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Wide Receiver position...

Posted on: April 11, 2009 7:59 pm
Edited on: April 11, 2009 8:37 pm

As we all know by now, Jerry Jones has stuck the carrott out there to dangle in the form of Miles Austin. Jerry has been telling everyone that will listen that he will be the Cowboys new #2 wide receiver in 2009. Do you really belive what he is telling you? I mean we are talking about a receiver with like, what, 18 career catches? Jerry Jones also wants you to believe that because of the upcoming potential uncapped year in 2010 he does not want to draft in the first round this year. I do not know about any of you but I am not buying into what Mr. Jones is trying to sell to the media and to his fans and his opponets.

Miles Austin is what he is, a very nice project. He is a undrafted product out of Monmouth, NJ. If the New York football Jets want to sign him to a restricted contract offer, well you know what, I have a pen that you can use to sign the contract. Then after the signing, please forward that #52 pick in the upcoming draft. Why you ask? I will tell you. Jerry wants up into that first round badly, he will not be willing to admit to the public that he overspent to get a middle of the road wide receiver named Roy Williams. Now he wants to cover his basis and tell the world how great Miles Austin will be so that he can pry an extra pick out of the draft and trade up to get a "first" round talent wide receiver.

So when you see Heyward-Bey, Kenny Britt, Percy Harvin or Hakeem Nicks in a Dallas Cowboys uniform next year, do not be remotely surprised. Jerry Jones is a pationate owner and he wants to win more than probably any of us. But unlike the rest of us, Jerry does not want to own up to his mistakes.



Category: NFL

Since: Jan 15, 2009
Posted on: May 1, 2009 2:14 am

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i THINK THAT THE Cowboys have a good corp of Wide Receivers right now now if we can get them all to step there game up from last year i dont think Miles Austin will be the Number 2 Receiver, i think that honored will go to Patrick Cryton, Austil will probably be used more of a Slot Receiver so we can Utilized his Speed if he can stay Healthy Sam Hurd will be used as a 3rd receiver, in a 3 wide Receiver set, and Roy Williams will have to play like a Number 1 Receiver. Also with Witten And Bennett Our Passing Game should be as Potient as Ever.

Since: Mar 11, 2008
Posted on: April 24, 2009 5:40 pm

Wide Receiver position...

Nice blog Staubach but what happened to your 1k rating? Did you poke a moderator?

Now that the dust has settled and Miles Austin remains with the Cowboys I almost wish it wasn't the case. In the final days of that episode I was at the point where I wanted the pick more. I think Austin has a lot of potential but that just means he has never done it. I do hope he sets the league on fire and he has plenty of motivation with his one year deal.

Of the guys you listed the only ones I would want to see in Dallas are Hakeem Nicks and Kenny Britt. Heyward-Bey was never impressive in college and people are falling in love with his measureables. I don't want an exercise champion, I want a football champion. Compare his stats to Nicks and they play in the same conference. Nicks doubled him last year in both yards and TDs.

We have beat the Percy Harvin thing to death on the Cowboys board so I don't think I even need to say why I hope he doesn't make the trip to Dallas. Great talent but I see suspensions in his future. I read an article today linking Harvin to the Raiders at 7 and that wouldn't surprise me and it would give me a good draft day laugh.

I know you are a fan of Ramses Barden and I like him too. I definitely wouldn't mind seeing him in Dallas and maybe they could even get him in the third. I hope Tom Cisowski is a fan.

Keep up the good work on the blog but we are going to need more than one entry a month. An after draft ppost would be perfect. Something where we can all rate the Cowboys draft would be good and maybe help you get that 1k rating back. Who knows how this scoring system works?

Since: Mar 11, 2008
Posted on: April 14, 2009 8:33 am

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I think Austin has a shot at being a decent #2 and, more importantly, the WR who can stretch the field and pull back the defense so teams can't stack up against the run.  I don't think he's going to end up being a five time pro-bowler but at least a good deep threat who can average over 15 yds. a catch on 50 catches.  That said I certainly wouldn't mind seeing us grab a guy like Hakeem Nicks, who has the look of a #1 WR and reminds me also, of a young Irvin.

Jerry certainly is a master at smoke and mirrors and could make David Blane jealous, but at the same time his passion toward always improving the 'Boys and chasing a championship allows for a bye on most of his misgivings.  He's at least gonna' give it a h*ll of a shot toward winning it all.

By the way Staubach, congrats on the 1 K.  You deserve it.  I'll be checking out your blog often as you're one of the most well informed of all Cowboy's fans that I check posts from.  A Cowboy's fanatic like me, who doesn't get enough time to get all the scoop I want, enjoys being able to check an article by an honest and straight forward fan like yourself.  Good luck on the blogging.

Since: Jan 10, 2009
Posted on: April 14, 2009 4:42 am

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 I just had a confession to make, and  I'm serious. Before you started this blog, I was thinking of creating one myself and titling it Why We Love to Pick on Jerry or Why Cowboys Fans Love to Pick on Jerry. Then I thought about it and said to myself that would probably be better served by someone who lived closer to the action. I know I've been hard on JJ and will continue to scrutinize every move that he makes for the Cowboys, but I also give the man kudos for his passion and wanting the best for his team, organization, and the fans. I give him a lot of credit for the Cowboys's success in the early nineties, but I also will chime in on what may have been some strange moves in the last few years. Anyway, as for the current receiving corp situation, I'm on board with Axe and Staris about bringing in a vet like Marvin Harrison or someone else like that to provide a little leadership while the coaches groom a young stud like receiver draft pick for a year or two.  I'm not sure what to do about Miles Austin. He seems to be solid at times, and I wouldn't mind keeping him. The Matt Jones alternative is intriguing, but let's try what Axe and Staris suggested, first. That's to bring in a star vet for leadership purposes. Anyway Staubach, I'm glad you started this blog, and it pretty much can serve as a Cowboys news and insider outlet along with being a sounding board for how we may feel about certain moves and decisions made by the Cowboys management and ownership. I for one also echo the sentiments of the previous posters on your blog and congrats on the 1k rating. Great job.


Since: Sep 15, 2007
Posted on: April 13, 2009 8:28 pm

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I'll tell you what, I hope you are right! I beleive this is probably the deepest WR class to come along in a long time. And if they can grab a Britt, Heyward-Bey or Percy Harvin, It would be great. I wouldnt be dissapointed if they grabbed a WR in the 2nd either... as I beleive Iglesias is under-rated. But you never know... just becasue mocks have these WR's rated high, doesnt mean they will go high. I keep thinking back over the past few years drafts. And I remember also of people saying that WR's shouldn't be taken in the 1st round, because it usually takes them a year or 2 to develop. Most teams dont have the patience for that anymore. Alot of head coaches want to win now. Because a loosing season could mean getting fired too. I say all this because... maybe the Cowboys dont have to mov into the first round. Its possible a top WR drops to them with their second round pick.

Since: Nov 23, 2006
Posted on: April 12, 2009 10:13 am

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  I am with you on this, as I have seen too much misdirection in my 25 years of following the Cowboys, especially the last 20 since Jerry Jones took over. As I replied in an earlier post on the Cowboys' message board, if you sign a free-agent that is undrafted coming out of college, and 3 years later you get a 2nd round pick in return for him, I'd say that is a pretty good return on investment. I could see JJ trading maybe #52, a 3rd, 4th and 5th to get into the bottom of round 1 and nabbing a WR. Personally, my choice at that spot (someone who could realistically still be on the board) would be Hakeem Nicks or Percy Harvin, in that order. The more I see of Nicks, the more he reminds me of Irvin. Harvin would add the speed dimension to stretch defenses, ala DeSean Jackson last year.

 Either way, this next week should be very interesting, to say the least.

Since: Jan 18, 2009
Posted on: April 11, 2009 11:30 pm

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Staris, thanks bud, I think someone like yourself or some of the other Dallas posters deserved before me, but I will rep to the best of my ability. 

Since: Dec 5, 2008
Posted on: April 11, 2009 11:27 pm

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Well Staubach, whatever it is that JJ is up to, I hope it works.  I agree with you, Jerry wants nothing but the best for the Cowboys, his passion for the team is evident.  I for one do believe that Miles Austin will not be going anywhere.  Of course, I did say the same about Terrell Owens and we all know how that turned out, LOL.  For some unexplained reason, I am very comfortable with our receiving corps as it currently is, not that I would not welcome a worthy addition like Braylon Edwards if he was to unexpectedly show up at Valley Ranch wearing a Cowboys uniform.  Oh, and congratulations on achieving 1K, you have definitely earned it.


Since: May 22, 2007
Posted on: April 11, 2009 11:22 pm

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Not totally disagreeing with you that Jerry Jones deserves some of the credit, but he also deserves a lot of the problems and loss of team unity. Bringing in Terrell Owens was a mistake from the beginning. Sure, Tony Romo flourished in the beginning, but did they get over the hump? Why can't Jerry just let someone else be the least they won't be giving up the store for a player who is the caliber of Roy Williams. He did the same thing with Joey Galloway, some years back. Which is, gave up a lot of draft picks for a star, who never became a star in Dallas...and the Cowboys suffered for it, until he hired Parcels, but he couldn't keep his hand out of the cookie jar. You have to understand, I love the Cowboys, and sometimes, I love Jerry, but he is not a General Manager. And until he quits thinking he is one, I'm afraid the Cowboys will be in turmoil, which of course puts me in the same is tough sometimes being a cowboy fan, because the expectations are so high.

Since: Nov 13, 2007
Posted on: April 11, 2009 10:41 pm

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 Anyone think Isaiah Stanback  has a shot at being a number 2 or number 3

UMMMMM, didn't parcells draft this guy too??? Oh, I guess that was Jerry because the guy hasn't panned out. I forgot every great team the Cowboys had was a result of Jimmy Johnson and Bill Parcells taking over the role of GM behind the sceens while jerry Jones did nothing. As I ask many Cowboys' fans like you, who handled last year's draft???  Go take a look at the 4 drafts while parcells was here, but I'll warn you they are all not that great. He helped this team a lot, don't get me wrong, but Jerry Jones deserves a lot more credit for the success this team has had since he bought the team then he currently gets.

staubach12, nice blog.  I don't know how desparate Jones is to move up to the first, but I do agree he could be "selling" Austin as our #2WR to build some interest from teams that are hurting at WR and not in position to get one in the 1st round. Sure the Jets could get one in the 1st, but they may want to get a qB or land another position of need before WR.

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