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Ever notice that none of our players want to come back?

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by stinkface, Mar 17, 2022.

  1. stinkface

    stinkface Well-Known Member

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    Lots of former Cowboys players left and played out their second contract and are back on the market again. Ever notice that none of them seem to want to come back here? Just an observation. Texas has no state income tax, has warm weather and loves the Cowboys. But yet, they don't return. Actually don't even discuss coming back it appears. Any ideas why?
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  2. NorthTexan95

    NorthTexan95 Well-Known Member

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    This is a completely false observation. Generally, if we want the guy and pay them the going rate, they return.
  3. MoistMayonnaise

    MoistMayonnaise Devil's Advocate

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    Because we are not interested. The Cowboys don't do free agency.
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  4. Jake

    Jake Jerry's Yacht Captain Moderator

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    It's not accurate to say "none" come back to Dallas, but it's easy to understand why some leave and big free agents don't see Dallas as a landing spot.

    Most players don't remember Dallas competing for Super Bowls. They've seen the same two guys run a team that goes nowhere, for as far back as they remember.

    They don't care about SB trophies won before they were out of diapers, or even born in some cases.
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  5. ClappingCarrot

    ClappingCarrot Well-Known Member

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    I can think of numerous instances of players returning during almost every era of Jerry's ownership.
  6. jazzcat22

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    I think this applies to all teams most of the time.
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  7. CouchCoach

    CouchCoach Moderator

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    Stepnowski came back. Saw that Hitchens wants to come back.
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  8. CowboysFaninHouston

    CowboysFaninHouston CowboysFaninDC

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    because we are not about winning. those are words Jerry puts out, but actions are louder than words. Jerry plays favorites. his actions favor a few players. he focuses on marketintg and making cowboys more valuable. we don't do enough and do the things and run the team in such a way that translates to winning as the sole focus of the organization as it should be. Jerry promotes a culture of look at what we accomplished, through spinning things and patting themselves on the back and celebrate the participation trophy.

    and when players leave dallas, there is usually lots of animosity and throw them under the bus, which leaves a lot o resentment.

    culturally we are not right. players realize that once they go to other teams.
  9. jazzcat22

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    Hitchens knows Jerry will give him a huge contract, and he doesn't need to play all that great to deserve it. :laugh:
  10. TheDuke

    TheDuke How 'Bout Dem Cowboys

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    None? Seriously?

    Drama much?
  11. Motorola

    Motorola Well-Known Member

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    Is that out of the norm compared to all other NFL players and the other 31 teams they collectively been with on their first contract?
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  12. ccb04

    ccb04 Well-Known Member

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    Possibly the most recent: "According to Dallas Morning News beat writer Calvin Watkins, former Chiefs LB Anthony Hitchens “has a desire” to return to the Dallas Cowboys after spending his last four seasons in Kansas City."

    I also notice that some ex players that left, still have a bond to the Cowboys, and often live in the area: Dez, Ware, etc.
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  13. exciter

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    Lol, if you actually followed the team and payed attention to the staff writers over the years, it’s usually because the team management knew the players warts and didn’t want them back… reason they let them leave to begin with!
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  14. stinkface

    stinkface Well-Known Member

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    Examples please? Not saying it didn't happen, but I can't off of my head recall any.
  15. thunderpimp91

    thunderpimp91 Well-Known Member

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    Is it that often we see reunions for any team? Yes it happens but the timing and situations have to be right.

    the cowboys are actually one of the best at retaining players in the first place so they don’t get away.
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  16. Chuck 54

    Chuck 54 Well-Known Member

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    Veteran plays go where the money is 99% of the time…period.
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  17. Aerolithe_Lion

    Aerolithe_Lion Well-Known Member

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    I think the false narrative is assuming everyone should want to come back all the time. But the reality is every team loses players, whether it’s Dallas or Philadelphia or New England or even Tampa Bay… players know Tom is coming back and are still leaving.

    As for why Dallas isn’t bringing back its own, Jerry very clearing doesn’t agree with signing many players who weren’t Cowboys last year… even if they were prior to that.

    Can’t suit everybody
  18. Avery

    Avery The Dog that Saved Charleston

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    Is that why guys like Allen and Ware were and want to be enshrined as Cowboys?

    Have a Snickers.
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  19. john van brocklin

    john van brocklin Captain Comeback

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    Would you want to work in this culture and circus?
  20. Vanilla2

    Vanilla2 Well-Known Member

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    Wait. So the we like our guys narrative if false. I feel lied to

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