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  1. Thompson released

    That's a nice analogy. I think we would all agree that first round picks are valuable; arguably they are the building blocks or foundation for building your club. Perhaps the question that needs to be asked is how did the organization reach a point where they had to give up a first round pick in order to improve the club? If I have $50 riding on the blackjack hand and the dealer turns over a 2 as per your analogy no big deal. If I have $5000 riding on the hand, and the dealer turns over the 2 it's a different story. Only time will tell how much we had riding on the deal for Cooper. For now, he is adding value, or as I said he's moving the chains and is a welcomed addition.
  2. GDT: Boys in bird hunting season v Falcons

    I just don't know which Dallas team is going to show up. The Falcons should be a good test for our defense.
  3. Thompson released

    Cooper is moving the chains and has looked solid. Won't be able to evaluate this trade fully until we see how the draft plays out. But I still hate trading away first rounders.
  4. GDT: Cowboys V Eagles

    Another decade. We beat the Super Bowl champs on the road in a must win situation. Biggest character win ever says Jerry. All kidding aside it's a big win. LVE is unreal. I guess in Philly they spell dynasty ONE.
  5. GDT: Cowboys V Eagles

    If I'm Zeke I'm playing out my rookie contract and doing anything I can to move on.
  6. Thompson released

    I hate trading away first round picks. We will never know what flexibility we could have had with that pick. And it's not about drafting for need. It's always value.
  7. GDT: Cowboys V Eagles

    Does an embarrassing blow out loss on national tv force Jerry's hand to terminate the Clapper, or will he hold true to his earlier statement of no coaching change during the season?
  8. Saints Fear Dez Bryant Tore Achilles

    I feel for the guy and was hoping he would do well.
  9. GDT: Cowboys V Eagles

    I may be asking a lot of the organization here but I am thinking that the commitment to Dak being our starter will be made. Hopefully they get him some weapons and a coaching staff that will play to his abilities. If the current regime stays on board then all bets are off.
  10. GDT: Cowboys V Eagles

    I agree with the bolded. We don't really have a choice. He is going to be our QB so let's do what we can to get him the tools to succeed. Then if he doesn't well we will probably be picking high enough to get a QB! I know things can't be perfect and I'm not asking for that. But I mean we don't have Brady or Rodgers. Factor in the loss of production with Dez and Witten'; the continued struggles of the OL; and the peculiar insistence on not utilizing Zeke fully and you have a perfect storm. I blame the organization as much or more than I do Dak. People talk about how the Titans neutralized Zeke. They didn't neutralize him. We did. He only touched the ball 6 times in the second half. We seem to make bizarre decisions on top of bizarre decisions offensively then lay it all at Dak's feet. Dak has concerns. Anticipation. Timing. Accuracy. Locking on to one receiver. The interception in the red zone was an awful mistake. But like I said he is our guy moving forward so we better figure out how to properly utilize and develop him. I was listening to Sirius NFL Radio and they said the OL is not performing like it used to. Refuse to use Zeke properly. For all intents and purposes a brand new receiving corps with no true number one and yet we expect Dak to light it up. It won't happen.
  11. GDT: Cowboys V Eagles

    The text below is what I said on an earlier post. I have concerns about Dak but what have we done to really support him? We have a ton of problems on offense but we lay it all at Dak's doorstep. Don't get me wrong. If Dak crashes and burns we have a problem. A big one. But we need to give him every chance to succeed namely a veteran back up, a stable coordinator, a QB coach, and some weapons. I'm concerned about Dak's accuracy and timing/anticipation. But did we expect progression or status quo when Dak lost approximately 130 catches from last year with Dez's release and Witten's retirement? Who were we kidding to think it would be smooth sailing with all that production gone? That is squarely on the organization. Then he loses his C who makes all the line calls. That hurt. Tyron Smith is struggling. Connor Williams is grossly overmatched vs. power. Collins looks like he's better suited to be inside. So a lot of problems/challenges on the OL. That doesn't help. For some strange reason we don't want to fully utilize our best offensive weapon namely Zeke. It's mind boggling.
  12. GDT: Cowboys V Eagles

    Dave believe it or not I am trying to stay positive. Dak is our QB moving forward whether we like it or not. We won't sign or draft his replacement. We may sign a veteran back up. The commitment to Dak will be made then for God's sake we have to go out and get him some weapons and improve protection. Maybe we have to have a scheme that plays to his strengths. Or a new OC and HC? Maybe a QB coach who actually has a track record? We have to do this. If Dak improves great. If he doesn't then we know we have a problem. A big one. I'm concerned about Dak's accuracy and timing/anticipation. But did we expect progression or status quo when Dak lost approximately 130 catches from last year with Dez's release and Witten's retirement? Who were we kidding to think it would be smooth sailing with all that production gone? That is squarely on the organization. Then he loses his C who makes all the line calls. That hurt. Tyron Smith is struggling. Connor Williams is grossly overmatched vs. power. Collins looks like he's better suited to be inside. So a lot of problems/challenges on the OL. That doesn't help. For some strange reason we don't want to fully utilize our best offensive weapon namely Zeke. It's mind boggling. I think we will buck recent trends and be aggressive in the off season re free agency. Giving up our number 1 may very well force our hand. I firmly believe we will have a coaching change. This will bring some energy to the organization. I
  13. GDT: Cowboys V Eagles

    I feel for Zeke. We have a thoroughbred and we are treating him like a plow horse. We have to ride him. We keep hearing that running is our identity. Running will make it easier on Dak, blah, blah, blah. How many times did Zeke touch the ball in the second half of the Titans game? If I'm Zeke I'm thinking I'll play out my rookie contract and then try to go elsewhere will my talents will be fully utilized. FYI. I just crushed the bus. Indestructible.
  14. GDT: Cowboys V Eagles

    My contempt for The Clapper is well documented. If losing out is what it takes to get rid of him so be it. It's really gonna hurt though when we see how high the Raiders are picking in round 1. All joking aside I'm starting to think that The Clapper is losing this team. And if that's the case he has to go. He's into year 9. I don't think we are jumping the gun.
  15. Dak

    Troy Aikman discussing Dak. Basically the first attribute Aikman looks for in a QB is accuracy. As a QB if you are not consistently accurate then all the other attributes don't matter. Accuracy is paramount. http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000000972420/article/troy-aikman-dak-prescott-needs-to-be-more-accurate
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