What I think happened at 10

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  1. CouchCoach

    CouchCoach Moderator

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    The definition of "future" is different for a 40 year old man as opposed to a 78 year old man. It's not just a man facing his mortality but a myriad of other things that can rob him of his essence.

    Booger and I share one trait, we do not want to wait for it to happen. We lack patience and I can't speak for him but I got damned tired of waiting for patience to show up. I confused patience with just being tired. I only care about this season. What happens is subsequent seasons only matters when that gets here.

    Booger is so obsessed with being relevant that any long term plan is a waste. He didn't want to start over with another QB and he was willing to do whatever was necessary to avoid doing that. I think if the Cowboys ever get to the point of a true rebuild, he will hang it up. Takes too long and the spotlight isn't bright enough on rebuilding teams.
     
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  2. CouchCoach

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    He is the master spinner of the NFL. Never lost a game, the clock just ran out early. Forget the score, I win.

    Ever heard any owner of any sports team use the words "moral victory", except one?
     
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  3. Sydla

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    They wanted either CB first. Then Parsons. That was pretty obvious. Just because Parsons was tops on their defensive board, doesn't mean all that much. Maybe he was just a hair above Surtain, for example and they thought the gap between Surtain and the 2nd round batch of CBs was greater than differences at LB.

    K.I.S.S.

    They wanted one of the CBs. When both were gone and they surveyed the landscape, they realized that they could make a disappointing situation better if they could get a pick or two more. They looked around and knew the Giants and Eagles weren't going to go with Parsons, so they traded down, got the extra pick given Philly wanting to get in front of the Giants and the rest is history.
     
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  4. CT Dal Fan

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    Right before the draft we started to hear about the Cowboys wanting "alpha dogs" on defense and then Parson's name started to quietly surface. But nobody noticed with all the buzz surrounding the "Surtain or Horn?" debate.

    I agree with those that say Parsons was probably Dallas' target all along; and they even got a bonus 3rd round pick in the process.
     
  5. Flamma

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    You have to wonder what Denver was thinking. Do they have a plan for a QB? How often are you going to have a chance at a decent QB with pick #9?
     
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  6. CT Dal Fan

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    I agree. They will be roasted for the Surtain pick if Justin Fields or Mac Jones turn into superstars and Drew Lock flames out of the league.
     
  7. Flamma

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    Roasted like the peppers I'm going to have with my cheese steak for the day two draft. Maybe they're hoping to lure Rodgers over there? They have a pretty good team minus the quarterback.
     
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  8. CT Dal Fan

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    Excellent draft day food choice my friend!
     
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  9. CouchCoach

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    Rodgers is their goal now
     
  10. Flamma

    Flamma Well-Known Member

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    Good. Get him out of the NFC. Let them all beat eachother up over there. They can only send one team to the SB.
     
  11. FuzzyLumpkins

    FuzzyLumpkins The Boognish

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    What interview and why?
     
  12. Irvin88_4life

    Irvin88_4life Well-Known Member

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    That doesn't tell you anything by trading down.

    They knew Eagles and Giants wanted offense especially receiver. Most likely heard from Chicago knowing they wanted to trade up for a QB....... that tells us they didn't want to trade back to far and miss Parsons.

    Like I said before, Jane Slater said Parsons before the draft even started.
     
  13. Typhus

    Typhus Catching Catfish

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    We got 10 more pics brother.
    Just getting started.
     
  14. Pentagruel

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    I think the two CB’s, Horn and Surtain were their primary targets because they were both significant talents and a significant need for the team. I do believe the cowboys were a bit deflated when they went off the board back to back just before their pick, especially considering Denver kind of needs a QB and there was a high rated one still available for them. I also believe they rated Parsons very highly, perhaps higher as a player then either of the CB’s, but both as a position of lesser need, and as a player with more potential flags.

    Considering that, I believe they are both disappointed they didn’t land one of their two coveted targets, but satisfied that they landed another player they rated highly, albeit with more risk, and managed to snag an extra 3rd round pick in the process.

    I personally think they did a good job with the hand they were dealt. I preferred one of the two CB’s but unfortunately that was not to be. I also think Parsons can be a spectacular player if everything comes up aces, but I believe there is more risk involved in him fulfilling his potential. The coaching staff will need to excel and put him in the best situation possible both to expand his capabilities as a player (pass coverage for example), and to ensure that mentally he stays focused on his career.

    Lastly, I don’t think the giants trade with the bears was realistic for the cowboys. The bears’ pick was not high enough to land Parsons, a player they clearly rated. It basically meant conceding this year to improve next year. I think they made the right choice. One pick at 10-12 is often more valuable then 2 picks around 20-25, unless there is no one on the board left that you really rate at a position of need.
     

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