Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Fix the Cowboys

Collapse
X
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • #61
    I see what you are saying. I would imagine he would play more like Ed Reed than Polumalu if he were to play safety. Not that either would be bad. My only concern is that he's never played safety before so why anticpate the move when you can project him as an upper level #1 CB in the league. He will not be a lock down corner, and if anyone wants that he's not your guy. He is a play making corner and probably the #1 return guy in this draft. I know his agent is going to want CB money and not Safety money in his career.

    Designs by Thule



    Originally posted by DMWSackMachine
    I just wanna warn you guys not to take TNew41 too seriously. He's....let's just say, special. He's fairly harmless, though. He just needs several years of seasoning before he tries to make any more points, is all.

    Comment


    • #62
      Resign:
      Doug Free - We should've extended him last season. Now bringing him back will cost a fortune. A big pity.
      Stephen Bowen - Should be able to sign him for an acceptable deal.
      Bryan McCann - Depth player with some upside.
      Leon Williams - I'd like to hold onto him unless we clearly upgrade the position.
      Sam Hurd - Bring tha brotha back.
      Gerald Sensabaugh - As long as it's cheap.

      Extend:
      Tashard Choice - Do it now before he explodes and becomes an expensive contract.

      Restructure:
      Marion Barber
      Terence Newman
      Roy Williams

      If they don't, then cut them.

      Release:
      Leonard Davis
      Alan Ball
      Marcus Spears
      Kyle Kosier
      Jason Hatcher
      Alex Barron
      Chris Greisen
      Jesse Holley
      Keith Brooking
      Marc Colombo
      Chris Gronkowski

      FA:

      LG Justin Blalock - UFA. Jerry has a knack for attracting native Texans back to Dallas. I would put this up as the #1 FA target for us. At 27 years old, we should lock him up to a nice long deal. This is a guy I loved in the draft and have always regretting not being able to get him. So I do have a bias here. ;)

      ILB D'Qwell Jackson - UFA. Might fly under the radar after missing the entire season in 2010 with injury. But Rob Ryan could bring him here knowing that when healthy, Jackson makes a lot of plays and knows his defense.

      FS Michael Huff - UFA. Didn't make the impact many expected out of him when he first came to the NFL, but each year he's gotten better and better and last season was his best yet. Time to bring the Longhorns alum back to Texas.

      LT Jared Gaither - There are mixed opinions on Gaither because of his spinal injury and questionable work ethic, but imo that only increases our odds of getting him at the right price. At 6'9", 330 pounds he is a load to handle and the Ravens OL was considerably worse without him in 2010. If we do this right and give him time to get his body right, we could have a repeat of the Marc Colombo success story.

      K Matt Bryant - Drilled 28-of-31 field goals in 2010. He was 9-of-11 from beyond 40. 36 years old, but hey, he's a kicker.


      Personnel Changes:
      Make Tashard Choice the starting RB.
      Make Felix Jones the change of pace back and full time Kick Returner.
      Move Andre Gurode to RG.
      Move Jay Ratliff to DE at the very least, part-time.
      Make Sean Lee a starter.
      Let Victor Butler have a legit shot at overtaking Anthony Spencer.

      Draft:
      1. CB Prince Amukamara - Going with him because he's the most realistic get at this point. I expect Dareus, PP and Von Miller to be gone by #9.

      2. C Stephen Wisneiwski - Prime spot to land our next coming of Mark Stepnoski.

      3. DB Ras-I Dowling - Rob Ryan loves to call DB Blitzes. Dowling is a very physical DB who would be a weapon in this defense.

      3/4. NT Kenrick Ellis - Need to trade up for him at this point. We have 2 5th rounders to help.

      5. WR Greg Salas - Fights hard for every yard and will come up clutch.

      5. Use for Ellis trade up. 4th and 5th for a late 3rd/early 4th.

      6. FB Henry Hynoski - Hynoski is a throwback bruising FB with deceptive athleticism. Gronkowski missed blocks on Romo's collar bone injury and Dez's ankle injury.


      QB Tony Romo - Jon Kitna - Stephen Mcgee

      RB Tashard Choice - Felix Jones - Marion Barber
      FB Henry Hynoski

      WR Miles Austin - Dez Bryant - Roy Williams - Sam Hurd - Kevin Ogletree - Greg Salas

      TE Jason Witten - Martellus Bennett - Jason Phillips

      LT Jared Gaither
      LG Justin Blalock
      OC Stephen Wisneiwski
      RG Andre Gurode
      RT Doug Free

      OG Montrae Holland
      OG Robert Brewster
      OT Sam Young

      DE Igor Olshansky - Stephen Bowen - Sean Lissemore - Clifton Geathers
      DE/NT Jay Ratliff
      NT Kenrick Ellis - Josh Brent

      OLB Demarcus Ware - Brandon Williams
      OLB Victor Butler - Anthony Spencer

      ILB Bradie James - D'Qwell Jackson
      ILB Sean Lee - Leon Williams

      CB Mike Jenkins - Bryan McCann
      CB Prince Amukamara - Orlando Scandrick
      NB Terrence Newman

      FS Michael Huff - Akwasi Owusu-Ansah
      SS Gerald Sensabaugh - Ras-I Dowling - Danny McCray

      K Matt Bryant - David Buehler
      P Mat McBriar
      LS J.P. Ladouceur

      Comment


      • #63
        Wow D that's pretty damn good, in fact I love it. Few things:


        - Why do you say we should have re-signed Free the year before? I think we all wanted to know what he had at LT. I guess we could have moved him back if he failed, but I don't think the price is that much of a difference, and it would have been risky without seeing him on the left.


        - Blalock is a great option. He started off great for ATL, then faded some, but he can play, is an upgrade at G, should come cheap and you hit it on the head with Jerry loving to bring back hometown guys. He's right out of Plano and loves Dallas, I think it makes alot of sense. You can't get really excited like he's a future stud at Guard or anything, but he's probably better then both of our starters and has alot of potential to get better still with a new scheme/team.



        - I want the same guys to re-sign, but cutting Newman? Then we still only have 3 DB's and a big problem if one gets hurt since Ras would be a FS. Newman might be over paid but I'd let him make it if we cut Barber and Roy. We may need Newman still even though he gets burned way too much for me.



        - Only way Gaither comes here is if he plays LT. That was his problem in Baltimore, since he has his own pick, and will definately get LT consideration, we won't be in play unless we opt to do so and move Free again. I don't know how I'd feel about that just yet, but I wouldn't hate any move that helps keep Romo upright.



        - All your personnel changes need to happen for damn sure.



        - Draft looks great, Prince is my most realistic option to but I think trading up or down is very likely. Love Ras as a FS prospect, but don't know if we want to wait until the 3rd to draft what we'd need to be a starter. It's risky.



        - I also think we'd only look into a few of those FA options. I love me some D'Qwell but his injury needs to check out, and he would rarely play here right away which questions if we would get him over a team who might want to start him. Bradie probably has 2 more years, I think it's easy to groom a guy for that time behind him while letting Lee start now.





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

        Comment


        • #64
          He didn't cut Newman..

          Comment


          • #65
            He'd cut him if he didn't restructure though

            Comment


            • #66
              If Newman doesn't restructure, then there's no way I pay him $9M next season. Rather chase a FA CB. Even Champ Bailey wouldn't command that on the open market and I'd take him over T-New. ...and there are a bunch of other FA CBs that pike my interest... Nnamdi? How much more would he cost? $11M? Bottom line is that $9M for Newman is too much.

              If we brought him back at that cost, it would not be a good way to use our cap imo.

              Comment


              • #67
                Originally posted by D-Unit View Post
                If Newman doesn't restructure, then there's no way I pay him $9M next season. Rather chase a FA CB. Even Champ Bailey wouldn't command that on the open market and I'd take him over T-New. ...and there are a bunch of other FA CBs that pike my interest... Nnamdi? How much more would he cost? $11M? Bottom line is that $9M for Newman is too much.

                If we brought him back at that cost, it would not be a good way to use our cap imo.
                You know that Newman isn't even one of the top 30 paid CB's right?

                Comment


                • #68
                  Originally posted by CDCB14 View Post
                  You know that Newman isn't even one of the top 30 paid CB's right?
                  That wouldn't be my guess, but I would be interested to see your source. Let's see if you can back your words up...

                  Comment


                  • #69
                    Quickly put together after the combine.


                    Cuts/Released:

                    Barber
                    Davis
                    Spears
                    Sensabaugh
                    Hurd

                    Free Agency:

                    Tanard Jackson
                    Justin Blalock
                    Nnamdi Asomugha

                    Draft:
                    1. J.J. Watt, DE, Wisconsin- The 3-4 End Prototype

                    2. Gabe Carimi, RT, Wisonsin- Only showing ability to play RT caused him to fall out of round 1

                    3. Quinton Carter, SS, Oklahoma- Physical, smart player who is better suited to play around the box instead of FS like he played at OU.

                    4. Kris O'Dowd, C, USC- Groom to be the eventual successor at C.

                    5. Ronald Johnson, WR, USC- Hurd walking leaves us thin after our starting 3. RJ will be able to push RW for playing time.

                    6. Josh Bynes, ILB, Auburn- Intensity and will give us solid depth in the middle.

                    7. Alex Green, RB, Hawai'i- Tons of experience in a pass first offense, more polished as a pass blocker and catching the football than most rookies.

                    QB: Romo, Kitna
                    RB: Felix, Choice, Green
                    FB:Gronkowski

                    WR: Dez, Miles, Roy
                    TE: Witten

                    Depth: Bennett, R. Johnson, Phillips, Ogletree

                    LT: Free
                    LG: Kosier
                    C: Gurode
                    RG: Blalock
                    RT: Carimi

                    Depth:
                    O'Dowd, Holland, Young, Colombo

                    LE: Watt
                    RE: Bowen/Igor- TC Battle
                    NT: Ratliff

                    Depth: Hatcher, Brent, Lissemore

                    OLB: Ware
                    ILB: Lee
                    ILB: Bradie
                    OLB: Spencer

                    Depth: Butler, L. Williams, B. Williams, Bynes

                    CB: Nnamdi
                    CB: Jenkins
                    Nickel: Newman(Doing the restructure or cut 'em option w/ Newman)

                    FS: Jackson
                    SS: Carter

                    Depth: Scandrick, AOA, Ball, Church, McCann
                    Last edited by TheFinisher; 03-02-2011, 10:48 AM.
                    Cowboys Mock:
                    1. Myles Jack | LB | UCLA
                    2. Vernon Butler | DT | LA Tech
                    3. Karl Joseph | SS | WVU

                    Comment


                    • #70
                      Originally posted by TheFinisher View Post
                      Quickly put together after the combine.


                      Cuts/Released:

                      Barber
                      Davis
                      Spears
                      Sensabaugh
                      Hurd

                      Free Agency:

                      Tanard Jackson
                      Justin Blalock
                      Nnamdi Asomugha

                      Draft:
                      1. J.J. Watt, DE, Wisconsin- The 3-4 End Prototype

                      2. Gabe Carimi, RT, Wisonsin- Only showing ability to play RT caused him to fall out of round 1

                      3. Quinton Carter, SS, Oklahoma- Physical, smart player who is better suited to play around the box instead of FS like he played at OU.

                      4. Kris O'Dowd, C, USC- Groom to be the eventual successor at C.

                      5. Ronald Johnson, WR, USC- Hurd walking leaves us thin after our starting 3. RJ will be able to push RW for playing time.

                      6. Josh Bynes, ILB, Auburn- Intensity and will give us solid depth in the middle.

                      7. Alex Green, RB, Hawai'i- Tons of experience in a pass first offense, more polished as a pass blocker and catching the football than most rookies.

                      QB: Romo, Kitna
                      RB: Felix, Choice, Green
                      FB:Gronkowski

                      WR: Dez, Miles, Roy
                      TE: Witten

                      Depth: Bennett, R. Johnson, Phillips, Ogletree

                      LT: Free
                      LG: Kosier
                      C: Gurode
                      RG: Blalock
                      RT: Carimi

                      Depth:
                      O'Dowd, Holland, Young, Colombo

                      LE: Watt
                      RE: Bowen
                      NT: Ratliff

                      Depth: Hatcher, Brent, Lissemore

                      OLB: Ware
                      ILB: Lee
                      ILB: Bradie
                      OLB: Spencer

                      Depth: Butler, L. Williams, B. Williams, Bynes

                      CB: Nnamdi
                      CB: Jenkins
                      Nickel: Newman(Doing the restructure or cut 'em option w/ Newman)

                      FS: Jackson
                      SS: Carter

                      Depth: Scandrick, AOA, Ball, Church, McCann
                      Where is Igor?

                      Comment


                      • #71
                        Originally posted by leroyisgod View Post
                        Where is Igor?
                        Wow, I just left him out.

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

                        Comment


                        • #72
                          OK, I wanted to do this now that the draft is over.

                          Resign:
                          Doug Free - Top Priority.
                          Stephen Bowen - Ready to break out.
                          Bryan McCann - Flashed potential. Need to see how this unfolds.
                          Gerald Sensabaugh - We could do worse. Worth bringing him back affordably.
                          Keith Brooking - Jerry said he's coming back emphatically.
                          Sam Hurd - Special teams captain doesn't let lack of playing time hurt the team, even though you know he wants to play more.

                          Extend:
                          Tashard Choice - It's Choice's time to shine.

                          Release:
                          Terence Newman - Quiet leader in obvious decline simply makes too much.
                          Roy Williams - Too much drama for a guy who failed to become a star.
                          Marion Barber - :( I'm sad, but the time has come to depart ways.
                          Leonard Davis - Bigg stands for Bigg $10M contract off the books.
                          Kyle Kosier - If we can get Justin Blalock, he's gone.
                          Alan Ball - Trying to move him back to corner won't help either.
                          Marcus Spears - Good run stuffer could never produce pressure.
                          Jason Hatcher - Never realized potential.
                          Alex Barron - Get out.
                          Marc Colombo - Cut not for a weak mentality, but rather for a weak game.
                          Chris Gronkowski - Can be blamed for both Romo and Dez's injuries.
                          Leon Williams - Wade pickup is not a fit, and he didn't do anything last year.
                          Kevin Ogletree - Dwayne Harris in, Kevin Ogletree out.
                          Manny Johnson - Time to turn your gear in to the lockerroom manager.
                          David Buehler - The change in where the kickoff line is, makes Buehler useless.
                          Lonyae Miller - UDFA is not very kind to RBs.
                          Phil Costa - Never was part of the permanent picture.
                          Barry Church - Adding Huff, squeezes him out.
                          Sam Young - New incomer, Jeremy Parnell fits the athletic mold more than Sam... who is a pickup from the Wade Phillips era.

                          FA:

                          CB Nnamdi Asomugha - UFA. Obviously every team in the NFL would love him, but the $11M saved on Newman's contract can directly be applied here. We can afford to make him the highest paid corner in the league. Especially if we cut the likes of Roy, Davis, Colombo, Barber and Newman.

                          LG Justin Blalock - UFA. Jerry has a knack for attracting native Texans back to Dallas. At 27 years old, we should lock him up to a nice long deal. This is a guy I loved in the draft and have always regretting not being able to get him. Harvey Dahl is Atlanta's other FA Guard who was thier best OL. I expect ATL to resign him, but their budget might be too tough to resign both. Plus, they have to sign OT Tyson Clabo. I think the writing is on the wall since they drafted OG Andrew Jackson in the draft. Blalock is a LG though, so this leaves Kosier looking for a new home.

                          DE Shaun Ellis - UFA. With the Jets having drafted Muhammad Wilkerson and Kenrick Ellis, Shaun Ellis' days as a Jet are probably over. Ellis should find comfort going from Rex to Rob and would fill a hole for us up front where we could infuse some quality veteran talent. He's 34 years old, so his deal should not be expensive or long. Look for us to go DL early in the draft next year.

                          ILB Brandon Siler - I've always admired Siler from afar. He's a FA now and I think adding him would be a nice depth signing. Brooking and James are old, while Carter and Lee are injury risks. He shouldn't be expensive and shouldn't get in the way of the youngsters emerging their way to the top.

                          FS Michael Huff - UFA. Didn't make the impact many expected out of him when he first came to the NFL, but each year he's gotten better and better and last season was his best yet. Time to bring the Longhorns alum back to Texas.

                          K Matt Bryant - Drilled 28-of-31 field goals in 2010. He was 9-of-11 from beyond 40. 36 years old, but hey, he's a kicker. David Akers is also an option, but his 2 missed FGs in the playoffs cost the Eagles the game.

                          WR

                          Draft:
                          1. OT Tyron Smith
                          2. ILB Bruce Carter
                          3. RB Demarco Murray
                          4. OG David Arkin
                          5. CB Josh Thomas
                          6. WR Dwyane Harris
                          7. FB Shaun Chapas
                          7. C Bill Nagy

                          Supplemental Draft:
                          CB Jenoris Jenkins, 2nd Rounder - Nobody is giving up a 1st for him, but a 2nd round pick is a steal for us.

                          Personnel Changes:
                          - Make Tashard Choice the starting RB, but split carries between all of our backs based off the hot hand... Garrett has to have a good feel as a HC. Felix hasn't ever shown consistently that he is capable of starting the game hot. Whereas, he has shown that he can come in off the bench and make an immediate impact. Keep doing that.. then bring in Murray as the 3rd down back. I also expect to see some formations with 2 RBs in at the same time.

                          - Felix Jones and Demarco Murray should split KO return duties to reduce chance of injury.

                          - Make Sean Lee a starter by midseason. This cannot be understated. Brooking is going to continue to show signs of slowing down. We cannot let him play just because he's a veteran leader.

                          - Let Victor Butler have a legit shot at overtaking Anthony Spencer.

                          Depth Chart:

                          OFFENSE

                          QB Tony Romo - Jon Kitna - Stephen Mcgee

                          RB Tashard Choice - Felix Jones - DeMarco Murray
                          FB Shaun Chapas

                          WR Miles Austin - Dez Bryant - Jesse Holley - Teddy Williams
                          Slot Dwayne Harris - Sam Hurd

                          TE Jason Witten - Jason Phillips - Martellus Bennett

                          LT Doug Free - Jermey Parnell
                          LG Justin Blalock - Robert Brewster
                          OC Andre Gurode - Bill Nagy
                          RG Montrae Holland - David Arkin
                          RT Tyron Smith - Jermey Parnell


                          DEFENSE

                          DE Shaun Ellis - Sean Lissemore
                          NT Jay Ratliff - Josh Brent
                          DE Igor Olshansky - Stephen Bowen

                          OLB Demarcus Ware - Brandon Williams
                          OLB Anthony Spencer - Victor Butler

                          ILB Bradie James - Brandon Siler - Bruce Carter
                          ILB Keith Brooking - Sean Lee

                          CB Mike Jenkins - Bryan McCann
                          CB Nnamdi Asomugha - Orlando Scandrick
                          NB Jenoris Jenkins - Josh Thomas

                          FS Michael Huff - Akwasi Owusu-Ansah
                          SS Gerald Sensabaugh - Danny McCray

                          K Matt Bryant
                          P Mat McBriar
                          LS J.P. Ladouceur


                          2012 DRAFT Needs!!!

                          DE - Shaun Ellis would just be a temporary FA filler
                          C - Gurode is aging, not sure about Nagy yet
                          S - Sensabaugh can be upgraded
                          OLB - If Spencer doesn't step up
                          NT - On the needs list, but let's see how Brent continues to develop

                          Comment

                          Working...
                          X

                          Debug Information