably better players than those already in camp, be sitting at home, unsigned by any of the 32 NFL teams? Further, when was the last time you saw a guy become a meaningful player who was not even invited to a training camp until just before the 2nd preseason games were to be played? Have you ever?

The reality is this is just churning the bottom of the 90 man roster - a guy like this is no where in the ballpark of the 53, or even the practice squad for that matter. And this isn't just a Cowboy thing. This is the way it is for every team.
 
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Answer this then ... why would players that have a very real shot at being meaningful players, and notably better players than those already in camp, be sitting at home, unsigned by any of the 32 NFL teams? Further, when was the last time you saw a guy become a meaningful player who was not even invited to a training camp until just before the 2nd preseason games were to be played? Have you ever?

You tell me. Why is former #2 overall pick Luke Joeckel "not in a training camp"?

Why is Jonathan Hankins not on a roster?

The reality is this is just churning the bottom of the 90 man roster - a guy like this is no where in the ballpark of the 53, or even the practice squad for that matter. And this isn't just a Cowboy thing. This is the way it is for every team.

"The reality is" that there are plenty of reason why about players. And plenty of better uses of roster spots than stocking up on receiver #20. Especially when the cupboard's bare at safety and offensive line.

If you disagree, that's fine, disagree. But don't make sweeping generalizations about the "reality" of anything.
 

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You tell me. Why is former #2 overall pick Luke Joeckel "not in a training camp"?

Why is Jonathan Hankins not on a roster?



"The reality is" that there are plenty of reason why about players. And plenty of better uses of roster spots than stocking up on receiver #20. Especially when the cupboard's bare at safety and offensive line.

If you disagree, that's fine, disagree. But don't make sweeping generalizations about the "reality" of anything.

lol - so, you think Dres Anderson's issue was that his contract demands were too steep, and the Cowboys finally caved in? Come on, at least compare apples to apples. The Cowboys didn't bring in a guy on a multi-year contract worth 10's of millions of dollars, they brought in a guy no team was interested in until for whatever reason the Cowboys felt they needed another camp body at WR. THAT'S the context. Don't act as if the guys you mentioned are in the same situation.

If the Cowboys wanted to spend money on that kind of established player at safety, they would, and this signing would have nothing in the world to do with that, so it's nonsense to complain about this signing as if it was a choice between a camp body at WR or a well established safety requiring a multi-year, multi-million dollar contract.

These things happen every year with every team, and every year some fans seem shocked and get upset. It's really kind of mind boggling, as if every training camp some fans forget everything they have seen from all the past training camps.
 
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Answer this then ... why would players that have a very real shot at being meaningful players, and notably better players than those already in camp, be sitting at home, unsigned by any of the 32 NFL teams? Further, when was the last time you saw a guy become a meaningful player who was not even invited to a training camp until just before the 2nd preseason games were to be played? Have you ever?

The reality is this is just churning the bottom of the 90 man roster - a guy like this is no where in the ballpark of the 53, or even the practice squad for that matter. And this isn't just a Cowboy thing. This is the way it is for every team.

I think a player like Dez could beat out a few WRs on teams . Just because they been through TC doesnt mean they have more talent than some players. PLayers shift and some work better on different teams. The Combine is not an exact science. Nor is our drafting.
 

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I think a player like Dez could beat out a few WRs on teams . Just because they been through TC doesnt mean they have more talent than some players. PLayers shift and some work better on different teams. The Combine is not an exact science. Nor is our drafting.

Read above. Again, we aren’t talking about the Cowboys going after a difference maker and being willing to pay for a mult-year, multi-million dollar contract. This was a move for a camp body. The Cowboys were willing to pay a minimum rate for a short term training camp player, and that has nothing to do with whether they would chose to pursue an established, high dollar veteran. It’s ridiculous to act as if they made a choice to pursue Anderson over a guy like that. A guy like that was not what they were looking for, and they didn’t turn away from a guy like that to sign Anderson. There is no correlation.
 

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second Utah WR in the last few days.

As someone mentioned, he is the son of former Rams WR Flipper Anderson.
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He helped beat a good Dallas team in the playoffs long ago.
 

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Our WR coach must have a lot of say we keep grinding through these WR FAs

They go through a lot of WR and DB in camp, since they get a lot of work. Especially this year when they're intentionally working the deep ball a lot. They used to carry extra TEs to keep Witten from getting too much work before the season with all the TE sets they like to run. Sometimes they go deep at positions for practical purposes for getting camp to run the way they want to run it for the 57 or so players who actually have a shot at the active roster.
 

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I like it, good hands, good blocker, and creates separation.

Strengths
Good definition through upper body. Long legs that eat up space downfield. Good enough with downfield route-running. Possesses eye-catching second gear to separate in space. Plays bigger than listed size. Aggressive, effective run blocker. Doesn't fear the middle of the field. Adjusts well to low throws. Creates additional space with smart hand usage at top of routes. Can throttle down and get feet down near sideline. High-pointer with necessary body control. Will adjust routes to benefit quarterback. Has feel to negotiate traffic after the catch. NFL bloodlines. Father "Flipper" Anderson played for 10 years as an NFL WR.

http://www.nfl.com/draft/2015/profiles/dres-anderson?id=2552413
 

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They go through a lot of WR and DB in camp, since they get a lot of work. Especially this year when they're intentionally working the deep ball a lot. They used to carry extra TEs to keep Witten from getting too much work before the season with all the TE sets they like to run. Sometimes they go deep at positions for practical purposes for getting camp to run the way they want to run it for the 57 or so players who actually have a shot at the active roster.

Exactly. Many here are trying to read much more into this signing than there is
 
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