Should the Cowboys risk further injury to Dak?

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by xwalker, Dec 21, 2019.

  1. xwalker

    xwalker Well-Known Member

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    Is it worth the risk?

    Yes, they can win the division but their chance of success in the playoffs seems extremely low.

    With Dak not 100% healthy, their chance of success in the playoffs seems to be near zero.
     
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  2. AmariChill

    AmariChill Well-Known Member

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    His arm is already amputated according my sources, what else could go wrong?
     
  3. Reality

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    Not be callous, but purely from a business standpoint, what do they have to lose?

    His contract is up after this season so they could simply not resign him (includes franchise tag) if he were seriously injured.

    There are only two regular season games left they would be on the hook for paying him.

    If anything, this is the exact situation any team would love to have with a soon-to-be high-priced free agent (franchise tag not withstanding) going in to the last two games of the season.
     
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  4. Rockport

    Rockport AmberBeer Zone Supporter

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    He’s got a missing finger and a partially lacerated shoulder. He’s primed for an outstanding game against Wince.
     
  5. xwalker

    xwalker Well-Known Member

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    How much of Dak's value is due to his market value and how much is due to the Cowboys history of drafting QBs since Aikman and since stumbling onto Romo then Dak?
     
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  6. Runwildboys

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    Quite simply, yes, they should risk it.
     
  7. cowboyec

    cowboyec Well-Known Member

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    I think he's good to go.
     
  8. GenoT

    GenoT Well-Known Member

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    They’re fighting for a playoff spot. If he can go, he plays.

    Geez.
     
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  9. Reality

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    That's an entirely different topic that has been discussed ad nauseam on CZ.

    I am speaking purely from the business standpoint. There are many scenarios that could happen.

    For example, Dak may want too much money or too many contract years after the season. It is also possible, depending on who they hire, that the next head coach may not want to bring back Dak.

    At this point, there's no real risk for the Cowboys.

    If anyone should be considering the risk factor it should be Dak. It would be hard to blame him if he didn't want to risk further injury given a more severe injury would heavily impact his off-season contract negotiations with the Cowboys or other teams.
     
  10. Polkton31

    Polkton31 Well-Known Member

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    I remember when Brees was coming back from a devastating shoulder injury. The Chargers decided to move on and let him test Free Agency. I bet in retrospect, they wish they would have resigned him. Not the Rivers is bad, but he definitely isn't Drew Brees.

    But, to answer the original question... You absolutely play him if he can go. If you lock up the playoffs, then rest him the next couple of weeks.
     
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  11. 408Cowboy

    408Cowboy Well-Known Member

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    Prosthetics have come a long way
     
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  12. Ultra Warrior

    Ultra Warrior 6 Million Light-years beyond believability.

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    We have control in what happens next in this game. If you sit Dak to not risk further injury, you'd have to show me where I'd have faith that Cooper Rush could win us this game in his spot, because if he can't, the Eagles are in control. We both win the final game of the year & they advance to the Playoffs & we get sent packing. It's worth the "Risk" to not let the Eagles take control of the Division. Dak should play.
     
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  13. bandfan

    bandfan Well-Known Member

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    Just curious, do player contracts expire at the end of regular season or does it extend for playoffs? A lot of people seem to think skipping bowl games is smart for jrs and srs. I wonder what would happen if a pro with an expiring contract did the same thing....
     
  14. blueblood70

    blueblood70 Well-Known Member

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    new league years start in march, I imagine thats when they technically expire..the teams and agents have to have time to start negotiations and adding tags etc
     
  15. Rockport

    Rockport AmberBeer Zone Supporter

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    You guys are getting too caught up in the weeds. If the medical staff clears Dak, he’s going to play regardless. He’s a warrior and the team leader. The only risk is not playing him.
     
  16. GORICO

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    xwalker -- i heard that he cannot further injure the part that is injured ..its only pain tolerance...unless you mean he could injure another part of his body?
     
  17. bandfan

    bandfan Well-Known Member

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    Looks kind of like a lot of higher salaried players mostly play for pride in the playoffs.

    Postseason amounts increase each year, and in 2019 (following the 2018 season), players received postseason pay of:

    • $27,000 for a wild card game ($29,000 if they were division winner entering this round), plus
    • $29,000 for the divisional round, plus
    • $54,000 for the conference championship, and
    • $118,000 for winning the Super Bowl or $59,000 for losing.
     
  18. Reality

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    I don't get why you targeted me in your reply. The question posed by the OP was regarding whether it was smart for the Cowboys to play him, to which I responded.

    I fully expect Dak to play and this to be a non-issue, unless he suffers another injury. That wasn't the question though.
     
  19. Rockport

    Rockport AmberBeer Zone Supporter

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    Didn’t target you, just the thread narrative.
     
  20. Corso

    Corso Offseason mode... sleepy time

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    I like the self-deprecating humor!
    Good to know a guy who can laugh at himself.

    You're still a drama queen.
     

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