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  1. If nothing else, the whole response basically underscores how little reason there would be to be "hyped" over the 2021 Cowboys without Dak Prescott. The timing of the video is pretty curious regardless. Right after the SB, while our QB remains unsigned? I could get behind the idea that some intern is just trolling.
  2. Or acknowledging that they got 2 out of a possible 32 starts from their two Pro Bowl-level OTs last year and their season was doomed as a result. Forget Tyron for a second (whose time here will likely end soon in any scenario)- how can we be sure that Collins will bounce back to 2019 form when we don’t even know what led to him missing the whole season? Did he really just show up out of shape and develop a hip issue or was it complications from a car crash he was involved in? I find his situation distressingly vague. And either way, it’s worth noting that (1) he wasn’t nearly as good his
  3. Yeah I tend to agree that a Day 2 OT probably isn't worth it for this team compared to guys who could immediately contribute (presumably on defense, though there may be room for one more offensive playmaker). The upside of a franchise LT is just so high, and the downside is 16 more Terence Steele starts.
  4. At this point my short list (assuming we keep Dak and stay at 10) is Sewell, Surtain, Farley, and Slater, probably in that order. Absent a can't-miss stud on the DL or a remarkable trade offer, I don't know how else to maximize the pick than to nab a plug and play CB or OT. Those positions are pretty freaking important.
  5. Over a decade. They had the longest active playoff drought in the NFC- last appearance was in 2007. Just, pain.
  6. That sounds like an anonymous radio show host that gives love advice, or perhaps someone that calls/writes into one of those shows
  7. Ok, good for them. No QB with Dak's track record in his first 4-5 years has taken a sub-market deal at this stage of his career, at least not since 2011 or so and the start of the last CBA. Carr, Stafford, Jimmy G and Cousins all reset the market with zero combined playoff wins. Like 8 young (relatively speaking) QBs in a row became the new highest paid QB by AAV from 2017-2019 before Goff and Wentz slid in under Wilson. You can't trust the Joneses, they're pieces of ****- who knows how much GTD money in that alleged 5/175/106 offer was actually fully guaranteed? They know they have to ma
  8. I just think you might as well start over at that point. Cut/trade virtually everyone over 24, 25 or so. Keep McCarthy to the play Marrone/Gase role as you tank for the first overall pick. I agree this team is extremely soft, but the locker room responding negatively to Dak's ousting wouldn't be a reflection of that so much as a rational response to an unideal and eminently avoidable outcome. The only potential upgrade out there is Watson, who probably costs you more like Dak + 2 firsts than Dak + a 2nd given how much the Texans would be on the hook for financially, and also might not hel
  9. Dak is one of very few guys on this team that doesn't pull **** like that. His refusal to hold out in 2019 or '20 is probably the single biggest reason he hasn't received an extension. I was trying to say above that, yeah, maybe letting Dak hit UFA as early as this offseason would constitute a bizarre attempt by the Joneses to "send a message" to all the malcontents and general disappointments in our locker room. It would obviously backfire because the sad reality is they're the ones who've fostered this circus-like atmosphere.
  10. I guess that's my overall point. I am prepared for multiple decades of sucking. In, like, most facets of life. lol Reading between the lines, it sure seems like Old Jer needs to seize control here to get the deal done as Stephen has been nickel and diming to our continual detriment. So basically, we're screwed regardless.
  11. They have dragged their feet and it's not gone well. idk maybe I'm catastrophizing but this pretentious af article (https://www.dallasnews.com/sports/cowboys/2021/01/27/a-volatile-qb-market-leaves-the-cowboys-with-only-two-options-sign-dak-prescott-soon-or-move-on/) just has me a little shaken. "We know you're all very emotional about Dak but this is a business and there's a salary cap so there's no hard feelings." Also implies the tag will *not* be used a second time and both sides will go their separate ways if a deal is not struck by March 9. It also cites "market volatility" as a vali
  12. As far as our team goes, my main takeaway from the Stafford/Watson trade talk and all the other teams that might be changing quarterbacks this offseason (Schefter says it'll be 18 or more) is that it gives Dallas more of an alibi to sneak in Dak's ousting amidst the chaos. I mean hell if there's this much turnover at QB, they might just let him hit unrestricted free agency so as not to make things too hard on themselves with a complicated tag and trade. I hope I'm wrong but I could absolutely see it.
  13. This is pretty crazy but I believe the number is actually 10 for both. Brady is 6-3, soon to be 7-3/6-4, while our team is 3-7. He does have 10 SB appearances to our 7 playoff appearances though
  14. It's unfortunate that La'el has an even more ominous health situation than Tyron, because if the former had played at a high level this year I think it would be worth discussing him and Martin at OT, with Williams-Biasdaz-McGovern inside. That's a so-so unit at best, but that's all we had in 2020. We could be staring at the same multiyear rebuild on the OL we faced with Garrett a decade ago.
  15. Yeah Cooper's deal is structured in a way where they can bail from it for only $6M dead cap in '22 since his base becomes guaranteed the fifth day of the league year. Technically you could restructure him this year and still post-June 1 cut him next year but that is unlikely. You actually save a hair more by adding the void year to do the full five-year restructure than what Bobby has listed ($15.2M). That's definitely in play, wish I'd thought of that before I went off about how he's dead on about Tyron, lol. Still think there might be something to that. Jaylon and Chris Jones have to go
  16. I guess a Cooper restructure could make sense, they'd probably add a void year in '25. The rest of these I would hope to avoid. D-Law already has cap figures pushing $30M in '22 and '23 with significant dead money
  17. Right, I’m assuming that happens, and suggesting that it’s not enough if you want 2-3 free agent defensive starters. According to OTC we have $23M in cap room next year, so if you assume a LTD for Dak drops his # to 20M, give or take, that’s almost no room left. 5M sounds like very little but the difference between, say, 3 and 8 or 4 and 9 for Dallas’ purposes is actually quite significant (find a few guys who can plug holes for a year, supplemented by the draft class, which is only affordable through the Jaylon cut). We could just restructure a bunch of guys but that would be a sign that
  18. Definitely, it would put OT squarely in play for us in the first. It’ll also be hard to improve the defense with what Dak will cost- these moves don’t even free up enough $ to tag him again and are reliant on an extension that lowers his cap figure. Then you would at least have some space with the Jaylon money kicking in over the summer. Generally, it’s gonna be hard for this team to turn things around and move in a different direction without significant turnover and some tough decisions. If the team is in any way concerned that Tyron may play closer to 2 games a year than 13 going forwa
  19. Obviously Tyron is the "bombshell" here and would be mostly cap related (saves $5M this year and ~$30M over 2022-23). Since Jaylon would have to be post-June 1, there's almost nothing else we can do that frees up cap room outside of restructures. Kinda wonder if there's something going on there with him only playing 2 games this year. Did he delay surgery? Some sort of friction with the coaching or medical staff? I'm recklessly speculating, but these kinds of things happen- certainly Bobby knows more than us.
  20. Our Twitter brethren are having a field day over this one. Lots of love being poured out for this list of losers who just went 6-10 against a pretty easy schedule
  21. Pederson is either trying to get fired or got a tanking directive from Roseman/Luhrie. No other explanations. Frankly, it’s tremendous content
  22. It really is. They’re the only team in the league without such a win. I don’t think it’s entirely about the defense, either. I mean, it mostly is, like 90+%, but they didn’t need that many points in all their games in ‘19. Think this team just excels at playing from ahead and tends to fold in the face of adversity. They’re front runners. Need to clean that up because only being able to win games in shootouts and blowouts is unacceptable
  23. The Cowboys are 0-16 when scoring less than 30 points since 2019
  24. People aren’t realistic with him and Awuzie. A decent NFL starter in the mid-late second round is a normal return on investment. They play positions where their best reps go unnoticed, and the other guys get paid too
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