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When we're on offense you have to deal with Lance Dunbar. When we're on defense it's Benson Mayowa.
You never get a breather.
You never get a breather.
PHI showed how easy it is to get of bad contracts. Most FA deals are 2-3 years tops.
Even the Vernon deal with NY can be ended after 2yrs and 40m worst case.
Geez people it's not like we signed him long term. He's a good player albeit often injured. But it's tough for me to get upset at a one year deal for a player we know is effective when on the field. Alot of guys have turned thier careers around after injuries who's to say Dunbar can't be one of them?
I think we've reached the point of the off season where we are so frustrated about what has/hasn't happen that any minor deal is just another reason to be pissed.
How quickly people forget...........
Dunbar had 21 receptions for team-high 215 yards through first 3 games in 2015
Being in pattern by design and checking down are not mutually exclusive. As far as facts, he's missed more than a third of the games since college. He's not dependable. Yes he averaged 13.4 yards per carry last year in 5 whole attempts, but he averaged 3.4 yards in 99 carries the year before. He's overrated by Cowboy fans. Seattle and San Francisco didn't bite. We did.
The Dunbar criticism puzzles me. Health wise his track record is better than both Lee and Claiborne. And when utilized correctly, he may be the most explosive player on this team. Dez is the best talent but 5-6 years in they still have yet to figure out how to fully utilize him.
One thing everyone needs to remember .. One of the reasons teams sign players to one-year contracts is because they can act as insurance policies. It's very plausible for example that Dunbar is not on the roster once the season starts if the Cowboys draft one or more running backs who make the roster. Right now, they've secured a contingency option if the draft does not go well for them running back wise or the running back(s) they draft do not make the active roster. It's not like they gave him a 3-year/$9-million contract which would hurt the cap if they released him. I know people are upset we didn't break the bank on 2-3 players, but these kinds of free agent signings are important in their own ways if things don't pan out with the draft or players get hurt during pre-season.
so do they use him on kickoffs again ????????? lol
It was really dumb to use him on KO and is what got him hurt.
they were 60m under the cap and he was the top FA
and that is worst case scenario but it isn't crippling forever