Tank/Cowboys past negotiations?

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by Verdict, Feb 7, 2019.

  1. Verdict

    Verdict Well-Known Member

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    Do any of you remember reports of any numbers being batted around between the Cowboys and Tank last year? I'm assuming that the Cowboys were offering less than the $17 M tag or Tank would have resigned last year. But I was curious if anyone knew for sure.
     
  2. OmerV

    OmerV Well-Known Member

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    Tank might have resigned last year for less than $17 million as long as it wasn't just a one year deal. Who knows, he may have taken $15-16 million/year had it been for a 4-5 year deal, but it will take much more than that now.
     
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  3. CowboysWillRise

    CowboysWillRise Well-Known Member

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    I don't think we ever seriously negotiated last year. We seemed determined to make him prove it again.
     
  4. CPanther95

    CPanther95 Zone Supporter

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    Knowing will only give something else to fret about.

    It no doubt would have been significantly cheaper, but consider the greater expense an insurance premium for kicking the can down the road a year. I thought it was the wise move last year, so I can't second guess it now.
     
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  5. CF74

    CF74 Vet Min Plus

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    No idea, found this for comparison...



     
  6. gjkoeppen

    gjkoeppen Well-Known Member

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    You're right nobody knows for sure because the Cowboys don't negotiate through the media just like nobody here knows what, how or when the Cowboys negotiate this time.
     
  7. Alexander

    Alexander What's it going to be then, eh?

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    I don't believe we did either.

    As far as the "prove it" philosophy, we really had no choice. We were not in cap shape to sign him long term without doing something stupid.
     
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  8. Parcells4Life

    Parcells4Life Well-Known Member

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    He will get more than 17 per year but I doubt the cap hit is that high
     
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  9. StarBoyz83

    StarBoyz83 Well-Known Member

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    16-17 mil a year is plenty but at the same time they need to keep a legit defense because this offense is meh.
     
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  10. Hawkeye0202

    Hawkeye0202 Well-Known Member

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    Doesn't matter.....as stated by another poster, I'm pretty sure Stephen had zero intention of giving him a long-term deal last year. In fact, DLaw pretty much implied he was promised a new deal if he followed certain criteria Stephen outlined ( I'm assuming, Pro Bowl, double-digit sacks, leadership and staying healthy). Remember his last statement to FO....."your move"

    Hell, even Stephen says they are not that far apart. To hear that from him tells this deal is pretty much done already.
     
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  11. conner01

    conner01 Well-Known Member

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    It won’t be early
    At some point it will be but first year will be cheaper than last year
     
  12. conner01

    conner01 Well-Known Member

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    He’s not signing for less money
     
  13. Hennessy_King

    Hennessy_King Well-Known Member

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    He's not a 20mil DE tho. He vanishes in too many games. I mean granted there is no other pass rushing talent on the d line so he's not getting much help. but 20 mil guys should always have their presence felt even if they are double or triple teamed.
     
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  14. Willfreedom909

    Willfreedom909 Well-Known Member

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    15-16 is what I’d pay.
     
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  15. Hennessy_King

    Hennessy_King Well-Known Member

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    I would pay him 18 max. With the contracts donald and mack got every DE's price went up. Some team out there will give him 20 mil. We are kind of in a jam because if we don't pay him who are we going to have out there. Taco and Gregory. With Crawford coming in to never breathe on the qb. If we get him to resign for anything less than 20 ill be ok with it.
     
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  16. ClappingCarrot

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    D Law's value also comes in playing the run. You just don't see DE's with his speed on the edge and I'd venture to say he's one of the best run stopping DE's in the league.
     
  17. Hennessy_King

    Hennessy_King Well-Known Member

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    I don't care how well you play the run as a DE. If you get sacks in 4 out of 16 games that's not good enough.
     
  18. jazzcat22

    jazzcat22 Well-Known Member

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    Don't forget Armstrong. They did use a draft pick on him, when they could have used it on a DT or a S.
    Maybe that was their smart pick to plan for this. :muttley:
     
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  19. ClappingCarrot

    ClappingCarrot Well-Known Member

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    He had sacks in 9 games this season and played with an injury.
     
  20. mattjames2010

    mattjames2010 Well-Known Member

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    Cap and contracts change year to year. Jones, Vernon, and Houston are all getting 17+ - Lawrence getting an extra 3 mil with this market wouldn't be too much of a shocker. The "not showing up" stuff, I would like to see more context to this - he can't constantly beat double teams. JJ Watt and Mack both played next to some really dang good players, Lawrence doesn't have that luxury.

    ....which is why looking at a DT like Rankins would be a huge benefit.
     
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