Henry vs Zeke

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  1. CowboyRoy

    CowboyRoy Well-Known Member

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    And to think we could have used the 4th pick in the draft on a more important position and taken Henry in the 2nd round?

    Will Henry hold out for 16 million a year?
     
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  2. Ky31

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    Why wouldn’t he hold out for 16/yr...people get paid what someone else is willing to pay them!!
     
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  3. rocyaice

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    Yeah we could’ve drafted that headache Jaylon Ramsey...wonder how that would’ve went lol.
     
  4. darthseinfeld

    darthseinfeld Cowboys Fan since 1949. Zone Supporter

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    He is a UFA. Unless he is tagged, he won't hold out
     
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  5. darthseinfeld

    darthseinfeld Cowboys Fan since 1949. Zone Supporter

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    Looking back, I think Buckner would have been the best pick of the guys we would have drafted at #4
     
  6. acr731

    acr731 Well-Known Member

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    I would rather have a RB who doesn't have to take himself out every other play because he's out of shape and can't handle the workload. I would understand if he were 54 like me, but he isn't.
     
  7. MWH1967

    MWH1967 Boys#1 95

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    love Zeke as our guy but, a play here and a play there is a little disturbing at times. Last year was the pull up and no try on the INT. This year was the tap out at a critical spot.

    Maybe Big mike will hold him a little more accountable.....Or maybe, its not a big deal.
     
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  8. rocyaice

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    Now that one is interesting.

    I also think it’s important to remember that we were building around a 35 year old Romo with a bad back. They went for the running back.

    Id be interested to see where they’d go if they weren’t trying to draft around Romo but around a younger quarterback.
     
  9. JW82

    JW82 JJ21

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    Henry is a fantastic runner but its really about the blocking. The lanes that are being opened and allowing that freight train to get started are amazing much like the Dallas line in 2014 for Demarco Murray. Murray was a smaller version of Henry IMO. He also needed a few steps to get moving and then he was tough to catch or bring down. I’d take either but I think with an average line, which is what dallas was last year, Zeke can still be effective. Not sure Henry could do that.
     
  10. rocyaice

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    I don’t think that’s a Zeke thing. He was given that green light from the staff in order to preserve him for the playoffs. I have no problem with it because Pollard is a beast.
     
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  11. SoBlue128

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    Ain’t that the truth seems as If Zeke has two consecutive runs of 5 plus yards he needs a breather
     
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  12. rocyaice

    rocyaice Well-Known Member

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    Yeah I get the Henry love but there’s about 5 backs I’d take over him. He works for that system.
     
  13. Gaede

    Gaede Well-Known Member

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    Henry is having a once in a lifetime season, tbh.

    Zeke is capable of having the same impact.
     
  14. darthseinfeld

    darthseinfeld Cowboys Fan since 1949. Zone Supporter

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    I always favor DL if all things are equal. QB is usually the only exception to that. After Bosa, we were in a bad spot. If you follow the NBA, its like there drafts where you pick 4th in a 3 player draft. Thought 4 was a bit rich an Elliott or a Ramsey. I thought both were top 10 caliber, but not quite top 5.
     
  15. JW82

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    He’s a monster for sure but its the run game as a whole that is firing on all cylinders. Murray was a good not special back IMO and had 1845 yards in 14 because they were firing on all cylinders. Similar IMO.
     
  16. Einstein

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    It has taken Henry a few years to really get going, this place would have already ripped him to peices before he got to this point of productivity.
     
  17. Diehardblues

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    Which is exactly what I lobbied for in 2016.
     
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  18. Diehardblues

    Diehardblues Well-Known Member

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    Murray was there at least his Rookie season . Besides he would have flourished here in this offense much earlier.
     
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  19. darthseinfeld

    darthseinfeld Cowboys Fan since 1949. Zone Supporter

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    The Romo point is something alot of people forget. And its also another example of the FO's short sightedness. 4-12 without Romo exposed alot of weaknessess that team had. Instead of building those weakness, they looked to support they player that gave us maybe one or shots. "Super Bowl or Bust with Romo" is a huge waste of a top 5 pick
     
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  20. ultron

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    Zeke is the better overall running back HANDS DOWN. Of course Henry is the prom queen right now - but Zeke would've won 3 rushing titles in his first 3 years had he not got that ridiculous 6 game suspension his sophomore season. He finished 4th in the rushing title race this year in an offense that nearly threw for 5,000 yards (well over 1,000 more yards than the Titans threw for; that's a lot in a 16 game season).

    The most frustrating thing is the Cowboys were adamant to run Zeke to the left side of the line & if you go back and watch film, when he ran to the right (our real OLine run blocking strength) he feasted. I think they ran him to the left a lot because it sets the ball up on the left hash - giving right handed Dak Prescott more room to work the right side of the field - which I think he favors.

    It was just a frustrating season overall & I hope they can fix this run game because Zeke is the best running back in the league and I don't even think it's close.
     

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