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Start the game with 3 straight handoffs but 2 of them from the shotgun. The 1 handoff from under center went for 8. 

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Guy from the comparison forum was trying to hype Kamara from NO as the best RB in the NFL and brought up the 8+ stacked boxes he's faced this season. Zeke has him beat in that catagory over Gurley, over Kamara, over all the top RB's.

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10 hours ago, WizardHawk said:

25ish touches per game for Zeke should be the minimum. Really no reason not to. 

Problem is what the hell do we do on our other 30-40 plays a game

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3 minutes ago, matt79511 said:

Problem is what the hell do we do on our other 30-40 plays a game

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Jk..... kinda

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How the Cowboys handle Zeke's contract is going to be interesting.

He's eligible to rework his deal after this year, so I wonder if we could sign him to a reasonable number before long. Or, we can ride him into the ground for the last two years of his rookie contract and a franchise tag, then let him walk (while risking a holdout at some point in there).

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4 hours ago, Nextyearfordaboyz said:

How the Cowboys handle Zeke's contract is going to be interesting.

He's eligible to rework his deal after this year, so I wonder if we could sign him to a reasonable number before long. Or, we can ride him into the ground for the last two years of his rookie contract and a franchise tag, then let him walk (while risking a holdout at some point in there).

Not sure I want to see Dallas ante up $13-14m/yr for a RB. Give him 375/400 touches the next 2 years and move on. 

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6 hours ago, WizardHawk said:

Not sure I want to see Dallas ante up $13-14m/yr for a RB. Give him 375/400 touches the next 2 years and move on. 

So the Lev’eon treatment? Have you been paying attention to that situation? IDK about that

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19 hours ago, WizardHawk said:

Not sure I want to see Dallas ante up $13-14m/yr for a RB. Give him 375/400 touches the next 2 years and move on. 

I would tend to agree with you, but it's hard for me to reconcile that with spending the #4 pick on him.

They drafted him that high and he's been as good as they could have hoped. Given that, I have to imagine they are willing to pay the man. It doesn't seem like you'd spend the #4 pick on a guy who had a 0% chance of earning a 2nd contract, but we'll see. 

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Zeke isn’t eligible to be tagged until 2021 (assuming we pick up his 5th year option), at which point the CBA expires, so it’s possible the league landscape is entirely different by then. The tag may not even exist.

With that in mind, I’d say it’s more likely than not that we extend him in the next year or two, but we’ll see.

Edited by matt79511

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I don't think enough is being said for Zekes durability. To watch him deal with Knee and ankle injuries and be obviously limping everywhere and even hopping on one foot at times, and still go out and perform like that? All the way down to the final drive he was in there making plays at one of the toughest spots to play.

While other guys miss weeks for a tweak here or there.

 

How can anyone watch Zeke go through that and decide not to will themselves through whatever hurts?

 

Very good for our team.

Edited by DaBoys

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On 10/3/2018 at 10:48 AM, Nextyearfordaboyz said:

I would tend to agree with you, but it's hard for me to reconcile that with spending the #4 pick on him.

They drafted him that high and he's been as good as they could have hoped. Given that, I have to imagine they are willing to pay the man. It doesn't seem like you'd spend the #4 pick on a guy who had a 0% chance of earning a 2nd contract, but we'll see. 

This is a good point. Plus, Zeke is only 23, so honestly Dallas can secure him with a 2nd contract and probably avoid paying him anything after he turns 30. 

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