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Old 11.03.2016, 06:59 AM
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Cedric Thornton signed 4 year deal worth around 18mil.
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Old 11.03.2016, 07:02 AM
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Anybody surprised Jack Crawford not been re-signed yet or is there a process to go through? Not to experienced in FA. Thought he showed flashes last year and apparently Rod Marinelli rates him.
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Old 11.03.2016, 09:20 AM
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I think he will be resigned, 18 mill over 4 years is not too bad,hardly a big name tho
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Old 11.03.2016, 09:37 AM
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Thorntons only sack of last season was against the Cowboys! He may be more of a run stuffing 1St down kinda player.
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Old 11.03.2016, 10:56 AM
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Anybody surprised Jack Crawford not been re-signed yet or is there a process to go through? Not to experienced in FA. Thought he showed flashes last year and apparently Rod Marinelli rates him.
Yep, there is a process. I think as this year has shown, the Cowboys aren't going to dive straight into things. I suppose he can play hardball (not saying he is) in terms of money as the Cowboys are a little short when it comes to DE's and/or interior pas rushers.

You would have thought they'd want to bring him back, for his versatility alone if nothing else.

I think the Cowboys will have a number in mind (and number of years) that they'll stick to.

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I think he will be resigned, 18 mill over 4 years is not too bad,hardly a big name tho
Outside of hearing his name called in a few Eagles games I saw last season I can't profess to know too much about him. That said, the Eagles were a tough team to run on, Cox, Logan and Thornton were a good front. The general consensus seems to be he's a solid to good player.

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Thorntons only sack of last season was against the Cowboys! He may be more of a run stuffing 1St down kinda player.
I think he's more than that. If you read around on him it seems he has the ability to rush the passer. Perhaps he wasn't asked to that too much in the Eagles scheme? He played DE in a 3-4 at times too, that's a hard position to generate sacks from unless you are called JJ Watt.
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Old 11.03.2016, 12:26 PM
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I like the the optimism with every post, do you ever think Cowboys make mistakes? I mean if they brought back Roger Staubach you could make a case for it!!!
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Old 11.03.2016, 12:31 PM
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Tough team to run on?Comon man! They are ranked stone last-135 yards per game.
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Old 11.03.2016, 12:39 PM
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I like the the optimism with every post, do you ever think Cowboys make mistakes? I mean if they brought back Roger Staubach you could make a case for it!!!
It's hard to say someone is a 'mistake' until you see how they use them.

They lack depth at DT, and people have harped on for years that Hayden, whilst solid, isn't a 'difference maker'. Thornton is 27/28, he could bring something 'extra'.

Keeping a starting guard in Leary for $2.5m is a sound move.

I wouldn't have re-signed Rolando McClain. I can see why they have, but I would have moved on.

I'd have moved on from JJ Wilcox by now too.

Terrell McClain was a mistake, because he's always injured. If he was healthy he could have worked out well.

Pushing money back in Romo's contract was a mistake, but that's how Jerry likes to operate. He trusts his 'cap guys'.

Who else have they signed in recent years? Gachkar was a solid move.

Didn't like trading back up for Swaim last year, silly move, but it was 'only' a 6th round pick.

I liked the fact they kept Beasley and let Harris go last year.

We'll see who else we sign in free agency................
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Old 11.03.2016, 03:55 PM
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James Hanna visiting the Chargers apparently. Now that's a guy they need to keep.

Witten's 34 in May, he might play for another 3 years or so, but Escobar had a nasty injury and hadn't exactly shown a great deal before then. Hanna will be 27 this summer, he can do a little bit of everything, catch, pass block, run block. He's a useful guy to have around.
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Old 11.03.2016, 07:59 PM
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We need a blocking tight end especially picking up the blitz, Hanna we need to keep, oh dear
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