News: Would you do this deal for Earl Thomas if you ran the Cowboys?

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by CCBoy, Feb 11, 2019.

  1. Galian Beast

    Galian Beast Well-Known Member

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    You must be joking.

    McFadden was a bust and a running back who was falling apart when he came here... Earl Thomas is still the best safety in the league...
     
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  2. Galian Beast

    Galian Beast Well-Known Member

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    McFadden also didn't fit our offense...
     
  3. northerncowboynation

    northerncowboynation Well-Known Member

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    No. I don't like his two broken legs in the past three years, his 31 years of age or his attitude.
     
  4. northerncowboynation

    northerncowboynation Well-Known Member

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    No. I don't like his two broken legs in the past three years, his 31 years of age or his attitude.
     
  5. Bobhaze

    Bobhaze Well-Known Member

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    If I was GM, there’s no way I would do that deal. A guy who is 30, has broken his leg twice in 3 seasons and has also had major shoulder surgery is not a wise choice for a $10 million a season contract.

    NO.
     
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  6. buybuydandavis

    buybuydandavis Well-Known Member

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    Yep.
    Or to take advantage of an opponent's injury and depth issues.

    "We do what we do" just leaves money on the table.

    There's another Garrettism for adjusting when particular players of ours are having problems. He likes players to "work through adversity". Hence Chaz Green vs. Atlanta.

    Garrett costs us on game day.
     
  7. CCBoy

    CCBoy Well-Known Member

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    An aggressive player in the NFL, ends up with broken bones at some point. Neither injury limited mobility or his skill set. He'll be 30 this season, but that doesn't cause a career to drop off the table.

    His attitude was around not being given considerations for a lucrative contract, similar to what happened to Bell. Sometimes, a player has to look after his own position in the pay scheme.

    You don't like him...so?

    He is still a Pro Bowl talent and would create opportunity for turn-overs and upgrade the Dallas defense by his presence.

    As to a need to cry in one's beer over a topic upon Thomas...:popcorn:
     
  8. stasheroo

    stasheroo Well-Known Member

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    Exactly. I feel the same way about Crawford. A great, try-hard, team guy who's a round peg in a square hole without a true starting role, getting paid a starter's salary. Those two spots have to change.
     
  9. CCBoy

    CCBoy Well-Known Member

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    Using that criteria, Lawrence, both Smith's, Frederick, Lee should all be gone this off season. Except for age on a Smith, Frederick, and Lawrence.
     
  10. northerncowboynation

    northerncowboynation Well-Known Member

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    " You don't like him...so?". Precisely, it's just an opinion and I won't cry in my beer when he doesn't play for the Cowboys in 2019. There will be lots of watered down beer when he signs somewhere else though. Again, just an opinion:popcorn:
     
  11. CCBoy

    CCBoy Well-Known Member

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    Signing with another, is nothing beyond your own limiting discussion...and so noted.

    How would you feel if he was All Pro with Dallas and the team then played in the NFC Championship game? Watered down beer...?
     
  12. conner01

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    None did
    That’s a good point though non had ET ability
    I’d look, I just don’t know about 4 yrs at 40 mil
    If it’s structured to get out of in a couple years and maybe a tad cheaper I’d look real hard
     
  13. Bobhaze

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    Huh? I’m for keeping all those guys. They’re under contract. Thomas is a risk at this point that I don’t think is worth. He was once great. But his best days are behind him. He should be paid accordingly. But someone will overpay for his past performance. Hopefully not us.
     
  14. LatinMind

    LatinMind iPhotoshop

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    tyrann mathieu is close and he only got a 7mil deal.

    thomas isnt going to make 10mil. Unless its with incentives.
     
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  15. CCBoy

    CCBoy Well-Known Member

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    If you really don't understand what was stated, stay out of that conversation...

    What makes you think he is a shell? His first 4 games were at top shelf for his position, and included a MVP game performance against Dallas.

    You give up after a broken bone?
     
  16. Bobhaze

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    It’s his second broken leg and he’s had major surgery on his shoulder as well...all within last 3 seasons. He’s missed 19 games in 3 seasons due to injuries, which is the avg equivalent of missing 40% of the last three seasons. I think it would be irresponsible to not consider that a high risk.
     
  17. Verdict

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    He's old. Pass.
     
  18. CCBoy

    CCBoy Well-Known Member

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    12 games were this past season, and he played at Pro Bowl level for the first four games. That leaves, what, six games over two years...what is your argument now?

    How many games have both Smiths missed for Dallas?

    If you just don't want to actually discuss merit in a full picture...I'll just move on to your chosen view.
     
  19. CowboysExchange

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    I think we needn upgrade at safety and Dt but not at the expense of picking up a fa te and one more stud wr who can make an immediate impact.

    If I'm going to get Earl Thomas it's because I'm trading off Dlaw or Lee and Crawford .
    I'm not taking the cap savings from cutting Hurns, Austin, Twill, and Beasley and using that on anything besides bringing in a top #2 wr and an improvement at te.

    Our #1, #2wr and te tandems are just not that potent on paper. These are the constants who will get all of the Snaps. We been settling too long with these Mediocre #2 wrs and Tight ends and our passing proficiency is trash. We gotta get our top 3 constants in check on offense or it's gonna be a trash offense next year too. How many more playoff games are we gonna win with only Cooper and Zeke and a 2 TD #2 wr rookie? We need a stud outside wr and te who is gonna get the most snaps and quit worrying about drafting possession wrs .We need a wr and te who can go up and get a ball or at least has some sort of ELITE SKILLSET Don't stick us with a sorry te core and #2 wr for another 5+ years Jerrah. Go get a Jared Cook or Tyler Eiffert or A Brown or Golden Tate We don't want the TWILLS AND SWAIMS AS CONSTANTS ON OFFENSE. 24 YEARS WE BEEN TRYING TO WIN WITH ONLY A #1 WR AND A RB AND 2 GREAT SKILLED PLAYERS OUT 6 and a spot played #3 wr is not POTENT ENOUGH OFFENSIVELY. WE HAVE THE SORRIEST TE CORE AND IT SHOWS IN THE RED ZONE STATS . ID TAKE THE BROKEN DOWN SHELL OF #88 OVER ANY OF OUR WRS IN THE RED ZONE. We need impactful players who can score on offense if we're gonna get to the TOP
     
  20. Bobhaze

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    What we have here CC is a difference of opinion. It’s not treason to have differing views bro.
     

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