You might want to thank Jerry for paying Zeke when RBs aren't worth their second contract. Don't get me wrong. Love Zeke. Have him on my main dynasty roster, so I want to see him young, spry, and healthy. But there's always somebody younger, faster, cheaper by the time the rookie deal is done. If they hold out, good riddance. Jones should have played hardball and got burned because he relented on that deal. It's a killer.Allowing La'el Collins to find a trade. Dumping Cooper for just salary relief. Thanks, Dak.
Enjoy being a QB running for your life with zero receivers.
Well, Lamb is the guy now - can he be the guy? Hope so. 70 yards/game and 6 TD's on the season would say, no. A lot of people want to give credence to Lamb because of his pre-draft rank and college performance but it really hasn't shown through statistically. He runs hard, but has missed some catches. Maybe this is what he needs. Personally, I am not satisfied with Gallup for half the season and Lamb as our 2 WR's.Zero? Does Lamb not count as 1?
I agree with the Zeke signing - that was the beginning of our salary cap issues for sure. I am also a big Zeke fan and thought his running style and ways to avoid big hits would be a benefit to his career longevity but now he looks timid versus avoiding big hits. This is likely his last year with the Cowboys though.You might want to thank Jerry for paying Zeke when RBs aren't worth their second contract. Don't get me wrong. Love Zeke.
So glad he’s gone. He is a suspension waiting to happen, obvious by the fact he took that deal from Denver because he didn’t have anything really preventing him from screwing up again. I’m stoked we got Fowler, Washington and resigned a couple players for basically the same money.Sounds like he got the same deal in Denver that Dallas was offering. Except Dallas had wording in there protecting themselves if Gregory screwed up.
Good riddance imo
Randy was so enticing and it’s the only reason I looked passed his often untimely stupid penalties.G-King said:So glad he’s gone. He is a suspension waiting to happen, obvious by the fact he took that deal from Denver because he didn’t have anything really preventing him from screwing up again. I’m stoked we got Fowler, Washington and resigned a couple players for basically the same money.
Great for me and IDP. Kearse played really well last year. And not just tackle stats. He was good in coverage, everything.The resigning of Kearse can’t be stated loud enough. That dude was a baller and our second most valuable defensive player I believe after Micah. So glad we got him!
Agreed. Really like the player. While I expect some defensive regression, what we do going forward with roster depth is more important than I think many believe. Quinn can coach, but the talent has to also be signed.The resigning of Kearse can’t be stated loud enough. That dude was a baller and our second most valuable defensive player I believe after Micah. So glad we got him!
We also should expect a step back in offensive production, too.Agreed. Really like the player. While I expect some defensive regression, what we do going forward with roster depth is more important than I think many believe. Quinn can coach, but the talent has to also be signed.
Ok - please provide me the glass is half full side?I don't share the doom-and-gloom. Something was off with last year's team and it might have been the chemistry, or it might have been the particular players. (I do have issues with McCarthy like almost everyone but am content with him for one more season and am glad they kept Quinn as presumed coach-in-waiting.)
I loved Cooper when we first got him, but honestly, he wasn't really THAT valuable this past season, and he showed some head-casery to boot. I think the decision to let him go to provide salary-cap relief was a no-brainer. And sure, Jones shouldn't have given that contract to Zeke; we all know that. But Cooper as a resulting casualty just doesn't really concern me overmuch. Frankly I think they'll miss Cedric Wilson more, but I have some hopes for James Washington. And I'm glad they re-signed Gallup.
Losing Collins and Williams from the o-line is no big deal.
The Gregory sequence seems sort of silly until you realize that the Cowboys were clearly protecting themselves in case he did an Aldon Smith. And he wasn't interested. So be it. I liked him but he'll be 30 with baggage and had 9.5 sacks over the past two seasons. Fowler was a good pickup with potential and as I glance at the defensive depth chart after Kearse was re-signed, I don't see too many holes (well, not sure about LVE) and plenty of good players.
And all this is before the draft, which I think everyone can agree was a decent success last season (with many of the defensive investments possibly paying off this coming year). They're not going to get someone like Parsons picking 24th, but they should be able to address some of their issues over the course of their slate, including a possible medium-term replacement for Tyron, a WR or two in a deep class, another RB in the Pollard mold for the post-Zeke era, and some LB and DL depth.
Wow, most of the Cowboys fans are still reeling after the post-season based on lack of responses to this.Bankerguy said:
I also like Linderbaum.Wow, most of the Cowboys fans are still reeling after the post-season based on lack of responses to this.
I would take Linderbaum, Zion Johnson, Kenyon Green or Arnold Ebiketie in the first.
Abraham Lucas has a lot of the measurables and could be a good replacement for our aging tackles.
I would really like to see is draft Chad Muma (hoping an increase in QB's drafted in 2nd and 3rd rounds pushes him to use).
I'm not sold on Simi Fehoko but I know he has blazing fast speed, based on his combine numbers - he might be serviceable; which could allow us to neglect WR for another year. If not... Kyle Philips seems like a late round stud.
Kyler Gordon in the late 2nd or 3rd?
Marcus Jones? CB and Returner - really like this kid
Bryan Cook - seems like a stud, who could play WLB or Safety?
Oh good. A penalty machine.
Oh, we have drafted well the last few, several maybe, years.I don't know - call me optimistic, but I have grown to like our drafts.
It's overpaying players that are past their prime I have issue with. *cough* Ezekiel Elliot *cough*