Witten has screwed the Cowboys twice now

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by CyberB0b, Mar 1, 2019.

  1. CyberB0b

    CyberB0b Village Idiot

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    Last year, he retired unexpectedly, leaving the Cowboys to go into the offseason with subpar TE talent. This year, he throws a monkey wrench in the plans again, at the last minute, and puts the franchise in an odd position.

    He's going to leech snaps from any TE they may draft, and hinder the development of the guys already on the roster. He's definitely taken them out of the free agency mix for TEs.
     
  2. AmericanCowboy

    AmericanCowboy Well-Known Member

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    Agreed 1000000%.
     
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  3. jazzcat22

    jazzcat22 Well-Known Member

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    Boo Hiss
     
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  4. Streetwise

    Streetwise Well-Known Member

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    So it would have been OK for him to take snaps from developing TE's last year, but this season it's a bad thing?
     
  5. charron

    charron Well-Known Member

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    the boys are not screwed. This is what they have been doing for several years now. Sign a FA cheap/ short term and draft a guy if needed, only they already drafted a mid round guy in schultz.
     
  6. Swanny

    Swanny Well-Known Member

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    Give me Witten. I love watching the slowest human on Earth get open on every play.
     
  7. camelboy

    camelboy mgcowboy

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    After sleeping on it, I too don't like it. We moved on already. Why get back?

    Call me crazy, but I prefer the TEs we have now plus whoever we draft

    Prepare yourselves for more flags on holding and false starts

    :cool:
     
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  8. Crown Royal

    Crown Royal Insulin Beware

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    Meh, if that's the case the team screwed themselves. They didn't have to say yes.

    And his contract is really a show me contract - nothing in it says they HAVE to play him. Heck even if he is no good they could cut him (though I doubt it - I'd sooner just use him as a reserve/backup).
     
  9. HomeBiscuit

    HomeBiscuit Well-Known Member

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    Didn't realize February was "at the last minute" but OK
     
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  10. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    I don't give a damn about the so called hindering a players development. I care about winning games, if guys are out there making plays they will see more playing time and if they are not getting it done as was the case most of last year then we need to get someone in who can make the plays. Dallas used 4 TE last and combined they could not produce to the level Witten did in 2017.
     
  11. aria

    aria Well-Known Member

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    Ridiculous. This team potentially has a small window to win it all with our current group of players and Witten just solidified one less position we need to worry about this off season. With all the contracts coming up, the few areas we need to address on defense and starting off with a 2nd round pick, who exactly do you think we should have got in FA or the draft?
     
  12. glimmerman

    glimmerman Well-Known Member

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    The FO is putting a bandaid on the position so they can sign D-Law and maybe ET and extend others. Go after additional help in the DL and OL.

    It’s not a terrible idea as we know what we are getting. As Dak is starting to use the middle of the field he at least has a outlet instead of holding the ball and taking sacks. If Dak will use it.

    That is the only positive spin I can put on it. Jarwin and Shultz were doing better toward the end of the year. If Witten is taking some snaps then so be it. He gets open. Everyone complains about the 3 yard catches. That’s usually because he is working back towards the QB.
     
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  13. Rockport

    Rockport AmberBeer Zone Supporter

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    Fresh meat for the haters. Love it. You’ll disappear by mid-season.
     
  14. acr731

    acr731 Well-Known Member

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    A few more screw jobs and he'll catch up with Garrett
     
  15. Nightman

    Nightman Capologist

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    Thats what I said

    The new league year hasn't even started yet
     
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  16. Sarge

    Sarge Red, White and Brew... Staff Member

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    Ya, I will be honest - I don't have a warm fuzzy feeling about this. I have a feeling it won't end well for the Cowboys or for Witten. To be out of football for a year is one thing, but to be out at his age and already be slower than slow is another.
     
  17. links18

    links18 Well-Known Member

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    We didnt have to sign him. But you know Daddy Jerry leaves the door open for his wayward sons to come back home without too many consequences.
     
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  18. Hawkeye19

    Hawkeye19 Well-Known Member

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    If anything... adding Witten adds a jolt more urgency to the offseason. He obviously wants to go for the ring— and Garrett is already on the hotseat— so perhaps this opens the tap in JJ’s wallet and we add a few more competitive pieces in FA to help the team take a shot
     
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  19. stasheroo

    stasheroo Well-Known Member

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    Look! There's that guy using that word again!

    And @CyberB0b has been around since 2012, he's far from a fair weather and isn't going anywhere.
     
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  20. stasheroo

    stasheroo Well-Known Member

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    I agree, his numbers were at career lows in 2017, does anyone really expect them to improve two years later?
     
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