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Old 04-13-2011, 02:54 PM    (permalink
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I don't think I would want Deion as my mentor.
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Our schedule looks fairly easy to me! I likey likey!
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Our schedule looks fairly easy to me! I likey likey!
End the season with 2 road games, not happy with that, but oh well.
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Writing on the Wall with Marion Barber Gone?

In Jerry's presser he made a distinct comment saying our 3rd RB needs to participate on ST. Well, we're not getting rid of Jones and probably not Choice, so the odd man out, which comes to no surprise is Barber.
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Writing on the Wall with Marion Barber Gone?

In Jerry's presser he made a distinct comment saying our 3rd RB needs to participate on ST. Well, we're not getting rid of Jones and probably not Choice, so the odd man out, which comes to no surprise is Barber.
Isn't Choice technically our 3rd? And he plays on ST.
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Surprised their is no discussion on the continuing chaos surrounding Bryant. What is wrong with this kid?

Your team is lucky it has a stud top 3 WR like Austin at that spot b/c for all the talent Bryant has he is not only injury prone but prone to burning bridges with authority figures..
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Surprised their is no discussion on the continuing chaos surrounding Bryant. What is wrong with this kid?

Your team is lucky it has a stud top 3 WR like Austin at that spot b/c for all the talent Bryant has he is not only injury prone but prone to burning bridges with authority figures..
Well I would say that is because we knew what we were getting when we drafted him. We knew there were character issues and because we have no intimidating character guy to keep everyone in line. That is why I am jealous of the Ravens.

You can't mess up in the Ravens organization while Ray Lewis and Ed Reed are there, you are forced to get your character issues fixed up or they fix you up is basically how it seems as they consistently turn guys around.
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Scandrick has gained 10 pounds of muscle apparently. Soooo, if you go by our listed weights, he'd be about 204. Which would put him around Alan Ball's weight last year. Ball is listed at like 195, but he def. looked larger than that last year. And he was much bigger than Orlando. But yeah, Scandrick's gain in size remains to be seen, because I always had a hard time believing he was even that 194 he was listed at. Dude just looks tiny out there.

But with him adding the weight, his decent enough tackling ability, and willingness to stick his nose in there a bit...maybe we plan on turning to him at FS this year. We've heard of this potential move before...but nothing really came of it. But with the added size, perhaps they revisit this idea, or maybe that's been the plan all along going into this season.

That said, he could just as easily be gaining weight just to be a stronger corner as well. We'll see, in that case....the added weight may make me a little nervous with his speed, potentially. He gets beat enough as it is. We'll just have to wait and see. Sucks that we havent been able to get a lot of team info with this lockout crap.
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Surprised their is no discussion on the continuing chaos surrounding Bryant. What is wrong with this kid?

Your team is lucky it has a stud top 3 WR like Austin at that spot b/c for all the talent Bryant has he is not only injury prone but prone to burning bridges with authority figures..

Chaos? Sorry if I don't see him sagging his pants and not paying back his jewelry in a timely manner as "chaos". In fact if that's the worst that we'd have to worry about taking into account his talent level I don't see a big problem what so ever. Talk to me when he actually gets arrested, for now it's all just off-season talk to occupy time.
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Isn't Choice technically our 3rd? And he plays on ST.
Technically, but he doesnt provide anything on special teams. Murray will!
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Chaos? Sorry if I don't see him sagging his pants and not paying back his jewelry in a timely manner as "chaos". In fact if that's the worst that we'd have to worry about taking into account his talent level I don't see a big problem what so ever. Talk to me when he actually gets arrested, for now it's all just off-season talk to occupy time.
Him not showing up to meet with Jones REALLY bothers me though

On Friday, when the doors at Valley Ranch temporarily swung open for players, the Cowboys' training staff was waiting eagerly on Bryant, mainly to check on the rehab of the broken ankle from last season, a rehab that has gone unsupervised due to the lockout.
We can assume the reports of Dez playing high-end pickup basketball games in Cedar Hill would not be recommended rehab by the trainers.
Dez's new receivers coach is Jimmy Robinson, a guy Bryant has hardly met. Friday would have been a perfect get-together moment. The same goes for new strength and conditioning coach Mike Woicik, one of the NFL's most respected. Woicik surely has some ideas for Dez.
Most of all, a good sit-down with Jerry Jones should have been mandatory on Friday, something Jerry had admitted Thursday. Based on what's gone on with Dez in the off-season, he needs a lecture.
None of this happened, of course, on Friday.
Dez no-showed. And although Jerry tried to alibi for Bryant on Friday, let's be clear here. Dez out-and-out punked Jerry by no-showing.


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Surprised their is no discussion on the continuing chaos surrounding Bryant. What is wrong with this kid?

Your team is lucky it has a stud top 3 WR like Austin at that spot b/c for all the talent Bryant has he is not only injury prone but prone to burning bridges with authority figures..
Chaos? What Chaos? Kid hasn't done anything wrong... For all you know his missed meetign was a misunderstanding.

Whats wrong with him is that he's going to be a top 5 WR, if not this year then next. Kid is unbelievable. You guys got yourself a player..

Like I posted in the Eagles thread, don't know how we're going to stop Bryant, Austin, Jones, and Murray. Not to mentioned Romo. Yikes.
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Chaos? What Chaos? Kid hasn't done anything wrong... For all you know his missed meetign was a misunderstanding.

Whats wrong with him is that he's going to be a top 5 WR, if not this year then next. Kid is unbelievable. You guys got yourself a player..

Like I posted in the Eagles thread, don't know how we're going to stop Bryant, Austin, Jones, and Murray. Not to mentioned Romo. Yikes.
It's not common to see this opinion from an Eagles fan. I hope you stick around. Sounds like you know how to put bias aside.

I can say the same about the Eagles... with the way the Cowboys decided to NOT improve the secondary and defensive line in the draft, I feel like we aren't equip to stop the Eagles attack of Vick, Jackson, Maclin, Celek, McCoy and Havili. Our only chance is to outscore you.
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More Dez...

The Cowboys held their first team-wide offseason workout of the lockout, and one player was noticeably absent.

Last Friday, Bryant did not show up for a meeting with Cowboys owner Jerry Jones after Jones told the media he was scheduled to meet with Bryant. When pressed for an explanation, Jones told the media the two had already discussed everything they had needed to at a separate meeting the previous day, but admitted he did not know where Bryant was Friday.

Now, he was not present in the biggest team activity since the lockout began. Whether it's a blip on the radar or the beginning of a larger problem remains to be seen.

What is up with this dude?


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Dez not showing up to these meetings is definitely not a good sign. He needs to get his head straight.
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The Cowboys held their first team-wide offseason workout of the lockout, and one player was noticeably absent.

Last Friday, Bryant did not show up for a meeting with Cowboys owner Jerry Jones after Jones told the media he was scheduled to meet with Bryant. When pressed for an explanation, Jones told the media the two had already discussed everything they had needed to at a separate meeting the previous day, but admitted he did not know where Bryant was Friday.

Now, he was not present in the biggest team activity since the lockout began. Whether it's a blip on the radar or the beginning of a larger problem remains to be seen.

What is up with this dude?


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There are no problems yet. He's just not earning extra credit by voluntarily showing up. But neither are A LOT of other Cowboys players. Do you hear any news about that? No. Seriously, it's a story because people like to make a fuss about Dez. I blame the media for building up the public perception of him being a bad character guy. The entire league is in a chaos right now with players being allowed to practice and then being told NOT to practice. Only the guys who live in Dallas in the offseason were probably there. I doubt Sean Lee attended, because last I heard he was working out in Pennsylvania, not wanting to fly here just to be told he can't work out. So until the air clears about this whole lockout ordeal, I don't expect 100% voluntary participation in these practices. Just another story out there to spin a bad wrap on a guy who's an easy target.
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I posted this in the team needs section heading into 2012, it's a little early but I think we have a pretty decent idea of where we're at with these positions.

Before FA:

1. Free Safety- Still have not found a decent replacement since Darren Woodson left. We drafted Akwasi Owusu-Ansah last year in the 4th round but he missed most of the season due to injury, he's a question mark at this time. Other than that we are bare bones at the position with guys like Barry Church and Danny McCray as possible starters. We can't go into the season without an upgrade.

2. Guard- Oft-injured Kosier has been solid but is slated to hit FA once the lockout it over, and given his age I'm not sure if he'll be back. Even if we do re-sign him we have problems on the other side with Leonard Davis, who was flat out terrible this past season and might be aging quicker than we expected. We drafted David Arkin in the 4th but he needs at least a year of seasoning before he can compete for a job. Montrae Holland is still on the roster and has done a decent job in spot-duty, but I wouldn't feel comfortable if he was named starter heading into the year.

3. Strong Safety- Sensabaugh is a FA and hopefully we can bring him back for some stability at the position. He's nothing more than average and we could stand to upgrade, but given the status of our secondary we can't afford to risk letting him walk.

4. Cornerback- Newman is always battling injuries and he's getting up there in age, he's a shell of his former self. He may not be back with us heading into the season. Jenkins was spectacular in his sophomore campaign but his struggles this past season are well documented. If he doesn't turn it around we're going to have a huge problem in the secondary going forward as he's the only young player who's showed promise. Scandrick was awful the first half of the season but turned it around in the 2nd half, he may have to battle Josh Thomas in TC for the nickel job.

5. Defensive Line- I'm ranking this a little lower than most would expect because we have some young promising talent at NT in Josh Brent and DE in Stephen Bowen. Marcus Spears has been a bust and might not be back, Jason Hatcher has some nice measurables but he just can't seem to put them all together. Igor is what he is, a decent run stuffer and nothing else. Ratliff had somewhat of a down year and the wears of playing as an undersized NT are beginning to show, hopefully the change in scheme and improved play from those around him will help him bounce back. 7th Round pick Sean Lissemore was somewhat of a pleasant surprise at the end of the year, hopefully he pans out. We needs to find a way to create some pressure from our DL.

6. Strong Side LB- Spencer flashed moments of greatness in the 2nd half of the 09 season but other than that he's been JAG and Demarcus Ware can only do so much without a counterpart. This is a contract year and it's time for Spencer to step up, if he can't then you can add OLB to our list of needs heading into 2012 draft.
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I posted this in the team needs section heading into 2012, it's a little early but I think we have a pretty decent idea of where we're at with these positions.

Before FA:

1. Free Safety- Still have not found a decent replacement since Darren Woodson left. We drafted Akwasi Owusu-Ansah last year in the 4th round but he missed most of the season due to injury, he's a question mark at this time. Other than that we are bare bones at the position with guys like Barry Church and Danny McCray as possible starters. We can't go into the season without an upgrade.

2. Guard- Oft-injured Kosier has been solid but is slated to hit FA once the lockout it over, and given his age I'm not sure if he'll be back. Even if we do re-sign him we have problems on the other side with Leonard Davis, who was flat out terrible this past season and might be aging quicker than we expected. We drafted David Arkin in the 4th but he needs at least a year of seasoning before he can compete for a job. Montrae Holland is still on the roster and has done a decent job in spot-duty, but I wouldn't feel comfortable if he was named starter heading into the year.

3. Strong Safety- Sensabaugh is a FA and hopefully we can bring him back for some stability at the position. He's nothing more than average and we could stand to upgrade, but given the status of our secondary we can't afford to risk letting him walk.

4. Cornerback- Newman is always battling injuries and he's getting up there in age, he's a shell of his former self. He may not be back with us heading into the season. Jenkins was spectacular in his sophomore campaign but his struggles this past season are well documented. If he doesn't turn it around we're going to have a huge problem in the secondary going forward as he's the only young player who's showed promise. Scandrick was awful the first half of the season but turned it around in the 2nd half, he may have to battle Josh Thomas in TC for the nickel job.

5. Defensive Line- I'm ranking this a little lower than most would expect because we have some young promising talent at NT in Josh Brent and DE in Stephen Bowen. Marcus Spears has been a bust and might not be back, Jason Hatcher has some nice measurables but he just can't seem to put them all together. Igor is what he is, a decent run stuffer and nothing else. Ratliff had somewhat of a down year and the wears of playing as an undersized NT are beginning to show, hopefully the change in scheme and improved play from those around him will help him bounce back. 7th Round pick Sean Lissemore was somewhat of a pleasant surprise at the end of the year, hopefully he pans out. We needs to find a way to create some pressure from our DL.

6. Strong Side LB- Spencer flashed moments of greatness in the 2nd half of the 09 season but other than that he's been JAG and Demarcus Ware can only do so much without a counterpart. This is a contract year and it's time for Spencer to step up, if he can't then you can add OLB to our list of needs heading into 2012 draft.



Agree 100% with this. Really is sad how bad our secondary and interior offensive line is right now. Makes me want to throw up. In a year we are going to need a Center also, which is why I wanted Wisnieski(sp?) in the 2nd round really bad for that versatility.


Now that you broke it down like this, makes me wish we went alot of different ways in the draft. I can understand passing on safeties because there wasn't alot of talent, but there were a bunch of starting quality CB's and especially Guards/Centers starting with the 2nd round. We could of came away in those 3 rounds with a starter at both spots no matter which order we did it in, and this would have been a great draft to take two Guards.



Anyway, yea we have some pretty big needs still on the board.
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Agree 100% with this. Really is sad how bad our secondary and interior offensive line is right now. Makes me want to throw up. In a year we are going to need a Center also, which is why I wanted Wisnieski(sp?) in the 2nd round really bad for that versatility.


Now that you broke it down like this, makes me wish we went alot of different ways in the draft. I can understand passing on safeties because there wasn't alot of talent, but there were a bunch of starting quality CB's and especially Guards/Centers starting with the 2nd round. We could of came away in those 3 rounds with a starter at both spots no matter which order we did it in, and this would have been a great draft to take two Guards.



Anyway, yea we have some pretty big needs still on the board.
Our biggest needs left are at both Safety spots, Cornerback and Guard.

I was pretty discouraged by the Bruce Carter pick, because I think we could've gotten DB help there. Heck, even Wisneiwski would've been an instant starter.

But by the time the 3rd round rolled around, there probably wasn't a better impactful player at S and OG available that can do what Murray can do to make us better or get us better value. ...though I could argue that DE value was there in Allen Bailey, for example.

But I'm willing to see how FA pans out. If it doesn't work, then the crucifying sticks will come out for sure. We NEED secondary help in the worst way... and a solid Guard like Blalock or Nicks.
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I don't know if Nicks is anything more than a pipe dream but I could be wrong. He was tendered and although that doesn't mean anything right now...you can bet he'll get the highest tender when a CBA agreement comes around. Just like you can bet Doug Free will be a cowboys.

I'm also not sold on Blalock...I never did like him much in space...but then again I can't say I've watch a ton of him in the pro's so maybe he's gotten better in that area. I think we'll go with someone better in space but I could be wrong.
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I just pray we dont intend to keep Davis. Cut ties. He was our worst lineman last year. I'd re-sign Kosier, and find a RG via FA.
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I don't know if Nicks is anything more than a pipe dream but I could be wrong. He was tendered and although that doesn't mean anything right now...you can bet he'll get the highest tender when a CBA agreement comes around. Just like you can bet Doug Free will be a cowboys.

I'm also not sold on Blalock...I never did like him much in space...but then again I can't say I've watch a ton of him in the pro's so maybe he's gotten better in that area. I think we'll go with someone better in space but I could be wrong.
Actually you are right. Nicks was tendered... Mankins was franchised.

I like Blalock most, but I would be pleased if the Cowboys signed one of these guys too:

Davin Joseph - coming off a fractured foot injury, but only 27 years old. *Still laughing at Philly for taking Watkins*

David Baas - Can also play Center

Chris Chester - Same as Baas, can play C or G.

Daryn Colledge - Feelin' just so so about this one

Evan Mathis - Health is a concern, but he's been tweeting that he wants out of Cincy and he's a decent talent.
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looks like we can add Donte Whitner to the upcoming free agent safety pool ...

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I don't know if anyone saw my post in the "Fix the Cowboys" thread, but since there is no discussion there... I made mention that we should pick up Jenoris Jenkins in the Supplemental Draft.

Thoughts on that move?
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Yea I read that and meant to respond, but yes Jenkins would be a good gamble for a 3rd rounder IMO. I think quite a few teams will put in a bid for him, and a 2nd is just a big gamble. We seem to shy away from guys like this though, remember how Talib was taken completely off of our board that draft? Which was weird because he was a hometown kid, same for Percy Harvin and a few others.


I think with Talib facing a suspension it'll scare us away from even trying for Jenkins but the upside of his talent and the weakness at our position I'd be fine with a 3rd. We've wasted that away in trades, and much worse players then Jenkins who is a 1st rounder on talent alone and may gone in the 1st this year as it is.


Doubt we do it though, he seems like an idiot and an asshole, the attention anything he does by being in Dallas and in the spotlight would be catastrophic.
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