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Jason Witten to retire?

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4 minutes ago, darin3 said:

 

 

 

Does DAL get desperate and go for Gates?  Wonder if there are any TEs that are on the trade block.

From what I've read they're rolling with what they have.

Jarwin

Gathers

Swaim

Shultz

 

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4 minutes ago, HowboutthemCowboys said:

From what I've read they're rolling with what they have.

Jarwin

Gathers

Swaim

Shultz

 

 

Gathers could be a sneaky sleeper in '18.

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A couple of quality tight ends and/or wide receivers will still be cut from other teams.  Some good bargains can be had in August and September.  Dallas seems the most likely place for them to land.  Too bad Dez burned his bridges with Dallas.  Dallas could really use him at a reduced price.

 

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19 minutes ago, darin3 said:

 

Gathers could be a sneaky sleeper in '18.

 

I do like this guy.  Lanky, basketball background.  He's got to stay healthy, though.  Also, I think Schultz might get more playing time than you might think because he's a dual threat to block and catch.

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34 minutes ago, michaelredd9 said:

A couple of quality tight ends and/or wide receivers will still be cut from other teams.  Some good bargains can be had in August and September.  Dallas seems the most likely place for them to land.  Too bad Dez burned his bridges with Dallas.  Dallas could really use him at a reduced price.

 

 

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47 minutes ago, darin3 said:

 

Gathers could be a sneaky sleeper in '18.

They seem to like Jarwin. Stephen had good things to say about him fwiw

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2 minutes ago, HowboutthemCowboys said:

They seem to like Jarwin. Stephen had good things to say about him fwiw

 

Saw that.  Almost the same size as Witten.  

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As the quality of run blocking and the quality of their pass catchers goes down, the incentive to use Zeke in the pass game goes up.  Only getting 30 to 40 catches significantly hurts his fantasy value when multiple other running backs are getting 80+ catches.  It would be nice if the Cowboys' offensive ineptitude helps Zeke average 3 or 4 catches per game.  He hasn't been bad in the pass game.  He caught 68.4% of passes with 1 drop last year.  He caught 82.4% of passes with 1 drop his rookie year.

 

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Perhaps the single most disappointing aspect of Witten's retirement is this. Neither Romo nor Witten will taste the sweet juice of a SB of which both owe their broth of bitter to a singular moment. Of all the opportunities that fell away from the fumbled snap, to the all the years in between where Romo to Witten with their patented seam route for big firsts and touchdowns. The call on 4th and 1 against the Packers was the culmination of years of crushing thievery. It is known by all who watch football that Dez Bryant caught the ball over the top of the defender, powered his way towards the endzone and tried to pound the ball over the goal line. While in doing so made more then three football moves while controlling the ball even after the force of pounding over the goal line. I believed at the time that this single point in their history could well of been the play that took Romo, Witten and Dez into the history books for making one of the great plays in playoff history propelling them to the Superbowl. However, after watching what Rodgers did to us in Dallas 2 years ago, I have capitulated to the fact that Romo and Witten were to end their careers as perhaps the greatest Cowboys at their position. Romo for all the passing records and Witten as perhaps the Goat of TE's for the Cowboys. Rodgers throw to the sideline the year before last just sickened me and forced me to accept the fact that had Dez were given the catch we still did not have the defensive prowess needed to close the game out against Rodgers.

 

That being said, for all the joy, heart break and frustration it seems that Witten's career just flew by. I remember it like yesterday him breaking his jaw and playing through the pain. Watched as he got his helmet knocked clean off in Philly but rumbled down field none the less helmet-less towards the goal line in Philly. Witten always found a way to get open despite having the speed of an average lineman. His blocking ability will be missed. It is truely a shame that he won't play in the SB. He is and was the best pro and a leader of our football team. 

 

Witten, you will be missed. I thought he would play at least one more year but I suppose the sinew has lost it's strength and won't allow him to push on for one last campaign. Well done Witten, well done. Thank you for all the memories and I wish you well in life after Cowboys. 

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