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With the Offseason Started In Dallas, Moves Can Be Made

We’re fans right?  And you know what fans love to do? Speculate.  That’s right, we love to believe we know everything and come up with moves we expect to be made before the beginning of the season.

You know what’s best? We believe those moves are actually going to happen and if they don’t then the team’s destined to fail.

See we’re all GM’s, myself included.

I often ask myself why no team calls me inquiring about my interest in a front office or coaching position.  Sure my resume is pretty blank but I mean heck, I’ve got a 717 IQ in Madden, I win tons of championships, and I write for a Cowboys site.

I mean Hello! Jerry, I’m right here!  Please inquire to hire!

Anyway, since my phone’s not ringing I thought that I’d give you my speculations for the upcoming season.

Sign Miles Austin long term: A no brainer right?  I mean this is my least ballsiest move.  This needs to get done and get done like yesterday.  Miles Austin needs to be locked up for at least 5 years to help Tony Romo get a ring.

Bottom line: No Miles, no ring.

Get rid of Bennett and Barber: Yea I’m getting real right here.  Bennett talks too much trash and his production is minimal.  He is the perfect equation for a team distraction. Plus, have you guys seen the way John Phillips plays ball? Get Real! In Barber’s case, he is still a great back.  However, we’ve got three great backs and Barber’s upside still makes him someone we can package into a deal before he starts wearing down.

Let Go of Marcus Spears: If there is a better 3-4 end in free agency, I say we nab him. The price of Spears may be high, but I’m willing to let him test the water if he gets greedy. All we need is a large hole-clogger, not a pass rush specialist.

Trade up in the draft: I am in love with Eric Berry from Tennessee.  He is a ball hawking safety with great range and he can change a game in a second.  If we can move up to the top 10 by packaging some players, we could nab him.

Start Breeding Keith Brooking Mini me’s, Pronto: Keith Brooking has been down right fantastic, hasn’t he? I mean from pep-talks to big stops to unmatched game intensity. So what’s the problem?

He’s coming into his 13th year.

I think he’ll stay for next year but we better start getting a blue collared middle linebacker who plays just as well as Brooking in reserve because, frankly, none of the wasted draft picks from last year are going to fill that void.

Draft Correctly: I want to see a few things happen here.  I want to see a safety taken. If not in the first round, then we’ll need to keep Sensabaugh.  I also want a middle linebacker, defensive tackle, and offensive depth to be addressed.

Pretty simple, I mean there’s no cap limit so take chances and maybe win big.

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11 Comments
  • kelly wood

    you obviously are unaware, I hope, of the money Barber will make next season… no one will take Barber with the cash he is due to get…. releasing him is the only option…

  • Brandon

    I thought because we made it past the wildcard round we couldn't sign any free agents beyond our own? That would make it hard to lose Marcus Spears. I may be misinterpreting the rule.

  • Bryan Martin

    I don't believe that the rule is that we can't sign any free agent besides our own. The rule is to my knowledge that we are strapped to who we do sign because we are only allowed to sign one player over 4.5 million. Could be wrong though, I'll look it up and get a better answer for you Brandon!

    Kelly, Marion is due a substantial amount of money. However, Next year is uncapped and there are some teams that would jump at a chance to get a solid back like barber, salary cap or not.

  • Robert

    Brandon – Teams in the “Final Eight Plan”, of which the Cowboys are part, can’t sign a new free agent unless they lose one, and then that player’s salary can’t be greater than the one the former player is getting. There will be little Free Agency moves this off-season. The restrictions in place will reduce the amount of players eligible for free-agency by about 200 players overall.

  • Douch

    I agree with almost everything in but i think at some point Dallas will need a new offensive coordinator. I can’t stand Garret some of the plays he has been calling are downright horrible. Maybe not this year but soon.

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/dcnation Bryson Treece

    Sadly, though, we'll likely get a new offensive coordinator only once Garrett is promoted to head coach. Barring and glaring screw ups in 2010, it's bound to happen. And by glaring I mean mistakes that even Jerry Jones can't ignore.

  • Dee

    People keep talkin like Barber sucks stop lookin at his money he has been hurt bennett is still young people talked about Mike jenkins like this last offseason sayin scandrick should start now look at him be patient thats why you guys arent GMs jerry knows what he's doing

    • http://intensedebate.com/people/dcnation Bryson Treece

      We're not GM's because we didn't buy a football team. That doesn't mean we're idiots though.

      Barber was never as good as everyone thought he was. He had a role and in it he was pretty good, but take him out of that closer role and you've got a guy that isn't that fast and isn't very elusive. His injuries are why I think we should trade him. Everyone hsa been saying it for years now, that his running is going to shorten his career. I think it already has started to do that, or else he would stay healthier more. And we're at two years now, in a row, of him having multiple sidelining injuries.

      As for Bennett, the problem with him isn't his lack of production, quite the contrary. He's producing too much, off the field. It's a major tell how someone divides their time. He spends more time than any other Cowboys player online Tweeting and making videos and whatnot. His production on the field this last preseason started slipping within a week of MartyB coming out to play. His priorities are screwed up and his character is rather low, especially considering some of Marty B's antics online. If he would just buckle down and focus on football then he would be worth keeping. As it is we've got the T without the O.

  • gjh2603

    mr. martin, i could not agree with you more, sign miles and ditch barber. i believe that jones is ready to step up at the RB position. mike jenkins is starting to look pretty good and i still believe in ken hamlin but i still think something needs done in the secondary. Our offensive line is big but not very athletic, maybe something needs done there too.
    Not only do we need to sign austin long term but we need more talented speedy wideouts, but im not quite ready to give up on roy williams yet,i see progression with him slowly but surely. We need micheal irvin, alvin harper and kevin williams back from the past emmitt and troy wouldnt hurt either

  • gjh2603

    mr. martin, i could not agree with you more, sign miles and ditch barber. i believe that jones is ready to step up at the RB position. mike jenkins is starting to look pretty good and i still believe in ken hamlin but i still think something needs done in the secondary. Our offensive line is big but not very athletic, maybe something needs done there too.
    Not only do we need to sign austin long term but we need more talented speedy wideouts, but im not quite ready to give up on roy williams yet,i see progression with him slowly but surely. We need micheal irvin, alvin harper and kevin williams back from the past emmitt and troy wouldnt hurt either

  • STERLING

    I AGREE WITH THE SAFETY FROM TENNESSEE, AND SIGNING AUSTIN LONG TERM . I THINK WE NEED TO TRADE ROY WILLIAMS, THROW IN MARION BARBER AND BENNETT TO CLEVELAND FOR SHAWN ROGERS (NG) AND BRODNEY POOLE (S) AND POSSIBLY A PICK. MOVE RATLIFF TO (DE) (SAME SIDE AS WARE) LET GO OF SPEARS AND GO AFTER CROMARTIE (CB) IN FREE AGENCY. I REALIZE THAT POOLE IS NOT A PREMIER SAFETY BUT HE WOULD HELP SURE UP A SECONDARY (ESPECIALLY IF WE WERE TO DRAFT THAT SAFETY FROM TENNESSEE. WE ALSO NEED TO SIGN DOUG FREE BACK AT (LT) AND FIND A REPLACEMENT FOR COLUMBO (RT)

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