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Cowboys sign former Texans' DL Christian Covington

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25 years old. Valuable rotational piece for them last year.

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7.5 sacks on 4 year career, 3.5 in 2018. 

 

65 total tackles  39 of which are solo tackles.

 

looks like he has a little bit of an injury history. Missed 4 games in 18 and 9 games in 17. 

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He's a decent player. Think he's played out of position as a 3-4 DE though. 

If he can stay healthy, maybe Rod can work his magic on him as a 3-Tech.

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48 minutes ago, plan9misfit said:

Gee. A camp body. Hooray.

Idk about that, we definitely need DT depth. Texans fans don’t seem thrilled to lose him. At minimum he’s an upgrade on Reid and Ross.

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2 minutes ago, matt79511 said:

Idk about that, we definitely need DT depth. Texans fans don’t seem thrilled to lose him. At minimum he’s an upgrade on Reid and Ross.

I get that. But rotational guys can also be drafted...if we were to ever place a level of importance at that position. Plus, as a one year deal, that screams camp body. I’d probably have a different opinion if it was a 2 or 3 year contract.

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3 minutes ago, matt79511 said:

Idk about that, we definitely need DT depth. Texans fans don’t seem thrilled to lose him. At minimum he’s an upgrade on Reid and Ross.

Texans fans on Reddit are very upset he signed with us. They really really wanted him back. 

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2 minutes ago, plan9misfit said:

I get that. But rotational guys can also be drafted...if we were to ever place a level of importance at that position. Plus, as a one year deal, that screams camp body. I’d probably have a different opinion if it was a 2 or 3 year contract.

I suspect it’s a 1 year, $3M or so deal. I doubt he settled for the vet minimum at this point in free agency. He can play

Would figure given the state of the roster that we will draft another rotational DL or two, and I trust Rod to get the most of those types of guys. We need Gregory to come back again to have enough top-end talent though

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4 minutes ago, matt79511 said:

I suspect it’s a 1 year, $3M or so deal. I doubt he settled for the vet minimum at this point in free agency. He can play

Would figure given the state of the roster that we will draft another rotational DL or two, and I trust Rod to get the most of those types of guys. We need Gregory to come back again to have enough top-end talent though

The part in bold really p!sses me off. I’m tired of that line. It does nothing but give the organization the excuse to openly ignore need positions in deference to Marinelli’s “genius” as opposed to finding real talent. They constantly dumpster dive on the d-line (specifically, DT) because Marinelli can “coach them up”. It’s that short sighted arrogance that keeps us from improving.

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Covington fits the model. Cheap, rotational guy who does pretty well getting after QB and works hard. 

Don’t hate it. Don’t love it. 

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6 minutes ago, plan9misfit said:

The part in bold really p!sses me off. I’m tired of that line. It does nothing but give the organization the excuse to openly ignore need positions in deference to Marinelli’s “genius” as opposed to finding real talent. They constantly dumpster dive on the d-line (specifically, DT) because Marinelli can “coach them up”. It’s that short sighted arrogance that keeps us from improving.

Oh I agree. Just kind of is what it is at this point. That’s why I said we need Randy, which, well, yeah.

Ideally, this will not end up being our biggest move of the offseason. We shall see.

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If he’s in the field more than what Irvin was, it’s already an upgrade. Just sayin

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