If you had to make tough call and only keep 3 of 4, who walk, Coop, Dak, Zeke, DLaw?

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  1. DallasEast

    DallasEast Cowboys 24/7/365 Staff Member

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    There is an old football proverb that goes, "Even Saban stayed true to Hurts until he pulled him for Tua in the second half of the championship game."

    Seriously though, my opinions are often based on how coaches and/or front offices address positional importance, with the latter included in the decision making at the professional level. They generally stick with their quarterback until either: a) his performance dips below their expectations; b) his performance tanks to the point they, fans and media all agree he should be replaced; or c) another quarterback already on the roster exploits a rare opportunity to wow their socks off.

    I know Prescott critics' opinion of his established performance to-date is poor. In my opinion he has performed well-enough that only Option C might potentially unseat him within the next five years. Lastly, I believe the continued evaluational impression Jerry Jones and Jason Garrett (and especially Jones) have in Prescott is much higher than my own own.

    I think they (especially Jones), just like Saban, will stick with Prescott no matter what UNLESS a 'Tua' falls in their laps. I say that in deference to OP and Broaddus' original question. There is outsider opinion and insider opinion. And insider opinion does not foresee Prescott as The Weakest Link.
     
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  2. VACowboy

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    A RB may be easiest to replace but I think it would be difficult to replace what Zeke provides the Dallas O. We've saw how that goes already.
     
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  3. bleachedwheat

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    I would let Dak walk and I wouldn't even think twice about it. He just isn't a good enough QB for me to stress over it, nor should anyone else for the matter.
     
  4. Batman1980

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    These forums are going to be over-run when Dak signs his 5 year, $150 million contract
     
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  5. Hawkeye0202

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    LOL......said before, Dak has no idea the kind hate he's going face from some fans after his new deal. What we've seen so far is just the tip of the iceberg.
     
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  6. DFWJC

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    :dance::oldcouple::dance:
     
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  7. DallasEast

    DallasEast Cowboys 24/7/365 Staff Member

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    Not sure what the exact terms of Prescott's contract will be but the anticipated reaction may easily eclipse that which Romo's extension created years ago. There is a severe need for public education concerning the economics underwriting professional athletes' contractual compensation. Has been for a long time.
     
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  8. Batman1980

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    People take it so personally you'd think the cash was coming out of their own checking accounts.
     
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  9. percyhoward

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    It's Zeke. Ironic, because he's probably our best "skill position" player.
     
  10. DFWJC

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    It at least somewhat depends on the forward contracts
    How good is each player at his position?
    I’d rank them
    Zeke
    DLaw
    Cooper
    Prescott

    How valuable is the position in general
    QB
    DE
    WR/RB
    RB/WR

    Each guy at a price way more than their worth would be expendable
     
  11. DallasEast

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    I am still not certain why Broaddus introduced a wide receiver into his consideration. Is Elliott supposedly down the food chain to Cooper in a run-oriented offense?
     
  12. percyhoward

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    The team with the run-oriented offense was 3-4 without Cooper and 8-3 with him.
     
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  13. GimmeTheBall!

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    Dak!!!!
     
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  14. DallasEast

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    True. In 2018. The team with the run-oriented offense in 2016 was 13-3 with a lesser wide receiver talent in Dez Bryant along with Elliott.

    I do not know. Perhaps there may be more to either season's situational outcome than just a change in wide receiver.
     
  15. CowboysFaninHouston

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    between the 4, Zeke is the only one with HOF potential and has played like one. do you get rid of a HOFer?
     
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  16. CowboysFaninHouston

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    the reason you let a player walk is cost. so what would a comparable player to the one we let go Cost? the only one in FA that's in Zeke league is Bell and he cost about the same.
     
  17. CowboysFaninHouston

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    you know why? not because he got that money. the argument all along even from Dak fanatics has been get him some weapons, fix the OL, get a TE, etc. to get all of those will cost some money. thus if Dak gets a 150 million contract, then say bye to zeke and cooper. then we are back to square one. lets go out and get him some weapons, without the weapons he is a very average QB even according to Dak Lovers.
     
  18. Cowboy Brian

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    DLaw
     
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  19. ThemDangMartians

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    WWBD?...What would Bill do?...probably get rid of the player with the largest $$$ contact this season...so I would assume D law...he'd probably get a 1rst round and a 3rd for him anyway.
     
  20. Cowboy Brian

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    Agreed with your conclusion, but your lack of mentioning Cooper is noteworthy.

    We saw the team before and after we got him... I do think losing DLaw is an easier pill to swallow thank Dak, Zeke, or Cooper. Plus cap wise, he'll be the second most expensive after Dak, so financially it makes keeping the next wave of Jaylon, Jones, etc; more possible.
     
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