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  1. Cowboys DL David Irving suspended 4 games

    ??? Irving has never been busted for substance abuse. His suspension last year was for PEDs (the typical "banned supplement" excuse..). As for "strikes" for substance abuse, IIRC, it goes: 4 games, 10 games, 1 year, indefinite. SMH
  2. Cowboys DL David Irving suspended 4 games

    Color me shocked. Kid just can't get right.
  3. Interesting blog entry about the Herschel Walker trade

    The largest role was Jimmy Johnson. 2nd would be whoever in the Vikings organization that accepted the risk that Dallas wouldn't cut all of those players for draft picks. 3rd would be the triplets. BTW, there was a "30 for 30" episode on this called "The Great Trade Robbery". You can probably find it on youtube/whatever. It was very entertaining and really spelled out what the trade was about. **Edit here's Jimmy Johnson's take on it:
  4. Interesting blog entry about the Herschel Walker trade

    I had to stop after a few minutes because of this part: "The Cowboys gave the Vikings a running back named Herschel Walker and some low round draft picks while the Vikings gave the Cowboys five players off their roster plus their next three first round draft picks as well as their next three second round draft picks and another third round pick in the third year." Here is truth of the initial trade Players/Draft Picks Received by the Minnesota Vikings: RB Herschel Walker 3rd round pick – 1990 (54) (Mike Jones) 5th round pick – 1990 (116) (Reggie Thornton) 10th round pick – 1990 (249) (Pat Newman) 3rd round pick – 1991 (68) (Jake Reed) *****3rd round picks aren't what most would consider "some low round draft picks", especially since Dallas was a crap team (3-13) and picking high. Also, this article leads in with really underselling how polarizing and dynamic Herschel Walker was seen as. He was seen as a 'game changer' (think of an Adrian Peterson-type runner with the bonus of receiver's hands).***** Below is what the Cowboys initially received from the Vikings: 1st round pick in 1990 (21) (traded this pick along with pick (81) for pick (17) from Pittsburgh to draft Emmitt Smith) 2nd round pick in 1990 (47) (Alexander Wright) 6th round pick in 1990 (158) (traded to New Orleans, who drafted James Williams) LB Jesse Solomon LB David Howard CB Issiac Holt RB Darrin Nelson (traded to San Diego after he refused to report to Dallas) DE Alex Stewart The crucial part of the story was that Jimmy Johnson pretended to desperately need depth (Cowboy's roster was very old and bad) and wanted a lot of players that the Vikings were willing to part with. The sneaky catch was that there were conditions in the trade that stated if the players didn't start enough games/or got cut, Dallas would receive pre-determined draft picks from the Vikings. Surely, Jimmy wasn't going to cut all of those players for draft picks when his roster was in shambles? "Hold my beer!" He did just that and told everyone later that that was his intentions going into the deal. Dallas received these conditional picks for cutting players: 1st round pick in 1991 (conditional on cutting Solomon) – (12) (Alvin Harper) 2nd round pick in 1991 (conditional on cutting Howard) – (38) (Dixon Edwards) 2nd round pick in 1992 (conditional on cutting Holt) – (37) (Darren Woodson) 3rd round pick in 1992 (conditional on cutting Nelson) – (71) (traded to New England, who drafted Kevin Turner) 1st round pick in 1993 (conditional on cutting Stewart) – (13) (traded to Philadelphia Eagles, and then to the Houston Oilers, who drafted Brad Hopkins)[1] Besides ending up with a boatload of draft picks, what really compounded the success of those draft years with Jimmy was that he had just came from coaching the University of Miami for years where he had known all of the talented players from that region (Some say that advantage is why Pete Carroll/Schneider did so well drafting in 2010-2012 when Pete just came back from the College circuit). So no...the Vikings didn't initially give up all of those draft picks in the trade, they just got swindled/hornswaggled/boulder-dashed, etc. It only looked like a bad trade later because Herschel Walker's performance could never live up to that insane 1988 season and because the Vikings ended up getting bilked for more draft capitol than initially expected. I was about 13 years old when this trade went down, and although I wasn't as knowledgeable about trades and what-not, the buzz around DFW was that this wasn't a good deal for Dallas. A crappy team (3-13) that just traded away it's best player? I mean, we were already pissed that Landry got fired!! Jerry Jones was a dead man! And the easiest reason to not believe this theory is this: Jerry Jones represented a type of owner that the "Old-Money" owners didn't want in the league..why the heck would they help him out?
  5. People like to say that he's only been HC for 7 complete years (came on mid-way through 2010), but he was our hotshot OC that Jerry brought in in 2007 (to be a future HC seeing that he was being paid the same as the HC Wade Phillips). The offense has pretty much looked the same all of this time, even after Jason's playcalling duties were yanked from him to give to Callahan and then later, Linehan. His offensive philosophy is embedded like a tick. He was not qualified for the OC job then (was a QB coach for Miami for 2 years under Saban), but the Garrett family has been entrenched with Jerry for some time. Jason's dad, Jim, was a scout for the Cowboys since the late 80's, another brother is a scout there now and one other brother was brought in with Jason to be a TE coach, IRRC. There was a belief that Jason, while waiting to take over for Phillips, was wedging himself between the Jones' and Phillips and was also sandbagging the playcalling because once Wade was fired, the offense started looking reallygood. Now, I can't substantiate that as I don't remember anything changing from that stale offense that Garrett brought with him, but there's a slew of Cowboy fans online that regurgitate that history. I don't doubt Jason throwing Phillips under the bus, though. Having said all of that, I've just never liked the guy. He comes off as a disingenuous little worm. When the team has some disastrous outings, the blame gets shifted away from him and onto some coordinator/coach/player/injuries. This often results in someone getting the axe/demotion/benched. Bottom line: This newest set of position coaches should be his last. He's had enough time, he's had good enough players and he's handpicked every coordinator/coach (two or three times over). If it doesn't work now, it's not going to work. And if it's not going to work, it's because he is the Head Coach. Stephen has started to have some serious influence with the team the past 5 or so years, as well as Will McClay, and things have started shaking up. The last thing to shake up is Jason Friggin' Garrett. P.S. Yes, he mainly claps, but every once in awhile he'll entertain you with a lift of his microphone and spit routine. The dude (and his offense) is as predictable and robotic as Zuckerberg.
  6. You've got the Jason/Jerry relationship nailed down. As for his contract, fortunately, it's up after next year (2019) and unless he gets the Cowboys not only in the playoffs but more than "one and done", Stephen is gonna tell Daddy to pass on extending Garrett again ('He's gots to gooo, papa!'). Jerry loved Romo and Dez, but baby boy Stephen pulled up his "huggies" and said "enuff". No more injuries to blame, no more players to blame and no more coordinators/position coaches to blame. Bum should've been fired after the 2013 season..
  7. Best UDFA that your team ever picked up initially

    Tony Romo.
  8. Current Top 10 NFL HC

    I don't disagree. Doug clearly "seems" to be a better NFL coach than Chip Kelly, beyond what season records will tell you. I just wanted to point out that using season results to paint a picture or defend a position can be misleading. Hefty Reid left Chip a 4-12 team (bottom of the division) that he, in turn, took to a 10-6 division winning season in 2013, a 10-6 (2nd) season in 2014 and, finally, a 7-9 record (2nd) in 2015 (Man...did the NFCE suck that year or what?!) He destroyed the roster and was clearly an overall cancer to everything he touched, but he got early results.
  9. Current Top 10 NFL HC

    Huh? They went 7-9 in 2015. Did you look at NFCE records wrong and mix this up with Dallas' 4-12 outcome? No need to "poor-mouth" to build your case. Pederson took a 7-9 team and then took them to the heights of ....7-9 his first year (would've been 6-10 without a 'freebie' from the Cowboys week 17). Which is not a knock on him. Not every coach can install a new program and see an immediate improvement year one (McVay being an exception). Anyway, is Pederson a current top-10 HC? Right now, considering recency bias, absolutely. Top-3, IMO. Is his ranking "future-proof" after one unbelievable year? Eight ball says, "Not so fast".
  10. Terrance Williams arrested

    If T.Will is suspended, I believe that voids any and all remaining guaranteed money from his contract, meaning we will save money. I could be wrong, though. For the people that hated the resigning of him last year and thought we were completely married to him through at least 2018, this may be the perfect/rare scenario for a "clean break-up".
  11. 2019 Draft in Nashville

    I used to think that fanbase suffered from "little brother syndrome" having never won a SB, but after winning their first, the obsession with Dallas is even more amplified.
  12. Jared Goff

    I see more of a slower Randall Cunningham or maybe a thinly-built Jeff George w/less confidence. Maybe a right-handed Kellen Moore with a stronger arm?
  13. Terrance Williams arrested

    A sports club having different standards for different players based on their value isn't exclusive to the Cowboys or even the NFL. What do you think the reasons were for the Eagles to look the other way about Lane Johnson's 2 PED suspensions? I'll answer it for you: It's because Lane was a former 1st rd pick and a great OT. Why have the Browns stuck with Josh Gordon? Similar answer. If Randy wasn't a 2nd rd. pick with potential to be an impactful edge rusher, he would've been cut already. Add in the fact that, while suspended, he's not costing them any money, not taking a roster spot or even accruing any years against his rookie contract (he's technically only accrued 1 year), it makes it even easier to stay with him. If he was a 7th rd. player that only projected to be depth at best, they would've cut bait after the first suspension.
  14. Eli Manning on trial for fake memorabilia scam

    I wouldn't rule-out Zeke having a hand in this. Feed that kid a 6-game sandwich whether or not he has two off-duty cop affidavits..
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