Twitter: I don't buy Zeke's knee injury excuse

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Zeke is Jerrys boy so he gets to play. Gregory is Jerrys boy so he gets to play. Collins is Jerrys boy so he gets to play. Just like Jaylon was and Crawford was. The list goes on and on. Play time when available is not affected by selfishness, ineffectiveness, past suspensions, past injuries, etc. Play time is determined by super Jerry. Heck play style is determined by super Jerry. This whole freaking clown show is run by an old drunk buffoon.
 

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Cole Beasley told y'all as he left town that the FO dictates who gets the ball, and most of you didn't want to hear it at the time.

Kind of obvious what's going on here. Even a boob like McCarthy probably sees Pollard as the better back.

Amari kinda bringing it up too.
 

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I'm sure most of you don't either but some of you might.

Consider this. He apparently injured the knee week 4 against the Panthers.



Now if Zeke's knee injury was so limiting why would he rush for 110 yards and 5.2 yards per carry the very next week? How is that possible 7 days after a ligament tear yet it's so debilitating the rest of the season?

I'm sure he had a knee issue but I think it's been used to cover for a rapidly declining once superstar. A player the Cowboys are not only heavily invested in and loyal to because of the contract but the fact that he's the QB's best friend.

This is a real problem and it's not going away in 2022. No matter how many awesome offseason workout videos he posts.


Mods, is there a "Dislike" button? I would like to give Risen several for his commentary in this post.

If no "Dislike" button can be selected, can we have one that takes "Likes" away from members (read: specifically from the "Likes Collector")?

Thanks. I'll hang up and listen.
 

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Cole Beasley told y'all as he left town that the FO dictates who gets the ball, and most of you didn't want to hear it at the time.

Kind of obvious what's going on here. Even a boob like McCarthy probably sees Pollard as the better back.
I posted the exact quote from Beasley above.

He told us how this organization operates.
 

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This thread is a good example of where we're at in society. It doesn't matter what is right in front of you, people are going to believe what they want to be true. Everyone from players to coaches to executives were raving about the type of shape Zeke was in coming into camp, his ypg were on his pace with his sophomore season and then right around the time he was supposed to have been injured, his numbers seemingly fall of a cliff. Think about that for a minute, best shape in his career, numbers in line with his sophomore season, numbers tank out of nowhere...and people actually believe he wasn't injured.
Dont forget, he wore a knee brace to keep up with the lie…
 

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This thread is a good example of where we're at in society. It doesn't matter what is right in front of you, people are going to believe what they want to be true. Everyone from players to coaches to executives were raving about the type of shape Zeke was in coming into camp, his ypg were on his pace with his sophomore season and then right around the time he was supposed to have been injured, his numbers seemingly fall of a cliff. Think about that for a minute, best shape in his career, numbers in line with his sophomore season, numbers tank out of nowhere...and people actually believe he wasn't injured.

First, nobody said he wasn't injured. Try to read more carefully. I said the exact opposite actually.

I didn't question whether he was injured. I questioned whether the injury was really the reason for the decline. This confused you apparently.

And his numbers didn't dive right when he was injured. He decided to have his 2nd most productive game of his entire season the week after the injury before the decline.
 

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One of Jerry's best decisions - paying Elliott what he did.

There were a lot of smart people here that said it was a bad idea. There were also a lot of people here who thought Elliott was this transcedent player that we had to sign. Those people look completely foolish at this time.
The structure was the killer on that deal.

Nothing quite like an inexperienced pass happy OC coupled with a 15m RB and a limited skillet QB as a meal combo!

Jerry Jones is your chef. We vomit annually.
 

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I'm sure most of you don't either but some of you might.

Consider this. He apparently injured the knee week 4 against the Panthers.



Now if Zeke's knee injury was so limiting why would he rush for 110 yards and 5.2 yards per carry the very next week? How is that possible 7 days after a ligament tear yet it's so debilitating the rest of the season?

I'm sure he had a knee issue but I think it's been used to cover for a rapidly declining once superstar. A player the Cowboys are not only heavily invested in and loyal to because of the contract but the fact that he's the QB's best friend.

This is a real problem and it's not going away in 2022. No matter how many awesome offseason workout videos he posts.


front office needs an excuse for why he’s returning next season and still getting all the carries. Risen solved the mystery.
 

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This thread is a good example of where we're at in society. It doesn't matter what is right in front of you, people are going to believe what they want to be true. Everyone from players to coaches to executives were raving about the type of shape Zeke was in coming into camp, his ypg were on his pace with his sophomore season and then right around the time he was supposed to have been injured, his numbers seemingly fall of a cliff. Think about that for a minute, best shape in his career, numbers in line with his sophomore season, numbers tank out of nowhere...and people actually believe he wasn't injured.
So he was so hurt that he was unable to perform yet he continued to play even though it was hurting the team. If this is your stance then who is to blame? IMHO Zeke is to blame and the coaches are to blame and the Owner is to blame. Bottom line is our fat little RB is looking for his latest and greatest get out of jail free card. IMHO he is as guilty as anyone.
 

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First, nobody said he wasn't injured. Try to read more carefully. I said the exact opposite actually.

I didn't question whether he was injured. I questioned whether the injury was really the reason for the decline. This confused you apparently.

And his numbers didn't dive right when he was injured. He decided to have his 2nd most productive game of his entire season the week after the injury before the decline.
Again, by all accounts he was in the best shape of his career coming into camp. His numbers the first month of the season were right on pace with what he was doing in his second season. All signs were pointing to him being a top 3-4 rusher and having a great bounce back season. Maybe you're confused, a 26 year old doesn't just fall of a cliff 5 weeks into the season.
 

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I posted the exact quote from Beasley above.

He told us how this organization operates.
It's funny, I remember a lot of posters telling Beasley to have fun going to Buffalo because he was going to a losing team at the time, well he got the last laugh. Since Beasley has been with the Bills in 2019, this weekend will be his 6th playoff game with them, they're 3-2 in playoff games. Dallas has been there once since then and lost once.
 

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It's funny, I remember a lot of posters telling Beasley to have fun going to Buffalo because he was going to a losing team at the time, well he got the last laugh. Since Beasley has been with the Bills in 2019, this weekend will be his 6th playoff game with them, they're 3-2 in playoff games. Dallas has been there once since then and lost once.
And he's playing with a real top 5 QB.
 

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So he was so hurt that he was unable to perform yet he continued to play even though it was hurting the team. If this is your stance then who is to blame? IMHO Zeke is to blame and the coaches are to blame and the Owner is to blame. Bottom line is our fat little RB is looking for his latest and greatest get out of jail free card. IMHO he is as guilty as anyone.

Dallas Cowboys QB Dak Prescott wants to play vs. Minnesota Vikings, but not 'fully my decision'

There's your answer. The players don't decide who gets to play. (or doesn't get to play in this case). That's on coaches/FO
 
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