RW did cost a first a third and a sixth .......but.
Breaking down the RW trade, the Cowboys basically got him for a first rounder seeing as they stockpiled 2009 draft picks at the 2008 draft. A first rounder, you will not get a pro bowl caliber WR in the 2009 draft, so thats a win situation A third rounder, thats good too especially as you also have Clevelands one, the Cowboys sent their one and kept Clevelands one A sixth rounder, no loss as Dallas got that one back from Tennessee after Pac's suspension, Dallas has two sixth rounders (one from Miami) so again they sent their one and kept Miami's one
On top of that the Cowboys get a 7th rounder from Detroit and a 5th from the Titans (thanks again Pacman) AND they are due two compensatory picks at the end of the season
So....show me a WR of the caliber of RW(WR) in the 2009 draft
Now try and cover RW(WR) , TO, Crayton in the slot, Witten at TE and MBIII or Jones out of the backfield. ..........the Pacman trade was one loaded in the Cowboys favour, why do you think that they took 2 CB's in the draft..... Pac probably wont be back in Dallas is the whispers I have heard
From a point of view to adding talent to your roster this was a good move,but from a team chemistery point of view ie how does To takie it we shall wait and see.Also how long do oyu think it will take him to get used to the Cowboys playbook and getting used to Brad Johnson at qb then Tony Romo at qb when he comes back.I wonder if it will take until next season for this trade to pay off.
As for Pacman it was a win win situation for the Cowboys the Titans basically gave him away just to get rid of him.He must be one of the dumbest players ever.The Cowboys went to the trouble of getting him,even hiring a minder/bodyguard to keep him out of trouble and he still mucks it up.As a fan of the sport seeing players who have the god given talent to play and get paid for the sport i love and would do what i can to promote it, throw it all way by being so stupid makes me so angry.
In theory this looks like a good move for the Cowboys (providing they can sign him to a new contract for next season). But Scotty is correct to raise the issue of team chemistry. They need Romo back asap! Ian
I wonder is it wise to let Romo play this sunday? Because if he injures the pinkie even more he could face season ending injury.If Romo plays and gets the injury will Cowboys fans be going Romo ,Romo where for art thou Romo.
yeah, you barely managed to beat an Eagles team without both No 1 and No 2 WRs (Curtis and Brown), and Pro Bowl Guard (Shawn Andrews)
we beat 49'ers minus them AND Westbrook (after playing on with broken ribs the previous week) and still had the talent to come from behind scoring 23 points in the 4th quarter. So if you're gonna use the 'injured starters' card, think again.
even without Romo and Williams barely playing, you still had TO, Witten, Crayton and Barber and scored only 14 pts against the 3rd worst D in the NFL, not to mention allowing the Rams to equal the total number of TDs they'd managed in the previous 5 games inside 3 quarters.
Just thought I would throw in my 2 cents (or is that p). Anyway, overall I think it was an OK trade but with lots of downside for the Cowboys side. If (when) they make the playoffs it will be a great deal. if they miss the playoffs (which I don't think they will) it would be a tough lost. Here is why, if they finish a the top of the league (make playoffs) they are effectively giving up a 2nd, 3rd and 7th round picks (as they are late in the round). If they miss the playoffs now they are giving up nice mid round picks. On the plus side for the Cowboys is that 1st round picks are in my view a negative to a team, your first round player takes up such a large portion of the salary cap and usually does nothing for the first couple years (and maybe never). I would trade a 1st round for two or three 3rd round players any day. To sum it up, short term gain at the cost of potential long term pain.