Do people really believe there is a better option than Dak this year?

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by VaqueroTD, Feb 13, 2020.

  1. VaqueroTD

    VaqueroTD Active Member

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    Every day I read a new thread about that QB who is going to somehow make us look like a genius for not signing Dak.

    -- Matthew Stafford? Didn't anyone learn with Aikman what happens to an immobile QB over 30 with a bad back?
    -- Teddy Bridgewater? How many games has he proven himself in his career since 2015? You realize he never threw more than 14 TDs a year before his injury?
    -- Philip Rivers? He almost threw more interceptions than TDs in his worst year ever. He was booed out of the stadium by his own fans his last game!
    -- Tom Brady? He turns 43 this year! I repeat, he turns 43! I didn't even trust myself jumping off my truck tailgate at 43. Nevermind a QB in the NFL!
    -- Insert whichever QB is the flavor of the moment.

    Here we have a 26 year old QB about to enter the prime of his career. Except for one sophomore slump, he has pulled in terrific numbers and wins every year. I won't post the repeat stat threads that show how Dak lines up well against all the recent great QBs in most significant stats and wins numbers. He's not a choker in the Playoffs. He just got done with a record year on a team that had given up on its head coach, and oh yeah, he tried to close it out with more than one significant injury. We'll never see him in a rape or wife beater headline, we'll never see the team give up on him or him isolate them with his primadonna act. He IS high grade quality individual, tough as nails, and this is about as safe a contract as you can gamble on.

    You want to rally against him because he won't sign for the same as the last QB free agent? Fine. But look at the competition above. His agent isn't stupid. Someone will pony up $40 million a year for Dak. He is the only one on the list who guarantees you 7 years of a franchise QB.

    If you want to have a serious QB debate, why not talk about some 2nd-4th round draft pick bargains that could become the next... gulp... Dak! Just in case we have to franchise him and it goes south. I look forward to someone telling me who that next hidden draft pick is who could play Tony Romo into retirement.
     
  2. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Moderator

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    Dak wasn't and isn't going anywhere.

    Always been the case.
     
  3. brymatt94

    brymatt94 Well-Known Member

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    I'm so glad you posted this. These posts talking about beyond pie in the sky scenarios are so irrational and that they're even being entertained is astounding.
     
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  4. Qcard

    Qcard Well-Known Member

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    Yes!!

    "People" do live in another dimension.
     
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  5. InTheZone

    InTheZone Well-Known Member

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    I see QBs getting let go by the pound this year, only one of them accomplished something. I am a firm believer that we'll be in Dak's boat for the next 10 years without anything to show for it, just like all those other loser franchises.

    We know what we have, he's not going to flip a switch and be a decisive passer. We can't win when he's on minimum wage, but somehow the team as a whole is going to get fixed while he's demanding to be close to the highest paid in the league? Yeah common sense tells me we can find similar performance elsewhere for cheaper, whether through FA or the draft and the offensive support we have will spoil the hell out of the new guy that's for sure.
     
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  6. America's Cowboy

    America's Cowboy Well-Known Member

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    It's the hardcore Romoholics who keep acting up...daily. They have been doing it for the past 4 years.
     
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  7. PAPPYDOG

    PAPPYDOG "It was a catchable pass" Zone Supporter

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    Your expectations must be very low for our Cowboys if you believe Dak is the one and there are no other and better options out there.
    Yes, we believe we can do better than Dak and that's not really saying much considering his low talent base!
     
  8. ChronicCowboy

    ChronicCowboy Well-Known Member

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    No, Dak is going to be here at least 3 more years. His contract will either guarantee 3 or 4 years. That one year may be the sticking point.
     
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  9. Qcard

    Qcard Well-Known Member

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    Yep!
    Once again the stage is set for Jerry to show the league and the Sports teams in general that the Dallas Cowboys are the Premiere Sports Franchise in all Sports.

    Tony in 2015 was amongst the highest paid player in sports. In top 100 worldwide to include endorsements. Jerry view is one of expectations for premiere franchises. He'll pay Dak and brag about how this is not his first rodeo in record breaking contracts..

    There is always discontent, Jerry Jones lost half a generation when he fired Landry.

    Dak Hater's are chump change in big picture!!
     
  10. Tangle_Foot

    Tangle_Foot Well-Known Member

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    I honestly think most fans just want the ideal situation for the Cowboys, and that's Dak Prescott at a bargain price so that the team can remain cap flexible, that's my preference. There's no sure thing in the draft and moving up leaves holes unfilled.

    The Dak Daily News does get a bit tiresome but it's not just restricted to Zone threads, it's all the Talking Heads want to talk about. I take it all with a grain of salt. Just because someone's opinion can now reach around the world, it carries no more weight than when it only reached down to the end of the bar.

    Cheers :confused:
     
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  11. Diehardblues

    Diehardblues Well-Known Member

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    Dak isn’t going anywhere.

    That said there are arguably other options.
     
  12. garyo1954

    garyo1954 Well-Known Member

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    A few of those teams are setting themselves up for next year's draft IMO, making way for the next Andrew Luck.

    I'd say Andy Dalton is the closest record comparison to Dak. In his first 4 years Dalton went 43-23-1 compared to Dak's 40-24. His fifth year Dalton won 10 running his record to 53-26-1.

    The big difference is Dalton went to the play-offs in first four years.
     
  13. Diehardblues

    Diehardblues Well-Known Member

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    Yep

    But that’s why we’re here isn’t it. To reach out to the world.

    I’m not interested in every subject or post on this site. I’m not sure why some fans participate in subjects or threads all they have to add is how ridiculous subject matter it is. Lol
     
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  14. blumayne38

    blumayne38 Well-Known Member

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    So then why doesn’t he have a contract yet?
     
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  15. Qcard

    Qcard Well-Known Member

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    This "Cap Flexible or Cap hell" fake news all these Dak Haters are peddling...

    We built a very good and young team around Romo's record deal...

    These fans want to blame Dak or ask Dak for a discount so as to hedge against poor Free agency and draft picks by GMs and scouts.
     
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  16. blumayne38

    blumayne38 Well-Known Member

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    Dak could get money elsewhere it isn’t personal..
     
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  17. Grenic

    Grenic New Member

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    Good numbers last year, still 8-8 and not one 4 quarter comeback. Yes there are much better QBs out there. You give Dak 37 mill, with what they are paying other also this team won't sniff the SB in the next 5 years.
     
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  18. RS12

    RS12 Well-Known Member

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    He isnt worth close to 20% of the cap, I dont care what stats you want to throw at it. He does not elevate those around him, those around him elevate him.
     
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  19. garyo1954

    garyo1954 Well-Known Member

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    My addition is wrong. Dalton is 40-23-1 in his first four and 50-23-1 after his fifth. My bad.
     
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  20. jazzcat22

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    A friend of mine fits this group, a Romoholic. When he was playing he was frustrated with his picks. Now since he is gone he acts as if Romo was Brady.

    Does not want to say one good thing about Dak. He doesn’t hate him, just don’t think he should be The QB mostly as he still think Romo should be here.
    He says Dak is not the answer but can’t tell me his reasons. I guess it is the old “eye” test crap. :laugh:
     
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