Comments for Dallas Cowboys Nation http://dallascowboysnation.com Dallas Cowboys News & Analysis Thu, 14 Aug 2014 18:36:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 Comment on Cowboys Camp Soap Opera by Erod http://dallascowboysnation.com/2014/08/cowboys-camp-soap-opera/#comment-19714 Thu, 14 Aug 2014 18:36:00 +0000 http://dallascowboysnation.com/?p=10675#comment-19714 Strangely enough, they actually do have a shot. In this league, where defense is strongly discouraged by all sorts of rules, it’s best to have your resources and strengths on the offensive side of the ball. Few teams can claim a better offense than Dallas right now, perhaps no one. The key is fielding a representative defense. Not great, just top 20 or so. Hold teams below 30 and outscore them.

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Comment on Cowboys Camp Soap Opera by John Wade http://dallascowboysnation.com/2014/08/cowboys-camp-soap-opera/#comment-19713 Thu, 14 Aug 2014 01:28:00 +0000 http://dallascowboysnation.com/?p=10675#comment-19713 They have NO shot… I didn’t think it could be worse after 18 years but I was wrong… this is implosion at its best.

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Comment on Paul’s Projected 53 Man Roster: Preseason Week 1 by KOWBOYKRAZY http://dallascowboysnation.com/2014/08/pauls-projected-53-man-roster-preseason-week-1/#comment-19712 Thu, 14 Aug 2014 00:28:00 +0000 http://dallascowboysnation.com/?p=10589#comment-19712 Paul,

I’m on board w/ Jakar Hamilton and read the report about Gardner ‘s shoulder and that he will probably be lost for the season. Shame.

It’s still early and after only 1 preseason game, so there is a lot of future tape on these kids to be analyzed. I am looking forward to seeing this unfold.

Thanks for the roster projection to chew on.

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Comment on Paul’s Projected 53 Man Roster: Preseason Week 1 by Paul Leatherman http://dallascowboysnation.com/2014/08/pauls-projected-53-man-roster-preseason-week-1/#comment-19711 Wed, 13 Aug 2014 23:33:00 +0000 http://dallascowboysnation.com/?p=10589#comment-19711 Good catch on the suspended CB roster spot. I can’t believe I missed that. I actually wrote most of this before the Chargers game. Had I written it afterwards there is no way I would even consider Caleb Hanie but I would be forced to consider Dustin Vaughn.

Also, I don’t care for Tyler Clutts either. But I think they will keep a FB but I think that FB is currently on another teams roster.

And it sounds like Gardner is going to be put on IR at the cut to 75 according to reports I just read a few moments ago. So that will answer that question.

The 3 cuts I had the hardest time with were Ceasar Rayford, Uche Nwaneri, and Chris Boyd. Can’t keep them all.

I could have easily made a case for keeping Nwaneri over Parnell or Weems. And I’m also a fan of what Patrick has done thus far as well as Wetzel.

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Comment on Paul’s Projected 53 Man Roster: Preseason Week 1 by Paul Leatherman http://dallascowboysnation.com/2014/08/pauls-projected-53-man-roster-preseason-week-1/#comment-19710 Wed, 13 Aug 2014 23:23:00 +0000 http://dallascowboysnation.com/?p=10589#comment-19710 Can’t believe I missed that. I would probably add Jakar Hamilton.

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Comment on Paul’s Projected 53 Man Roster: Preseason Week 1 by Bryson Treece http://dallascowboysnation.com/2014/08/pauls-projected-53-man-roster-preseason-week-1/#comment-19709 Wed, 13 Aug 2014 23:10:00 +0000 http://dallascowboysnation.com/?p=10589#comment-19709 @kowboykrazy:disqus You’re right about the roster spot at CB. Suspended players fall into their own category during active suspension, so he won’t count against the roster until after week 4. Nice catch.

Who would you add/remove and why, Paul?

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Comment on Paul’s Projected 53 Man Roster: Preseason Week 1 by KOWBOYKRAZY http://dallascowboysnation.com/2014/08/pauls-projected-53-man-roster-preseason-week-1/#comment-19708 Wed, 13 Aug 2014 22:48:00 +0000 http://dallascowboysnation.com/?p=10589#comment-19708 Paul,

You may want to check on the Scandrick slot, because I believe suspended players do not count against the 53. If I am correct, you have an extra slot for 4 weeks.

I want to disagree w/ you about Gardner, but the guy can’t get on the field. I hope he makes it to the PS.

I don’t think Hanie has any shot. We may need to put Dustin Vaughan on the 53 if he keeps playing as he did vs SD. Raw, but potential is there. 5000+ yds & 50+ TDs his senior yr!

I like WRS Newsome, Boyd, Byrd & Briscoe and fear we may be in danger of losing 1 or all of them if we waive them. Mucho talent at WR.

I have read all the talk about committing to the run, but Tyler Clutts has shown me nothing to warrant a spot. JC Copeland seems talented but uninspired. I think he was in on 2 plays vs SD.

They may decide to keep Vaughan, Nwaneri, Patrick, or Wetzel instead of using a spot for FB.

Good reasoning. Enjoy your work.

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Comment on Morris Claiborne, 2014 His Break Out Season? by Orlando Scandrick Suspended 4 Games, So Now What? - Dallas Cowboys Nation http://dallascowboysnation.com/2014/05/morris-claiborne-2014-break-season/#comment-19707 Wed, 13 Aug 2014 21:03:08 +0000 http://dallascowboysnation.com/?p=9845#comment-19707 […] Claiborne. Back in May, our own Brian Leatherman did an article about Mo finally breaking out this year. Then what do ya know? A few days into camp, news was flooding out about how well Mo was doing, […]

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Comment on Cowboys Camp Soap Opera by Paul Leatherman http://dallascowboysnation.com/2014/08/cowboys-camp-soap-opera/#comment-19706 Wed, 13 Aug 2014 16:07:00 +0000 http://dallascowboysnation.com/?p=10675#comment-19706 Regarding your last paragraph. We had that for awhile. Then Tuna left the building.

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Comment on Cowboys – Raiders “Brawl” at Training Camp by Paul Leatherman http://dallascowboysnation.com/2014/08/cowboys-raiders-brawl-training-camp/#comment-19705 Wed, 13 Aug 2014 16:05:00 +0000 http://dallascowboysnation.com/?p=10706#comment-19705 They’re all angry. Good. I like it.

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Comment on Jesse Holley Says Josh Brent is “Optimistic” About Return by al http://dallascowboysnation.com/2014/08/jesse-holley-says-josh-brent-optimistic-return/#comment-19704 Tue, 12 Aug 2014 21:21:00 +0000 http://dallascowboysnation.com/?p=10649#comment-19704 He who is without sin cast the first stone.Everyone deserves a second chance

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Comment on Christopher’s Projected 53 Man Roster: Preseason Week 1 by @DCBenMckeith http://dallascowboysnation.com/2014/08/christophers-projected-53-man-roster-preseason-week-1/#comment-19703 Tue, 12 Aug 2014 16:35:00 +0000 http://dallascowboysnation.com/?p=10615#comment-19703 This is a 53 I can almost entirely agree with. Dixon or Webb but with Scandrick’s suspension they’ll have 4 weeks to show what they’ve got. Not sure if they can find a spot for a 3rd QB. I like Williams but think they go Randle unless Williams shows up in ore season. Lots of projections with Rayford and Boatright. I’m more on the side of Bass and Bush but those last two spots are antibodies on the DL

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Comment on Jonathan’s Projected 53 Man Roster: Preseason Week 1 by Jonathan http://dallascowboysnation.com/2014/08/jonathans-projected-53-man-roster-preseason-week-1/#comment-19702 Mon, 11 Aug 2014 20:43:00 +0000 http://dallascowboysnation.com/?p=10583#comment-19702 Chris Jones very well many now be locked in with the recent release of his competition (which occurred after this was submitted)…but I’m really not sure why.

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Comment on Jonathan’s Projected 53 Man Roster: Preseason Week 1 by Jonathan http://dallascowboysnation.com/2014/08/jonathans-projected-53-man-roster-preseason-week-1/#comment-19701 Mon, 11 Aug 2014 20:37:00 +0000 http://dallascowboysnation.com/?p=10583#comment-19701 You very well could be right about them carrying more than 8 DB’s, but with Spencer and Lawrence both starting the season on the PUP, they will have to go light somewhere to save room and still maintain a competitive edge upfront while those two get game-ready.

Weeden spot is not under pressure yet. The question I have at this point is rather or not they keep putting Vaughan out there or if they want to try and sneak him to the practice squad. If they are going the sneaky route, I doubt he get’s too much more time behind center in preseason. I don’t see them keeping 3 QB’s, though, I truly hope I’m wrong. I really liked what we saw of him this past Thursday. He is my new pet cat.

I can’t see them going light on the offensive line for the simple fact that they are likely basing their belief in success this year on what the offense is able to accomplish and it all start with that offensive line. But if you are right and they do go light, Weems would be my vote today as the odd-man out.

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Comment on Jonathan’s Projected 53 Man Roster: Preseason Week 1 by @DCBenmckeith http://dallascowboysnation.com/2014/08/jonathans-projected-53-man-roster-preseason-week-1/#comment-19700 Mon, 11 Aug 2014 18:07:00 +0000 http://dallascowboysnation.com/?p=10583#comment-19700 There is no chance they only carry 8 DBs. Heath is the ST leader and will get a spot. I’d be surprised if they carry 7 LBs and if they do I don’t see Lemon getting that last spot. They will probably go short at OL. I’d carry 8. Also Weedens spot is not under pressure. If they want Vaughan so badly they don’t want to risk him on PS then they find a spot in 53.

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Comment on Mike’s Projected 53 Man Roster: Preseason Week 1 by Erod http://dallascowboysnation.com/2014/08/mikes-projected-53-preseason-week-1/#comment-19699 Mon, 11 Aug 2014 13:36:00 +0000 http://dallascowboysnation.com/?p=10546#comment-19699 Waiting for Spencer (and a pass rush) until week 6 might doom the season before it even starts. Better to have him and Lawrence in the chamber ready to go so they can be used as soon as possible. Spencer is said to be coming along nicely, and as soon as he’s ready to be even a situational player they need him desperately. There’s no one else worthy of a roster spot anyway to take their place. Wilber can play DE in pass rush situations in the meantime.
I never would go light on the offensive line. It’d be nice to have depth across the offense in total, because it might take 50 points a game to go 8-8 this year anyway.

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Comment on Mike’s Projected 53 Man Roster: Preseason Week 1 by Mike Harlos http://dallascowboysnation.com/2014/08/mikes-projected-53-preseason-week-1/#comment-19698 Mon, 11 Aug 2014 03:07:00 +0000 http://dallascowboysnation.com/?p=10546#comment-19698 Spencer still isn’t even practicing, so having him ready for Week 1 is highly unlikely. To go further, with Lawrence’s injury, Dallas really can’t afford someone else (Spencer) that isn’t playing to take up a roster spot at the same position. Lawrence isn’t eligible for PUP because he has practiced, otherwise that would be the way to go with him. Leaving Spencer on the PUP list keeps him out until Week 6 and then he wouldn’t take up one of the 53 roster spots.

As for Nwaneri, we will see. I think Dallas has enough flexibility with Weems (T/G), Bernadeau (G/C), Martin (G/C/T) that they could afford to go light on the OLine if they felt they needed a roster spot somewhere else, and if they go light I think Nwaneri is the odd man out.

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Comment on B.W. Webb Making Strides in TC by bleatherman2011 http://dallascowboysnation.com/2014/08/b-w-webb-making-strides-tc/#comment-19697 Sun, 10 Aug 2014 18:07:00 +0000 http://dallascowboysnation.com/?p=10625#comment-19697 Yeah, he’s coming along a lot better then I thought he would. Not sure if he could ever reach the play everyone had for Claiborne. I don’t think Mo can reach it, that’s only because everyone thought he was coming out as a Hall of Fame shutdown corner.

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Comment on B.W. Webb Making Strides in TC by Football/allday http://dallascowboysnation.com/2014/08/b-w-webb-making-strides-tc/#comment-19696 Sun, 10 Aug 2014 16:00:00 +0000 http://dallascowboysnation.com/?p=10625#comment-19696 The kid is the fastest and most athletic db Dallas has. Bad rookie season, but he’s coming along. Potentially I think he could be what everyone envisioned Claiborne was.

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Comment on Can Brandon Weeden Rise to the Challenge? by Ed Stutsman http://dallascowboysnation.com/2014/07/can-brandon-weeden-rise-challenge/#comment-19695 Sat, 09 Aug 2014 19:01:00 +0000 http://dallascowboysnation.com/?p=10135#comment-19695 I think Brandon Weedin will be a pleasant surprise to all of you nay sayers. He has beaten most of the “Great QBs” that came out the same year he did. Both RG III and Ryan Tannehill twice and Andrew Luck, not too shabby. All of you gloomy gus fair weather fans really know how to build confidence in a player. The Cowboys must have had a reason in picking him up.
Ed Stutsman

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Comment on Dallas is Improving the Trenches by Bryson Treece http://dallascowboysnation.com/2014/08/dallas-improving-trenches/#comment-19694 Sat, 09 Aug 2014 18:39:00 +0000 http://dallascowboysnation.com/?p=10579#comment-19694 Definitely liked Coleman in SD. But I think my impression is more that he wasn’t a weak spot on the line than he really showed that much. I know Nate likes him

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Comment on Preseason Week 1: Defense Off to a Rough Start by Paul Leatherman http://dallascowboysnation.com/2014/08/preseason-week-1-recap-defense-rough-start/#comment-19693 Sat, 09 Aug 2014 17:18:00 +0000 http://dallascowboysnation.com/?p=10556#comment-19693 Speak louder. I can’t hear you from the bottom of the cliff

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Comment on Mike’s Projected 53 Man Roster: Preseason Week 1 by Erod http://dallascowboysnation.com/2014/08/mikes-projected-53-preseason-week-1/#comment-19692 Fri, 08 Aug 2014 16:29:00 +0000 http://dallascowboysnation.com/?p=10546#comment-19692 Anthony Spencer should be ready early. No way they keep five running backs. Uche Nwaneri makes the team.

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