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How Jayron Kearse became Dan Quinn’s ‘master key’

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by Doomsday101, Feb 2, 2022.

  1. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    Jayron Kearse silenced critics on Day 1. Kearse not only played the best football of his career this season but he immediately established himself as a leader and key part of this Dallas Cowboys defensive turnaround.

    Kearse played 1,013 snaps for the Cowboys last year, compiling 101 tackles and 6 QB hits. He played free safety, box safety, slot CB, boundary CB, special teams, and even up on the D-line itself. He was Dan Quinn’s master key that could be used darn near anywhere on the defense.

    Jayron Kearse wasn’t just an emotional leader for the Cowboys defense, but he was also a technical leader. The veteran understood the defense as good as anyone and raised the overall IQ of the defense when he was on the field.

    Safeties like Kazee, Donovan Wilson, and Hooker all missed time last season but Kearse stood strong. When Dallas lost nearly all linebacker depth it was Kearse who Dan Quinn leaned on. Kearse helped rush the passer, stop the run, cover out of the backfield….he even lined up wide.

    When players started to drop (and they always do) Kearse covered the holes. I honestly can’t remember a time Dallas had such a universal defensive player like Kearse. He raised the floor across the board.

    Dallas Cowboys: How Jayron Kearse became Dan Quinn's 'master key' (sportdfw.com)
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  2. 805BoysInBlue

    805BoysInBlue Well-Known Member

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    If he signs with Dallas then that will be my new jersey I'll be wearing for the 2022 season opener
  3. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    I wonder how hard Quinn will push to re-sign Kearse?
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  4. Havic

    Havic Well-Known Member

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    Kearse has to be a priority in the offseason, same with Anger and to a lesser extent Hooker.

    I like Gregory but depends on the price.
  5. Aven8

    Aven8 Well-Known Member

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    He and Anger are my priorities. Wilson is next.
  6. CWR

    CWR Well-Known Member

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    I still remember all the "championship" post after he was signed. Yall nailed another one.
  7. McKDaddy

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    @Doomsday101 - Good on you for posting a Kearse appreciation thread. He definitely deserves some praise. IMO he embodies a player who is better than people were recognizing but more importantly one of those players whose impact is greater than just his talent. Every team needs a few of those guys that raise others up and allow the coaches to move pieces around.
  8. john van brocklin

    john van brocklin Captain Comeback

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    Anybody have a guess on how much it would cost to resign him????
  9. glimmerman

    glimmerman Well-Known Member

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    Waiting to hear what these guys prices are. Kearse and Gregory and Gallup and LVE. Wilson and others we want to keep.
  10. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    Frankly was one of those people, when Dallas signed him did not think much of it and saw him as nothing more than depth and special teams. He more than proved me wrong, he thrived under Quinn system and I hope Cowboys can work out a deal to keep him.
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  11. Cboyfan4ever

    Cboyfan4ever Well-Known Member

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    A must re-sign.His skill set is perfect for what DQ does.
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  12. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    Just looking at projections of market value on some others at safety, Dallas is likely looking at around 10 mill per season to retain him.
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  13. dogunwo

    dogunwo Franchise Tagged

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    I would guess not. He fits what Dallas and Quinn want to do so well, not sure he commands that on the open market.
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  14. Kingofholland

    Kingofholland Well-Known Member

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    Kearse had an excellent season and went from JAG to important defensive piece. Would have never guessed he would be the surprise player of the year.
  15. Risen Star

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    He was outstanding. The best value the team has ever gotten in free agency.
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  16. Bowdown27

    Bowdown27 Well-Known Member

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    He should be on the top of the list to resign. He was a big contributor to this team.

    Second signing to be Connor Williams.

    I’m kidding. No one wants you Connor lol
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  17. john van brocklin

    john van brocklin Captain Comeback

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    That much ?
    Wow !
    Dont see it happening.
  18. aikemirv

    aikemirv Well-Known Member

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    We must have the league low invested in the safety position! Compared to the top safeties on the list he is worth the 10 million a year but I don't see us paying that with our limitations!

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  19. Doomsday101

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    Just looking at other safeties and not even top 3 and according to what I see it will likely be some where around 10 mill per season avg. Of course you can do a 3 year deal at 30 mill with a certain amount guaranteed and work the contract so that it is do'able
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  20. Hawkeye0202

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    :huh: It better be hard ........he's must sign IMO. Hell, I would argue even more the Gregory.
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