CFZ Do We Really Want OBJ?

TexasBacon

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I'm sure someone has already brought this up but the later we get in the season the more I wonder if bringing in OBJ is going to hinder this offense more than it will help. Ideally, we'd want him in uniform this week or next week as the next 3 games are against AFC teams with weak records and would be perfect for OBJ to get his feet wet, as I'm concerned that his dynamic will take some getting used to from his perspective and from Dak/Kellen's. Of course it will be great to have another weapon on the field the defenses have to account for (at the very least to free up someone else), but I'm worried that his insertion into the offense will cause Dak and Kellen to start forcing him the ball, he won't like the limited touches he will get per game, and we will get away from the play calling and offensive production that has us averaging close to 30 points per game since Dak's return. I wonder if utilizing the 3-headed TE monster, Pollard lined up at WR, etc., will, in the long run, provide better results that are harder for opposing defenses to scheme for than adding OBJ and running more predictable 11-personnel plays?

Obviously the perfect scenario is OBJ coming in, being a perfect teammate, Kellen getting even more creative with his playcalling and creatively utilizing all of his weapons in an unpredictable fashion, Dak and OBJ having immediate chemistry, Dak continuing to make great reads and throws and not forcing anything to OBJ just because he's there (and potentially demoralizing Ceedee in the process), but with OBJ likely not suiting up until the last 3-4 games at best, I'm worried that working out the kinks too late in the season with the NFC East on the line could cost us.

TL;DR - Adding OBJ could disrupt the currently very productive offense more than it will help them, and why mess with a good thing? That could result in losses, which is bad. Winning is good.
 

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I'm sure someone has already brought this up but the later we get in the season the more I wonder if bringing in OBJ is going to hinder this offense more than it will help. Ideally, we'd want him in uniform this week or next week as the next 3 games are against AFC teams with weak records and would be perfect for OBJ to get his feet wet, as I'm concerned that his dynamic will take some getting used to from his perspective and from Dak/Kellen's. Of course it will be great to have another weapon on the field the defenses have to account for (at the very least to free up someone else), but I'm worried that his insertion into the offense will cause Dak and Kellen to start forcing him the ball, he won't like the limited touches he will get per game, and we will get away from the play calling and offensive production that has us averaging close to 30 points per game since Dak's return. I wonder if utilizing the 3-headed TE monster, Pollard lined up at WR, etc., will, in the long run, provide better results that are harder for opposing defenses to scheme for than adding OBJ and running more predictable 11-personnel plays?

Obviously the perfect scenario is OBJ coming in, being a perfect teammate, Kellen getting even more creative with his playcalling and creatively utilizing all of his weapons in an unpredictable fashion, Dak and OBJ having immediate chemistry, Dak continuing to make great reads and throws and not forcing anything to OBJ just because he's there (and potentially demoralizing Ceedee in the process), but with OBJ likely not suiting up until the last 3-4 games at best, I'm worried that working out the kinks too late in the game with the NFC East on the line could cost us.

TL;DR - Adding OBJ could disrupt the currently very productive offense more than it will help them, and why mess with a good thing? That could be result in losses, which is bad. Winning is good.
Yes
 

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I have to be honest I wanted OBJ a lot about a month ago. The longer we wait the less interested I become. I wanted the OBJ that would be willing to sign weeks ago and already be at practice and meetings developing relationships with his coaches and teammates, while also collaborating with the medical staff here.

I wont say it's too late, and I wont sit here and say that I wont be excited if they do sign the guy, but my enthusiasm has gone down considerably. Especially with visiting two other teams this week prior to Dallas. Either he wants to be a Cowboys or he doesn't, I'm over the drama.
 

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I don't see paying him a lot for only a few games

I'm not really worried about salary or cap implications. The team has plenty of cap space and if OBJ is still productive I don't think they will overpay on a multi-year deal. I'm talking about purely from an offensive chemistry and play-calling standpoint this late in the season and in a playoff run.
 

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I'm not really worried about salary or cap implications. The team has plenty of cap space and if OBJ is still productive I don't think they will overpay on a multi-year deal. I'm talking about purely from an offensive chemistry and play-calling standpoint this late in the season and in a playoff run.


Can't be that hard to learn this playbook
 

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I don't.

The guy is getting older, coming off another major injury, and wasn't exactly Jerry Rice or anything before his injury. Ceedee has been playing great recently (though could definitely improve still), Gallup seems to hitting his stride, OBJ would be a #3 at best and I'm not sure how that would mesh with his ego.
 

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if its an upgrade over the current 4th WR (Tolbert or maybe Washington soon), then I guess so.

But its not as big a deal as the media wants it to be. 4th WR isn't going to have a huge impact.

No idea why Dak doesn't go to Brown. Rush had success targeting him, but since Dak returned, Brown is kinda quiet.
 

Majic

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There is a very narrow market for him. Cowboys need to realise this in negotiations.
 
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