Things are exactly where they need to be

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by Wood, Nov 27, 2020.

  1. Wood

    Wood Well-Known Member

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    After Dak went to IR I felt it was lost season that would result in top 10 draft picks. It looks like that plan is in place with Dallas at #4 spot in draft (only behind Cincy by half game - btw Dallas plays Cincy in 2 weeks). What I didn't anticipate before the season was Dallas hitting on so many new starters (7): Hill (DT), Gallimore (DT), Diggs (CB), Wilson (S), McGovern (OG), Biadasz (C) and Lamb (WR). You could make case only Lamb was a "probably" starter before training camp. You could probably include Gregory in this group but based on past history its too risky to lean on him as starter. I see him as more of a luxury pass rush specialist who may or maybe not be available for entire season. Now that Dallas has discovered 7 new starters you then add 6 draft picks in the first 4 rounds in April and this starts to look interesting. I don't see another NFC East team with this amount of draft capital and new emerging talent. Now all of this comes to a head with Dak contract situation but what it does is give Jones flexibility. They now have enough ammunition to pivot at QB with draft or pay Dak and fill in around him. The one area I am still unsure of is McCarthy. He might have over-sold himself to Jerry and I am not sure how long leash is for him. But I suspect they will give him atleast 1 regular off-season program installation before making any changes. Few things I would start to do are: 1) Split carries between Zeke/Pollard 2) Get Anae (DE) more snaps 3) Jaylon Smith contract needs to be re-done after season.
     
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  2. Runwildboys

    Runwildboys Well-Known Member

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    I believe there was a story recently that Dallas was planning to ask Jaylon to take a pay cut. I don't know if that was speculative or if the writer was told that by a Dallas staffer, but I certainly hope it's true.
     
  3. cowboyblue22

    cowboyblue22 Well-Known Member

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    i am not sure what it will take to get the cowboys back to competing again i think mostly i am not going to watch much more this year its so sad how far down the cowboys have fallen 1989 was bad but boy its really suck now
     
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  4. CowboyRoy

    CowboyRoy Well-Known Member

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    I agree with everything but Hill. I am simply not seeing what some of you see. He broke through the line like twice all year and the rest he got shoved around like a rag doll. Not sold on him at all as a starter. He has a long way to go even as a rotation player.
     
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  5. CowboyRoy

    CowboyRoy Well-Known Member

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    Taking a pay cut only softens the blow. The guy still sucks. Just think about it............this guy is the LEADER of your defense and defends the middle of that defense. I cant think of anyone softer to have doing both things.
     
  6. Captain43Crash

    Captain43Crash Well-Known Member

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    Excellent insight!
    Getting that top 3 pick will really help. We need lose to Cincinnati.
    Jerry needs to be bold this offseason.
    1. Release Zek
    2. Release Jaylon
    3. Release Crawford
    4. Fire Nolan
    5. Do not resign Lewis or Awuzie
    6. Go big in Free Agency: big talented DT
     
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  7. maryquality

    maryquality Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to fantasy island!!! :p
     
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  8. Oz-of-Cowboy-Country

    Oz-of-Cowboy-Country Well-Known Member

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    Zeke and Jaylon may have a little bit of trade value, so I wouldn't release them. And Awuzie could be a rotation guy, if need be.
     
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  9. Sydla

    Sydla Well-Known Member

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    Crawford is gone after this year. His contract is up.
     
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  10. Captain43Crash

    Captain43Crash Well-Known Member

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    Do you agree though?
     
  11. Avery

    Avery The Dog that Saved Charleston

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    It’s pretty crazy to me that it’s been 25 years since we fielded a team that could go all the way.
     
  12. Captain43Crash

    Captain43Crash Well-Known Member

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    What does he make? A million dollars per tackle.
     
  13. Wood

    Wood Well-Known Member

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    Of group I listed...Hill surprised me the most. What immediately jumped out to me early in year was he was bigger and stronger. Tree trunk for legs. He might have few screws loose but I like that with bouncy big DT. They create havoc and QB can't deal with pressure in their face. Sample size is small but he looked like different player than last year. That is good sign. I don't think he clicked with Marinelli.
     
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  14. maryquality

    maryquality Well-Known Member

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    I agree with 2, 3, 4 and 6.
     
  15. Pantone282C

    Pantone282C Zone Supporter

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    And with Jerry at the helm, what can possibly go wrong?
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  16. Thrill99

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    I'm predicting the Cowboys will win 2 more games : Bengals and then the Eagles or Giants. I'm thinking that will put us outside the top 5 in April.
     
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  17. Cmac

    Cmac Well-Known Member

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    whoa.....I thought SLee was the leader! Am I missing something here?
     
  18. Risen Star

    Risen Star Likes Collector Zone Supporter

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    Thank God we hit on Trysten Hill.
     
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  19. Praxit

    Praxit Well-Known Member

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    ....draft a ******** of OL products. The big 5 guys upfront make the difference. Rather have good offense then great defense.
     
  20. Praxit

    Praxit Well-Known Member

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    ..no kidding there, Risen. We made out like bandits, heck I was even introduced to the Gator Roll.
     
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