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  • #16
    Macarther, dude, it's Gurode.

    Come on, man!

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    • #17
      It's Macarthur! :)
      In war, you win or lose, live or die - and the difference is just an eyelash.


      -Douglas MacArthur

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      • #18
        Nnamdi

        That is all
        Cowboys Mock:
        1. Myles Jack | LB | UCLA
        2. Vernon Butler | DT | LA Tech
        3. Karl Joseph | SS | WVU

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        • #19
          Originally posted by Macarthur View Post
          Yeah, Blalock or or Mankins. Blalock would come cheaper. If we can get one of those OT's in the draft and Blalock, I think we could live one more year with DAvis and Geroude. However, I think it would still be nice if we hit on a guard later in the draft that could take over for DAvis in 2012.

          I think this would be a good plan:

          2011:
          Free
          Blalock
          Geroude
          DAvis
          Carimi/Sherrod/Cannon

          2012:
          Free
          Blalock
          Geroude
          Moffitt/Chris Stewart/Keith Williams
          Carimi/Sherrod/Cannon
          I say draft a Center instead of a Guard and move Gurode to OG while we develop a young Guard.

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          • #20
            Originally posted by D-Unit View Post
            I say draft a Center instead of a Guard and move Gurode to OG while we develop a young Guard.
            What do you think about Wisniewski D?
            Cowboys Mock:
            1. Myles Jack | LB | UCLA
            2. Vernon Butler | DT | LA Tech
            3. Karl Joseph | SS | WVU

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            • #21
              Originally posted by D-Unit View Post
              I say draft a Center instead of a Guard and move Gurode to OG while we develop a young Guard.
              I would be fine with that. You know, Moffitt has played center.
              In war, you win or lose, live or die - and the difference is just an eyelash.


              -Douglas MacArthur

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              • #22
                Originally posted by Macarthur View Post
                I would be fine with that. You know, Moffitt has played center.
                I like Moffitt as well. Not sure how good he really is or if it was because of who he played along side.

                If we draft him, it will be at the earliest round 4 and he could play all three interior line positions. Who all do we have as back ups right now in those positions (LG, C, RG)?
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                • #23
                  Michael Huff - DB - Raiders
                  ESPN's Tim MacMahon has a "hunch" that the Cowboys might be interesting in free agent FS Michael Huff.
                  Huff is a coverage safety, something the Cowboys' leaky secondary badly needs. He played at Texas and new Cowboys defensive coordinator Rob Ryan was the Raiders' coordinator when they drafted Huff seventh overall in 2006. Huff would be a nice upgrade over Alan Ball.
                  Related: Alan Ball, Cowboys


                  Also for how his career started slow, here is a blurb about how well he did last year and how active he was:



                  Impending free agent FS Michael Huff has stated a desire to re-sign with the Raiders.
                  Then-coach Tom Cable stated last offseason that Huff had finally arrived, and he responded with his best season to date. In addition to a career-best 94 tackles, Huff added a career-high four sacks, four QB hurries, three INTs, three forced fumbles, and seven passes defensed while exceeding expectations in coverage. The Raiders will have competition for his services if he makes it to the open market.



                  I think he's one of the guys we have to wait until a new CBA is reached to officially become a FA. Huff can play SS and FS but I think he'd play FS here with us, he did both in Oakland. He's exactly what we need at that position, a clear upgrade, and it lets us kick Ball back to CB for great depth.



                  I still want to draft a SS in the draft, hopefully we still look at Deunta Williams who I think is a good SS prospect if healthy but will be around a bit later.




                  And for some OL upgrades in FA, ATL has 3 guys scheduled to hit and I would take either guy, but I want Blalock the most. It's from PFT but I'll just quote ATL:




                  Originally posted by ATLDirtyBirds
                  Figured I'd post this. I always enjoy reading PFF, even if I disagree with some of the stuff. (Like Dahl in this post for example).



                  Harvey Dahl, Atlanta Falcons

                  Age as of 1st September 2011: 30

                  2010 Grade: +13.6

                  Key Stat: Third-ranked right guard for 2010.

                  Behind The Numbers: When you think of Harvey Dahl, there are a few phrases that have been programmed into us. “Nasty player” and “plays after the whistle” come to mind, but he’s more than that. Making the most of his talent, Dahl recovered from a poor season opener to have a great 2010. Rarely dominant, Dahl gets by and not making all that many mistakes. In a league lacking top quality linemen, that’s enough to make him a good one.


                  Justin Blalock, Atlanta Falcons

                  Age as of 1st September 2011: 27

                  2010 Grade: +10.1

                  Key Stat: Has improved on our grading every year since entering the league.

                  Behind The Numbers: A high pick from the Petrino regime, Blalock has been a testament to sticking with a guy. As a rookie he was terrible, as a sophomore not much better. But then in year number three he showed something (outside of an Albert Haynesworth mauling). Come 2010. it was like the development had finally borne consistently tasty fruit. Not a superstar, but an above-average player who has eliminated a lot of the mistakes that made evaluating him such a disappointment.


                  Tyson Clabo, Atlanta Falcons

                  Age as of September 1st 2011: 29

                  2010 Grade: +10.8

                  Key Stat: Gave up just one penalty on the year.

                  Behind The Numbers: Not the greatest athlete, Clabo is one of a host of Falcons linemen who are better for the unit they are in. Makes the most of his ability, and did a good job protecting his quarterback. You’d still like to see a right tackle more imposing in the run game on a consistent basis.




                  I would be very happy to come away with Huff and Blalock in FA. Two major areas needing upgraded, both were highly touted prospects coming into the NFL, started slow, both had great seasons last year and both could continue playing very well.



                  Both are gonna be decent signings also, not the top of the tier at their positions. Atogwe was gonna get more then Huff.





                  Originally posted by Scott Wright
                  I guarantee that if someone picks Cam Newton in the Top 5 they will regret it.

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                  • #24
                    I remember wanting Blalock bad the draft year he came out. I've liked him in the pros too. He's not the greatest world beater of all time, but he is a good player I'd like to have here. He's from here too, so hopefully that helps get him here. He can come back home and put the blue and silver on.
                    "If you have one finger pointing at somebody, you have three pointing towards yourself."
                    ~Nigerian Proverb

                    Da riddum is too much for you.
                    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5nKx27QrgO0

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                    • #25
                      Here's a question about LT Doug Free. I read that the Cowboys tendered him at the highest level which would require 1st and 3rd round draft picks in compensation but my question is - if the new CBA allows players to become UFA's after four seasons, wouldnt Free be an UFA this off-season?

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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by dan77733 View Post
                        Here's a question about LT Doug Free. I read that the Cowboys tendered him at the highest level which would require 1st and 3rd round draft picks in compensation but my question is - if the new CBA allows players to become UFA's after four seasons, wouldnt Free be an UFA this off-season?
                        If? Is that something you heard would happen or is that just an arbitrary number? My guess would that it wouldn't have an immediate effect on this year's FAs.

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                        • #27
                          Surely they wouldn't put it into effect this year. NFL Network talked about some of the things that might happen would give teams some time to adjust to the new agreement.
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                          • #28
                            I'm saying four years because thats what it was the last two CBA's. I doubt the players would want to make it longer than that and if it stays at four years, I do think that it would affect players who would have normally been UFA's to begin with because why would the players union wait until next year? They're not going to do that because you mine as well just make it five or six seasons.

                            As a 49ers fan, im expecting it to be four years and to lose my starting FS Dashon Goldson in the process. I just think that teams tendered players in case there's a lockout or if the new CBA allows players to be UFA's after five or six years instead of four.

                            Guess we'll just have to wait and see.

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                            • #29
                              I mentioned this on the draft board, but what do you guys think of Signing Franklin from SF? He's a pretty decent NT and moving Rat out to DE would, in essence, fill two holes with one signing.
                              In war, you win or lose, live or die - and the difference is just an eyelash.


                              -Douglas MacArthur

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                              • #30
                                I know we talk about Nnamdi a lot, but what do you guys think odds that Johnathan Joseph is actually free?
                                In war, you win or lose, live or die - and the difference is just an eyelash.


                                -Douglas MacArthur

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