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by SportsDayDFW 2/25/2013 4:03:33 PM
That's the risk you take when you let good players go. Would be very similar I think to the Chris Canty situation a few years ago. Cowboys thought he was OK, not really worth the money to keep and he became a productive player for Super Bowl champion Giants, not that he was the best of their pass rushers by any means. Sounds like they don't have a lot of confidence they have the money for Spencer. That's a bit troubling and kind of forces their hand when it comes to the draft, I think.
by Tim Cowlishaw 2/25/2013 4:56:45 PM
Jerry is all in. No one else.
by Tim Cowlishaw 2/25/2013 4:57:01 PM
Isn't that what the bus is for? Just to go riding around with Jerry in it? Haha, not likely...
by Tim Cowlishaw 2/25/2013 4:57:32 PM
And Joe the Bartender, that question is longer than one of my columns. No way I can post it. Or even read it.
by Tim Cowlishaw 2/25/2013 4:58:03 PM
I think you mean why, not who. But I don't think that's Dallas' problem. Not sure such a thing as a prime stop exists. Miami was not a prime stop until LeBron made it one in 2010. The Heat weren
by Tim Cowlishaw 2/25/2013 4:59:27 PM
Sorry. The Heat weren't stockpiling free agents before the summer of 2010. People talk Lakers as a prime stop, but who knows if Dwight Howard is happy enough to stay there? It mostly comes down to money. If you're Milwaukee or Utah or a few places players aren't likely to want to go (add Toronto to that list, players have no clue) then you're in trouble. I don't think Dallas has anything like that holding it back. But they aren't a prime stop now because why would you come here? It's a 25-30 team whose best player is in his 15th season.
by Tim Cowlishaw 2/25/2013 5:01:20 PM
Don't see it. Turner would be a backup to DeMarco Murray at this point. Turner's one of those small compact backs who usually have very short careers. He looked done much of the time this year even though he occasionally got his yards. But no way I would start him over Murray. And Turner can do better than just being a backup runner on a passing team. He's not a pass catcher.
by Tim Cowlishaw 2/25/2013 5:02:58 PM
Just to finish that last thought, a quick check of stats shows Turner averaged 3.6 yards per carry this season. By far the lowest of his nine-year career. The end is near.
by Tim Cowlishaw 2/25/2013 5:04:28 PM
Well you went from longest question ever to one of the shortest. You can try for a happy medium. Is Gil an expert on draft? Or does he just have an encyclopedic memory of drafts from the 60s and 70s? I don't think Gil is coming back, sorry, that did not end well for him in 1989. And Wolf works for the Chargers.
by Tim Cowlishaw 2/25/2013 5:06:22 PM
Honest answer (which would be the same for everyone else if they were honest): No clue. But that's boring, I understand, so I will say they trade down into the bottom of the first round and pick up a third-round pick. They only have six picks. Could use another one or two up high.
by Tim Cowlishaw 2/25/2013 5:07:42 PM
I don't think either one of those are needs as long as they don't cut Austin and Jerry pretty much said that's not happening. Even if they WERE needs, the Cowboys are not going to have spending money for free agents. Fans want them to go out and buy this guy and that. They are having to restructure or actually extend Romo's deal, probably cut Anthony Spencer just to get near the cap ceiling. Where's this free agency money coming from? The Mavericks have it. The Cowboys do not.
by Tim Cowlishaw 2/25/2013 5:09:15 PM