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A lot of questions need to be answered between now and then for the Cowboys. Do they keep 3 Quarterbacks? The Cowboys have run with only 2 Quarterbacks and survived. Will they do it again and keep a roster spot open for another player? Or will they not risk losing Alex Tanney the way they did Matt Moore several years ago? This question will be answered by that deadline. Until he knows for sure, you can bet Tanney will be on edge. This is strictly a pet cat hope, but I am hopeful the Jets let Greg McElroy go and we sign him to be our 3rd QB. I see him as a Jason Garrett clone right down to the red hair. So I want to groom him for coaching.

The 3rd QB is a lot more important than some people realize. The 3rd QB is the guy who runs the Scout Teams in preparation for the next game. He has to be Drew Brees and Robert Griffin III among many different styles of players we face this year. Someone can ask, who ran the Scout teams last year when we only had 2 QBs? The answer is Jason Garrett did. Not many people knew that. He certainly has the resume for it. Wade Wilson did a little of it too by the way. I always like the idea of grooming a young QB, even if it is for a coaching role some day. Greg’s father works for the Cowboys, so I like the idea of him coming home.

Aug 29, 2013; Arlington, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys quarterback Alex Tanney (7) throws a pass in the first quarter of the game against the Houston Texans at AT

If we keep 3 QBs will we keep 4 Running Backs? Yet another question that must be answered this week. You know, back in the 1970′s under Tom Landry this team almost always kept 6 RBs. There were 3 Halfbacks and 3 Fullbacks. These were the days of 45 man rosters instead of 53, so imagine how tight some other positions got if you kept that many RBs. Why did they? Well, mostly because in those days football was a running game moreso than a passing game and you had to. If we only keep 3 RBs who is the odd man out? No matter who it is if we cut one of our top 4 RBs, you can bet that player may end up another team’s roster. We have decent depth there. Even our current 5th RB, Kendial Lawrence, might make it on someone else’s roster.

Are we going to keep 4 Tight Ends and who will they be? I believe we all expect them to keep 4, and it comes down to Dante Rosario and Andre Smith. Some will tell you Smith is the better receiver, but Rosario is the better blocker. Others will switch that exactly the opposite. Most will tell you they expect Rosario to get the last spot because he is a veteran player whose experience will be appreciated. Sometimes on these last cuts it comes down to cap money. Smith is undoubtedly cheaper to keep than Rosario and that might weigh heavier than experience. Remember, this is a business and teams are handcuffed by the Salary Cap. Another twist to that scenario though is whose cut would mean more “dead money” against future caps? If Smith does get cut, and I sort of expect that he will, look for him to get another chance with the Cowboys on their 8 man Practice Squad. Unless of course some other team snaps him up, and one just might.

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  • Rufus

    You can’t be serious. You want to sign and employ McElroy because he looks like Garrett did 20 years ago? You think that makes him coaching material? The dumbest thing you’ve said, at least today. You have said a lot of dumb things, starting with your supposed “predictions”.

  • Idgit and Jobberone

    Please don’t post links on our site anymore to these monstrous, pathetic ramblings. As a matter of fact, don’t come back to CZ anymore. Thanks.

  • zrinkill

    Yeah, cuz I’m tired of looking like a fool by saying I’ve got inside info and I pass on what I get from you and it doesn’t happen. I’ll talk to you again when Brian Waters is signed. Or when you admit John Garrett was fired. The choice is yours.

  • SuperDuper

    Christ. Please stop embarrassing yourself. The football Messiah you fancy yourself to be, you are not. Your “articles” read like something out of a Dr. Suess book. I can’t even get past the first page any more. Pathetic is right.

    • tfs

      Yet you make it a point to show and post comments. Obsess much?

      • SuperDuper

        What can I say? I keep hoping he will turn the corner and write something meaningful. Then sack-lickers like you eat his drivel up and all you do is encourage him. I think it’s obvious I’m not the only one who thinks this guy is an idiot.

        • tfs

          I made no comment good or bad on the content of the article.

          • tfs

            Oh, and it’s an OK opinion column this week. Not the best one I’ve read from him. Laced with some facts and what he thinks the Cowboys will do as far as the roster. Much like many other people were doing.

            He recaps a few facts that most people already know but I don’t see anything really “Messiah” related on the first page since that is all you read. It also does not read like any Dr. Suess book I have ever read. Makes me wonder if you have even read a Dr. Suess book. I’m thinking you haven’t. They are a bit more complicated to read than “Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?”.

            The truth is, I do not think you read a single word of it. Sir and/or madam, it is apparent you do not like Mike Burke long before he started writing here. Your comment is transparent and it does not take a genius to see that. You did not come here to read the column. Your only purpose was to come make a snide comment to carry on whatever juvenile agenda you have toward the man.

            I sincerely hope one day you seek professional help for this very unhealthy obsession of yours.

          • SuperDuper

            Spare me the Dr. Phil routine, tfs. I don’t care what you think I did. You have a low bar to clear when it comes to being entertained, obviously. And no, I didn’t know Burke before I started reading his toilet paper material when it started showing up here a while back. I just decided to let him know beginning last week that his writing is trash. Nothing snide about it. Tell you what, let me break it down to you this way. There is a difference between informing and educating. If he was just here informing people, he wouldn’t be so bad. But it’s obvious from the way he writes that he considers himself more knowledgeable than most here, thus his need to educate the reader say, for example, about the origin of the word “Turk”. Who gives a shit? Oh and his “opinions” he cleverly passes off as what he thinks are facts, case in point the Waters signing that he said would take place last week.

          • tfs

            You made your opinion known last week on his writing. And made it a point to comment again this week. Why? You had already decided he writes “toilet paper material” by the time his last article posted. Here’s something novel for you to try… don’t like his writing, stop seeking it out. The writer of the article is displayed, not like it’s a secret until you click on the column.

            I don’t read anything from his writing that “he considers himself more knowledgeable than most here”. As far the Turk thing, if it’s true then I think it’s an interesting bit of trivia.

            There was a lot of people saying Waters was coming as soon as the Cowboys got back to Texas after breaking camp. Why is Mr. Burke so much more wrong than anyone else who said the same thing?

          • tfs

            Also, for someone who claims they didn’t know Burke before he started writing here your comment last week appears to betray that claim.

  • AbeBeta

    lmao of all the dumbass pathetic shit youve spewed out of your jizz hole bringing in McElroy to be groomed to be a coach just because he’s a ginger neverwas like garrett has to take the cake.You fail at life you fat fuck