The best Sports Newswire on the internet!
    SPORGWIRE provides you with an easy way to keep up with the latest sports news,
    rumors, reviews, videos and more from sports sites all over the internet!
    Follow your favorite teams and sports leagues and
    the SPORGWIRE home page becomes your personal sports news site for the internet!
    Dismiss Notice

Dallas Cowboys are the youngest team in the NFL; when will youth movement pay off?

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by waving monkey, Aug 12, 2018 at 8:43 AM.

  1. waving monkey

    waving monkey Well-Known Member

    11,231 Messages
    9,929 Likes Received
    Earlier this year we looked at how the 2018 Cowboys have the youngest O-line in the NFL, which is quite a feat considering the line has already combined for 13 Pro Bowl seasons and 11 All Pro seasons.

    But in Dallas, that youth movement extends way beyond just the offensive line.

    Bob Sturm of The Athletic pointed out recently that the Cowboys are the youngest team in the league:

    According to my friends at Spotrac, a website that tracks salary cap space for all the big sports, the Cowboys have the youngest roster in the NFL when measuring the full 90-man training camp rosters.

    And here’s Sturm’s screenshot of the Spotrac data:

  2. waving monkey

    waving monkey Well-Known Member

    11,231 Messages
    9,929 Likes Received
    Billy Beane, general manager of MLB’s Oakland A’s and protagonist of Michael Lewis’s Moneyball, described the issue succinctly in an interview with the Financial Times a while back.

    ”Nothing strangulates a sports club more than having older players on long contracts,” explains Beane, “As they become older, the risk of injury becomes exponential. It’s less costly to bring [on] a young player. If it doesn’t work, you can go and find the next guy, and the next guy. The downside risk is lower, and the upside much higher.”
  3. CowboyRoy

    CowboyRoy Well-Known Member

    11,989 Messages
    6,503 Likes Received
    Its a process
    PA Cowboy Fan, Zordon and lukin2006 like this.
  4. Bullflop

    Bullflop Well-Known Member

    10,716 Messages
    12,263 Likes Received
    At long last, we're finally generating the type of draft (and even vet FA) to rival the elite teams of the NFL. Time to rejoice! :)
    plymkr, JustChip, 817Gill and 5 others like this.
  5. DakPresgoat

    DakPresgoat Well-Known Member

    2,937 Messages
    5,403 Likes Received
    The increased speed of the team is already noticeable.
  6. Ranching

    Ranching Well-Known Member

    14,336 Messages
    36,016 Likes Received
    It'll pay off as soon as we get a new coach..
  7. gmoney112

    gmoney112 Well-Known Member

    9,162 Messages
    11,058 Likes Received
    Not too shabby. Cap looks good too, great actually.

    I actually like our chances this year with the defense improvements.
    Irvin88_4life, 817Gill, Idgit and 4 others like this.
  8. waving monkey

    waving monkey Well-Known Member

    11,231 Messages
    9,929 Likes Received
  9. CyberB0b

    CyberB0b Village Idiot

    8,434 Messages
    6,937 Likes Received
    Young doesn't always mean good.
  10. waving monkey

    waving monkey Well-Known Member

    11,231 Messages
    9,929 Likes Received
    Teams drafting well will find success year after year, while teams more interested in spackling their woebegone rosters with overpriced free agents will pay with implosion season after season. That’s not exactly news to anyone in the game not named Dan Snyder ... but when looking at the youngest Super Bowl teams of all time, it’s amazing how valuable it is to get things right, right from the start.
  11. Bullflop

    Bullflop Well-Known Member

    10,716 Messages
    12,263 Likes Received
    Not always, to be sure . . . although in this instance, I'm somewhat inclined toward giddiness! :D
  12. DallasEast

    DallasEast Cowboys 24/7/365 Staff Member

    36,375 Messages
    13,684 Likes Received
    The league institutes more rule changes every year in hopes of continually lowering injury risk. Teams could capitalize on a true adoption of a moneyball approach if that trend continues.

    That would benefit young players greatly. Older players? Not so much.

    Wonder if we will eventually see a norm involving talented players with only 6-7 years vested getting axed? Guess the above average quarterback will remain the most insulated position but almost every other position would not be as safe career wise.

    It would be interesting seeing how the NFLPA addresses that particular trend if it normalizes down the road. It’s common motto has always been encouraging members to maximize their financial gain within a Not For Long scenario but that has been promoted for offsetting premature adverse career ending injury. Perhaps that same advice will evolve and more emphasize how members, those who are considered very good or even great players, should envision maxing out a five-year career plan before their cheaper replacement kicks them to the curb.
  13. waving monkey

    waving monkey Well-Known Member

    11,231 Messages
    9,929 Likes Received
    interesting comments Dallas
  14. blueblood70

    blueblood70 Well-Known Member

    1,453 Messages
    909 Likes Received
    it pays off more on the Cap finally getting straight and as they mature the Stars get paid and stay but we will have some bigger play in FA because of it..with Dez, Romo, witten, and Carr, MC, and some other soon Crawfords etc and replaced by younger guys the Cap will show more than the productivity right away.. what im finally seeing though is what seems to be a hungrier team, youthful exuberance and a team become closer and seem to be competitive in practice while having more fun..
    Irvin88_4life likes this.
  15. Hardline

    Hardline Well-Known Member

    7,184 Messages
    9,985 Likes Received
    I'll take talent over youth.
    Just because you have a young team doesn't mean you will be better.
    cowboyblue22, jwitten82, aria and 2 others like this.
  16. Aviano90

    Aviano90 Proud DC.com Reject Zone Supporter

    3,502 Messages
    5,257 Likes Received
    I like our chances to be mathematically alive for a playoff spot late in the season. Anything beyond that would be gravy.
  17. Gridiron Man

    Gridiron Man Formerly "Dallas Cowboys" Zone Supporter

    723 Messages
    792 Likes Received
    I'd say we are on the cusp. If last years draft class shows up big this year and this years draft class contributes heavily, we should be playoff contenders.

    If the above forementioned does happen, we are most likely one more solid draft away from Super Bowl contenders.
    TheSkaven likes this.
  18. Risen Star

    Risen Star Likes Collector Zone Supporter

    46,567 Messages
    65,967 Likes Received
    When they're young and talented.

    Right now there are giant holes on the roster. QB, WR, TE, DT, probably S.
    Dwight likes this.
  19. CopenhagenCowboy

    CopenhagenCowboy Well-Known Member

    1,493 Messages
    822 Likes Received
    It will pay off if they have enough talent. Not really a difficult concept to understand.

    BTB = hot garbage.
    Risen Star likes this.
  20. Jipper

    Jipper Well-Known Member

    1,252 Messages
    1,666 Likes Received
    Qb? Guess you aren't sold on dak?

Share This Page