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Team needs: Dallas Cowboys

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It was another year without a playoff berth in Dallas and that’s led to an aggressive approach to free agency. They’ve checked a lot of boxes by signing Brandon Carr, Dan Connor, Nate Livings and Mackenzy Bernardeau, giving the team some freedom to go after the best available players in the early part of the draft. Look for that approach to have a defensive flavor.

Safety: Adding Carr helps the cornerback situation a tremendous amount, but it also shines a light on how limited the Cowboys’ safeties were last season. They added Brodney Pool as a free agent, but he didn’t set the world on fire with the Jets and a long-term answer is still needed at the position. Mark Barron from Alabama will be one of the players up for discussion when the 14th pick comes around.

Interior Offensive Line: Bernardeau and Livings are an upgrade over what the Cowboys got last season, but almost anyone would be an upgrade over what the Cowboys were working with. Depth and players who will develop into starters down the line would be important additions. They are still in need of a better center than Phil Costa as well. They won’t address this spot in the first round unless they trade down, but developmental players with upside like Amini Silatolu of Midwestern State should be on the radar.

Defensive Line: The Cowboys are okay at this spot, but a little more dynamism in the front seven would be welcomed. Adding a physical player like Dontari Poe or Michael Brockers would allow them to move Jay Ratliff around the front a bit more and get creative with DeMarcus Ware and Anthony Spencer as well. Rob Ryan’s defense was too passive last season, adding a big body up front would allow them to be more aggressive this time around.

Wide Receiver/Tight End: The departures of Laurent Robinson and Martellus Bennett leave the Cowboys thin at both spots. They should be able to add some depth later in the draft, especially at tight end where there are intriguing prospects like Orson Charles of Georgia and Ladarius Green of Louisiana-Lafayette who could earn playing time right away. There are some candidates for the third receiver spot already on the roster, but grabbing another one couldn’t hurt. If he comes with kick return skills as well, all the better.

By filling holes in free agency, the Cowboys should be able to land a mix of players who can contribute right away while also grabbing some players who blossom over a longer period of time. That’s a good combination for stability, something that hasn’t always been associated with the franchise.

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  1. bathroombenlovemachine says: Apr 16, 2012 3:22 PM

    Tony Romo needs a new wash cloth so he can spread suds all over Rob Ryan’s svelte body.

  2. northshorejag says: Apr 16, 2012 3:23 PM

    whats the over/under on

    “they need a new GM” comments?

  3. plumbstupid says: Apr 16, 2012 3:24 PM

    Needs: General Manager

  4. astrosfan75956 says: Apr 16, 2012 3:26 PM

    This team is loaded with talent, should compete in 2012.

  5. drewsg says: Apr 16, 2012 3:26 PM

    Team needs? A prayer

  6. kevsright says: Apr 16, 2012 3:29 PM

    They need Bad Newz Vick!!
    Make an offer; bidding starts at 1 six pack of Yoo Hoo. :mrgreen:

  7. irishgary says: Apr 16, 2012 3:29 PM

    GM, QB, RB O-line and DB’s.

  8. dcbuff says: Apr 16, 2012 3:29 PM

    what we need is a dang playoff win. GO COWBOYS!

  9. go9ers says: Apr 16, 2012 3:30 PM

    What they really need:
    1) New owner
    2) New head coach
    3) A clue

  10. myeaglescantwin says: Apr 16, 2012 3:32 PM

    it seems every year, the cowboys are a “leader” away from winning..

    it’s undeniable how much talent is on that team, year in and year out. Romo is good for fantasy football,, thats about it though.

  11. drunkenjunk says: Apr 16, 2012 3:39 PM

    You should probably add new Owner/GM and coach to this.

  12. phillybirds says: Apr 16, 2012 3:42 PM

    Dallas needs a lot of help on defense. Their only strength is the linebackers. Brandon Carr is good but he doesnt automatically fix their problem in the secondary, which is a big one. And their running game has been an issue the past few years… I’m sure their offensive line needs some work too.

    Dallas has a lot of things to fix. Their decision to do nothing about these problems last offseason has put them another step behind.

  13. txxxchief says: Apr 16, 2012 3:44 PM

    The most pressing needs are a new GM and owner.

  14. mungman69 says: Apr 16, 2012 3:47 PM

    Yes, the most overhyped team in the NFL. They’ll go 9-7 if they avoid injuries. Even if they make the playoffs they don’t have the QB to go far. And who said that an obese, ignorant, loudmouth could be a good coach in this league. They won’t win until they get a new general manager.

  15. amaf21 says: Apr 16, 2012 3:48 PM

    hey josh, you left “new qb” off of your list.

  16. u4iadman says: Apr 16, 2012 3:48 PM

    I like the Cowboys, but this might be the year to add Quarterback to the list of needs. Just saying.

  17. londonbengal says: Apr 16, 2012 3:52 PM

    Boy, its sure gonna be fun watching that Giant D-Linesalivating and flippin’ coins to see who gets to line-up over Nate ‘Turnstile’ Livings opening night…….

  18. meangene69 says: Apr 16, 2012 3:53 PM

    You forgot to mention that they need a new GM.

  19. oldcracker says: Apr 16, 2012 3:54 PM

    Too bad the ‘boys couldn’t draft a real GM.

  20. itsmammoth says: Apr 16, 2012 3:56 PM

    *waits for quarterback comments*

  21. pdubs212 says: Apr 16, 2012 4:00 PM

    Their biggest need is to win more than one playoff game in a 15 year span before their players (and especially their fans) start talking smack again.

    -Giants fan

  22. cooklynn17 says: Apr 16, 2012 4:00 PM

    Team needs for Dallas…………..(Plenty)…lots…a whole bunch…new coach that will not ice his own kicker…

  23. theyknowtheyknowtheyknow says: Apr 16, 2012 4:01 PM

    1.Fletcher cox de
    2.Harrison smith s
    3.Philip Blake c
    4.Ryan broyles wr
    4.vinny curry Olb
    5.Michael egnew te
    6.guard
    7. Nick foles qb

  24. deathtoromo says: Apr 16, 2012 4:10 PM

    Vick, Manning and RG3 in the same division. They need to draft a Priest.

  25. suhnum1fan says: Apr 16, 2012 4:15 PM

    Tom Landry?

  26. str8cashhomey says: Apr 16, 2012 4:21 PM

    cowboy articles always bring out the comedians.

  27. jucam1 says: Apr 16, 2012 4:21 PM

    A new QB has to be right next to a “real GM” right?… The Cowboys aren’t an awful team, but when you’re as hyped as they are everybody sees how bad they choke every year…. Romo is awful and Jerrah is a clown…. Start there!

  28. Soulman45 says: Apr 16, 2012 4:25 PM

    The Cowgirls need is a QB they tank this season and go
    2-14 and get the first pick a QB it will take two more years to groom him they will be talk about by their owner only while they rebuild.

  29. bobhk says: Apr 16, 2012 4:25 PM

    Of course none of this will help them avoid the annual December swoon with Romo on their way to a stellar 8-8 record and out of the playoffs.

  30. n0hopeleft says: Apr 16, 2012 4:30 PM

    They need a leader like Eli Manning.

    Even their owner/GM/Head Coach said so!

  31. solomon151 says: Apr 16, 2012 4:59 PM

    Wow, I never knew so many people where Romo haters. I will never be able to figure out why so many people hate him. It’s not like he’s the only one that threw a few pics. Heck Brady threw four in one game. Sure Brady has a few rings, but he also had a better team. It took Payton six years before he won his first playoff game. Not even the great Arron Rodgers has thrown more 300 plus passing yard games. And I am so tired of hearing about Eli. He’s had one great year. That was this year. The first superbowl had more to do with their crazy defense and devastating run game. He wasn’t even mention on the top one hundred players last year. Which is voted on by the players. People that suit up each Sunday. The only reason you guys hate him, is because those no name washouts on ESPN tells you too. Most of you don’t watch the game in the first place. Romo is as good as any at the QB position. Until we get help in the secondary, we won’t win in the post season. That’s what all of those other QBs have. A defense that can protect a lead. Jerry is and has always been the GM, and that’s not going to change. I’m sure he has played and know more about football than any of you keyboard warriors.

  32. serpentsage says: Apr 16, 2012 5:07 PM

    Statistically Romo is one of the best QBs in the league, but Jerry Jones needs to step aside as GM.

    Jones is holding back Romo and the rest of the team. He needs to stick to his strength, making a ton a money for his team.

  33. rayala3 says: Apr 16, 2012 5:07 PM

    New owner. Real GM. otherwise they go nowhere.

  34. mungman69 says: Apr 16, 2012 5:07 PM

    Wow, and I thought I was tough on them

  35. ronin36 says: Apr 16, 2012 5:08 PM

    It always amazes me…

    Every year every fan and “expert” says Dallas is loaded with talent..

    Then they go on (without any pause) listing a slew of needs.

    They have some talent.. that’s true. But if you were to take the entire organization, from GM down to water-boy, players, and coaches and get rid of the star on their helmet, and move the team to someplace other than Dallas, and they’d be a mediocre team, with a couple good players and a lot of holes.

    They are what their record says they are. A mid-tier team with an inconsistent QB, a spotty O-line, and one player on defense worth his pay-check.

  36. hustle23 says: Apr 16, 2012 5:10 PM

    Cowboys needs- 1. QB 2. QB 3. QB!!!!!!!!!!

  37. sisqsage says: Apr 16, 2012 5:22 PM

    No mention in the piece about the significant shortcomings of the head coach?

    He cost them at least two games = the playoff berth that you were so quick to mention in the opening paragraph.

    Talent on the roster leads you nowhere if it is poorly coached.

  38. billhicks666 says: Apr 16, 2012 5:29 PM

    As a diehard Cowboys hater, I don’t think they need another General Manager at all! I think he’s done a wonderful job so far! Hehe…………

  39. Pets to Go says: Apr 16, 2012 5:37 PM

    @Solomon151: No cross-eyed mushwit dingbat from any network told me to Not like Tony Romo.
    Romo took care of all of that himself in the fourth quarter of week one, and naturally, later in the year.

    I was a staunch supporter of his until this past season, when The Obvious suddenly dawned on me: Romo is a Perpetual Rookie. He is a Nuclear-Powered, Glow-in-the-Dark Failure Monkey, and the Cowboys would be Very Wise to look to the future, rather than continue to settle for someone They Know is going to fail.

    To clear it up–THIS is why so many people are tired of Romo.

  40. The Shoeman says: Apr 16, 2012 5:54 PM

    A 20 year old calender ?

  41. vilelabyrinth says: Apr 16, 2012 6:34 PM

    They need o.line so my boy romo doesn’t get hurt…again.

  42. justasecond1 says: Apr 16, 2012 7:27 PM

    The Cowboys don’t need a new GM. All the talk about needing a new GM, is just the jealousy of fans from teams with GM’s that aren’t as savvy as Jones. No, what they need is a new QB.

    Listen, Romo is a nice enough guy but face facts. He will never be a premier QB. He hasn’t even displayed signs that he can be an elite QB. He was a better QB when the pressure to win wasn’t so great. Since becoming a starter he hasn’t produced. How many years will he get to prove himself? At best, he is a first string back-up.

    New coach. I understand Jason designed some crazy plays and they won some last minute games when Jason was the QB coach. However, gimmicks aside, where is the proof that Jason is an elite coach.

    I’m willing to give Jason another year but they need to have a back up to the both of them.

    What the Cowboys need is to face reality. The team that they have is not a super-bowl caliber team. No, they need to face facts and deal with the issues…

  43. truthassassin says: Apr 16, 2012 7:37 PM

    Romo IS good, but he just always seems to choke in crunch-time… Cowboys fans – what do you think the problem is? Do you need a better OLine to give him more time to throw? A better RB to pair with Murray and Jones? Or… is Romo just not able to get it done when it matters most, since you do have good WRs? I think that if he has a bad year Jerry will be looking for a new QB in next year’s draft… I would probably draft him an OLinemen with the second pick, assuming you go DEF with the 1st rounder…

  44. mgm36 says: Apr 16, 2012 8:17 PM

    dallas needs a real general manager, not the owner pretending to be one

  45. kiwi94 says: Apr 16, 2012 8:22 PM

    Cowgirls need a playoff win, as does Romo. He gets two more tries before Jerry the clown blows everything up and starts over.

  46. bigd93 says: Apr 16, 2012 8:30 PM

    a 20 year old calender ? nice one ! and a working time machine to make my boys and jerruh look like champs again !!!!

  47. jerrycola says: Apr 16, 2012 8:55 PM

    The Cowboys need Romo to grow a pair so he doesn’t keep coming up small during the 4th quarter in must-win games. They also need an owner who doesn’t have a Texas-sized ego to also be a GM too and relinquish that to somebody who knows how to make football/personnel decisions.

  48. nieus44 says: Apr 16, 2012 9:14 PM

    How can you possibly say the cowboys need a new QB more than they need to improve the secondary… You know why the cowboys lost all those games late in the 4th quarter? Because the other team scored late in the 4th quarter! Romo got the lead in the 4th, it’s the defenses job to keep the lead! Your crazy if you think a guy who threw for 4,000 yards and 31 TD’s is the biggest problem on this team… Quit hating on Romo, he’s good! Deal with it

  49. ericn42000 says: Apr 16, 2012 9:18 PM

    We need Rob Ryan to lose some weight…….

  50. cowboyscanada says: Apr 16, 2012 9:25 PM

    Dallas has signed some decent free agents to address some needs. If mt Boys can put it all together, they ciuld have a good year! 10-6 would be good. Go Cowboys!!!

  51. hairykiller says: Apr 16, 2012 9:27 PM

    the offense is really all set with romo being the beating heart of this explosive offense. bryant, austin, and witten are pretty darn good targets for romo and Murray and jones help move the chains. The only thing on offense is about the offensive linemen. Assuming Tyron Smith and Doug Free plays well, we definietly need an upgrade over Phil Costa and so far, Kevin Kowalski looks pretty solid since he doesnt make bad snaps. We could draft David DeCastro too. Defense is a must and priority. Look at them last year. They started out strong but just… faded away. We strengthed the corner back postiion with Brandon Carr but we still need another capable corner back behind jenkins and carr. Scandrick is decent but has given up big plays such as the victor cruz catch in week 17 against the giants where the cowboys could have a chance to comeback but the defense failed again. A pass rusher is welcome for Rob Ryan’s blitz happy defense. Anthony Spencer can be a good run stopper but needs to work on creating more pressures so demarcus ware wouldnt be double teamed all the time. If Spencer doesn’t improve in pass rushing and if the cowboys draft an outside pass rushing linebacker, I think the best plan to utilize them both properly is to use spencer on running plays and the linebacker on passing plays but of course mix them up sometimes. Inside linebackers seems set for now with Sean Lee, Dan Conner and Bruce Carter. We could use a defensive tackle to move Jay Ratliff on defensive end but that would be a second choice. I rather draft a defensive back or linebacker in the first round than a defensive tackle but we could grab one in the later rounds so we can open up a hole in the middle of our opponent’s offensive lineman and than Jay Ratliff, Spencer, and Ware can pass rush easily. A safety especially free safety is another need. Im not sold on Mark Barron yet since he reminds me of Roy Williams but a tad better. Sensabaugh is a decent safety but I say keep him. I think Brodney Pool will just be another abe elam so I say grab harrison smith from notre dome in the draft not the first round of course. That’s just my opinion but I think the cowboys can do damage this season

  52. rogerbrad says: Apr 16, 2012 9:40 PM

    They need to replace that field goal holder turned quarterback Nomo Romo.

  53. mungman69 says: Apr 16, 2012 9:41 PM

    Solomon151: please stop your crying. The list you are referring to was only voted on by 37% of the players. romo has great receivers and a nice o-line and good running backs. He just gets tight in the neck area in big games. The ESPN that I watch loves romo. There’s a reason that he was not drafted

  54. brianbosworthisstonecold says: Apr 16, 2012 9:43 PM

    They need to travel to the land of Oz to get a heart, brains and courage.

  55. tonyromoisterrible says: Apr 16, 2012 9:53 PM

    Forgot:
    1. New Uniforms (those stars are hideous)
    2. A stadium with seats that are less than 50 yards off the field.
    3. One receiver that isn’t a prima donna.
    4. Head coach.
    5. New owner
    6. New owner’s son
    7. New GM
    8. New Asst GM
    9. New City to play in.
    10. Defensive coordinator (Rob nees the subway diet like it is going out of style.)

  56. steelpalace302 says: Apr 16, 2012 10:14 PM

    I love seeing all the Gian fans comments and to think if Jason G didnt ice his own kicker the Gnats wouldnt even of been in the playoffs. lol silly Gnats fans go lay down.

  57. humpofdc says: Apr 16, 2012 11:06 PM

    Jerry has got ta gooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!

  58. badintentions11 says: Apr 16, 2012 11:13 PM

    How could you say the cowboys are “OK” at defensive line? One of the weakest unit’s on the team IMO. Hatcher is average, Spears is ok against the run but provides 0 pass rush, Coleman is a backup caliber player. Ratliff is playing out of position at nose tackle. Despite his quickness advantage he is just not a 3-4 NT and noticeably wears down in the 2nd half of seasons. A TRUE 3-4 NT would allow him to kick out to DE and provide more pass rush while extending his career. Add a big explosive player on the defensive line that can play all 3 downs and this defense gets a lot better. Especially if we can find a real NT and kick Rat out to DE.

  59. sarkodrama says: Apr 16, 2012 11:29 PM

    All the big talk about booting the general manager and owner from dudes that probably never coached pop Warner. Sittin with their Buds. Big mouthin and bad mouthin and probably beating their wives. The guy paid for the boys and if he wants to be gm or head coach or whatever ain’t all the hotshots on the planet gonna change it. I loved Tom Landry and the cboys of old but JJ forked over the green and got the silver and blue so he can do what he pleases. As for Romeo, this has got to be his last chance. But like the smart cat said, the deefense, or lack thereof, figured prominently in the wranglers last demise. Hope I don’t end up next to these knowitall jerks in some bar. Cuz I’ll be mush on the barstool.

  60. steelershaveobnoxiousclasslessfairweatherfans says: Apr 17, 2012 12:23 AM

    Every Cowboys article brings out the haters more than any. Can’t wait till we start winning SB’s again, like the 90s…then you guys will be wishing your team was more like us. Give us some time and these blogs will quiet down.

  61. mshipp46 says: Apr 17, 2012 12:46 AM

    Steve jones, America team has all ways been in the south . The bible belt as some people call it . Over the years we have had great talent as well some good coaches but the teams that believe that it’s there time will always be the champs. It’s some thing bigger than just any one man, over the last couple of year there have Been teams that have one it all for there past states tragedy like new Orleans ” Katrina ” or new York like the twin towers . I don’t think that these are just quoinseses . What about this past year with tebo with players and people all over the united states rooting for him and his team. Some might call it the under dog but most want to believe its god playing a part in a man bringing a team together thee had work and faith . Why don’t we take a different approach this year and get players that are prayer waryers . Not only will the team be in a better role model as a team they will do things that will be unbeleivable ! I also think that when we loose a game or two people will just be proud of the team we put on the field . It’s been a long time and it’s time for the good lord to smile on Big D and this is how you can make it happen and be the reason why people saying good things about the jones family ! God bless and Go cowboys

  62. sports_dude says: Apr 17, 2012 1:25 AM

    @phillybirds moot point, Cowboys run game was good last season. Letting Robinson go was quite stupid.

  63. laserrocketarm12 says: Apr 17, 2012 2:08 AM

    Other than the fact that he’s a Cowboy uniform, I never understood all the hate towards Romo. The man can ball out. If he was playing in a Jacksonville or a Buffalo, he’d be one of the most respected QBs in the game today.

  64. redbeardxxv says: Apr 17, 2012 4:31 AM

    solomon151 says:
    Apr 16, 2012 4:59 PM
    Wow, I never knew so many people where Romo haters………
    ————————————————
    Ok, I admit that Romo is a decent QB during the season-but 1 postseason win? How many losses were HIS ALONE? Botched snap? INT against the GIANTS in 07? That stinker against the Eagles? Tired of hearing about Eli? Manning broke a standing record set by UNITAS for the most 4th quarter comebacks. I’d rather have Jamarcus Russell in the fourth than Romo. The man can’t win. Some QB’s can put the team on their shoulders, Romo Excels at shooting the team in the foot. Until he can handle the pressure, he SUCKS.

  65. gavriloprincip33 says: Apr 17, 2012 4:34 AM

    To all you JJ as GM and Romo The Stat Queen defenders, what is their playoff winning percentage since Jimmy left town?

    And please don’t bring up SB XXX because we all know that was Jimmy’s team coached by Bumbling Barry…

    Cowboys can’t win important games with JJ, Jason and Romo so those are their real needs…

  66. solomon151 says: Apr 17, 2012 5:50 AM

    Pets to Go says:
    Apr 16, 2012 5:37 PM
    @Solomon151: No cross-eyed mushwit dingbat from any network told me to Not like Tony Romo.
    Romo took care of all of that himself in the fourth quarter of week one, and naturally, later in the year.

    I was a staunch supporter of his until this past season, when The Obvious suddenly dawned on me: Romo is a Perpetual Rookie. He is a Nuclear-Powered, Glow-in-the-Dark Failure Monkey, and the Cowboys would be Very Wise to look to the future, rather than continue to settle for someone They Know is going to fail.

    To clear it up–THIS is why so many people are tired of Romo.
    ———————————————————————————–

    Really? So, tony played corner that got beat against the Gaints the first game. Or was he the one that got torched by Cruz the second one?? Like another reader said. A guy the throws for over 4000 yards and over 30 tds, can’t be the problem in big D. And no, the talking heads at ESPN hate him too. This defense has failed in every big game. Not one time has this defense showed up. Crying?!? No way!! Just trying to get an understanding of how the blame gets shifted on Romo. He’s the reason we are in the fight every year!!

  67. solomon151 says: Apr 17, 2012 7:57 AM

    gavriloprincip33 says:
    Apr 17, 2012 4:34 AM
    To all you JJ as GM and Romo The Stat Queen defenders, what is their playoff winning percentage since Jimmy left town?

    And please don’t bring up SB XXX because we all know that was Jimmy’s team coached by Bumbling Barry…

    Cowboys can’t win important games with JJ, Jason and Romo so those are their real needs…
    ————————————————–
    So, What happen to Jimmy when he went to Miami?? Oh YEa, He was exposed as a Head Coach/GM wasnt he. If he was the soul reason that the Cowboys won three in the 90′s, then why couldnt he build another winner in Miami??IT takes a complete team effort to be successful in the Post Season. Point Blank Period. JJ, Garrett, Nor Romo, can snap the ball, Pass protect, catch the ball, Play Corner, Safety, Nose tackel, or Pass rush.

    @redbeardxxv says:
    How many losses were HIS ALONE? Botched snap? INT against the GIANTS in 07? That stinker against the Eagles? Tired of hearing about Eli? Manning broke a standing record set by UNITAS for the most 4th quarter comebacks. I’d rather have Jamarcus Russell in the fourth than Romo. The man can’t win. Some QB’s can put the team on their shoulders, Romo Excels at shooting the team in the foot. Until he can handle the pressure, he SUCKS.
    ————————————————–

    Wow, HE broke one record!!! Thats great. Now, Tony on the other hand has nearly broke every one of the Cowboys single season passing record’s. But, lets get to the games your talking about. The Botched Snap: Surely a mistake. But, have you stop to think about one thing. IT was Romo that lead us to the lead late in that game with maybe 2mins left to play. It was the Defense that allowed the Gaints to walk down the field (80 yards) for a touchdown in less than a min. IF the defense held up their end, there wouldnt have been a Botched snap to talk about. That stinker game against the Eagles: As I remember it, the whole team play awful. Not just Tony. We got whipped. And the Vikings game, The O-line gave up six or seven sacks that game. ITs hard for any QB to throw the ball from his butt. Ask Brady. Romo has a career QB rating of over 90% in the fourth Quarter. BUt even with that, THis team as a whole has folded in the fourth Quarter of games.

  68. badintentions11 says: Apr 17, 2012 9:31 AM

    @phillybirds moot point, Cowboys run game was good last season. Letting Robinson go was quite stupid.

    We didn’t have enough money to sign Robinson. The team wanted him, but didn’t want to spend $6 Mil a year on a guy that basically had 1 good year in his career and would be the 3rd WR on the depth chart. I wanted him back myself, but it was a good business decision not to aggressively pursue him.

  69. Pets to Go says: Apr 17, 2012 9:39 AM

    @Really? So, tony played corner that got beat against the Gaints the first game. Or was he the one that got torched by Cruz the second one?? Like another reader said. A guy the throws for over 4000 yards and over 30 tds, can’t be the problem in big D. And no, the talking heads at ESPN hate him too. This defense has failed in every big game. Not one time has this defense showed up. Crying?!? No way!! Just trying to get an understanding of how the blame gets shifted on Romo. He’s the reason we are in the fight every year!!

    No, Tony doesn’t play corner, and they played the JETS, not the Giants in the first game.

    Only Tony Romo can throw for huge yardage and Blow It when it matters–because he is a Perpetual Rookie.

    At the end of last year, all he had to do was toss it up to a wide open receiver, and Dallas would have won the game, gained a playoff berth and knocked out the Giants. But Tony tossed it over his head.

    The only thing missing last year, were at the ends of those games, the Jets and the Giants carrying Romo off the field. Obviously, you are Pretending to not understand, because the reasons are obvious to Everyone Else.

  70. bigbluecrew420 says: Apr 17, 2012 9:59 AM

    @solomon151

    Your Right!

    Eli is terrible. His first Superbowl was lucky so was his second. His third and forth will probably be lucky too.

    Im just glad that we ( The Giants) were sooo lucky to play the worst teams on the league last year in the regular season ( GB NO NE SF +++)especially since we were sooo lucky to be healthy all year.

    We also were lucky to have such an easy walk to the Superbowl playing ATL GB SF and of course NE.

    Were lucky we didn’t loose 7 starters before the season too.

    But maybe Romo will be lucky next year and be the Superbowl MVP.

    * as soon as u start bashing Eli u loose all credibility. Eli has engraved his name in this league as a leader and a champion.
    We can all smell your jealousy. It stinks.

  71. bigbluecrew420 says: Apr 17, 2012 10:08 AM

    @solomon151

    Blah blah blah

    You sound like jerrah preaching how good romo is. The reason the cowgirls blew leads against the g-men is because Eli is more COMMITED and studied the D and made CLUTCH plays. Something Romo just can’t do. But your right Romo is the QB to lol make your, lol, dreams come true lol

  72. kbuck89 says: Apr 17, 2012 10:20 AM

    I am tired of hearing all this smack talk on Romo. Honestly.. Whoever truly believes Romo isnt a top QB is completely oblvious to the game. All they do is listen to the media smash Romo for one or 2 games in the season. He gets criticized for throwing too many interceptions and yet he has a 2:1 td to interception ratio for his career. He gets criticized for not producing, but he has broken every single season passing record in franchise history, except interceptions. And that is not just any normal franchise, but one of, if not the #1, franchise in NFL history with two hall of fame quarterbacks who won 5 superbowl rings combined. And for playoff wins.. You do realize he has never had a top defense in the league… ever right? A little difficult to win a game without a defense that can stop the opposing team from scoring every play. Just to top it off he is second in career passer rating of All Time. Before you come back at me with all your he is trash, he throws interceptions at the wrong time, he can’t win, etc. tell me who your quarterback is. Unless he is Tom Brady, Peyton Manning, Aaron Rodgers, or Drew Brees because those guys are hands down the top in the league without question.

  73. bigbluecrew420 says: Apr 17, 2012 10:20 AM

    @solomon151

    ” And I am so tired of hearing about Eli. He’s had one great year. That was this year. The first superbowl had more to do with their crazy defense and devastating run game. He wasn’t even mention on the top one hundred players last year.”
    —————————————————-
    Your tired of hearing about Eli?
    GOOD!!!

    Also,

    Wheres Eli going to rank in the top 100 this year?
    TOP 5 %100

    The guy is CLUTCH and your going to see/hear about this guy for the next 10 years bud!

  74. kbuck89 says: Apr 17, 2012 10:40 AM

    Does every Giant fan forget what happened just 2 years ago? When Eli threw 30tds and 25ints with 5 fumbles. A stat line of 30 touchdowns and 30 turnovers. You guys were booing him and running him out of town after that season. Make up ur damn minds if you like Eli or not. He won 2 superbowls, but still isnt a sure thing for the hall of fame. Doesnt that say anything to you? He is the modern day Jim Plunkett. Who also has 2 rings, but no bust. Bill Parcells has two rings with the New York Giants, but he didn’t get inducted this year. Which is a complete joke might i add. So think about who you are defending, logically.

  75. bigbluecrew420 says: Apr 17, 2012 11:40 AM

    @Buck89

    15++ of those pics were the receivers fault. Either hit in the numbers and not caught or off the hands.
    Also, how did he do last year? WORST RUN GAME IN NFL so if Eli didn’t win it for us who did?

    BTW

    think about who YOU are defending.

  76. techieluddite says: Apr 17, 2012 12:17 PM

    justasecond1 says:
    Apr 16, 2012 7:27 PM
    The Cowboys don’t need a new GM.

    Then he goes on to say that the talent including QB is subpar. He also goes on to say the same thing thing about the coach.
    Which leads to the obvious question, Who picked these guys, and who is sticking with them? Could it be, wait, wait, don’t tell me, the GM, errr. owner?

    What is it you think the GM does?

  77. rolltidebitchies says: Apr 17, 2012 2:40 PM

    @solomon151

    you need to understand there at football fans ands football haters

    dallas will win a superbowl or atleast go there if we fix the secondary. there are 32 teams in the NFL and give me your list of QB’s that are top 10

    I’LL WAIT

  78. solomon151 says: Apr 17, 2012 2:56 PM

    WORST RUN GAME IN NFL so if Eli didn’t win it for us who did?

    BTW

    think about who YOU are defending.
    ————————————————–

    Hold up wait, I didnt see anyone saying Eli didnt have a great year last year. He won that superbowl last year with no running game. But, that was last year. What about his stat line the years before then?? HE lead the league in turnovers. Him, Not his receivers, not his Back’s, Him. Now you want to blame his Receivers. Thats funny. Like @Kbuck said. YOu guys was ready to run him out of NY. How can you call Eli clutch after one good year??? HE wasnt clutch any other year. YOu cant just have one great year and say he’s top five. No way.

    Eli is terrible. His first Superbowl was lucky so was his second. His third and forth will probably be lucky too.

    Im just glad that we ( The Giants) were sooo lucky to play the worst teams on the league last year in the regular season ( GB NO NE SF +++)especially since we were sooo lucky to be healthy all year.

    We also were lucky to have such an easy walk to the Superbowl playing ATL GB SF and of course NE.

    Were lucky we didn’t loose 7 starters before the season too.

    But maybe Romo will be lucky next year and be the Superbowl MVP.

    * as soon as u start bashing Eli u loose all credibility. Eli has engraved his name in this league as a leader and a champion.
    We can all smell your jealousy. It stinks.
    ————————————————–
    I didnt say one time that this years superbowl was luck. YOu guys deserved it. I said the first superbowl was mainly because of the running game and defense. Which is true. Wasnt because of Eli. How many yards did he throw for that year?? I dont think he passed for over 4,000. BEcause he’s only did that twice. this year and last year.

    No, Tony doesn’t play corner, and they played the JETS, not the Giants in the first game.

    Only Tony Romo can throw for huge yardage and Blow It when it matters–because he is a Perpetual Rookie.

    At the end of last year, all he had to do was toss it up to a wide open receiver, and Dallas would have won the game, gained a playoff berth and knocked out the Giants. But Tony tossed it over his head.
    ————————————————–
    Umm, I wasnt talking about the first game of last year. We was talking about the year the Gaints won the Superbowl. But, thanks for jumping in. And the game your talking about. I guess it didnt matter that Austin came out after the game and said it was his fault. He lost the ball in the lights. Soo, Ummm, Yea. Sorry. Again I ask you, Does Tony play Defense?? BEcause most of our loses last year came from teams coming back at the end of games, Because the defense didnt hold their end up. But if you want to dwell on two or three games out of a 16 game season and think thats why we was 8-8 , then that tells me alot about your Football IQ.

  79. bigbluecrew420 says: Apr 17, 2012 3:36 PM

    Eli Manning….

    2× Pro Bowl (2008, 2011)
    2× Super Bowl champion (XLII, XLVI)
    2× Super Bowl MVP (XLII, XLVI)
    2× NFC Champion (2007, 2011)
    NFL Record most 4th quarter touchdown passes in a season (15)
    Tied NFL Record longest pass completion and touchdown (99 yards)
    NFL Record most road playoff wins by a quarterback (5)
    Tied NFL Record most game-winning drives in a season (8)
    Most road wins in a single regular season and postseason by a starting quarterback (10)

    Romo

    1 playoff win

    CASE CLOSED!

    Peace

    I’m out!

  80. vilelabyrinth says: Apr 17, 2012 10:52 PM

    cowboys need secondary, defensive, and offensive line help, almost as bad as most of the idiots on here need to go back to grade 4 grammar class!

  81. frankwhite3577 says: Apr 18, 2012 3:31 AM

    All this talk about needing a GM. Is this the same GM that has 3 super bowl rings on his resume?? Romo isnt the problem! Our defense..more specifically the Secondary cost us more games than Romo Did.

  82. billhicks666 says: Apr 19, 2012 9:02 PM

    One thing we know the Cowboys DON’T need, and that’s a new GM.

    You go, Jerry, and keep doing what you do!

    The next Quincy Carter is out there somewhere!

  83. billhicks666 says: Apr 19, 2012 9:09 PM

    frankwhite3577 says:

    “All this talk about needing a GM. Is this the same GM that has 3 super bowl rings on his resume??”

    C’mon, this is completely faulty logic. Jerry has three championship rings, but he wasn’t the one who actually put those championship teams together. It was Jimmy Johnson. Once Jimmy left and those players’ were gone, so went any hope of winning another championship, at least while Jerry is still GM.

    Then again, maybe he’ll find the next Quincy Carter! Yee-haw! How ’bout them Cowboys!

  84. hardmike57 says: Apr 20, 2012 7:59 PM

    As long as Jerry Jones stands in the way, this team always will be in permanent stillbirth. As they say in Texas, “big talk, no cotten”. That’s been Jerry for nearly Twenty years.

    It is to weep…………. Cowboy fans are being held hostage………….

    Can anybody say: AL DAVIS?

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