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Cowboys’ decision to keep Terence Newman already looks shaky

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The Cowboys reportedly went after Nnamdi Asomugha, but couldn’t close the deal. They didn’t show interest in Johnathan Joseph.

Instead, the team made the decision to retain cornerback 32-year-old cornerback Terence Newman for $8 million despite the fact he was coming off a rough 2010 season.   He had to to take painkilling injections before every game just to get on the field last year.

The decision to keep Newman looked suspect at the time and it looks even worse following the news Newman will miss the next 4-6 weeks with a groin injury.

Perhaps the most underrated skill a front office must have is the ability to self scout.  The Cowboys routinely keep veteran players one or two years too long, and they hand out contract extensions to guys on the roster that don’t deserve it. (Ken Hamlin.)

It’s too easy to say the Cowboys were simply unlucky here. The best teams make the necessary moves before luck gets involved.

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  1. skoobyfl says: Aug 4, 2011 9:00 AM

    One things leads to another & at 32 YO, things do go wrong.

  2. berniemadoffsides says: Aug 4, 2011 9:02 AM

    That secondary is definitely going to get beat badly this year, especially against the Eagles and Giants.

  3. biggerballz says: Aug 4, 2011 9:02 AM

    cowboys looking to make a run at drafting luck

  4. kmurph1226 says: Aug 4, 2011 9:02 AM

    Cowboys are screwed.

  5. phillyhomer says: Aug 4, 2011 9:06 AM

    Can’t wait until the “beat our asses off” with that lineup.

  6. twitter:Chapman_Jamie says: Aug 4, 2011 9:08 AM

    This represents one of the many, many problems with Jerry Jones. When a guy he drafted is in decline like this he refuses to let go. Newman used to be a great DB until he began to get injured every single pre-season. He has clearly lost a step and shouldn’t be considered anything other than a nickel which doesn’t justify $2 million a year let alone 8. The pains of being a Cowboys fan!

  7. duanethomas says: Aug 4, 2011 9:09 AM

    Jerry Jones Owner and GM. Thats the Cowboys problem.

    Question — Based on Merit not Money…….Thumbs Up if you think Jerry Jones could get hired in the NFL as a GM?

    Thumbs Down if you think he can’t.

  8. mad5555 says: Aug 4, 2011 9:12 AM

    Hows that Namdi signing look now? What a bunch of nitwits… “Nah we don’t need Namdi” Thank god we didn’t get Namdi, now we can fill other sopts with average players that will still suck”
    Fat Ryan: “We never even went after Namdi”
    Hey NFC EAST!
    U MAD BRO???
    Eagles just ruined your season before it even began.
    HAHAHA

  9. shanehockey28 says: Aug 4, 2011 9:12 AM

    What this story fails to mention is that if they cut Newman that would have been another 4 mil of dead money next season. Cowboys have already have enough of that next season. If Newman can stay healthy he is a solid corner. Namdhi didnt want to play for Dallas all there is to it, time to move on.

  10. sld1976 says: Aug 4, 2011 9:13 AM

    I am glad they got rob ryan but there is only so much he can do…i was surprised they did not pick up a good safety or corner in free agency

  11. cowboysfan18 says: Aug 4, 2011 9:13 AM

    I don’t see the problem. So he’s got a little groin strain. So what, he’s 32. Who cares if its going to take a long time for him to fully recover, it’s not like you need speed or explosion as a CB in the NFL. (Shakes head AND face palm). Who needs a good CB in a running league anyways? I deny I’m in denial.

  12. wryly1 says: Aug 4, 2011 9:14 AM

    Heck, keeping Sensabaugh is an even shakier move. Suffice it to say the ‘Boys are desperate for help in their Seconday.

  13. markp88 says: Aug 4, 2011 9:15 AM

    Gotta reluctantly agree with that assessment.

  14. jasonfinfan says: Aug 4, 2011 9:15 AM

    Look i don’t want to nit pick but this is a big time professional website right.. At least read it before you send it out.

    “cornerback 32-year-old cornerback “

  15. melonnhead says: Aug 4, 2011 9:20 AM

    The Cowboys weren’t serious about Aso. We know this because they didn’t pursue any other cornerbacks. The article you cite does not say that Newman had to have painkilling injections before every game, by the way. It says that he had to have several painkilling injections but managed to start every game in 2010. His 79 tackles and 5 INTs were career highs for him. Mike Jenkins and Alan Ball were the bigger concerns.

  16. hollaatyaboy says: Aug 4, 2011 9:24 AM

    Haha, who’s arse you gonna kick Ryan?

  17. romoscollarbone says: Aug 4, 2011 9:29 AM

    If they cut Newman, they would have even more dead money next year.

    He wasn’t the problem last year. Lack of a FS was. Plus scheme issues, and a myriad of other things.

    Hopefully he can relax and get healthy during the next 4-6 weeks and contribute to the D. Hopefully, Josh Thomas can step up during his absence and carve a spot out in the rotation.

  18. melonnhead says: Aug 4, 2011 9:31 AM

    Don’t worry guys he’ll be there to shut Desean Jackson down as always :-)

    IF Jackson ever makes it to camp.

  19. raidingtexas says: Aug 4, 2011 9:32 AM

    I don’t think tackles are a good measure of your CB’s quality. Just sayin’.

  20. ace1716 says: Aug 4, 2011 9:33 AM

    You have to give them a pass though.

    They’re still crying, mourning, and getting over the fact they didn’t get Nnamdi. It hasn’t set in yet that someone would dare turn down Jerry Jones’ money, Jerry Jones’ stadium, and that oh so special star on the side of the helmet.

    There not in their right minds yet, as shown by Rob Ryan’s comments about beating the Eagles, and their “3 bullies”. This is just another one of those things that falls through the cracks when your in mourning after the lost of loved/coveted one.

    You forget to address your secondary. You forget that you lost half your starting O-Line. Even though your starting O-Line last year got Romo’s shoulder split in two. You forget that Demarcus Ware can’t play DT, DE, OLB, and MLB at the same time.

    Can’t wait for week 8.
    Andy Reid coming off the bye week is undeafeted.
    Did they not see what happen to Washington last year on primetime tv, when they ran their mouths?

    Can’t wait to see that post game press conference

  21. themightywhitey says: Aug 4, 2011 9:34 AM

    with Duffus and Duffus jr running the show ….this is par for the course

  22. bhindenemylines says: Aug 4, 2011 9:40 AM

    Typical Jerry. A day late and a dollar short. Every Cowboy fan I know wanted T-New gone; myself included.

    Salary cap issues are killing us, and next year is even worse.

    Sigh…

  23. paulsmith107 says: Aug 4, 2011 9:44 AM

    I would rather him go down in preseason so guys like scandrick and the other young corners get reps and learn the d playing with starters and no we didn’t need nnamdi even with shut down corners the jets got torched by passing teams corners aren’t the end all be all and we have se talent at the position stop crying and for the eagle fan trying to drum up his team yeah good luck buddy cause it stings even worse when you think you’re head and shoulders better than everyone else and you crash and burn

  24. rayrsatx says: Aug 4, 2011 9:44 AM

    Nothing will change until Jerry Jones goes to that football stadium in the sky!

  25. melonnhead says: Aug 4, 2011 9:46 AM

    Can’t wait until the “beat our asses off” with that lineup.

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    Be careful what you wish for. Worse Cowboys teams have beaten the crap out of better Eagles teams.

  26. melonnhead says: Aug 4, 2011 9:53 AM

    I don’t know why anybody thinks the Cowboys were serious about Asomugha. They said back in June that they’d never be able to give him the type of contract that he’d want and they said the other day that they took themselves out of any serious discussions when his agent told them the ballpark they’d have to get into. $12 million per season is NOT a discount, people. No way the Cowboys could pay him that. He signed with the Eagles because they were offering the most money, period.

  27. markdamack says: Aug 4, 2011 10:01 AM

    First off, you may be right about T-new.

    However, Ken Hamlin was coming off of a pro bowl season…hindsight’s 20/20…don’t act like you said “Yeah I know he’s coming off a pro bowl season, but no way they should resign this guy”

    Secondly, for you Eagles fans…if our back up QB said “Dream Team” It’s be three years before we heard the end of “ONCE AGAIN COWBOYS THINK THEY ARE SUPER BOWL CHAMPS BEFORE THE SEASON EVEN STARTS” Even though that’s never been said by a member of the team.

    Lastly, Eagles fans, you should probably worry about the fact that..yeah 3 great corners…one decent safety ZERO linebackers…TWO QB’s on the roster who are head cases and injury prone, an unhappy number 1 WR and a second rb whos injury prone.

    Have fun with that. Oh, not to mention, 7 catches a TD and about 130 yards last time Miles Austin lined up across Nnamdi.

  28. thefiesty1 says: Aug 4, 2011 10:02 AM

    Typical CowBabies!

  29. eagles420 says: Aug 4, 2011 10:14 AM

    That must have been that 1 TD that Nnamdi has allowed in the last 3 years…

    Nnamdis last 3 Years = 52 Games….Thrown at 104 times…..Allowed 52 Catches….1 TD allowed….

    Ill take that ALL DAY LONG!!!

  30. starfan79 says: Aug 4, 2011 10:15 AM

    It’s time for Dallas to start dumping old contracts. t-new, brooking, James etc. Need a youth infusion soon

  31. krashie21 says: Aug 4, 2011 10:25 AM

    With the Cowboys’ cap issues, I don’t blame them for not overpaying for Asomghua, but it’s just another one of the positions that is continually neglected year-to-year in Dallas.

    As a Cowboys fan, I’m not expecting much this year, or next until they get out from under their current cap problems.

  32. phillybirdgang1933 says: Aug 4, 2011 10:30 AM

    hey cowgirls fans keep hope alive till u look at y’all roster and schedule. look forward to the 1st pick in 2012.. hope jerry can afford him . oyea poor out a lil liqour for dallas dead as season coming up

  33. paintan8 says: Aug 4, 2011 10:31 AM

    cowboysfan18 says:
    Aug 4, 2011 9:13 AM
    I don’t see the problem. So he’s got a little groin strain. So what, he’s 32. Who cares if its going to take a long time for him to fully recover, it’s not like you need speed or explosion as a CB in the NFL. (Shakes head AND face palm). Who needs a good CB in a running league anyways? I deny I’m in denial.

    Let me be the first Redskins fan to say “Well done Sir!” Post of the day by far. I feel your pain. Same thinking that has been going on here for years.

  34. jmarc88 says: Aug 4, 2011 10:32 AM

    Big deal. We miss him for the preseason. Less for the cb to learn anyone else. Don’t worry eagle fans. We will be in the same form when we swept you in the 2009 season. Don’t be all high and mighty because you’ve added aso and Jenkins. O ya and Young lol. You’ll need him when Vick(overrated) gets injured.
    Fly pigeons fly.

  35. markdamack says: Aug 4, 2011 10:36 AM

    eagles420 says:
    Aug 4, 2011 10:14 AM
    That must have been that 1 TD that Nnamdi has allowed in the last 3 years…

    Nnamdis last 3 Years = 52 Games….Thrown at 104 times…..Allowed 52 Catches….1 TD allowed….

    Ill take that ALL DAY LONG!!!

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    Hey, in all fairness, I would too.

    It’s not like he made every catch that game over Nnamdi, maybe not even the TD

    My point is this. You Eagles fan scream every year that we think the Cowboys are gonna win the SuperBowl every year….while the whole time basically saying why you think you are going to win it.

    You call the Cowboys arrogant, Jerry Jones stupid…with out even knowing whats going on.

    It’s not just other teams fans, it’s Cowboys fans too. In their opinion If something bad happens, a player doesn’t work out..it’s immediately Jerrys fault…if something good happens, it’s in spite of Jerry. It’s just ignorant.

  36. duncanthecat says: Aug 4, 2011 10:38 AM

    The Eagles WR’s, without DJ, are as shakey as the Cowboys DB’s.

    PAY THE MAN!

  37. melonnhead says: Aug 4, 2011 10:42 AM

    With the Cowboys’ cap issues, I don’t blame them for not overpaying for Asomghua, but it’s just another one of the positions that is continually neglected year-to-year in Dallas.

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    Jenkins and Scandrick were both drafted in 2008. Jenkins was in the pro bowl in ’09 and Scandrick is an up-and-comer at nickel. Josh Thomas was drafted this year. Either you haven’t been paying attention or you only respect big names.

  38. eagles420 says: Aug 4, 2011 10:46 AM

    Jerry Jones is def a good Owner…but he needs to give up the Title of GM…He needs to bring in somebody whos willing to part ways with players and who has no emotional ties to the players.

    Ive lived in Washington DC my whole life and thats why the Skins suck so bad they had a GM who kept or brought in players that were well past their prime and kept players who should have been cut.

    You have to know when to let Players go.Im just glad we are able to talk about Football..

  39. melonnhead says: Aug 4, 2011 10:47 AM

    hey cowgirls fans keep hope alive till u look at y’all roster and schedule. look forward to the 1st pick in 2012.. hope jerry can afford him . oyea poor out a lil liqour for dallas dead as season coming up

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    Just the same, I think they should go ahead and play the games anyway.

  40. colinsnooks says: Aug 4, 2011 10:50 AM

    Thanks to the ultra clever PFTers that care to mention Andrew Luck for every theoretical sub .500 team this year, I’m sick of him a year before he will ever step on the field. Can’t you base your smack talk about something relevant to this season?

  41. m2karateman says: Aug 4, 2011 10:59 AM

    For those of you who keep bring up Andrew Luck’s name, just remember, at this time last year Jake Locker was a (excuse the pun) “lock” to be the first player off the board in the 2011 NFL Draft.

    Just sayin’………..

  42. tom35mt says: Aug 4, 2011 11:04 AM

    They can always cut him after training camp

  43. krashie21 says: Aug 4, 2011 11:06 AM

    melonnhead says:

    Jenkins and Scandrick were both drafted in 2008. Jenkins was in the pro bowl in ’09 and Scandrick is an up-and-comer at nickel. Josh Thomas was drafted this year. Either you haven’t been paying attention or you only respect big names.
    ___________________________________

    Thanks. Been paying attention for a while. Since about 1975.

    First, the Pro-Bowl means nothing now.

    Jenkins has had ONE decent year and TWO absolutely atrocious years and if he doesn’t step up (and by all accounts from training camp, Dez has turned him into a pylon), he’s a complete BUST.

    And, the bus station is full of up-and-coming nickel corners. Scandrick at one time was expected to challenge as a starter and hasn’t. Apologies, but up-and-coming nickel corners don’t get me overly excited because that means, they’re not good enough to start.

    Based on the performance of the Dallas secondary in the past 3 years and especially of Scandrick and Jenkins, I stand by my statement that not only has cornerback been neglected, but the entire secondary has been ignored while Jerruh and “Junior” have been playing fantasy football with guys like Felix Jones (another bust).

  44. markdamack says: Aug 4, 2011 11:13 AM

    eagles420 says:
    Aug 4, 2011 10:46 AM
    Jerry Jones is def a good Owner…but he needs to give up the Title of GM…He needs to bring in somebody whos willing to part ways with players and who has no emotional ties to the players.

    Ive lived in Washington DC my whole life and thats why the Skins suck so bad they had a GM who kept or brought in players that were well past their prime and kept players who should have been cut.

    You have to know when to let Players go.Im just glad we are able to talk about Football..

    ————————————————–

    You’re right, it’s the whole better a year too soon than a year too late, unfortuantely we’re usually on the bad end of that.

    One good thing is, Garrett seems to be in more control than any coach before him with out the initials JJ and Stephen Jones is starting to gain a lot of influence, which is a real good thing (see: Stephen almost Punching Jerry for signing Deion back in the day)

    We agree on one thing though, at least I dont have to hear the word Lockout anymore

  45. rickycubane says: Aug 4, 2011 11:14 AM

    melonnhead says:
    Aug 4, 2011 9:53 AM
    I don’t know why anybody thinks the Cowboys were serious about Asomugha. They said back in June that they’d never be able to give him the type of contract that he’d want and they said the other day that they took themselves out of any serious discussions when his agent told them the ballpark they’d have to get into. $12 million per season is NOT a discount, people. No way the Cowboys could pay him that. He signed with the Eagles because they were offering the most money, period.

    ================================

    so the cowboys didnt want Asomuah for 12 million but they want T NEwmann for 8 million?!? you are a clown melonhead..

    Rob Ryan can talk all he wants but wade phillips beat the ass of the eagles like 5 of the last 7 games we played .. Eagles have struggled against Dallas for a few years now.. Dallas always plays us hard

    … as for people saying that the eagles WR are a joke after D-JAX .. your crazy.. Maclin is a better WR than D-Jax just doesnt have the fastest legs in the league like D Jax does.. if i had to only have one of these recievers id take Maclin…

  46. jsrdc says: Aug 4, 2011 11:19 AM

    There are still CB’s out there that can be picked up to for depth if need be. You are going to see a LOT of injuries in this very short training camp session. This unfortunately is to be expected, and NO TEAM will be immune from this. You can never predict these things.

    Kmurph, and any other Eagle fan who are obviously haters, the Cowboys are hardly screwed. Newman could easily be back for the start of the season in 5 weeks. He will rest this, and he will be back. Wait until one of your key players gets hurt, and I would LOVE to see what your reasoning will be when it is a home team player.

  47. zaavonb says: Aug 4, 2011 11:25 AM

    12 million is a discount considering tambi hali just sign for the same deal with 5 yrs 60 mill 35 mill guarenteed and nnmadi signed for 5 yrs 60 million 20 guarenteed

  48. boltjolt says: Aug 4, 2011 11:25 AM

    Jerry Jones thinking he is a real genuine GM is their problem. His inability to let somebody else like Parcells make the decisions will always hold that team back.

  49. brad302 says: Aug 4, 2011 11:28 AM

    Not all of you, but at least 90% of Cowgirl fans are absolute morons. If you don’t believe that they were going after Nnamdi, you must be blind, def, and dumb. Why would Jerry JOnes get so upset when hearing the news? Why were they trying to restructure contracts and make cuts like Barber? It’s obvious they were putting something together for Nnamdi, and he sat back a looked at that terribly run organization and passed.

  50. jsrdc says: Aug 4, 2011 11:42 AM

    Brad302,

    Maybe it’s just that you can’t read. Nobody is saying the Cowboys weren’t interested in Nnamdi. What happened is at the end, and I quote according to Bleacher Report, BOTH the JETS and COWBOYS DROPPED OUT of the competition for him. The Cowboys were always interested, and the need was there, unlike for the Eagles, where they had Samuel AND DRC before they acquired Samuel. I don’t think the Eagles overpaid for Nnamdi, but he was a luxury, not a necessity. The Eagles are “all-in” in their bid for the SB, hence the “buying the SB” talk. Have fun playing the Snyder role and not having anything to show for it. And please don’t think Cowboy fans, or any other fans for that matter, will let you live it down without reminding you of it.

  51. markdamack says: Aug 4, 2011 11:45 AM

    melonnhead says:

    Jenkins and Scandrick were both drafted in 2008. Jenkins was in the pro bowl in ’09 and Scandrick is an up-and-comer at nickel. Josh Thomas was drafted this year. Either you haven’t been paying attention or you only respect big names.
    ___________________________________

    Thanks. Been paying attention for a while. Since about 1975.

    First, the Pro-Bowl means nothing now.

    Jenkins has had ONE decent year and TWO absolutely atrocious years and if he doesn’t step up (and by all accounts from training camp, Dez has turned him into a pylon), he’s a complete BUST.

    And, the bus station is full of up-and-coming nickel corners. Scandrick at one time was expected to challenge as a starter and hasn’t. Apologies, but up-and-coming nickel corners don’t get me overly excited because that means, they’re not good enough to start.

    Based on the performance of the Dallas secondary in the past 3 years and especially of Scandrick and Jenkins, I stand by my statement that not only has cornerback been neglected, but the entire secondary has been ignored while Jerruh and “Junior” have been playing fantasy football with guys like Felix Jones (another bust).
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    Umm…scandrick and jenkins both ahd good rookie seasons. Every single thing I have read about Jenkins vs. Dez has said that they are going back and forth and both are looking great ( I can post sources if you need it) Nickel corners are very important, and prove to me that Felix Jones is a bust….you can’t.

  52. tomadelphia says: Aug 4, 2011 11:51 AM

    I love it when things come apart at the seams in Dallas.

  53. philgrek says: Aug 4, 2011 12:18 PM

    I’ve said all along that the biggest problem with keeping Jenkins and Newman was that Jenkins has a 2:1 bad year to good year ratio, while Newman has struggled to stay healthy in recent years and is only getting older. Its a shame to see him go down this early, but hopefully he can rest up and may be be a little more physically ready for the start of the season.

    As for Eagle’s fans who want to rag on this particular set of CB’s. Please keep in mind that your precious WR duo has a grand total of 1 TD against them in 3 years. 8 games played between the 2 WRs….1 TD.
    In fact 8 catches, 113 yards for Maclin in 3 games played vs. the Cowboys.
    16 catches, 331 yards, 1 TD for Jackson in 5 games vs. the Cowboys (4 rec, 210 and a TD came from one game. so 12 rec, 121 yards, 0 TD in the 4 previous games)

  54. crackills says: Aug 4, 2011 12:22 PM

    You know things are bad when John Beck just sent the cowboys a thank you card

  55. nfldaddy says: Aug 4, 2011 12:36 PM

    melonnhead says: Aug 4, 2011 9:31 AM

    Don’t worry guys he’ll be there to shut Desean Jackson down as always :-)

    IF Jackson ever makes it to camp.

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    Melontard you are easily THE WORST homer and the biggest hater I have ever encountered in my entire life.

    Jerry Jones himself could tell you that the Cowgirls suck, and you wouldn’t believe it.

    Terrance Newman shutting down Desean Jackson? Just like THE ELITE NFC EAST RECEIVERS Dez Bryant, Miles Austin, Mario Manningham, and Hakeem Nicks are going to destroy Nnamdi right?

    Why is it that everyone, including your fellow Cowgirl fans, can see that Terrance Newman is washed up, but you can’t?

    You never have anything even slightly substantive to offer and you are truly delusional.

  56. nfldaddy says: Aug 4, 2011 12:38 PM

    Well the Cowgirls did try to alleviate the Terrance Newman problem.
    Since they are over the cap, they offered Nnamdi a 5 year, negative $9m contract. For some reason, he didn’t accept.

  57. nfldaddy says: Aug 4, 2011 12:58 PM

    jsrdc says: Aug 4, 2011 11:42 AM

    Brad302,

    Maybe it’s just that you can’t read. Nobody is saying the Cowboys weren’t interested in Nnamdi. What happened is at the end, and I quote according to Bleacher Report, BOTH the JETS and COWBOYS DROPPED OUT of the competition for him. The Cowboys were always interested, and the need was there, unlike for the Eagles, where they had Samuel AND DRC before they acquired Samuel. I don’t think the Eagles overpaid for Nnamdi, but he was a luxury, not a necessity. The Eagles are “all-in” in their bid for the SB, hence the “buying the SB” talk. Have fun playing the Snyder role and not having anything to show for it. And please don’t think Cowboy fans, or any other fans for that matter, will let you live it down without reminding you of it.

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    jsrdc, please provide factual examples of how the Eagles and the Redskins are similar and how Daniel Snyder and his piss more management techniques are similar to that of the Eagles management team.

    YOU CAN’T! They are nothing alike!

    Bottom line, you’re team can’t manage it’s cap, and the Eagles can. You’re bitter because your team is over the cap and ours just orchestrated the most amazing display of signings and cap management in the history of the league.

    EVERY YEAR, the Eagles are one of the best teams in the league at managing the cap. It just so happens that this year was the perfect storm, we capitalized, and you couldn’t.

    And EVERY YEAR, you’re team is the talk of the national media and doesn’t do crap.

    The Eagles have been the cream of the crop in the NFC since Andy Reid and our management staff have been in tenure. There is NO better team, not just in the division, but in the entire NFC over the last 13 years.

    And stop it with this nonsense that the Cowboys and Jets backed out of the Nnamdi sweepstakes. That’s not what happened. I don’t care what your cute little article and the good ole’ boys in the Dallas local media tell you to make you feel better so that you don’t cry yourselves to sleep at night.

    Do you really think the Cowboys are going to announce to the world that NNamdi just slapped them in the face and took less money to play for a real contender?

    It just so happens that as soon as the Cowgirls and Jets “dropped out”, NNamdi signed with the Eagles right?

    Why would a team “drop out” that is offering more money than all of the other teams? Stop being simple, it’s embarrassing.

    OF COURSE, they are going to tell everyone they dropped out! They don’t want to embarrass themselves!

    Have fun struggling to battle the other 12 mediocre teams in the NFC for a wild card spot.

  58. mickthemangler says: Aug 4, 2011 1:02 PM

    Hey Iggles fans, you might want to stop crowing about your boy DJack. He has the highest drop rate of any receiver with at least 30 targets last year (hat tip: football outsiders). His stats went down across the board last year, except his ypc and that’s because he dropped the easy ones. A holdout isn’t going to help make this better. Oh yeah, and the next time he posts 10 receiving tds will be the first time.

  59. mickthemangler says: Aug 4, 2011 1:05 PM

    nfldaddy says:

    The Eagles have been the cream of the crop in the NFC since Andy Reid and our management staff have been in tenure. There is NO better team, not just in the division, but in the entire NFC over the last 13 years.

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    Really? I could’ve sworn the Rams, Bucs, Giants, Packers and Saints all won titles in the last 13 years. How many do the Eagles have again?

  60. krashie21 says: Aug 4, 2011 3:38 PM

    markdamack says:

    Umm…scandrick and jenkins both ahd good rookie seasons. Every single thing I have read about Jenkins vs. Dez has said that they are going back and forth and both are looking great ( I can post sources if you need it) Nickel corners are very important, and prove to me that Felix Jones is a bust….you can’t.
    __________________________________
    Since the 2008 Draft………

    Felix Jones: 36-games, 1,751-yds, 7TDs

    RBs taken BEFORE Felix:
    D. McFadden: 38-games, 2,201-yds, 12TDs
    J. Stewart: 46-games, 2,739-yds, 22TDs

    RBs taken AFTER Felix:
    R. Mendenhall: 36-games, 2,439-yds, 20TDs
    C. Johnson: 47-games, 4,598-yds, 34TDs
    M. Forte: 48-games, 3,236-yds, 18TDs
    R. Rice: 45-games, 3,013-yds, 12TDs
    K. Smith: 35-games, 1,856-yds, 12TDs
    S. Slaton: 39-games, 1,812-yds, 12TDs
    J. Charles: 47-games, 2,944-yds, 12TDs

    Still want to tell me Felix ISN’T A BUST!?!?!?

    And, Mike Jenkins’ rookie year was anything but good……at least I haven’t forgotten his performance at the Meadowlands and his “business decision” not to tackle. And who could forget about the playoff game against Minny in ’09 when Sidney Rice embarassed him.

    And as for the Pro-Bowl that year? He was an injury replacement that year for Antoine Winfield.

  61. markdamack says: Aug 4, 2011 3:41 PM

    jsrdc, please provide factual examples of how the Eagles and the Redskins are similar and how Daniel Snyder and his piss more management techniques are similar to that of the Eagles management team.

    YOU CAN’T! They are nothing alike!

    Bottom line, you’re team can’t manage it’s cap, and the Eagles can. You’re bitter because your team is over the cap and ours just orchestrated the most amazing display of signings and cap management in the history of the league.

    EVERY YEAR, the Eagles are one of the best teams in the league at managing the cap. It just so happens that this year was the perfect storm, we capitalized, and you couldn’t.

    And EVERY YEAR, you’re team is the talk of the national media and doesn’t do crap.

    The Eagles have been the cream of the crop in the NFC since Andy Reid and our management staff have been in tenure. There is NO better team, not just in the division, but in the entire NFC over the last 13 years.

    And stop it with this nonsense that the Cowboys and Jets backed out of the Nnamdi sweepstakes. That’s not what happened. I don’t care what your cute little article and the good ole’ boys in the Dallas local media tell you to make you feel better so that you don’t cry yourselves to sleep at night.

    Do you really think the Cowboys are going to announce to the world that NNamdi just slapped them in the face and took less money to play for a real contender?

    It just so happens that as soon as the Cowgirls and Jets “dropped out”, NNamdi signed with the Eagles right?

    Why would a team “drop out” that is offering more money than all of the other teams? Stop being simple, it’s embarrassing.

    OF COURSE, they are going to tell everyone they dropped out! They don’t want to embarrass themselves!

    Have fun struggling to battle the other 12 mediocre teams in the NFC for a wild card spot.

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    and EVERY YEAR EVER the Eagles do not win a Super Bowl

  62. markdamack says: Aug 4, 2011 3:55 PM

    markdamack says:

    Umm…scandrick and jenkins both ahd good rookie seasons. Every single thing I have read about Jenkins vs. Dez has said that they are going back and forth and both are looking great ( I can post sources if you need it) Nickel corners are very important, and prove to me that Felix Jones is a bust….you can’t.
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    Since the 2008 Draft………

    Felix Jones: 36-games, 1,751-yds, 7TDs

    RBs taken BEFORE Felix:
    D. McFadden: 38-games, 2,201-yds, 12TDs
    J. Stewart: 46-games, 2,739-yds, 22TDs

    RBs taken AFTER Felix:
    R. Mendenhall: 36-games, 2,439-yds, 20TDs
    C. Johnson: 47-games, 4,598-yds, 34TDs
    M. Forte: 48-games, 3,236-yds, 18TDs
    R. Rice: 45-games, 3,013-yds, 12TDs
    K. Smith: 35-games, 1,856-yds, 12TDs
    S. Slaton: 39-games, 1,812-yds, 12TDs
    J. Charles: 47-games, 2,944-yds, 12TDs

    Still want to tell me Felix ISN’T A BUST!?!?!?

    And, Mike Jenkins’ rookie year was anything but good……at least I haven’t forgotten his performance at the Meadowlands and his “business decision” not to tackle. And who could forget about the playoff game against Minny in ’09 when Sidney Rice embarassed him.

    And as for the Pro-Bowl that year? He was an injury replacement that year for Antoine Winfield.

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    Why don’t you show me touches and career YPA. You know the 5.3 career yards per touch? Or how bout the 450 yards receiving he had last year with a 9 and a half YPC with 48 catches on the season? When Felix was the back up for most of his career so far, and Barber was always the Goal line back. Don’t be ignorant, those stats don’t tell the whole truth and you know it.

    Jenkins still went to the probowl…it’s not like they pick someone at random to take an injured players place.

  63. stevecmh says: Aug 4, 2011 3:55 PM

    Even during last year’s dreadful season, the Cowboys still split the season series with all three NFC East opponents.

    I expect them to do at least the same this year, regardless of Newman’s injury.

    And let’s not forget they were 3-0 versus Philadelphia in 2009, including a 34-14 playoff victory.

  64. markdamack says: Aug 4, 2011 3:59 PM

    Not to mention he had like…8+ yards per carry his rookie season…just because there are a few RB’s in that draft better than him, doesn’t make him a bust.

  65. jsrdc says: Aug 4, 2011 4:13 PM

    @nfldaddy, .

    With regards to the Snyder term I related to the Eagles, Snyder signs high profile players with the hopes of winning the SB, and we all know how the results have turned out for him. Now, this year, the Eagles with their cap space have done the same thing. I never said they overpaid for anybody, but many others have. I don’t believe they “overpaid” for Nnamdi (which I have already stated) as long as he produces commensurate with his pay, and the belief is that he will. Again, they had Samuel and DRC at CB before they went out and got Nnamdi, so was he a necessity, or a luxury? You know it is the latter. I agree that the Eagles have been smart about their spending, but picking up as many players as you can, which includes the high-profile players in order to make a SB run is EXACTLY what Snyder has been doing unsuccessfully for a long time. You can’t deny the similarities, even though you have tried and failed.

    As far as Dallas managing the cap, yes, they were over the new cap instituted in the CBA, like MANY other teams. They cut players, restructured contracts, and guess what – the Cowboys will be under the cap once the season starts. Easy enough to clear that one up. Allow the results of the season to talk, and not your mouth.

    “The Eagles have been the cream of the crop in the NFC since Andy Reid and our management staff have been in tenure. There is NO better team, not just in the division, but in the entire NFC over the last 13 years.”
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    Since winning the SB is the true measure of a team in this league, what you said about the cream of the crop sounded like this blahh blah blah and blah blah blah blah blah over the last 13 years. The Bills were the Cream of the Crop in the AFC 4 years running, were the AFC Champions 4 years running, and LOST the SB 4 years in a row. LOSING THE SB is what they are remembered for, NOT being the cream of the crop in the AFC. And btw, any NFC Team that won the SB in the last 13 years would be the cream of the crop in the NFC – PERIOD.

    “Do you really think the Cowboys are going to announce to the world that NNamdi just slapped them in the face and took less money to play for a real contender?”
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    The Cowboys didn’t “announce” that they dropped out of the race, that was Rotoworld that announced it, along with the Jets dropping out. Can you tell me WHERE it was stated the Cowboys (or any other team) were offering more $ for Asomugha than the Eagles? None of this matters anyway, unless your Eagles win the SB. Bring it.

    “And EVERY YEAR, you’re team is the talk of the national media and doesn’t do crap”.
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    What the media talks about is not in my control. It is based on hype and expectations. Now your Eagles get the weight of the National Media with the “dream team” label on them. Have fun carrying that load and let me know what that is like having that added pressure and expectations, much like the Cowboys have on them every year. Now it is the Eagles turn to bear that cross, and guess what – it is GREAT. the rest of the NFC East teams can now fly under the radar due to it.

    With regards to the Snyder term I related to the Eagles, Snyder signs high profile players with the hopes of winning the SB, and we all know how the results have turned out for him. Now, this year, the Eagles with their cap space have done the same thing. I never said they overpaid for anybody, but many others have. I don’t believe they overpaid for Nnamdi. I don’t believe they overpaid for Jenkins. They have been smart about their spending, but picking up as many as you can, including high-profile players order to make a SB run is EXACTLY what Snyder has been doing. You can’t deny the similarities.

    And battling the rest of the “mediocre teams” in the NFC for a wildcard spot? You are predicting the NFC East title, but not the Conference title, OR a SB title – WHY NOT? Since your Eagles are the cream of the crop in the NFC, what is holding you back on this?

    What the point is, and what this all boils down to is WINNING A SB. That is the point, and the goal in this league. Until your Eagles achieve it, stop talking about. Don’t sing it, BRING IT. Hoisting a SB trophy is the only time you are going to get full credit in this league – Look at the Saints. SO bad for SO long, and they now have that SB title and a solid team. They trump your organization because of that SB WIN, NO MATTER HOW MANY PLAYOFF GAMES your Eagles have been in. You don’t have to like it, but it is what it is.

  66. krashie21 says: Aug 4, 2011 5:00 PM

    markdamack says:

    Why don’t you show me touches and career YPA. You know the 5.3 career yards per touch? Or how bout the 450 yards receiving he had last year with a 9 and a half YPC with 48 catches on the season? When Felix was the back up for most of his career so far, and Barber was always the Goal line back. Don’t be ignorant, those stats don’t tell the whole truth and you know it.

    Jenkins still went to the probowl…it’s not like they pick someone at random to take an injured players place.
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    As a Cowboys fan I sincerely hope I’m wrong, but Felix hasn’t proven much.

    We’ll agree to disagree, but if you took a poll, based on stats and even the intangibles, how many of the nine RBs I listed would people take over Felix right now?

    I’d say the over/under is at 6……..

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