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  1. Cowboys off season notes - DLaw Franchised

    Hurns is a nice player, but I hesitate to assume he's our long-awaited upgrade on Williams at Z. This team's not paying a $3.5M guaranteed base to its WR4- no one is.
  2. Cowboys off season notes - DLaw Franchised

    Moving down 19 spots to save $300K feels like a wash. Obviously the key here is if/how we might use Olawale differently than Smith since they’re not the same guy. I feel like we had a good thing going karmically with all the Smiths on the team though, so meh
  3. Cowboys off season notes - DLaw Franchised

    I don't mind Hunter or Inman on the same sort of 1 year, low guarantee deal we gave Butler last year. However, it would seem unlikely that either player would make the team over any of Dez/Williams/Beasley/Switzer/Brown/Draft Pick, with the way this team prioritizes in-house players.
  4. Viva la LP returns home!!!

    I'm sure this has been asked before with regards to this subject, but are we allowed to induct active players into the Ring of Honor? If not, would the NFL allow a one time exception? Should we start a petition?
  5. Around the League - It's Officially the Offseason

    Safety is the one that sticks out with Reid, Vaccaro, Burnett, and Boston. There must be a huge gap between how those guys value themselves and how teams do. Honey Badger going for so little illustrates this. Some solid DTs too. I’m sure we think we’re fine with Irving, Collins, Ash, Price, and some 7th rounder though. Jon Bostic would be ok as a 3rd LB. Waddle and Fleming would be upgrades at swing tackle, but so would almost anyone. On a different note, I think we’re out of options to upgrade Cooper at LG besides the draft. I highly doubt our FO views Pouncey or Mewhort as worth their asking prices given their health risks.
  6. Around the League - It's Officially the Offseason

    I’m not saying we need to go out and give Suh and Earl $80M guaranteed combined and sacrifice a 1st rounder for the rights to the latter. I’m saying you can’t use the Patriots as an example of a team that ignores free agency entirely to prioritize retaining their homegrown talent. They operate almost exactly opposite to that. They always have the flex to go out and get solid veterans because they know how to value and when to cut bait on players. This regime lacks that somewhat, to say the least.
  7. Around the League - It's Officially the Offseason

    These are nice thoughts, but "adding cheap back up depth in free agency" last year got you like four dudes (Carroll, Paea, Moore, Blanton) that didn't last until midseason and one (Bell) who only lasted the year because your other option at swing tackle who you spent a third round pick on looked like he had no idea what sport he was playing. The Patriots aren't a pure draft and develop team. They always have the flexibility to get a $5-6M/year DE like Sheard or Clayborn or a $12M CB like Revis or Gilmore if they want to because they're the best cap-managed team in the sport. We don't because we're not. In an ideal world, our team would be able to draft well enough to not use free agency to find real players. But if even the Packers, the ultimate "draft and develop" team, have concluded that that's not how the modern game is played, then we have a right to skepticism. If the Garrett/McClay/Stephen approach was so much smarter than the aggressive signings we made when Parcells and Wade were here... then why do we have the same amount of playoff wins in 7.5 years of Garrett as we did with 7.5 of Parcells and Wade? People can hate on Carr and his contract all they want, but the guy pretty much never so much as missed a snap. Paying Dez 50% more over the same 5 years to miss games and not make big plays is a substantially worse allocation of cap resources- availability is the best ability. But no one can see that because Dez is a homebred Cowboy and we love him for that. And no one can see the ineptitude of the Cowboys' plan because it seems so wholesome.
  8. Scandrick gets his wish

    We care more about not having $20M in dead money in a given year than we do about anything else it seems. This is just as stupid as splitting Romo's money over two years Also is James Hanna getting cut or what?
  9. Around the League - It's Officially the Offseason

    The Giants have a massive void almost everywhere on offense, besides their overpaid LT and nutjob WR on an expiring contract. If it were me I’d take the highest QB at 2 and let him sit behind Eli for a year while you try and rebuild that OL. I’m not scared of Barkley at all on that team until they fix their quarterback and line play. I just don’t see how you can make this trade without virtual certainty over how the first two picks will go. You can’t just value 2-3 of the QBs evenly, there has to be a specific player in mind. Perhaps that certainty involves Barkley, but it would seem to me that the Giants would trade down now with Denver or Buffalo should they truly not want a QB
  10. Around the League - It's Officially the Offseason

    I don’t buy this. I think QBs go 1, 2, and 3 now. Guess we’ll see
  11. Around the League - It's Officially the Offseason

    But which one? This insane unless they know for a fact who’s going 1 and 2
  12. Cowboys Draft Links and Meetings Thread

    Well, at least we’re hosting some guys for visits.
  13. Cowboys off season notes - DLaw Franchised

    It's probably not prudent, and a better organization wouldn't do it... but say the 2nd rounder gets us another Jaylon Smith and the 8 figure salary slot otherwise belongs to Dez or Witten + Crawford Is ET not worth more than those guys? I get the concern about paying an aging safety, but Thomas is the rare, cerebral, almost perfect football player that should age gracefully. A 3 year deal that pays out all the guarantees in his age 29, 30, and 31 seasons doesn't bother me so much. There's ways to make it work. You just have to have some willingness to part with a couple of guys I listed earlier this year or next. Again, is anyone giving up a premium pick and $30M+ guaranteed to a 29 year old safety? I don't know. But is complacency getting this team anywhere? I don't think so. I think suggesting we don't need to trade for ET because we'll just sign him next year is about as arrogant as thinking we don't need him at all because we have Xavier Woods. If the cost ends up being a 2nd (or a 3rd and a 5th) and extension, I think someone ends up doing it. He's still that good.
  14. Cowboys off season notes - DLaw Franchised

    The NFL's official website lists Maliek Collins as having started 16 games for the Cowboys last year, and Richard Ash 2. Idk what a fact is anymore tbh