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seriously though. Always love bringing his name up during HC search time. Love his teams. Love his playcalling and gadget plays. Always so timely. Great feel for the game. Gets the most out of his players and they all respect him. Not sure what more you want out of a coach. NFL experience? Chip Kelly didn't need it. ;)
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Frazier is going to the bucs with lovie, so it looks like marinelli is safe.

http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap200...ve-coordinator

Stoops being courted by the browns.

http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap200...toops-as-coach

Kind of interesting that trogdors choice Bill O'brien broke with PSU and is headed for the Texans.

We love us some Jason Garrett, why not double down on mediocrity?? smh

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I like Kony Ealy if he's available when we pick, really showed up big on Friday night. Would be a nice addition if he lasts through the top 10-15, depending on his stock after the combine.
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Frazier is going to the bucs with lovie, so it looks like marinelli is safe.

http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap200...ve-coordinator

Stoops being courted by the browns.

http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap200...toops-as-coach

Kind of interesting that trogdors choice Bill O'brien broke with PSU and is headed for the Texans.

We love us some Jason Garrett, why not double down on mediocrity?? smh
I'm glad that Marinelli is staying. I think that he can do some good things as a DC here. They just have to make sure that Kiffin rides off into the sunset into retirement. I love the guy, but the game has passed him by.
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If we are getting rid of Kiffen and Callahan, I wish they would hurry up and do it. All these teams looking for coaches, why wait? Get the jump on these other teams.
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Ok. Whos McClay and when did he take over?? I know hes a Pro Personnel guy but is he running the show now? Anybody know?
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At least Dallas isn't the only team that can lose in epic fashion. Poor Chiefs fans.
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This Rob Ryan Saints defense makes me cringe (because he's doing so well). What the heck happened here?
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The Ryan D gave up the late go ahead score as per usual, but the saints offense was able to play ball control and kept the ball away from the Eagles. It's the kind of stuff that wins games in the nfl.
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Relax. That defense isn't that special. They gave held a team to 24 points on a freezing cold night, big deal. They had a decent season by way of getting 30+ points a game from the offense. The only reason they were better is probably because Sean Payton is significantly better than Garrett in all facets of coaching, and told Rob how he wanted to defense for every situation, instead of Garrett letting Rob do stupid things like rush 3 drop 8 on 3rd and 12, allowing the QB all day to find an easy 1st down.

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So if we do cut Miles, are you guys ok with the WR core we have in place? I'm willing to see what Williams can do in the #2 role next season and Beasley/Harris are a capable 3/4 but I wouldn't mind seeing the team draft another one in the middle rounds to compete with them. Maybe 4th or 5th Round.

My other question is do we think Williams can play in the slot where we can look at some bigger outside WRs who can play in 3 WR sets and provide depth for Dez/TWill if one misses time, or is he strictly an outside WR and we should be looking for a WR who can play inside/outside?
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Think the Boys should(and will) take a late round(4th or so) pick on a WR. He's got to be in the same mold as Dez that can play outside...while I'm ecstatic that Beasley proved his worth, he absolutely cannot play outside the #'s...and if Dez's back IS an issue and he misses time, starting Twill/Harris/Cole isn't going to scare very many defenses.

I think T.Will played slot a few times during the season actually, a few of his deep catches were out of the slot I believe.
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Think the Boys should(and will) take a late round(4th or so) pick on a WR. He's got to be in the same mold as Dez that can play outside...while I'm ecstatic that Beasley proved his worth, he absolutely cannot play outside the #'s...and if Dez's back IS an issue and he misses time, starting Twill/Harris/Cole isn't going to scare very many defenses.

I think T.Will played slot a few times during the season actually, a few of his deep catches were out of the slot I believe.
Indeed on all counts. TWill can fill in Mile's role entirely. I imagine we'll target one of our preferred Size:To:Speed ratio (Tall and Fast) guys. Someone like L'Damian Washington from Missouri would fit the bill as a mid-rounder.
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The main focus of the franchise (and Garrett has mentioned it) in the offseason has to be strength and conditioning. 2 years in a row, we've had ridiculous injuries to the defense, and whatever we do in the draft, if they get hurt in week 3, it won't matter.

As to the WR question, I was thinking the same thing. If Dez goes out, we may be in trouble. This is why it would be advantageous to trade down, pick up additional picks to play with, and be able to pick up an extra WR, a change of pace back or (gasp) a young QB.
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I don't get this tall and fast prototype thing that we have going. Seeing a guy like T.Y. Hilton playing yesterday and the kind of separation and burst he has... it's something we don't have in our offense. Just from watching the offenses in general yesterday was disappointing in relation to Garrett's scheme - especially the downfield screens and pick plays in KC and Philly's offenses... Those are easy yards and low-risk plays, even on third down.
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Not a fan of any scenario that see us select an offensive player with a draft pick this year. Even if Dez does go down. It's Murray that will keep the D honest and give our Receivers room. If Dez goes down. You just have to utilise that second Pass Catching TE.

I am really not a fan this year of picking up any skill position players unless it's a "No-Brainer" selection.

We have three solid RB's and the league has shown that you don't need some highly touted Back to get the job done.

We have a QB who is at his best with options on the field. They don't need to be quality options. He's proven an ability to turn Water into Wine when it comes to Receiving options again.

We need line help. LB help and S help. And that's all there is to it. I can be swayed from that thinking but it's gonna take a convincing argument.
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Yes. along with adding defensive players in the draft and some Olineman we need to work on developing twill into a solid, consistent #2 wr, thats going to be important going forward.
And hopefully Mo can turn things around and at least be something of what everyone thought he would be.
Those two things will be key going forward into next season.
And of course a resurgence from Dware would be nice.
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Okay, I thought this would be interesting, since the staff writers on DC.COM give their opinions on this year after year, I thought it would be interesting to get the boards views on this topic.

http://www.dallascowboys.com/news/ar...8-a6449dedc72a

I'll start it off.

Offensive MVP: Tyron Smith, tempted to go Dez here because if he's not out there you're done, but imo Tyron was consistently great from game to game this season.

Defensive MVP: Jason Hatcher, Lee is the most important player on the D but Hatch was the best this season.

Most Significant Injury: Anthony Spencer, threw the entire line into chaos, luckliy Selvie stepped up but it would've been nice to have Spencer in a down year for Ware.

Biggest Surprise: Travis Frederick. Lots of choices here, Hatch, Leary, Selvie was a big one as well, but the Frederick pick which had jaws dropping on draft day appears to have been a pleasant surprise, not just serviceable but nearly pro bowl quality imo.

Biggest Disappointment: Mo Claiborne, again many possibilities here, Carter was a mess, Ware was not his usual dominant self, but Claiborne barely playing injured or not, gets my pick.

Most Improved Player: Doug Free, Leary a close 2nd, but I like Free here because we were giving up on him and he turned in a decent season. Wilber also deserves mention.

Unsung Hero: Dwayne Harris or Scandrick, Bailey is mr. dependable, but Harris is easily the guy who makes the most impact at times but goes unnoticed, Special teams Beast and Scandrick is the best player in the secondary..tough call.

Top Offseason Need: Defense, both on the line and in the secondary, upgrade at guard at some point as well.

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Okay, I thought this would be interesting, since the staff writers on DC.COM give their opinions on this year after year, I thought it would be interesting to get the boards views on this topic.

http://www.dallascowboys.com/news/ar...8-a6449dedc72a

I'll start it off.

Offensive MVP: Tyron Smith, tempted to go Dez here because if he's not out there you're done, but imo Tyron was consistently great from game to game this season.

Defensive MVP: Jason Hatcher, Lee is the most important player on the D but Hatch was the best this season.

Most Significant Injury: Anthony Spencer, threw the entire line into chaos, luckliy Selvie stepped up but it would've been nice to have Spencer in a down year for Ware.

Biggest Surprise: Travis Frederick. Lots of choices here, Hatch, Leary, Selvie was a big one as well, but the Frederick pick which had jaws dropping on draft day appears to have been a pleasant surprise, not just serviceable but nearly pro bowl quality imo.

Biggest Disappointment: Mo Claiborne, again many possibilities here, Carter was a mess, Ware was not his usual dominant self, but Claiborne barely playing injured or not, gets my pick.

Most Improved Player: Doug Free, Leary a close 2nd, but I like Free here because we were giving up on him and he turned in a decent season. Wilber also deserves mention.

Unsung Hero: Dwayne Harris or Scandrick, Bailey is mr. dependable, but Harris is easily the guy who makes the most impact at times but goes unnoticed, Special teams Beast and Scandrick is the best player in the secondary..tough call.

Top Offseason Need: Defense, both on the line and in the secondary, upgrade at guard at some point as well.
Might say Frederick for offensive MVP, but at the end of the day, I'd agree with both your MVP selections. Also agree with Spencer as most significant injury, with Crawford being honorable mention.

Biggest surprise to me is Selvie, I doubt anyone projected him getting 7 sacks.

Biggest disappointment would be Miles, who completed his turn into a Felix Jones-type.

Top offseason need is safety, per usual. But will go unaddressed. Followed by d line.
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Offensive MVP: Tony Romo. With the back injury? Come on.

Defensive MVP: Tie: Jason Hatcher or Orlando Scandrick. The only player who can get to the QB or the only player who could cover a receiver. The couple of plays Scandrick DIDN'T make probably standout more, so the edge goes to Hatcher.

Most Significant Injury: Romo. He doesn't hurt his back and we're in the playoffs.

Biggest Surprise: Front Office. A pretty good draft PLUS picking up pieces from the scrap heap all season and coming a play or two away from the playoffs.

Biggest Disappointment: Strength and Conditioning. Find a way to keep Lee and Claiborne on the field please. I've lost all faith Miles and his hamstrings can stay healthy, but way too many snaps have been lost from key players over the last few years.

Most Improved Player: Free. I'm still not sold he doesn't regress again, but he was our best lineman first half of the season. 2nd half he had his occasional struggles.

Unsung Hero: Scandrick. I like him much better as our third corner, but when he's on, he's a tough match up.

Top Offseason Need: A replacement for Hatcher. A penetrating 3-tech is the most important piece of this defense and we can probably salvage another year of Ware/Selvie/Crawford/Rayford/ect., but not a person on the roster who can penetrate the interior.
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I'll bite.

Offensive MVP: It's Dez. Romo is an easy one, and Murray should get a little bit of love too considering how well they do when they actually run him like they should. But Dez is such an x-factor that produces big time for the offense. Part of the reason why the red zone offense improved leaps and bounds is because of Dez.

Defensive MVP: Sean Lee hands down. Hatcher played well, but no one means more to the defense than Sean Lee. If only he could stay healthy they would do big things.

Most significant injury: Anthony Spencer. The defensive line was the weak point of this team, and losing him so early was a huge blow. They still would have problems in the middle, but the pass rush would have been significantly better if you had Ware, Hatcher, and Spencer. Losing him cost the team big time, and it hurts more when you consider that his salary took up a ton of space that kept the team from signing others in FA.

Biggest Surprise: Not running more during the Packers game. Seriously, Garrett. What the **** was that? The answer to winning that game was dropped from the sky and placed firmly in their laps, and they went away from it because, "**** running! That's why!"

Biggest disappointment: Bruce Carter not being the demon I thought he would be. I really thought that he could have a breakout year in this defense, but he took a step back. At times he did look good, but that didn't happen enough as it should have.

Most improved player: It's definitely Doug Free. He wasn't good enough to qualify for hot garbage last year, and this year he wasn't so bad. He even had some games where he played really well. It's funny how money could change things. That's why I'd look for his replacement in the draft.

Unsung hero: Scandrick got a lot of love this season, and so did Harris. The guy I have in mind got overlooked, and that is Kyle Wilber. He wasn't great at DE, but he made big plays there when they needed it regardless of how ill fit he was for the position. Then when they moved him back to linebacker he played better than any other 'backers, and now he gives them more options for next season since he performed well. Whether it was making a big sack, recovering a fumble, or stopping potentially big gains he was making plays when the team needed it. Wilberforce just shows up when they need him.

Top offseason need: A new head coach. Garrett lost this team too many times, and he has to go. Since that won't happen then I'll say that defensive line is a major point of concern moving forward. There are too many patchwork jobs there, and they need to invest in someone that is going to come in and dominate. Hatcher will probably be gone, and Spencer is a big question mark. Ware is getting old and hurt, and Crawford still needs some learning time. They need to upgrade the defensive line in a big way this offseason.
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I think everyone is reasonably spot on with their selections but I did want to make note of one guy for biggest injury. Tyrone Crawford's injury really threw things for a loop. I wasn't truly banking on Spencer being as impactful from DE as Ware(which in itself was a disappointment) But I have been waiting for Crawford to play in a Cowboys jersey now for two seasons. I really liked him coming out(not really in a 3-4) and he injures himself for the second year in a row which really put stress on the line as it was completely unexpected.
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Wonder if any 3-4 teams out there are looking for a ILB like Carter. We should call up the Saints and try to get a deal done. I'd take a look at Junior Galette as a situational pass rusher and a 5th round pick. Find a ROLB who can play it better. We can find that in 3rd round.
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How is Monte Kiffin still employed...?
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