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How should the Cowboys handle Zeke? Re-sign him, that's how.

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  1. 1. How should the Cowboys deal with Zeke?

    • Deny him a new contract and wait for him to return
      5
    • Add money to his remaining two years but deny him an extension
      6
    • Sign him to a new 3 year deal that makes him one of the top three highest paid RB in the league
      14
    • Sign him to a new 5 year deal that makes him the highest paid RB in the league
      6
    • Trade him to the highest bidder
      8


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I would sign Zeke to a new deal. Give him a 3 year deal, $40 million extension on top of his remaining 2 years. 

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Jerry is right.

 

Only four of the 47 Super Bowl champions have featured the NFL’s leading rusher; Cowboys RB Emmitt Smith led the NFL in rushing yards in 1992, ’93 and ’95 (Super Bowls XXVII, XXVIII and XXX) and Broncos RB Terrell Davis led the NFL in rushing yards in 1998 (XXXIII).

 

But

 

 

34 of the 47 Super Bowl champions have been ranked in the top 10 in the NFL in rushing yards per game.

 

Just saying

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So far 12 people have voted to give him money in some form, and 4 people have voted to not pay him anything.

 

So 75% of us would like Zeke to get paid and go back to work.

 

I don't see the hold up. You drafted him #4 overall. The bed is made. If you really felt that you didn't need Zeke to win a championship then you should have drafted Ramsey.

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12 minutes ago, RaidersAreOne said:

 

Lol

 

"The lawsuit includes an inflammatory contention that will be very hard to prove in court: 

It’s unclear how the Cowboys actually owe the plaintiff anything, even if the allegation of a coverup is true. The incident would have been handled by Elliott’s insurance company. 

Unless the Cowboys owned the car or Elliott was driving the car as part of his employment duties or the Cowboys in some other way caused or contributed to the accident and ensuing injuries, it will be difficult if not impossible to impose liability on the team. Because Friedman says Elliott has admitted liability, the plaintiff apparently won’t be claimiing that the alleged coverup would have prevented police from citing Elliott for being at fault."

 

 

Doesn't sound like anything to me. Elliott got in a car wreck, and the guy he hit is suing for 20 million dollars two and a half years later. 6 months after the staute of limitations, and his case is against the police department and the football team instead of Zekes insurance company?

 

None of this makes sense.

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Well you don't resign Alfred Morris as a possible replacement.

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If Zeke lands in front of the commissioner again we won't have to worry about how the Cowboys handle Zeke.  As talented as he is a lucrative extension comes with huge risk.

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Jay Ajayi would have been better than Alf. I would like to think that by not signing the most talented RB available or trading for Duke Johnson that they believe Zeke will be back.

But knowing our team and free agency they probably do like Morris better.

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Posted (edited)
3 hours ago, Northland said:

If Zeke lands in front of the commissioner again we won't have to worry about how the Cowboys handle Zeke.  As talented as he is a lucrative extension comes with huge risk.

Suspended players don't count towards the cap or get paid right?  If true, and he were kicked out of the league or something we wouldn't be stuck with $15m per year in dead money. So the risk is less. Especially if you were planning on giving him a 2nd contract anyway. While he is there, he gives you the explosive plays that sets him apart. If he gets suspended you get cap relief. Injuries are what would really concern me, and he is solid.

Edited by DaBoys

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Posted (edited)
34 minutes ago, DaBoys said:

Suspended players don't count towards the cap or get paid right?

Wrong.

Edited by Matts4313

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22 minutes ago, Matts4313 said:

Wrong.

No relief at all?

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6 hours ago, DaBoys said:

No relief at all?

I believe his salary wouldnt count. But any GTD money would.

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Posted (edited)
17 hours ago, DaBoys said:

So far 12 people have voted to give him money in some form, and 4 people have voted to not pay him anything.

 

So 75% of us would like Zeke to get paid and go back to work.

 

I don't see the hold up. You drafted him #4 overall. The bed is made. If you really felt that you didn't need Zeke to win a championship then you should have drafted Ramsey.

Exactly the point I've been preaching on here. You drafted him #4 overall. He's lived up to the hype. You've made your bed, now pay the man. Instead we get excuses from Jerry and people that say Zeke is a "sunk cost". This organization struggles with having a long term plan. Here we are into TC and Dak, Amari or Byron is not signed long term.

Funny how Ramsey has been in zero off the field incidents, plays a position that lasts longer and isn't holding out. Yet Zeke was the the better pick.

Edited by Tony7188

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Is there any precedent for a player holding out with two years left on their rookie deal?

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