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Cowboys Add Eight Free Agents

With a twelve-man quantity-over-quality draft class, the Dallas Cowboys have less need for Rudy Ruttinger camp-fodder than most teams.
So, as a result, they’re one of the few teams to sign fewer than 10 undrafted free agents.
The Cowboys have signed eight.
They are quarterback Rudy Carpenter (Arizona State), receiver Julian Hawkins (Boise State), receiver Kevin Ogletree (Virginia), fullback Jamar Hunt (UTEP), fullback Aaron Schwapp (Notre Dame), guard Travis Bright (BYU), guard Gred Isdaner (West Virginia . . . woo-hoo!), and guard Michael Turkovich (Notre Dame).
Curiously, none of the free agents play defense.  Of the dozen Dallas draft picks, seven are from the defensive side of the ball.

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21 Responses to “Cowboys Add Eight Free Agents”
  1. eagles2009SBchamps says: Apr 28, 2009 1:01 PM

    after 44-6 maybe they should’ve focused on D a little more.
    just sayin.

  2. cmich06 says: Apr 28, 2009 1:05 PM

    Asaph Schwapp

  3. ball-hawk says: Apr 28, 2009 1:07 PM

    I this serves Jerruh right. make stupid trades and you get not so good results. I feel bad for the Cowboy fans. all that talent, should be winning, but you have an onwer who doesn’t understand draft and salary cap, and a coach is an absolute puppet! If the Jerruh isn’t careful the Boys may be the next addition of the Raiders! Overbearing meddling owner that no coach will work for. Remember there was a time when a lot of people wanted to be Raiders….CANT FIND TOO MANY NOW! Fans need to be honest an tell Jerruh to bug out….the only way you get a credible coach (i.e cowher or Shanahan, who I think would do an incredible job with Romo) is for Jerruh to admit he knows NOTHING about player personnel and let the football guys draft and trade.

  4. tayloner182 says: Apr 28, 2009 1:07 PM

    Of course, they have to sign one less than a full roster, leaving that spot open for Michael Irvin’s reality show winner.

  5. Kevin from Philly says: Apr 28, 2009 1:07 PM

    Don’t forget to leave room for Michael Irvin’s wanabe.

  6. JonnyJewitt says: Apr 28, 2009 1:13 PM

    Way to be on the “cutting edge” Florio. You’re only about 25.5 hours late with this report.

  7. bbjay20 says: Apr 28, 2009 1:19 PM

    Who is Rudy Ruttinger?
    Oh, you must mean Rudy Ruettiger. Nice try!

  8. Kevin from Philly says: Apr 28, 2009 1:27 PM

    Eagle 2009,
    You’re forgetting that 21 of those points were TDs from turnovers. Maybe they do need offense. Or Stickum.

  9. Vox Veritas says: Apr 28, 2009 1:28 PM

    eagles2009, making roster moves on the basis of one aberrational game is something that the Eagirls would do.
    “you have an onwer who doesn’t understand draft and salary cap”
    Yeah coming from a fan of a team that took LJ Smith over Jason Witten that doesn’t mean much. As far as the salary cap goes, Jones has won a Super Bowl in the salary cap era. You have an owner that doesn’t understand the point of an NFL season… to win the Super Bowl.

  10. Roachk1lla says: Apr 28, 2009 1:31 PM

    Eagle fans are hilarious, Keep holding on to that last win. and we will keep holding on to our 5 rings

  11. Bill In DC says: Apr 28, 2009 1:50 PM

    LOL, trying to make an issue out of how many ‘camp fodder’ players some on signs or not is really pushing the envelope.
    Slow news day?
    If you sign 12 draft picks of course you don’t want to sign a scad of free agents, what would be the point?
    You should make an issue out of the teams that only had 4-5 draft picks instead. Now there’s some news!

  12. Bill In DC says: Apr 28, 2009 1:53 PM

    FYI, Dallas already has 61 players on the roster + 12 picks == 73 and you can only take 80 to camp now so explain why they should sign 2 dozen free agents — so they can cut 18 of them before camp?

  13. Smush Rodrigez says: Apr 28, 2009 2:09 PM

    Roachk1lla says:
    April 28th, 2009 at 1:31 pm
    Eagle fans are hilarious, Keep holding on to that last win. and we will keep holding on to our 5 rings
    ****
    You and Vox talking about your 5 rings would be like me bringing up how the north won the civil war everytime I posted. Lets stick to the last 10 years since the current organizations on both sides were totally different 10 years ago.

  14. cantgetenough says: Apr 28, 2009 2:18 PM

    Fill out offense with UDFAs. Sounds like a winner of a plan there Jerry!

  15. Pea Tear Griffin says: Apr 28, 2009 2:35 PM

    @Bill In DC
    I actually want to hear where ALL the undrafted guys go. I’m as much of an NCAA fan as I am an NFL fan and it’s interesting to see where some of the guys I’ve rooted for (and against) for the last few years wind up.

  16. ronmexico says: Apr 28, 2009 2:37 PM

    “Smush Rodrigez says:
    April 28th, 2009 at 2:09 pm
    Roachk1lla says:
    April 28th, 2009 at 1:31 pm
    Eagle fans are hilarious, Keep holding on to that last win. and we will keep holding on to our 5 rings
    ****
    You and Vox talking about your 5 rings would be like me bringing up how the north won the civil war everytime I posted. Lets stick to the last 10 years since the current organizations on both sides were totally different 10 years ago. ”
    Wow, looks like Eagles fans only want to remember when they started losing championship games. Ignore the past when they weren’t winning Super Bowls, oh wait………

  17. JimmySmith says: Apr 28, 2009 2:55 PM

    They should have drafted a longer snapper, just in case you really need a field goal , ah like in the playoff game vs Seahawks, or just another 3 points, like in the game against Philly when they were down 44-3 and came all the way back to 44-6. Whew, the Eagle fans were really sweating that one out all the way to the playoffs, which does bring up another point, how many days since Dallas last won a playoff game?
    I believe the number is now in excess of 4500 days and counting. With drafts like this year, its not looking good for the future.

  18. bryanGENE says: Apr 28, 2009 4:09 PM

    What the MSM fails to note is that Special teams is 1/3 of the game of football. Dallas drafted hard hitters who fly to the football. The kicker they drafted will be used primarily for kick offs, but also on punt COVERAGE. The draft picks, minus McGee, will be a major addition to the special teams unit. Kevin Burnett, Bobby Carpenter, Justin Rogers, Pat Watkins, and Keith Davis participated in all special team units. They are either gone, or will be gone, so this fills a void that the draft picks will fill.

  19. eagles2009SBchamps says: Apr 28, 2009 4:34 PM

    Vox Veritas says:
    April 28th, 2009 at 1:28 pm
    eagles2009, making roster moves on the basis of one aberrational game is something that the Eagirls would do.
    “you have an onwer who doesn’t understand draft and salary cap”
    Hey Vox you tool. He understands you actually have to make picks to be able to draft someone.

  20. ronmexico says: Apr 28, 2009 5:02 PM

    It’s hilarious how the only NFC East rival that hasn’t won a Lombardi trophy produces all these idiotic fans that speak of their team like they’re a historic franchise. True, NYG and ‘Skins fans run their mouths from time to time….at least they know what it feels like to have their team win it all. Eagles fans have no basis to run their mouths, yet continue to day in and day out. Eagles fans are like chihauhuas…..smallest dog out there, yet they can’t shut their traps.
    Hey Philly fans, how many days since your last Super Bowl win?? Answer the question please.

  21. Jim says: Apr 29, 2009 1:00 AM

    Florio must be a ND hater. Doesn’t spell Rudy’s name right, and then poor Schwappy gets no love too…

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