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  1. Who do you want at #58?

    See, I don't believe the problem was or is the S position. I see our pass rush, specifically DT, being the biggest problem. You can go back 2 decades and see in 2000 we took 3 CB's with our first 4 picks. then in 2001 a CB with out 2nd. Then 2002 S Roy Williams with our 1, then 2003 CB Terrance Newman with our 1, then 2006. By that point we went LB, DE, RB with the majority of our early picks, the Parcells years I believe, so no surprise there. Then in 2012 we gave up our 2nd to move up 6 spots and grab.....a CB, Mo Claiborne who had 1 semi good year. Then in 2013 we grabbed 2 CB with our 3rd and 4th, not exactly high picks, but secondary nonetheless, then 2015 1st round B. Jones- not sure where to put him, S or CB, which is pretty messed up considering he was a 1st round pick, I mean, you gotta have a plan! Then 2017 2 more CB's with the 2nd and 3rd picks. Point is, in all of this we NEVER had a top 10 defense or one that could take over a game. In fact, I seem to remember getting burned by some pretty mediocre QB's. In drafting with this mindset we haven't accomplished ish! I have been SCREAMING for a legit DT in the 1st round for 2 decades. The last one I recall was named Maryland out of Miami. I wonder how that worked out?
  2. Who do you want at #58?

    First off, NE wins because of Brady, period. Last year, when they lost to philly, a back up who couldn't win a starting job on 3 other teams, including Philly, beat the pants off the Patriots secondary. It was also Philly's D lIne that took Brady out to win that game in the end. The same could be said about Brees. He is the reason they are winning games. Not so much secondary. ANd if it wasn't for the fact that the NFC championship game was fixed for NO to lose, they would have represented much better in the SB. As for the Rams, is there any question the strength of that defense is the line??? Arron Donald and Suh as the focal points? I get secondary is important and I was being facetious when I said anyone could play back there. But with all the high picks we have placed on CB and S over the years, to not have a dominant defense or a secondary that doesn't become swiss cheese when a guy like Sean Lee goes out (See LA Rams vs Dallas 2017) also A. Rodgers at Dal 2017, 4th quarter drive, both games the Boys were up 3 scores and choked at the end of the game due to poor secondary defense, is absurd. Seems to me the problem is allowing the opposing QB too much time to get comfortable.
  3. Who do you want at #58?

    All rationally thought out and explained Matt, I would expect nothing less. However, please explain to me why we repeatedly put emphasis on CB and S in every offseason and yet we still cannot cover anyone or advance in the playoffs? 3rd and 20 Rodgers completes a 30 yard pass to set up the winning FG. This is just one example of how many times good QB's and some stinkers find ways to humiliate this team. It seems with 11 players on the field at any time last year's opinion was "We need Earl Thomas to be a legit SB threat." ?????? You mean to tell me with all the coaching, talent, drafting, FA players etc, we cannot win without this guy. And if that is the case, why didn't we go after him with an all or nothing mentality? Sorry, I believe this position is overhyped and a waste of our time. We consistantly throw high picks at this position and get beat the same way every year.
  4. Who do you want at #58?

    D Line Please. Selecting a DB in the top 3 rounds is a wasted pick in my opinion. A deep, rotating, effective D line that can get consistent pressure will make any secondary look great. Ask yourself, just how long is a CB or S expected, or realistically, can cover a WR or TE? MAYBE 3 seconds. If the D line is in the QB's face, the accuracy is off, the pass may never get off, there may be a strip sack fumble, etc. Don't waste our only early pick (2nd round) on a lousy S or CB. Because no matter how good the kid may be, without a solid pass rush, he will not hold up. Haven't we learned this lesson YET??????
  5. Dak, the QB of the future or not.

    Well, brawl aside, we will see what Dak truly is this year. No Linehan, additions of Witten, Cobb, the emergence of Cooper and Gallup and a host of supporting players, we shall see.
  6. NFL Rules Change Proposals

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/nfl/nfl-rule-changes-proposals-for-2019-heavy-on-replay-new-overtime-format/ar-BBUUWLs Here is a list of the "NFL rules change" proposals. Do you think the Chiefs are feeling salty about their playoff loss??? With that said, it seems to me that no one knows how to deal with losing anymore. They all want that "one more chance!" I mean, if you can't figure out a way to win a game in 4 quarters, do you really think 1 more possession in OT is going to matter? How about this for a rule change, let's investigate the officials that are deciding the outcomes of these games by not calling obvious penalties OR calling penalties that are not there. ie: fixing these games. Here is a RIDICULOUS example of how SOME, not all, SOME of these games may be scripted. After watching this, try to emotionally remove yourself from the love you have for this game and ask yourself what might be the reasoning for this: a. The official is new and one of the 1st females so she doesn't want to seem controversial or unsure of herself so she is sticking with her call no matter what. b. Duke Johnson pulled the ball out of the pile AFTER the call was already made. c. The HC was too stupid to challenge the call. d. The game was fixed. At a critical point in the game, the officials took over and determined the outcome. Between this, the blown fumble call in the Iggles @ Cowboys game, the clear missed PI or Hitting a defenseless receiver OR illegal hit to the head-take your pick- that took place in the NFC Championship game, to name a few, I have to be honest, I'm really getting less and less interested in the sport and more and more interested in how long it will take America to get its collective heads out of its Arses and wake up to the fact that we are all being had. Don't get me wrong, I still love the Cowboys, but it's getting more and more difficult to accept what I am seeing on the field as a genuine sport, may the better team win, etc. And it pi$$e$ me off that greed, money and power have destroyed a sport I loved for so long. But anyway, here are some of the rule changes that are being proposed.
  7. Breaking: Earl Thomas to Ravens

    I don't know why any of you are surprised. You can't fix stupid. We take bad gambles on players with checkered pasts in both FA and the Draft. Guys that "should have gone 1st but because of...." Jerry must get a kick out of thinking he "out thought" the competition. Problem is, it isn't working, it hasn't worked, and it won't work. History has suggested nothing is going to change so everyone just, relax, have a drink, smoke em if that's your thing, and find something better to do with your time.
  8. Around the NFL - Playoffs Baby

    With Irving and Gregory gone, most likely for good, this would be wise.
  9. Free agency plus draft thoughts

    I could see that. Still would LOVE to have that 1st back though.
  10. Free agency plus draft thoughts

    Not too worried about PR or player reaction if it helps is win.
  11. Free agency plus draft thoughts

    Yeah, I didn't want to aim too high on the asking price, most on here would say it would never happen. I mean, this scenario is likely NEVER going to happen, so I tried to tone it down a bit. BUT, let me at least try to give my reasoning. 1. Trading Zeke eliminates the contract problem we would have, especially if we sign Dak to a lesser contract then we would be willing to offer Zeke. And that may very well happen, imo. 2. It never seems to work out for us having that ONE Blue Chip player. I mean, is there anyone else on this team that could garner us a 1st and more? I say no. That alone makes Zeke THEE guy in Dallas. But when we had Ware or Owens or whoever, It just doesn't seem to be enough. Key on that player and the rest of the team is very beatable. We need a team that can beat you multiple ways with players that can beat you in multiple ways. Right now I don't believe we have many of those. 3. Signing Zeke to something more than 3 years will be a waste after that point. RB's do not have a record of longevity, at least not a productive record after so many years. They take a beating. We throw a big contract at Zeke and in 3 years we are saddled with high payout but limited production. And please understand, I DON'T WANT TO TRADE ZEKE!!!! But I do worry that if we are not ready to make a legit run this or next year, perhaps his value to us is greater than as our RB. If it meant we get younger, upgrade our O line, D line, Receiver corp, AND get a sufficient replacement in Bell. Then I have to consider it.
  12. Free agency plus draft thoughts

    Post season possibilities: 1. Sign D Lawrence to a contract. 2. Sign Dak to a contract. FA pick signings: 1. O line OT. 2. S. 3. Back up QB. BREAKING NEWS: The Cowboys trade Elliott for a 1st and 4th and sign Le'veon Bell. Draft: 1. DE BPA 2. DT BPA trade 3rd and a 4th to move up and get another 2nd. 2a. WR or TE BPA. Of course this is all off the cuff right now, but in the game of "what if" what are your thoughts?
  13. Witten Ends Retirement - Returning in 2019

    Meh, not sure what there is to say. I mean, in his prime he only caught ONE post season TD. When he was younger he had a better QB (Romo), better WR (Owens) better players on defense (Ware) and the fricking team couldn't get out of its own way in the postseason. Now he is older than Mathusula, 1 year removed from the game and they won the East and a playoff game without him last year. Will he cut into Jarwin and Schultz development? Sure, but he may also be a good mentor to them. I guess its a nice luxury to have but I do not believe it really makes us THAT much better.
  14. 2019 NFL Draft Prospects

    I heard he is dumb as a bag of hammers and cannot grasp the playbook. But he does have mad natural talent.
  15. Greater player of all time? Jerry Rice or Tom Brady

    Yeah well, Rice would have 3 more rings if it wasn't for Smith. He bested Rice 2 out of 3. If gaudy numbers are your measure of GOAT then I guess Drew Brees is the GOAT at QB, Tony Romo is better than Aikman and Staubach, and Frank Gore will be the GOAT at RB if he gets 3500 yards in the next 3 years.
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