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Dallas Cowboys’ Chris Canty Now Walks With Giants

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The talk for a long time now has been will Chris Canty stay with the Cowboys, or would he land the huge contract he was in search of? All the talk became a reality on Sunday morning, when the New York Giants signed Chris Canty. The Giants signed Canty to a six year $42 million dollar contract, with $17.25 million of it guaranteed.

While I am not in shock that Canty was able to get this kind of money, even though he did nothing to deserve it. I was shocked at who gave it to him! The Giants already have Justin Tuck, and Osi Umenyiora holding down the End positions. Now they bring in Canty and are going to pay him more than either one of those guys! Why?

In article by Clarence Hill over at the Star-Telegram where he says that Canty will be moved to the tackle position. If this is the Giants plan, it is most definitely a plan they will grow to regret! Canty was, well average at best during his stint with the Cowboys. All the Cowboys asked him to do, was to be able to hold position against big offensive tackles. He was not asked to be a rusher. The Cowboys have had one guy on the defensive line that has been able to do this on a weekly basis, and no I am not talking about Marcus Spears! Jay Ratliff has been the only constant producing lineman on this team, whether that be from the middle or out on the end. The Giants are now going to ask him to move down into the real trenches, to battle with players such Leonard Davis. Chris Canty stands no chance of being able to get any kind of push on these road graders!

I have one last issue I would like to cover with all of you. This morning I read an article, in which the author goes on and on about how Dallas should have made re-signing Canty a priority. The author says things like

"Be careful how you snicker and wink at each other today, as defensive end Chris Canty departs the Dallas Cowboys via the free agent door." & "if he was so expendable, why did the line for his services form".

This just drives me insane! For some unknown reason members of the Dallas area media, have this deficiency in their brain that does not allow them to understand simple things. The Dallas Cowboys  wanted Chris Canty back, but Canty and a handful of teams thought he was worth $7 million a season! I implore anyone to show me where this guy played $7million a year good! If Dallas had given Canty this deal, there would have been people screaming from the rafters that Jerry has lost his mind!

So listen up! It is impossible to keep everyone, and correct me if I am wrong, but what was so stellar about the 2008 Dallas Cowboy rush defense? So with that thinking, how would this line be any better if no one new was added? There will be players added via free agency and the draft to repair this problem, and I will assure you that the departure of Chris Canty will not destroy this team!


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  • https://insidethestar.com/ Bryson Treece

    First, welcome to the site Phillip.

    I agree, Canty did his job, but he wasn’t asked to do a job worth that kind of money. I’m sure the Giants were looking for depth as much as anything considering how injuries jacked up their defensive line last year, and maybe Canty is a good choice for them. He wasn’t worth that much in Dallas though.

  • http://www.cowboysfanrebellion.com Craig Cotton

    Canty was solid at stopping the run. He was a decent DE. He was, and is, not worth that kind of money. Especially not in Phillips’ system. I’m not sure he’s worth it in any 3-4.

    http://www.CowboysFanRebellion.com

  • https://insidethestar.com/ Bryson Treece

    He did, yes. 3-4 linemen have more responsibilities most times, so moving him to a 4-3 should help him, I just disagree with the cost. I disagree with the Haynesworth deal too … as contract amounts go higher, we start hearing more about players slacking off once they get their payday. Maybe I’m too young, but I never heard that 20 and 30 years ago in the league.

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REPORT: Cowboys DL David Irving’s Accuser Retracts Claims Of Domestic Violence

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After what was a rather crazy day which resulted in reports the Frisco Police Department were investigating Dallas Cowboys defensive lineman David Irving for domestic violence, the accuser has now retracted her claims.

https://twitter.com/DCBlueStar/status/988527577915674624

This retraction comes after the mentioned reports of domestic violence claims against David Irving earlier in the day. Irving was neither arrested nor charged for the incidents, though two separate allegations were made.

Jobin Panicker on Twitter

BREAKING @FriscoPD confirms allegations made against Cowboys player David Irving were reported on April 22nd. At two separate times: 5pm & 10pm. Allegations made by girlfriend @wfaa

Irving has claimed through his own social media account that his accuser is an ex-girlfriend looking for retaliation over a breakup. Irving has already said he has changed the locks on his house in attempt to change behavior moving forward.

Whether or not Irving abused his reported ex-girlfriend is not for me to say, but it will be interesting to see how Roger Goodell handles the matter after she retracted her claims later in the day. As we know very well, the NFL can claim violation of the personal conduct policy even if the justice system pursues no charges.

And the results of both the Frisco PD's investigation and that of the league office will be intriguing over the coming weeks and months.


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REPORT: Cowboys DE/DT David Irving Suspected of Domestic Violence

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[4/24/18 UPDATE: Irving's accuser has since recanted with police. However, the NFL could still investigate under their domestic violence policy.]

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Dallas Cowboys defensive lineman David Irving is under investigation by Frisco, TX police for charges of domestic violence, according to a report by Jobin Panicker of WFAA-ABC in Dallas.

The following was tweeted from Panicker's account not long ago:

Jobin Panicker on Twitter

BREAKING @FriscoPD confirms it is investigating serious allegations against Cowboys player David Irving. No arrests. Assault-Bodily Injury, Unlawful Restraint, & Assault-Impeding Breath and Circulation @wfaa

Jobin Panicker on Twitter

BREAKING @FriscoPD confirms allegations made against Cowboys player David Irving were reported on April 22nd. At two separate times: 5pm & 10pm. Allegations made by girlfriend @wfaa

The veracity of the accusations are certainly not ours to judge, but other recent events on Irving's social suggest he is in the middle of a breakup with his girlfriend. Posts early this morning on his Twitter account appeared to be from an unauthorized user, and David later posted on both Twitter and Instagram that someone had hacked him.

Furthermore, Irving shared that he was already taking steps due to the volatile situation.

David Ja Rodd Irving on Twitter

@DCBlueStar Changed the locks yesterday

While personal lives should stay that way, Cowboys fans are understandably concerned after what happened last year with Ezekiel Elliott. As we saw then, Roger Goodell's "justice" system allows for just an accusation to lead to a suspension. There is no burden of proof on the accuser.

And as in that case, even if the police dismiss the allegation, the NFL can still pursue the matter under the personal conduct and domestic violence policies.

It would be nice to just say "let the process play out," but the NFL commissioner doesn't hold himself to that standard. Therefore, we have to report this as it could mean consequences for David Irving and the Dallas Cowboys no matter how legitimate the claims are.


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Jaylon Smith Practicing Without AFO Brace

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A lot of the talk circling the Dallas Cowboys and the NFL Draft is the need for the Cowboys to draft a linebacker as insurance to Sean Lee and Jaylon Smith's injury issues.

One of the questions, Sean Lee, will always be a question. When he's on the field, he's as good a linebacker as there is in the NFL. In 2016, he finally got in a near full season and rewarded the Dallas Cowboys with an All-Pro season that led the team to the playoffs. Talent has never been the issue with Lee. Keeping him on the field has been.

Jaylon Smith's question isn't his health as much as it is his recovery. The surgery to repair his ACL and MCL that he suffered at the end of his final season at Notre Dame was considered a success. There was a caveat, however, that there was no telling how much functionality would return because of the massive nerve injury that occurred.

Last year, Jaylon Smith actually played football games. No small step. In some games he made some plays and in other games, it was clear that he was still struggling with changing directions and running with receivers and running backs in coverage.

Time is Jaylon's biggest ally and another offseason removed from his injury should only help him get stronger and more confident in his recovering knee.

Lost in all of the Dez Bryant hoopla was a beautiful little nugget that Jaylon Smith teased Cowboys Nation with last week.

Jaylon provided a great look at his training regimen on the first day of team workouts and if you look closely, you'll see with a Clear Eye View that Jaylon Smith isn't wearing a brace, tape, or any other kind of support. On his knee or foot.

Jaylon Smith on Twitter

Focused vision, Determined belief, Earned dreams. #ClearEyeView

Remember that even after Jaylon was playing and practicing without a knee brace, he was still requiring an AFO brace to help with his foot drop.

Oh, how much one offseason can change things.

Mike Fisher, now of 247Sports.com, quoted Smith as saying, "I have more power and more flexibility now. And the dropfoot (issue) is fading. Absolutely!'' over on Scout.com, and there was this:

"As our colleague Bryan Broaddus has previously noted, it does seem that some of the testing is behind him, that the nerve is regenerating, that the repaired knee is stronger than ever and that more improvement is ahead of him. Smith's 6-2, 245-pound body is about as sculpted as is imaginable. His mind is sculpted, too, the result of his faith and his intellect and his personality and more. He suggests now that more improvement is inevitable, and that includes the medical improvement that is now, to him, simply "a matter of timing.'''

Mike Fisher - 105.3 The Fan and 247Sports.com

There is still a lot of hope around The Star and Cowboys Nation that Jaylon Smith can return to the All-American form that was projecting him as a top-five talent in the 2016 NFL Draft. If he's healthy and moving with better lateral movement and agility than he was in 2017, that's a huge step forward for Jaylon Smith and the Dallas Cowboys.

The progression of his knee and his confidence in said knee is going to be a huge determining factor in Dallas' plans to draft a linebacker. If they feel confident that he will be a more functional linebacker in 2018 than he was in 2017, then perhaps they could wait until day two or three to address the linebacker position.

We can't fully know their intentions as we get closer to draft day. How they address the linebacker position in the 2018 NFL Draft could give us an excellent indication of how they feel about Jaylon Smith's progression.

What we do know is that Jaylon Smith will never give up working toward being an elite middle linebacker. Let's hope he can realize his dreams. Everyone will be better for it.


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