Targetting a DT in free agency

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  1. charron

    charron Well-Known Member

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    What we need in a DT is a guy who can shed blocks and tackle. Our leading tackler is christian covington with 11 and that's ok but not great. Part of that may be scheme but let's atleast try to upgrade the position. I doubt Stephen goes for one of the top guys but if we could be a force in the middle it sure would help this defense not suck.


    name pos age team #tackles
    Tyeler Davison DT 27 ATL 27
    Michael Brockers DT 29 LAR TBD 25
    Shelby Harris DT 29 DEN TBD 23
    D.J. Reader DT 26 HOU TBD 22
    Michael Pierce DT 27 BAL TBD 18
    Danny Shelton DT 27 NE TBD 17
    David Onyemata DT 27 NO TBD 17
    Al Woods DT 33 SEA TBD 16
    Javon Hargrave DT 27 PIT TBD 14
    Andrew Billings DT 24 CIN TBD 13

    https://www.spotrac.com/nfl/free-agents/all/defensive-tackle/
     
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  2. John813

    John813 Well-Known Member

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    Pierce IIRC has been a good NT in the 3-4 when he isn't overweight.

    I expect them to go for another "who?" in free agency and maybe another late day 3 pick to get Rod to fist pump.
     
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  3. Rayman70

    Rayman70 Well-Known Member

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    we aint gonna fix what ails this team by adding players. WE HAVE THE TALENT. Its scheme and coaching,prep. A FAILED CULTURE.
     
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  4. KingRah

    KingRah Well-Known Member

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    WE need Richards fire, but we need a better scheme.
     
  5. darthseinfeld

    darthseinfeld Cowboys Fan since 1949. Zone Supporter

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    How has Billings career gone? I know he had some fans
     
  6. John813

    John813 Well-Known Member

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    From what I've seen and read is that Billings has done an good job next to Aktins but their linebackers aren't filling in the remaining run gaps.

    Supposedly made a big jump in play from 2017 to 2018.
     
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  7. Kobzter

    Kobzter New Member

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    Who are you thinking
     
  8. cristglo

    cristglo Well-Known Member

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    For some reason Rod likes what he calls the quicker DL We just dont look for the big nasty line crowder type. Cant believe we took Hill in the 2nd when I felt like we could of had him in the 3rd and went with an upgrade at Safety.
    Its time for a New philosophy in coaching.
     
  9. darthseinfeld

    darthseinfeld Cowboys Fan since 1949. Zone Supporter

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    Thats my hope. I still think Hill could turn into a decent player, but he is a 3 Tech. We need a scheme that utilizes a true 1T
     
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  10. darthseinfeld

    darthseinfeld Cowboys Fan since 1949. Zone Supporter

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    Looked up of his stats. They look pretty solid. If we have a change in philosophy he is a guy I wouldnt mind taking a look at
     
  11. charron

    charron Well-Known Member

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    Justin Hamilton...dont know cause stephen won't sign or trade for a high profile guy. Hope justin will impact the run game, we shall see.
     
  12. Mr_437

    Mr_437 Well-Known Member

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    Pierce
     
  13. cristglo

    cristglo Well-Known Member

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    I totally agree We need a True 1T that is Nasty
     
  14. CapnB

    CapnB Well-Known Member

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    Woods is the closest thing we've had to a nasty 1 tech. the front office is not going to spend big money on a two-down player. If hes big and nasty and has position flex.. then sure. but thats the only way. But yalls best bet is, yall need to hope for a different scheme
     
  15. Future

    Future Intramural Legend

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    There are maybe 5 teams in the league who do this. No we don't.

    Nickel is base, and when you have a plug, you hurt your passrush.
     
  16. John813

    John813 Well-Known Member

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    Jordan Phillips has 7 sacks for the Bills (4-3)
    Always flashed this type of potential in Miami but either couldn't put it together or got into the doghouse.

    27 going on 28.

    He's a bigger DT, but moves like a 295-300lb guy. IMO got to keep him motivated.
     
  17. Pessimist_cowboy

    Pessimist_cowboy Well-Known Member

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    Shelton would look great @ 1DT for us. We had a “no draft “ red flag on Billings Comin out, so doubt we’re interested.
     
  18. Manwiththeplan

    Manwiththeplan Well-Known Member

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    I *think* it was medical, and he's played in all but 1 game since missing all 16 as a rookie
     

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