35 Burst results for "Amari Cooper"
Cowboys, rookie WR Lamb agree on $14 million, 4-year deal
"CD lamb officially a member of the Dallas cowboys having signed his rookie deal, and then he'll join Dak Prescott and and Michael Galloping. Amari Cooper and all that tally Ezekiel Elliott all that talent and the Dallas offense obviously makes them even more potentially explosive
Players Coalition asks Congress to support bill ending police immunity
"Is new apparently a few cowboys stars are signing this coalition urging Congress to pass the Amish Presley bill which would end the qualified immunity for police officers explained that a second but dak Prescott Amari Cooper and former legend the markets where all part of this coalition of fourteen hundred sports figures your breeze Tom Brady are also on this Steve Kerr Gregg Popovich but what this would do the Amish Presley bill it would basically it would eliminate this immunity for police officers to be sued like right now he a police officer can avoid being sued for using excessive force if the court says yeah but there's not really a similar case that happened before so we're gonna let them off the hook right now there's provisions that kind of protect officers in
Dallas Cowboys Select Oklahoma Wide Receiver CeeDee Lamb 17th Overall In The 2020 NFL Draft
"The cowboys going offense with their first pick of the NFL draft tonight just moments ago Dallas selected Oklahoma wide receiver CeeDee lamb with the seventeenth pick in the first round even before the draft ESPN analyst Mel Kiper said Amari Cooper Michael Gallup and Lamm would instantly become one of the NFL's top wide receiver trios many draft watchers did not expect the land to still be available by the time the cowboys made their
Falcons could field an offense with 11 first-round draft picks
"So we had a truck a couple of signings by the Atlanta Falcons over the weekend right to pick up tight end Hayden Hurst from the Baltimore Ravens and they also acquired look Kwan Treadwell a former number one pick for the Minnesota Vikings yeah as the Atlanta falcons roster currently stands right now on offense alone just on offense they have a Levin former first round picks all of these former first round picks quarterback Matt Ryan first round pick Todd Gurley who sign when he was released first round pick Julio Jones first round pick Calvin Ridley first round pick the Quantrill first round pick Hayden Hurst first round pick left tackle Jake Matthews first round pick left guard James carpenter first round pick center Alex Mack former first round pick Chris Lindstrom the right guard former first round pick and right tackle Caleb McGary also that he first started his first round eleven is incredible let them all eleven of them a former first round pick I mean there's no way that's ever happened before right I can't believe that what ever but here's the real question if you had to redraft everyone of these players how many would be former first rounder this okay because I think this is fair Lidstrom McGarry and carpenter I've always been really what one or two years no it's been really since two thousand eleven okay yeah so let's remind me Gerry I think you were taken off or taken them out yeah okay so all of the other nine how many would be redrafted as a first round what's what's going on it's not right absolutely no question that runs for Todd Gurley no yeah I I would say no I would sit well I would say no one quite frankly his a conversation about the value of the position in general could also affect the new with him that was the thing coming out of college yes I look he has fifty eight rushing touchdowns over his first whatever seasons and all the other ones are either in the hall of Famer going let me just say six are we saying first rounder today or go back to the beginning again it would re drawing back to the beginning again because I'm currently the way Todd Gurley came out I mean would you not still take him in the first one that's the question now right are you going to pay for that kind of production from a running back anymore we saw Christian McCaffrey Leonard for net like there's been plenty examples of even a legal or not re signing a big second contract drafting a great one of the first round can still benefit you a lot okay I'm just trying to get to it you know is that what they've done in their right career does that mean where are the first roll worthy to me the girly thing is to your point he had a knee injury coming out of college and right when they signed with the red sign that long term deal with they're trying they got out of now then he was going to be chronic so to me the top group member he was the first one that airports reset the market for running backs and it turned out no he just re establish the old line of thinking but that first three years of production would you that would you spend a first round pick on that because we saw that rand's office how much in common now it always goes like this with the running game but in combination with an offense of line that did really well what you brought into what worth over would you pay for that as the foundation of your off I'm beginning to go the Melkite around here that I'm not sure running back as well because Melvin Gordon was in that same draft and Melvin Gordon is on his team I got an extreme I think that's the biggest conversation we could take out of this is the running back position record number mellow one point eighty never take a running back in the first Rana I wonder for we're slowly but surely going back to it I mean there was a contract a couple years ago with the first running back off the board was late second round out of Tennessee and I think we're going back to that after a bevy running backs being taken so we were definitely in on Matt Ryan yes we're out on Todd Gurley a legit is amazing looking back at Todd Gurley's draft class there's not a lot of got like if you're talking about reworking the top ten Todd Gurley might be the most wealthy in that group maybe outside of Amari Cooper yeah we can we can have that discussion later because that's in it read graphic I think is always fast and you have to wait a certain amount of time Julio Jones know quite well right Calvin Ridley first round too early again I think it's too early last year what he had sixty three receptions okay just under nine hundred okay seven touchdowns I would mean he also can't account for how bad that team ask me yes or no right now I'd say yes but I still think it might be too early Hayden Hurst no not because look they they took marketers later in the draft in the third round he clearly became the tight end of Baltimore which made Hayden Hurst by the way has taken in the first row before Lamar Jackson R. Jackson for Lamar starting you know tight on that team right now marketers you said right Hayden Hurst also dealt with some injuries and stuff there too that's okay in perfect sample size and when you have a guy come on like marquetry who could predict that the way that offense ended up of what he was the Mackey award winner a what he was coming home with one truck will no no Jake Matthews yes I think so I think so I think so do not I meet yeah yeah I mean yes he's been there he's been there is a second contract I also wrote a like doesn't miss a lot of games he's he's dependable yeah I think that's what it our printer are probably not I mean he's he's been a guy that's been in the league for nine years now dependable guy but we're talking about first round right you know I mean when you're twenty four we'll talk about for sure we're talking about top ten picks like a lot yeah yeah yeah I I'd probably lean toward no on that as well yeah yeah Alex Mack yeah absolutely yeah yeah and then the other than what we remember and I think Lidstrom would be headed in that direction yeah kill the guy who's more reach last year get killed the one I have questions about obviously we know the health concerns that existed before the draft earning a hard issue that he had had to deal with early in this time oxygen so there's a lot to hash out with those two but just I mean blows off the page when you just read that number the every single hundred dinners with that crew yeah what eleven Ryan still got its still on that ride to reach for the paycheck first but everyone else has to at least go for their wallets and act like there's also a common I do with you know with my dad so you got rid you got Ridley help you got got this R. Ridley Hearst links from a Gerry all still on their rookie deals you know wrecked yeah everybody else is is all for them yeah if I'm looking at yes correct so yeah they're all fascinating eleven a former first rounders on
Amari Cooper, Dallas Cowboys Agree To 5-Year, $100M Deal
"Bay the Dallas Cowboys use the exclusive franchise tag on quarterback dak Prescott locked up receiver Amari Cooper with a five year one hundred million
Buffalo Bills acquire Diggs from Vikings for 4 picks
"Radio back to the NFL some big moves Monday as the talking began Tom Brady hasn't made a decision although some of the decisions may be impacting him meanwhile we know Amari Cooper will be staying with Dallas end the bills reportedly acquiring Stefon Diggs of the Vikings for four draft picks earlier on ESPN radio on Freddie inferred Simmons giving up a first fifth sixth for a guy who has been a massive headache in your locker room for the last two years and and during a you know a playoff game wild card game against the saints when I got but ends up winning the game right exactly Kirk cousins goes to Kyle Rudolph instead of digs no no I'm not some of the game winning touchdown time out at third or those of third down conversion and and they converted and digs goes off the field and throws his helmet into the bench do it you got a first down you about winning the game were just by yourself oh wait yeah we we we we know what you're about so I don't get giving up that much to get him outside from the public but from a kid a skill standpoint I do get it I knew they would take that better back to back thousand yard seasons I mean he is a remarkable talent my problem with Gallic Biggs is in the room because when he's not being targeted he's a pain in the rear end I wonder how much of this is the findings wanted out of Minnesota so badly that he was going to act like that now I'm not trying to explain it not condoning it all in but I wonder how much a whatever led to him wanting a break wanting a divorce in the Minnesota Vikings whatever that was it could be Adam Phelan and his emergence or you want to play a Kirk cousins wait a problem Mike Zimmer whatever it was the findings have enough for Minnesota and he did everything possible verbally invent action wise to make sure that they were not going to keep him even early today when Kirk cousins got his extension the findings was not have a leader was not even Catholic high thought he said I guess it's time to get out here tell me about the Minnesota he was determined to get out of whatever led to the break I don't know what it was but he got his wish now the findings you got what you want to handle it because if you don't people gonna say you had a good thing going to Minnesota where they were building my United Phelan and that wasn't good enough for you buffalo reportedly sending four picks to Minnesota a first a fifth or sixth in twenty twenty and a fourth rounder in twenty twenty one while also getting a seventh rounder back this spring from the Vikings Diggs is in the second year of a five year seventy two million
From Brady to Carr, ranking Bears' quarterback options in NFL free agency, draft
"Free agency. Starting soon as we mentioned earlier in the show March eighteenth four. Pm teams can actually out signings the signings and the wide receiver classes fascinating Jj. Because I think mostly because it sort of matches up with the draft class. This is a loaded wide receiver draft class studs and studs and studs. Nobody that's like necessary. I I like I tend to think see lamb and Jerry. Judy can be. I don't want to call them like Julio Jones. Aj Green types. Because that I think does a disservice to really any young player coming to the League to to compare them too borderline hall. Julio definitely the hall of fame. Aj Borderline Hall of fame to compare them to that type of player. But there's a great group of guys who look like they can be viable starters in the NFL out of the gate however they will have to compete with teams who resigned teams will have to decide. Do they want to ask somebody like that or do they want to size like? Aj Green should he make free agency? let's go through your top five wide receivers. Who's at number five number? Five number five. I have Randall COBB. Yes sorry I remember number five. I Have Randall. Cobb. Randall COBB. Of course coming off that season with the cowboys really difficult to see how they're going to be able to pay him And so as I was going through this and I thought to myself well thought. Where could he ended up? In fact I didn't think that's about self depot. Ask me where he could end up. I would have to tell you on your and some wanted to tell you that. I'm looking at an Indianapolis Colts a team. That was really struggling to throw the ball down the field last year. Now lot of that adds do of course which cover said. I understand that but I've never really been impressed with the wide receiving group that the colts have of course. They thought that they were going to have a few more options That did not work out with Devon punches. Who dealt with injury for most of the season. So Randall COBB. He's GONNA turn thirty before next season. He's at nine. Nfl seasons he had a eight hundred plus yards last year. I like him. What the colts and whoever their quarterback could be yes so it's interesting the question is would you rather have a guy like rental car bounced back nicely. Who Fits with the perfect slot style of of the modern? Nfl You've got three wide receiver sets etc etc. You can win outside and in some cases might be too old that now he's going to be thirty before the season starts or would you rather dabble in the shod. Perrin and sweepstakes and I might be inclined to agree with you. I like the PERSAD. Payment freaks me out like what? You're really like this Guy Ozzie. Newsome couldn't get this guy right and you're telling me that now like Jameis. Winston fixed him. I don't know if I'm buying it entirely woods. I would run away from shop Perriman. eighty might be fantastic human being but in terms of on the field play. I think that it was a flash in the pan how he sort of came on there in November and December for the bucks Certainly James with the five thousand passing yards sort of inflated his six hundred forty five receiving yards Paran- I just had issues for most of his career and I'm not willing to take a few weeks from last season. He's turned the corner. I kind of tend to agree with you. I wouldn't be opposed to like a one year not too pricey deal with precise payment but I would not want to make some big splash on that guy Given what's out there. It is interesting to this class offers. A lot of slot options like Geronimo. Alison is their Nelson Aguilar. Philip door set You can uh Devin funchess. Maybe didn't make the cut for. Jj surprise there. He's more of a tight end. Not a slot guy But then also demarcus Robinson who was very effective in Kansas City system. I think there's a lot of speed slack is out there so if I were if I were General Manager would probably at the top of the market. Do their own thing. Because I don't want to overpay for top of the market I would then sign a slack. If I got a young quarterback here I would sign a guy for agency at a lower cost and then go out and get by number one in theory in the in the draft. So that's probably why those guys didn't make the top five and I would tend to agree with you. Who's your number four on this list number four Robbie Anderson Levin love and coming off that season with the New York jets My best fit for him is the New York jets Because Gosh they really if they lose him. I don't know what they're gonNA do at the receiver position. They absolutely have to upgrade even by keeping him. They need to upgrade to upgrade that offensive line as well but seven hundred seventy nine receiving yards last season. He'll be twenty seven this upcoming year if enough teams and and if the jets WANNA mess around with this Joe. Douglas wants to mess around with us. He has been In conversations with with Robbie Anderson's representation if some teens get involved here and this is taken care of at the very started illegal tampering window or before. The price could go up on Robbie Anderson because of his age because of his speed because of what he did last season and then you can start approaching. Fourteen fifteen million dollars per year. I think the jets absolutely have to knock this out early and if they mess this up in some way if they decide not to bring him back. I'm looking at a place that he could go to looking at the Philadelphia Eagles who obviously could always use a upgrade. Their I the interesting seeing there may be some overlap there but the eagles need help it wide receiver. But I hope probably Anderson's faculty jets. I kinda liked that idea and I do think. There's a little bit of like say the Shaw Jackson to his game. That's an insult to the Sean Jackson as fast as to Sean Jackson Robbie interesting could be more of a position. He's he's more of a like he's a bigger body type of guy but who also possesses that deep speed. That might be complementary for the other pieces that eagles have so. I don't hate that idea. If I don't know how Roseman takes a deep dive a free. Hd but he's got cast a bird so maybe it happens a May I ask your number three is and then I started to say Emmanuel Sanders is your third wideout. He is my third wide out. And it's really just because age. He's GONNA turn thirty three. Where do I have him? The obviously he's not going to be in San Francisco. I initially till depot the Carolina Panthers and I said the Carolina Panthers because I'm not entirely sure the panthers are convinced. Honesty Smith is not convinced that they have a number one wide receiver they have DJ more. They have Curtis Sam. You hope that. Dj More is going to be that but what they seem to be lacking. Is that fantastic veteran presence in there and after I spent a lot of time will in the month of January with the San Francisco. Forty niners covering their postseason games. What I learned from a depot Samuel from kindred born was just how much manual sanders mentor. Those guys those young group of players coming up and how they were able to really improve their game early in their career after the trade for manual. Sanderson San Francisco did so I look at a team like the Carolina Panthers and I say. Oh those young guys could really benefit from a guy like Emmanuel Sanders however Emmanuel Sanders is kind of like Andrei Dala in in that like he elite should and probably only wants to play for a championship. Contender right. He's been with. The broncos just went to another super bowl and so we're talking about contenders we're talking about teams that need wide receivers. The New England Patriots is. They are trying to retain Tom Brady. That would be fantastic. Get sound radio. Robert Kraft and Bill Belichick said. Hey We got you Emmanuel Sanders and we got you this two or three year contract to finally finish your career in New England. What you say Tommy. Now that's great call. I think if you're the Patriots and this was the delicate line that they have to sort of walk with Tom Brady is. Can you go out into the mark like once we get to that noon at noon? It it's eleven fifty. Nine fifty nine on Monday can the Patriots manage in the span of about Let's see twelve thirty six hours. Thirty brought to us as a forty eight hours. Fifty two hours is probably right in fifty two hours. Can they manage to tamper their way into landing? Somebody like Mandal Sanders. Somebody like Hunter Henry and successfully like a- convinced Tom Brady to return if that's what they ultimately want their plan to be and if it is. I think that could be you know like. That's that's certainly a blueprint to having Tom. Brady back in New England. But I think you're going to have to get guys. Just beef up the receiving core for him if you want him to come back in my opinion all right the last two guys in this list that they're going to be the same for everybody. You could flip them if you want to Depending on your opinion of home and away splits for one guy in age for the other guy number two guy. Aj greed number. One Guy. Maury Cooper I beast I mean these are the first of all. There's a chance either. Guide makes it the free agency or Cooper could get transitioned franchise tag the transition tag depending on the CBA depending on what happens attack. Prescott's contract AJ Green. It does sound like the bengals franchise tag him but he throws a fit and says he's going to refuse to play for him then. Maybe that doesn't happen. What led you to stack these guys in this particular way. Jj Yes so I have AJ green at number two. Only because of agent injury concerns that He has missed something. Like twenty four the past twenty five games that the bengals have played due to injury So that is my issue with him. Amari Cooper last. We saw him was not getting the ball thrown as much his way as should have certainly against the Philadelphia Eagles. I felt that he still has it. Obviously he's young much younger than Aj. Green who I believe is turning thirty two this year. Amari Cooper is currently twenty five. He will be twenty six before the start of the season so If a Jake Reed were healthy he would be my number one with a bullet. No doubt about it on about his health and then So in terms of fits right We believe that. Aj agrees with the bengals eight. We'll extend the franchise tag if they do not then. I think that we can reignite the does job want to go to Cincinnati rumors and so just for the sake of argument. I through the raiders in there as a landing spot for A. J. Green. But of course I'm not putting too much effort into A. J. Green out to one of the thirty one other teams. He's going to Cincinnati. As far as Mark Cooper. I had no idea how the San Francisco Forty niners would do it in terms of contract and money but I have cooper going to the forty niners if he does not end up with the cowboys but again. They're the cowboys to do. Everything they can. To Keep Amari Cooper traded a first round pick for. It made a lot of sense. Not Not immediately when they made the trade form right.
Could Cowboys franchise tag Dak Prescott in order to keep Amari Cooper?
"The Dallas Cowboys may have bought themselves one more weekend to reach a deal with quarterback dak Prescott before he will I believe in negatively be franchise tagged the NFL man of his me I yeah I think he's going to come to his senses and say I'm gonna sign this deal and get a hundred million dollars delivered by Gerald R. Jones after I got the phone call from uncle lead in K. Zach clear out I would advise him dak son you're eight nine eight you're a good quarterback take the money and run not a lead quarterback take that money get that guaranteed a hundred million dollars and enjoy that check out your life and go win some football games I I do believe that he I think he eventually will reach a deal and I think it probably will even be before he plays another game but I said I'm not sure that I mean they can franchise tag him and then continue to negotiate but basically what I did the the news today is that the NFL has moved the franchise tag deadline it was going to be this Thursday to Monday the idea is they want to give teams as the there you know the players are voting on a new collective bargaining agreement that is going to have an effect on this whether or not you can tack to players or whatever the situation is there there they're going to try and let the players vote on that before but I teams have to designate the franchise tax so they have until Monday at noon now to designate now the another ad Edward no great no really good noted cowboys reporter in my opinion the second best add in all of sports media right right really sweet can I buy you something he might be gonna get your coronavirus he might be on your side here at because he says that according to his cowboys sources the team is working to reach an agreement with Amari Cooper right now yeah I mean it seems likely that he would sign before dak Prescott I always figured it would be the opposite right that eventually date the you know they would pay dak Prescott give him his is a long term deal is hundred million dollars guaranteed and then you use the franchise tag tag on Amari Cooper who is another player sort of in the dak Prescott we would you know do we'll house in that he's got an incredible upside he's done some things that you're like wow this guy could be to super Leah and then there'd been some no show days where you're like really are we going to make this guy one of the the you know five Hayes hive highest paid players at his position I'm Marc Cooper and so but it's possible and I don't know if he's willing to agree to a reasonable number I don't I'm not a cap expert I just can't give the cowboys have the highest paid running back and a hundred million dollar quarterback and wide receiver who's gonna make fifteen million dollars a year and the best offense of line in football with all these guys want to be there should be some phase angle or outside the fence in jail and with the how how can they some positions gonna suffer yeah as you sit down with all the positions and how much money you're allocated prizes Jerry has all the money in the world but the league only let you spend a certain amount and at some point you're going to run out of those funds so it very very interesting to see what
NFL 2020 Free Agency Predictions
"This is my favorite time of year I like to refer to it as camper time in the NFL as free agencies get ready to start here in a little less than a month and that this kind of stuff happens at the combine doesn't it a little bit yeah and and first of all one nice thing about the profession that I have is you know I can't say Hey I'm busy and then like you can turn on the TV and I got a phone line or not this is nice you got to tune in to get out he actually it's but anyway you know this year just because of the way the schedule is two weeks between when free agency begins in and won the combine is you may actually see less tampering than than ever before just because there's there's a camper window and there's a lot of time to to get things done I mean there's there's definitely a possibility that teams leave here without really having a great sense with the free agent market is and without really having a great sense of where guys are going and then it should be two weeks of scrounging around and ensure trying to get the info and you know some of the other stuff that we live in our jobs in I've been intrigued by this NFL collective bargaining agreement that's been going on between the players and the owners one of the things that I'm really intrigued in is the movement from Tuesday to Thursday for a franchise in transitional tags yeah I did that happen mainly they're just not gonna be enough time I mean there is a possibility tomorrow that there's a new CBA there's also a possibility that there's no new CBA and teams are going to have the ability to franchise and transition players and that landscape changes dramatically I mean you have teams like you know the Tennessee Titans which could lose one of their top players in you know either Ryan Tannehill R. Derrick Henry you have the cowboys who could franchise or transition you know teams can use both if there's no new CDA if there is an issue BA they can only use one that's dramatic so I think they they just wanted to give teams time to really find out their options figure out what they're going to do if we get any CPA which is no guarantee we get sold sold your timing on this is within the next twenty four hours or so because it's possible yeah so so that's it that's it that's interesting because when you look at all the deals that are out there you would think that the owners will go ahead and secure the gods they want right now rather than wait to find out what's going to happen the collective bargaining agreement yeah but the problem is you have agents who know that the salary cap might go up I mean it's not going to be a lot but it also goes up five million dollars if you're dak Prescott don't you go or you know whoever Amari Cooper whoever that is a little more that like if you're planning on making a guy salary act and the salary cap goes up to five and five you know five million dollars a year then the player should be given more right so I think what you're seeing now is everyone's in a little bit of a standstill because no one knows what the actual landscape it is and it's not a place where in a lot because in the NFL everyone planned so meticulously but because of the CBA landscape that's exactly what's happening right now I even if you were a fly on the wall during our show on Friday we had a ton of discussions about this this new collective bargaining agreement that is going to be voted on by the the full arsenal of players and and big al was the the team representative for the NFL PA for eight of his nine years in the league it is very much bothered by the fact that the the team representatives were nods able to vote first before they went to the full legal why did they skip that part of the process we which part of the process because well what what we put out their own nothing Friday is that they're going to the plaza sociais Asian is going to bypass the the player reps and go right to the players and now we found out that it's going to be a simple majority from the player's association player reps and then they'll decide whether or not they take it over to the players it's just it feels like that it's been shut down to players the approach right now yeah I need it don't delay it's going to be now is there's so we we've seen the executive committee which actually negotiated the deal that both against it right and I'm kind of way in which crazy balancing them kind of way and and then the only change now is they're going to do a vote of the NFL P. A. player wraps but they don't need a two thirds vote now they only need a simple majority to pass it on to the entire group of players that's been a small ship but it might actually you know actually get a deal done yeah the two thirds of the player reps no recommended then they make their official recommendation to the players to ratify it that's really the only difference so it is actually going to the rap's first before the entire body of players take in do you think that there was a chance that what the executive committee voted on and discussed during their meeting with the NFL owners and that's a that's a board of eleven players so there's no ties is always a tie breaker okay voted against it do you think that that seventeen game was added at the last moment in the twelfth hour all now that's what's interesting in every single negotiation not the executive committee has had with the NFL owners has included a seventeen game every single one every single every single offer back and forth has been based around the seventeenth game that's what's that's what's just crazy about the executive committee coming out against it is they've known that every day getting a C. B. A. don was predicated under adding a game and of course getting a lot more money for the players what they want there was some information out there that was released I think over the weekend that the seventeenth game is gonna be played for two hundred fifty thousand dollars cap yeah is there any truth to that it's kind of true so it you know I. as in everything else trying it really depends on how you look at so you know for most of the players you know eighty percent of the players they're gonna get properly compensated for adding a seventeen they'll get a a raise in their game check basically the get an additional game check for the players who make now for the players who make a significant amount more you know J. J. watt of the world for instance they will not get any more than twenty fifty thousand dollars for that seventeen game alone but obviously there's signing bonuses roster bonuses and all sorts of different ways to change salaries so it only applies to the game check so yes it's true but it affects an unbelievably few amount of players yeah it where there's a will there's a way to get these guys paid but you know we talked about it would you just kind of popped over that kind of speed bump over that because if you take away twenty percent of the top twenty percent of the NFL are we talking about the XFL now we're talking about the base of Reuters minimum guys rookies except you know kind of players
Cowboys may use both tags on Dak Prescott, Amari Cooper
"The final year specifies that each of the NFL's thirty two teams can use both the franchise and transition tags this particular offseason that historic guarantee. If you don't know what that is you know franchise in transition tags in general I mean we. We have all sorts of information if you really want to understand the depths of them but in general the franchise and transition tag are ways that NFL teams can protect players that are set to be free agents. If you don't WanNA player to hit free agency you don't want me hit the open market. Bam you slapped a franchise or transition tag on them and typically generally only one is available to each NFL team so you have to pick which player you want to place a franchise tag on right or transition. Whatever the movie and so the fact that all. Nfl teams would be able to utilize both of them. This offseason really served as an incredible asset for the cowboys wrote about this last year. We wrote about this in March. Nineteen how we talked about then. Hey next offseason. The cowboys could have this really awesome tidbit in the that was the title of the article. That could really help them. Because of the cowboys find themselves in a position and we we kind of forecast this year ago where they have three big players that new contract extensions that are set to be true free agents Dak Prescott Amari Cooper and Byron Jones. You knew that and so while you can shake combination however you want in all likelihood the Dallas cowboys were going to Franchise Tag Prescott because it seems incredibly unlikely that deal done before that happens. Before the franchise tag deadline and then they were going to place the transition tag on either Amari Cooper or Byron Jones. Whoever you believe more likely personally I believe it was Amari Cooper but that would prevent both of those players from hitting the open market. Which means the cowboys could protect them. That's a big deal in. It seems like in this again. My personal opinion and and other people it'd be to share these thoughts and certainly a lot of our readers and commenters and listeners but a lot of people had kind of sort of made the assumption that the cowboys have accepted that they're going to lose Byron Jones. And you know what I think. I think I speak for all of us. That are listening. Here we're all gathered around the campfire. You know what if the cowboys is Byron? Jones not ideal but at least they have Dakhil these they have. They can figure this out. Maybe they spend their first round. Pick on cornerback. Whatever not trying to get to far into those weeds but the ability to keep both deck and Amari was and is a gigantic advantage. That the cowboys have going for them. How ever if a new collective bargaining agreement is reached in so far again at the time of this recording. We have the half that the owners have to comply with if a new collective bargaining agreement is reached it will essentially rendered the ability for teams to use both tags moot and they will revert to normal circumstances where there can only place one tag on one player. Now if you have not out by now you need to know that this hypothetical world which is I would say somewhat imminent in somewhat inevitable based on the rates that the collective bargaining agreement is happening and again as we sit on Thursday night. There's so many players kind of tweeting that they don't like the new. Cba proposal and whatnot so there could be some back and forth but if this is finalized before free agency and there's still a couple of weeks and those are going to be very important weeks then. Dak Prescott has all of the leverage in the world and all of the leverage in the world and we touched on this at the end of Thursday's episode because if that's the case and you and I were representing Dak Prescott. Then guess. What our point in our proposal to Jerry Jones Stephen Jones in the cowboys organization? Hey Dude if you don't if you don't get a deal done with us if you don't give deck all the money's basically you're going to have to tag them we all know that and if you tag back guess what you cannot tag anybody else if you tag back. Guess what. Amari Cooper and Byron Jones are going to be true free agents. You're going to be competing with the market for them. That is not ideal and other cowboys went from a world where they were probably going to lose one of the two. Probably going to be Byron Jones right to now that could potentially lose both of them which which would be a complete and utter disaster. And you know you can. You can play hindsight's twenty twenty but if the cowboys had just up to their contract offer to Dak Prescott Uruguay. I mean. We're talking thirty. Three thirty four million dollars per year. Everybody freaked out about that last year. That would look like such a bargain out. That's what happens with these deals. We've talked about that Matt Ryan to use thirty million dollars annually. Everybody freaked out now. That looks super cheap. And if the cowboys had done that they would have the ability to use the franchise tag on either Amari Cooper or Byron Jones win this ultimate sort of hypothetical becomes a reality and they would theoretically only lose one. Maybe not even either. So now the cowboys win till the eleventh hour is going to cost them in a literal financial sense where they're gonNA have to pay Dak Prescott more money and it could cost them in the capacity that they are now going to lose Byron Jones. And maybe even Amari Cooper now I should say that there is a a ray of hope. I suppose because you know look you may think this and I don't mean new but I mean I mean other person the other person here my think Jerry Jones is just. You know the cowboys. They don't know what they're doing. They're messing up. But there is a possibility. Because Jerry Jones is typically a big proponent for things like this the specialty. Nfl adding another wildcard round and round and other wildcard teams. A seventeenth game that is upping the value for every NFL owner. Jerry Jones is obviously very involved when I was on. Espn San Antonio on Thursday. We head John Maclean from the Houston Chronicle legendary. Nfl reporter one of the best. Ever do it and I John. I said look you know. Is it possible? The Jerry Jones kind of knew that this was coming that he was going to lose his ability to use both tags and somewhat prepared. Here's John Maclean said on. Espn Antonio John. You mentioned the The franchise transition tag loophole. That may be filled up and unavailable to the cowboys. Now maybe I'm giving Jerry Jones and co a little bit too much of the benefit of the doubt here. But in your estimation do you think that they you know Jerry Jones at least and we don't know the way the votes win but that he would seemingly be at the very least somewhat in support of this which would negate the ability to tag to players if he did not have a plan in place to at the very least keep one or two of these. You know high price three free agents. They have Adak Amari. I'm Byron Jones before the Franchise. Tag deadline that that's a great point. Jerry Jones. One of the movers and shakers in driving this agreement and even though it could hurt him. But I think Jerry all along you can't keep everybody I expect them to Cape Prescott and probably Cooper if Byron Jones those on the market. He's got a chance to be is defensive defensive back in yesterday I think teams are going to line up to give him a record-breaking deal. I don't think they would do that. With the Mario Cooper. There's too many good receivers. It's a great year for receivers coming out the draft. It's a good year for corners. If you don't mean Horn and the top after the first round so say they let Burne Jones go say the replacing with a cheaper free agent or they go after a corner in the draft and they can even train them they might have their pick of all of them no big deal John Maclean said it was a great point no big deal deal no big deal but anyway I think that if you're looking again if you're trying to be positive trying to be optimistic. I think there are two things to note one is that this is not probably not a surprise to cut the cowboys. Brass right like they had to have known that the collective bargaining agreement could be You know a a new one could be struck and therefore the ability that they were potentially leaning on to utilize both tags would be rendered moods and so they had to potentially be prepared for that. Maybe they all prepared for that. Maybe the preparedness is the preparedness to lose both Byron Jones in Amari Cooper. Who knows the other thing is that Adam schefter head tweet about this where he said Some something to the effect of if there's a new CBA expect a flurry of roster moves. And it's possible that you know we. We've heard so much about how different players in different guys and especially quarterbacks are awaiting the new CBA strike new contracts because they want a piece of whatever. The new percentages that players are going to get and whatnot and so we'll see so it also is possible that maybe the deal lanes right after the new. Cba struck because maybe DAX team is waiting for a new CBA to all to make their move. So who knows? But that's the positive side of things if you're trying to be positive so it is what it
NFL Renovates Gwen Cherry Park Football Field
"Gwen Cherry Park. which is in Liberty City is where players like colts wide receiver T Y Hilton in former steeler Antonio Brown grew up playing pee wee football yesterday yesterday? NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell showed up here to unveil a new turf. Field and several. Local officials spoke at a ceremony to commemorate the occasion the in addition to building strong children Mister Dale. We build champions here. The gwen Cherry Paul Bulls have one six. Pop won a super bowls. And I think that's the total number of the Patriots have won so we can't be doing too bad and at the moment as we speak fifteen. NFL players will come from this part does NFL players include Teddy Bridgewater Amari Cooper Delvin. Cook Labonte David remarkable list given that Liberty City is home to around twenty thousand people. I spoke with one of the neighbourhoods. Youth coaches not. My husband's father tyrone my name. Is Taro Hilton. I coach I don't know how many kids but there's a lot of kids in Miami here Gwen Chair Park coaching since nineteen ninety nine. So I've been coaching in for a number of years and I enjoy coaching these kids here. What does liberty city like? You got to be your own man like I tell you why you gotta be on Man Maybe neighborhood you have a bad and you gotta good but it's up to you to follow the good. You know you see wrong over there. You don't have to go way wrong. You go way right. Just do the right thing. So what was it like when you were growing up here when I was growing up here it wasn't as bad as it is now. You know you got more games You got more stuff to Troubled kids can get into right then and there. You know You fight you get back together as friends now you fight the guys see you next day you know it kill you. You know. That's that's the hardest part about you know growing up. Here is my violence now than when you're a kid it's more violence way is more violence more violence you see a gunshot You know you duck and everything. It's it's really tough stuff you see on. TV Israel who are some of the NFL players. He came from this neighborhood. Wow it's a whole lot. You Got T. Y.. Hilton you. You Got Tonio Brown. You've got Teddy Bridgewater. You Got Devante Freeman. We own a football field. devante Freeman on that bill. devante Freeman wasn't running back always always had devante Freeman at quarterback so I turned Costa offense. He walks up to coach running back. I put him at running back. I actually really did and I said wow look at this kid him before I knew it. He's running back next level. They take them through the mill. They take him to the ground. You know Tamp Down Bill Amok yelling at them screaming at him to make sure to get right. That's why you see motives. Were colleges now come. They come down. They told me Nick savings over like four times last week. This is found. This is this is to ground right here. There are so many activities comfort. You know whether it's on the pee wee we level what is on the college level whereas school level. You know to get good quality coach. I remember watching you coach Peewee a few years ago. I think there there were like four five year old kids but usually four or five year. Old Kids it's just run run run you know one kid. Everyone chases they are running place. Yeah T- wise little boy. I think you saw touchdown still remembers on that side of the field. And it's just a football instance. Now here I mean you see a little kid at four and five stopping on a dime going across the new and it gets better and better as you grow up. You Know Glenn. Cherry Park is now hosting the third generation of the Hilton family. On the ninth field. Open tyrone son. Ty brought his own sons nephews to practice and carry on the family tradition receiver for Jerry. Pollock just taught me everything I know we had. We had star pledges sit on a bench waiting for the competition was always there to competition was always so you know always full five deep. Every position always wanted to give back community. You know Chad Johnson did Repairman data for me to follow in the footsteps. She knows on your identity paid for this is why we're gotta gotta you know so. I'm always here every year every chance I get another workout so I'm always you got my son. You know my my close friends you know Rochelle. Oh Cato Buki Raj and my tight end I used to play for the coast. Ross traveled. No He's in second grade and he's playing with third and fourth graders in my my son Jean. They're dominated seventh grade football and basketball. They have lost the game. Never know the kids that I grow with you know a lot of kids. That's competitive competitive. Drive as you so I wanna see that you know because you know anything competitive job. It ain't like this so you know it's pretty special. Oh absolutely you never want to forget where you come from your mom and dad always I mean on no forget where you come from so I always always come back to give back to the kids. Let them know you know. I was saying shoes I was in the same season that you can trust me. You can do it
Cowboys to move on without Jason Garrett
"Jason Garrett's time up as coach of the Dallas Cowboys Edward a reporting Jerry Stephen Jones have decided coach will not be part of the organization moving forward on Friday and paid Simmons on why this process lasted so long after the season to other Jerry and Stephen Jones have moved slowly out of respect for Jason Garrett you know they have a long history with him as a backup quarterback you to this is that coach a head coach's father was in the organization when Jerry bapa team as a scout and they finally concluded that phase of this process and that's going to end with Jason Garrett not being a part of the organization beyond his expiring contract and when exactly they make that announcement I thought sure what I've been told soon and that the next phase will have them moving into the process of interviewing candidates in the battle begin quickly after phase one is totally finished off yes was contract set to expire January fourteenth status with the team at issue since last February the cowboys didn't give a contract extension they missed the playoffs in twenty nineteen finish eight neighbor the four time in his tenure as coach Keyshawn Johnson on the job candidates and Jerry Jones himself he was on sports and we stand ready to make a decision on it there was the eight their long term in the obvious would clearly felt that their work you say while they waited till Thursday well the food that just won't really it just is so you kind of say okay take a deep breath we get back to the facilities we talk about a little bit we think about we pondered overnight we need or Thursday we meet on Tuesday we meet on Wednesday we have a conversation and we finally so you know women the best thing for us to do if not give the public what they looking for what they looking for me to do is be extremely mad and walk out of there on Sunday night if fire you on the tarmac so instead of doing that this call wait a couple days are you playing for the cowboys you're familiar with Jerry Jones and and and his thinking all what happens next now in this search for the next cowboys head coach I think a guy like Mike Zimmer Minnesota Vikings head coach could potentially be a candidate you say how could that be well I I II coach there in the deepest corner along try defensive coordinator for Jerry Jones is the bill Parcells fact either stay here they know what they're getting in that particular coach but also there's a young officer coordinator in cabin step band he this sitting there in Minnesota the Minnesota Vikings don't want to part ways with him they don't want him all of a sudden start to get interviews and become a category another team so I would be surprised if somehow might dimmer wind up being the head coach of the Dallas Cowboys in the cabinet she takes over as the head coach of the Minnesota Vikings so a lot of story lines this call come about here over the next with date but I think this time around you will get the head coaching job right where the coach may be season one more before we go do you think that at this point Jerry Jones is ready to surrender more control to a head coach now then he has been willing to in the past as bill Parcells left and and I want to turn this on your stamina I am right now status is not a defense Jerry Jones was some what he is and even as well as we clay as well as Jerry junior what is your you Jones gone wrong with that organization other than the head coaching hire that's a very good question that's very good everybody everybody everybody said here you're you're here the one on that team thank you for calling the latter team for the National Football League I would I would argue and say that their top five channels it is four tally dole is a National Football League the problem is that head coach because you're you're not holding the plate yeah well that gives the player is a free pass for having innate need season the talent on the field didn't win enough games he and Garrett will finish as the second longest tenured and second most winningest coach in team history Tom Landry a record of eighty five and sixty seven the wonders to playoff games unable to get past the divisional round Mike wells Myron Medcalf on Freddie Fitzsimmons the Dallas Cowboys there you know they draw attention but the the the days of being America's team and wanted to be part of what is age and it's not the same anymore it is not the same strictly because of what you have to deal with away from just coaching of football team is not simply you know put together a strong staff the coaster brakes of Amari Cooper Ezekiel Elliott and dak Prescott it's also having the answer constant questions from your boss the owner Jerry Jones deck could become a headache when you're you can't simply just focus on the task of putting your team in the proper position the try to have success there's a side show that comes with it and some people are built or not built to be able to deal with that so you got to find the right coach who is not only a great Exynos guy but somebody who's mentally strong enough to handle the constant you know looking over the shoulders and the pestering of your boss meddling in the inside of things wonder why things are not going well or to give us suggestions on what you should be doing that's not something easy that everybody can handle that type of situation well it and not everybody wants it and that's why I think a lot of these cultures your Matt rules related rallies urban Meyer's why except that to me if you're not going to modernize the structure of your organization so that your owner can do what every other owner does and take a backseat and not be this forward facing figure who's hosting its own press conferences after the game sometimes undermining the head coach then then how can you expect to attract a great candidate bomb out rule no one eight I'm leaving Baylor I got a chance to build something there if I'm leak in Raleigh I'm in Oklahoma and every year I get a chance to go to the college football playoff leave in Oklahoma where I can coach for another decade at least about continue to succeed ever murmur Meyer I'm not leaving LA or on the TV analyst making good money watching a lot of football injuries bouncing around the country see a lot of teams to go to Dallas where I've got a deal with Jerry that's why I think it's going to be difficult if Jerry Jones wants to continue to be Jerry Jones I don't think Mike he's going to end up with any of the top candidates identifying potential replacements Bobby carpenter and fox college football reporter Bruce Feldman gas on Freddie impede Simmons Stephen Jones Jerry Jones offered that coaching job urban Meyer she would say I think that's a hard job to say no urban probably wouldn't be needing to be for another year is that all you but who knows enough the big job at the glamorous job and remember the nose you know damn owns his courage and damn ongoing expound acted it all back thank god yeah I was supposed to do the oil itself journal part of mine and to buy that it was offered so you're going to want to meet your need to guide it was a proven track record we've done it before who's been in the playoffs the only guy that I look at the newest hires cycle that's really available is Mike McCarthy and it's free thank god I'm not that I'm not the biggest Mike McCarthy stand the world but he's the only guy that it holds no one Barty and that is the only thing that Jerry Jones once he is getting older is that you know you if you spend more time on this earth that he's going to spend has the last was starving if you get that oracle Marty troche with them of the order would love to put it in there Mike you've done that you chose to leave and you've been in the playoffs he's done a good job that would be my selection I don't know if they don't know what it does do checks all
Fitzpatrick to start for Dolphins at Buffalo on Sunday
"The dolphins are going back to Ryan Fitzpatrick over Josh Rosen he gets a start against his former team this Sunday in buffalo either Amari Cooper nor Randall Cobb practice today for the cowboys it acquired and back injuries
Antonio Brown, released by Raiders, reportedly signs with Patriots
"Friday yes Friday before Antonio brown was released by the raiders and signed by the patriots will Kane gave his Superbowl picks I think you're gonna see championship game will be the Dallas Cowboys against the New Orleans Saints and I expect Ezekiel Elliott and dak Prescott to get the better of who dat nation I expect the Dallas Cowboys to represent the NFC in the Superbowl in the AFC I think you're a C. championship game is going to be a rematch of last year's New England Patriots in cancer the case and I think and tell the party is over I'm gonna be the last one out don't worry boys I got the lights I'm a stick with the patriots until the last beers drank your Super Bowl is New England Patriots against the Dallas Cowboys and here comes the objectivity the New England Patriots and Tom Brady beat the Dallas Cowboys in the Super Bowl and we'll cane on Monday in the wheel came show can say Tom Brady Antonio brown and the patriots can beat the cowboys in the Super Bowl ESPN NFL reporter ed Werder on more the cowboys in their season opener and how they'll use as he killed Elia against the giants cowboys head coach Jason Garrett does expect Ezekiel Elliott to play against the giants Ellie is practicing for his third straight day now that is hold out is ended Garrett said the coaches are going to the game of the planned one they're still developing as evaluate what they're seeing from Elliott it'll be a flexible plan one that can be modified as the game plays out but the cowboys have office of concerns beyond Elliott dak Prescott has its own a pass to Amari Cooper to game because a receiver missed nearly a month with a heel injury tight end Jason Witten center Travis frantically playing their first read. season games since twenty seventeen here's what Prescott told Cooper as a make final preparations he said everything that we do in the next couple days we have to do it full speed we've got to be getting game reps right now Prescott said it's not necessarily because they need to make up the missed time you just said we need to be sharp in everything we do from this point forward that is the S. P. N. NFL reporter ed Werder again cowboys and giants on Sunday week one of the first Sunday of the
AB reacts to fines from Raiders, has new helmet
"We have to address a couple more here. We're gonna start in with exactly what is going on in oakland oakland with antonio brown's so many things have happened. It's hard to keep track of and hard knocks being there to help the situation for the raiders in dealing with their star wide receiver and the various antics surrounding him the helmet issue has been well documented for some time for those who don't know antonio browns helmet that he has used his entire career was deemed illegal by the n._f._l. It wasn't safe enough for antonio so he decided to filed a suit saying that he wasn't enough time to adequately find a helmet. He likes to wear for the games. He filed two different grievances. Both it did not fly with the n._f._l. And he lost both of them so he has had to find a helmet he has reported to camp the newest thing being he has has been fined by mike mayock general manager for missing so much time with the team. Antonio brown has stated how upset he is about these fines being levied on on him but frankly i love antonio brown's charisma. I love the way he uses the media to help him and you got to think about the raiders in with hard knocks with everything around their team right now media wise. There's a lot of scrutiny jon gruden being signed that ten year one hundred million dollar contract trading khalil mack trading amari cooper everyone in the n._f._l. Media is trying to keep tabs on what's going on in oakland and antonio brown by taking taking so much of that media heat. He has really made it easier for guys like p._j. Hall arden key cleveland feral jonathan abrams josh jacobs all these rookies and second year players that really have some potential have not had to deal with this media blitz because antonio has been there to kinda shield them from that and on that side i think that the raiders as an organization as a fan base need to thank antonio brown for taking that heat off of their other players so they can develop and really dig into the system not having to worry about media relations however now with this new grievance hopefully it's nothing between antonio brown and mike mayock. They can just move past. It's obvious that he had to get fined for missing so much time with the
Who is more important to the Dallas Cowboys: Ezekiel Elliott or DeMarcus Lawrence?
"Would you say is more important to the success of the dallas cowboys ezekiel elliott demarcus lawrence simple question well. I would say this is zeke elliott but for reasons that aren't as apparent. He had seventy seven catches ashes. He's a factor in their passing and we we agree. Zeke light is more valuable to the dallas cowboys and demarcus lawrence marcus lawrence pete over twenty million dollars. A year out of context is everything zeke. Elliott has two more years on his contract. He has no place to go. They could franchise him after that so that is a big look. He's really important but where else this is he gonna go. He has two years remaining. That's what makes it hard and it's not just the two years remaining the to franchise tag after that third franchise tag if they wanted so you could make the argument that dallas controls zeke's rights for five more seasons and get ice about until he decides through the collateral damage and all of this is the play the teammate you sitting there you you know nancy. We had the preseason bahamas. You're now. Everybody's focus week. One game plan in for the giants here. We're planning for the giants. We're getting ready for a divisional opponent and our best player has named reported. You know how much of a down of that is going into the the season will all everyone has all this optimism because everyone's owino right every it's a clean slate for everyone. You had a data zeke elliott. There hasn't ed's reporting and damian from a player's perspective. Here's the other thing anybody could get zeke elliott signed. That's the easy part. The context is dot prescott amari cooper byron aaron jones and starring see so you want your teammate in there but in the back of your mind as veteran. You're like wait a second. How much of the pies left for me so you have to really artful in terms of saying well. I got to be able to get jailing smith signing because he can't leave the marcus lawrence of good pass rusher but i gotta leave enough money for these other players because the starting quarterback he can't go anywhere. He may not happy elite but they've won. A lot of games with the sky is one. We'll say mike and i'm sorry but this is the dallas cowboys for for building team around zeke elliot. You look out of the dallas. Cowboys are constructed. They are like one of the few teams that their bill ronald running back. Okay so dallas cowboys put themselves in this position right now and now they're paying the piper because zeke elliott zeke elliott has perform and then maybe the top running back in the national football. He sees what the future is running running back position and he's sitting there saying i'm not i need it. I need to withhold services right now if i don't do it right now. I'm never going to get paid like like the other top running back. You're the best argument you can make for zeke elliott. They were fifth in the n._f._l. Last year and time of possession translate look at their defense. They were top five defense because they were never on the field. There were twenty two point scored but zeke elliott kept the their defense off the field bottom line. What's the eleventh-hour in this. I think that once you get to next week next week we get past monday or so monday or tuesday not complete the opener which again juries now bracing for an expecting and i think the problem with this situation with melvin gordon the longer it goes on the more things are said the more issues pop up we already heard jerry jones one say zeke coup which basically insulted zeke as agent so these things going. You never expected last year. After a couple of weeks. Steelers offensive lineman would be critical levian bell and they were and that inflamed the situation association and led to hurt feelings and eventually led to levy on bell sitting out the year so once you get this far into the game and they're so many sides with so much at stake everything is very personal sensitive and it's very risk but there there's a big distinguishment here. Fear does the work of reason. Maybe i'm bell was a free agent. J._v. soundcloud can be free agent. Zeke elliott's going anywhere at some point. He has to be reasonable because if he wants to play football is going to be all you with that but what i would say to you there is this in the next time zeke elliott steps on the football field he has he's not gonna be out there until he gets new contract when it gets a new contract what's the guarantees on that you tell me why would he stepped foot on fulfill. Find me take who am i sell it. I'm not stepping foot on a football field until i have my thirty forty whatever the number raising guaranteed millions of dollars and i'm not risking myself getting an a._c._l. Injury were some kind of career threatening injury. That would damage value. You keep your three point eight million dollars dollars this year. You keep defines. They come with that. We'll see how it goes if i'm sitting out the season and not playing and there are questions every day season to sabotage and if i'm jerry jones is stephen stephen jones. I'm betting on my offense align. I'm betting on good quarterback. I'm getting on the return of jason witten and every game i win. I'm more voted in my position and that's how why this whole thing is gonna implant and i've been in that situation. I'm like boy. We hold up without the role rears omnitel his agent we can but that's what kept me up at night and that's really where the cowboys are can only pollard pass protect. I promise you the first time that he gives up a sack. That's gonna put more money in zeke. Elliott's pocket and that's why i said at the beginning zeke elliott is right. The dallas cowboys right. Both sides are right now. The question is figuring out a solution that works for everybody that helps them save their season and help zeke. They don't either talk about it again on monday today to announce they are inactive ninety minutes before kick-off. I'm saying the eleventh hours like ninety one minutes as long as as long as he can get sign on that day on sunday before kick-off saturday four o'clock right he'd have to be in a roster exempt. It's a great point susan because they could get roster exemption so maybe they could sign him. He could work out for a couple of days but it'd be saturday and then as you're limit though
Cowboys extend LB Smith on 5-year, $64M deal
"Time the cowboys signed Jaylen Smith to a five year extension worth sixty four million dollars thirty five million guaranteed Jerry Jones played this last hours is getting stuff done this is a contract store you'll bend Barger and my **** to get a contract out there with you for the last three way Daqing Amari Cooper in Ezekiel Elliott Jones saying needing team and friendly deals you have to allocate your resources wisely to keep and have all of those players you have to do that and here's Smith he's actually he's thrilled with the money in the years he got in order to win you need guys enough you myself as one of those guys so it's a great deal I news right now is this poor kid you know he tore up his name Kerala age fell in the draft and came all the way back and is I could tell you he's probably one of the top four line back and they may have to the top for my Max in a league I mean him banner Asher are ridiculous how good they are now here's Jones almost getting emotional when discussing Smith perseverance he has never complain he has never wavered never store these never quit wow not one tenth of this year lacks a running back jerk who hasn't showed up old camp in his **** and moaning and then getting upset when I make a joke when I had is back during his domestic brown suspension listen god true that's true I mean there's no doubt that there's something in there with that stat called with the thing you know Amari Cooper dak Prescott haven't said anything either I mean they over there they're laying I yeah they're playing they showed up there kinda like doing it the way Jilin Smith is doing it I got a bunch of good deals on that team they just always in that and never we have one or two guys you know go off the rails every team yeah but the cat was gonna get calmer more so like those things are bigger stores with the cowboys and Jerry Jones a big personality America's team and the few owners that speaks on a weekly basis like the
NFL, Dallas Cowboys And Amari Cooper discussed on This Morning with Gordon Deal
"Who's on the NFL with the Dallas Cowboys routine with several players were gonna get new contracts while quarterback dak Prescott wide receiver Amari Cooper and hold out running back Ezekiel Elliott still waiting the team side one backer Jaylen Smith to a five year sixty four million over extension with thirty five point five million dollars
"amari cooper" Discussed on The Doomsday Podcast
"They'll get a big win plan for you today. In fact <hes> Amari Cooper is on the agenda Cowboys <hes> number one wide receiver and ED. We have come in here. <HES> <HES> here on fire had a lot of things <hes> occur while we're here. Some things didn't occur the running back is still not ear and I would say <hes> so far today they had had another padded practice Ed. What's the what's your biggest takeaway so foreign camp while I think the most interesting development is the fact that like you said Ezekiel Elliott still not here? I don't think the cowboys have feel real sense of urgency but there's been a little back subtle back and forth between the two sides. It's I don't think <hes> a coincidence incidents that on the day Elliott relocates his holdout to Kabo San Lucas that the cowboys respond by signing Alfred Morris the veteran running back who started five games in two thousand seventeen when Zeke was also in Kabo in engaged in his suspension from the N._F._l.. <hes> productive player you know talking to Stephen Jones probably not a guy that they would have pursued as a so soon had Zeke ben here but a guy that they had interest standing was about to take a physical with the New Orleans saints so the cowboys reacted when they knew they had the opportunity to get a player that they were comfortable with at the running back position. Should it become necessary to play without Zeke and I think they have to take that seriously. I do think they thought.
"amari cooper" Discussed on The Herd with Colin Cowherd
"I can't put a dollar value on, but they just seem way more valuable than what I paid for it. Let me give you an example TSA pre check I pay eighty five dollars. I went to the airport eighty five dollars for TSA pre check that covers a couple of years. I don't know what it's worth. I can't sell it to anybody. There's no tangible value, but I know that I'm in a better mood when I go to the airport. I know that I can pack differently. I can wear shoes that I don't have to take off. It changes my mood. It alleviates stress going to the airport. Forget when I'm in line driving packing for the airport. I don't know what TSA pre check is worth a hell of a lot more than eighty five dollars is what I paid for it. So what is the value of things in your life in football, we assessed value based on fantasy points because everybody plays fantasy football. So when Amari Cooper goes to the Cowboys, you're going to be like, well, let's he has like eighty five catches and twelve touchdowns. He didn't do my fantasy team any good. The value is going to be different with Amari Cooper the Cowboys right now average about three hundred twenty yards game. That's like twenty six in the league. They're like twenty six twenty ninth thirtieth on all their stats offensively yet. If fifty yards a game extra just fifty they go from three hundred and twenty yards three seventy during the middle of the pack. That's really successful. If the safety has to shade over to Amari Cooper, therefore allowing more running games in three to four more first downs. Remember this about the Dallas Cowboys. Remember, what about to tell you on the Dallas Cowboys? They are three and. Oh when they score twenty points. They don't need this guy to be over the top to be successful. They've never lost a game this year when they scored twenty their defense is good. They found their pass rushers. They found their linebackers their front sevens. Excellent. It's one of the best front sevens and football. If Amari Cooper comes in and doesn't reward your fantasy team. Well, that's not going to be how the Cowboys Dina successful. When I drive to an airport with TSA pre. It is no longer a series of can't I can't pack that I can't wear that. I can't do that. I can't show up then it to series of oh, I can wear that. I can pack that I can show up later. I can go run this Aaron before I go to the airport. Amari Cooper is going to alleviate can't he's gonna give you cans when Scotland a hand drive to the airport drive to the game. When Jason Garrett drives to practice when Dag drives to practice all those coordinators, all those coaches all those players, it's now can we can throw deep. Oh, we can run these three trap plays because the safety now shades over the right with Amari Cooper, like how do you define worth? How do you define success? If you got your franchise quarterback, and you got your defense, and you can bring in a player who makes both better. That you go from twenty-six offense to fourteenth just fifty five more yards. Four more first downs. That's successful. I mean, don't get yourself. If the Cowboys made that field goal against Washington on Sunday, they'd be four and three and you'd be looking at its deal going. Yeah. We got we got our guy, but there are three and four airbase. I oh, by the way have a buy this week. That's a perfect time for Amari Cooper to come in. And got a by learning the playbook had a by by the way as last week in Oakland had a by. We've got two week by healthy. He learned the playbook and by the way, next game up home, Monday night football extra rest against Tennessee. Not a good road team and also struggling in the secondary. So just I don't know how to put a dollar everything can't be like well this. This guy's worth this. And this guy's worth that. I just know in my life. There are things like TSA pre check that I pay eighty five bucks for and it feels a thousand times more valuable than that in America. Cooper's gonna show you real value. You're not gonna find all of it on your fantasy team. You get.
"amari cooper" Discussed on Skip and Shannon: Undisputed
"You gotta have some energy. When you talk about Amari Cooper to America's deemed, oh you daddy. Founded the Miami excited every night. I get more excited because the more I think about it the more I love this. They just went out and got a two time pro bowler who's all twenty four years of age. And he is completely healthy. He wasn't concussion protocol. But he says he's completely out of that. But he's had no needs no shoulders. No achilles. No, no. He is just good to go. And I have talked to him. I had one session with him on the other network, and I found him to be a really bright young man and a quick study. And I think he will just pick up this cowboy offense lickety-split and now perfectly right on schedule. They do have a buy week. What a great time to go acquire. The missing link. Go get him. So that you can at least have some extra practice wasn't day. That said he's not a magic. And what did you say we pulled that quote, a little bit out of context because the story that I read believe it's the Dallas Morning News. The early quotes the higher quotes are Dak was talking about how excited the whole football team is and I'm gonna use one quote out of their guys on defense or excited. The DB's are excited the defense Abacha. Karen, you, okay. So the point is that that's what I tried to tell you finally Jerry Jones actually woke up and did something. Okay. Again. Did he plunge? Yes. Did he overpay for Amari Cooper? Yes. He did. I said I give a fourth round or he gave a first where the eagles poised to give a second. They offered a second Redskins going to get into the bidding war. Yes. They were. So he just closed the deal. And I say thank you Jerry Jones because he sent a message to a locker room that is struggling because to your. Point. The defense is second points allowed there hanging in there hanging in the offense can't close deals on the road Owen floor on the road. But if you have a playmaker, you have a real live Pro Bowl number one receiver whose athletic. He's a glider. He's got that easy. Deep speed. He can run by people before they even know it he'll run past you. Okay. So the whole locker room according to Dak is excited. And he also went on to say that after watching him get into throw to on the practice field again against air seven on seven. He said some of the things he does just jump out. We'll obviously they do because he's got this collection of number three's. Alan Hearns Deontay. Thompson you're out there. He's the best route Rolodex ever thrown bought by far, and we know Dez didn't run rally. Right. And again Dax it it's like getting a new toy. So then he tried to temper all this saying, hey, hold on this later in the interview or. This isn't a magic pill. One player isn't gonna make all these airs that we've been making goal away. He's not the one guy is going to keep that from fumbling at the goal line. If he gets careless with the football. Okay. So the quarterback is taking a little pressure off Amari and say, we'll put it back on me. You can't because for the middle of the season. So these tell you anytime you make a trade that guy automated you saying he's a guy. He's the piece, but let me ask you this. You say Mark comes and he doesn't have any need. No hip. No Shoda no injury that can cousin protocol while the inconsistency. I can't explain it. I don't know. Did he again two years big time when you're a rookie in the NFL and you make the Pro Bowl is that not pretty great. Did you make the Pro Bowl? You know, you did. The team that they're okay. So he made the Pro Bowl and then he slipped. He slipped in his third year. And then he really slipped this year. He had a couple of hundred yards gang hundred games. But you failed to point out that there was a store your off yesterday. But there was a story out of Oakland that he had asked out. So it wasn't like he was happy in they dumped him. Although I think Jon Gruden was out on him because of his inconsistency. And I told you he's not your typical alpha male diva receiver he's not in your face..
"amari cooper" Discussed on Blogging the Boys
"The Cowboys I run traffic for marker and the patriots fifth round draft pick for Josh corn. Well, first of all the patriots as a franchise or in a position where they can take risks that nobody else can. Because of who they are. That's just you know, they have that much house money so to speak the Cowboys leadership is important to them. And I don't think that they could risk. A character issue with Josh Gordon. And so while. Yeah, I mean in a vacuum. I'd rather pay a fifth round draft pick for Josh Gordon. It's not the same thing. It's not apples to apples in terms of how he would fit in with the Cowboys and the risk posed now. I think the good point about the pages. They already have something in place that has been just bulletproof for so many years because just to they have Bella check and greatest of all time quarterback Tom Brady. And just Gordon just Gordon came as such a amount of baggage. And you you know, you hope that maybe you can interject anyone a receiver because really doesn't matter. The patriots who they have out there for some reason they just end up being there during December January Amari Cooper, he's the full package. So we can create a lot of different things. They're often something that hopefully that they needed to add what we know they need to add something, but hopefully, the hopefully it's Amari Cooper is going to be here for finish his crew out here. I mean, that'd be the best case scenario for the Cowboys totally. And so this was a weird week of weird beginning to the week for us. On the seven five. Oh, that's why this episodes coming out on Wednesday. We normally get out on Monday or Tuesday at the latest. We will have our normal second episode of the week on Thursday. So be on the lookout for that. Makes you subscribe to the blog on the voice podcast feed on apple and Android devices. The last thing Tony before we end this episode. I'm curious Amari Cooper is now that he's onto Cowboys. He's the what best player on their offense. If you rank them because and I'll I'll let you think all I answer. I think that if you ranked their individual talents as far as how good they are at their respective jobs. I think Zack Martin's number one. And I don't think tyrants myth is playing like number two right now, I've been Tyron Smith is struggling Saucedo Zeke is number two. And in fact, say that time Smith is struggling so much that Amari has the potential to be number three is right there with Tyron Smith. I think I think, you know, you're top for our Zack Martin Zeke, and then Amari Tyron Smith in some water have you wanna shuffle them? But I. He he's that important automatically. And I don't know that Dez a year ago was was the third or fourth best player on the overall oftens. Well, I'm gonna I agree somewhat. But I'm gonna have to agree to disagree on my four. I got Zeke, obviously number one five one five on that. Collectively? I look at the offense online. I don't think they're that. Good. I mean Zack Martin. Yes, he's Marin but still collectively it's a collective dill. I just don't think that to build a renting my top four. I don't think I don't have that number two. I gotta go with Kobe easily. That's often at number two. And then, you know, Mark Cooper right now. The I if that's what we're measuring. His I guess his ability and what he may bring to this franchise. I'm gonna go number three and from there. I can go down the down the ladder in kind of look. Where these players rang. But right now, it's all about the the expectation in the play making big play making ability, and I hope that that's the case the hope that this is a home run for the Cowboys. Oh in Tennessee in two weeks, and they go and like blow up the scoreboard thirty five points and more Cooper has over one hundred yards receiving yards and ten catches. That'd be a lot of fun. We'd have be a lot of fun for this franchise. It'd be a lot of fun for the fans and everyone else, and you know, talking about the lack of offense of explosion. And then the other thing about Cowboys the flags like look, hey, we're trying to do. Thanks. Don't don't. We don't want..
"amari cooper" Discussed on Blogging the Boys
"Car loses much value. And you drive it off the lot whatever logs on the depreciation. Used by a pre owned cars. And so I mean people people get scared to get cold feet. They get apprehensive. And so I think there's a lot of logic to this again ideal. You would not have given up first Ron Jaffe, but the Cowboys are in a position where they feel like that's necessary. And so I think that this makes sense in a lot of ways in. Here's where the move is necessary for them this move, this Amari Cooper, trade to me tells us if you things that are undeniable about the Cowboys number one they obviously failed at the whole wide receiver by committee approach that's very in glaringly obvious, number two. They are all in. I mean, they are chips in when you take off the glasses at the table all in on deck Prescott from now until the end of the two thousand nine hundred and season. You mentioned money we've talked contracts they have to determine whether or not act Prescott is worth quarterback money. And that's. That's depreciation value that you cannot take back. Yeah. You can you can wash your hands clean Amari Cooper, doesn't work out in two years. And it's it's, but it's not the biggest deal, but if you error on giving a quarterback quarterback money, and he sucks you cannot undo that for a while. So if Amari Cooper if spending a first round draft pick helps them determine beyond a shadow of a doubt, which is a phrase. I think I've said this before that I don't totally understand. But whatever if he helps them determine whether or not Dak Prescott is the guy than it is absolutely worth it. You have to find that out. What you're you're really running out of reasons why you offense can't get going. Now, we can all we talk about the offense Alon that's another. That's another issue. Right. But as far as you know, being able to establish of report with a really really good core receivers and the number one. Yes, there's really no excuse now because you. This guy's really showed that he can be a really a tremendous receiver and again as I just mentioned earlier for years in the National Football League. And so that's going to be I would say I almost it's almost like a slippery slope. Because if you give that Prescott all the ingredients. Okay. And all those ingredients to really be prolific offense of passing team. I don't know if he's on lighted up. Then it's like now you're really under Macher scope, unless this really let's really just look in really dissect how good of a passer Dak Prescott is new you're gonna find out. And you know, I don't hate the start the whole doubt in that. But now what we've seen? I've really haven't been sold on him really being the franchise quarterback of the future just times. It's just a Radic. And and just. A little too inefficient for me. Sure. And if he cannot get it done now because you can make excuses having you wanna make them, and I don't mean to call them excuses. But you can look at last season. For example. You can call Dez what he was you can call him a distraction. I mean, I don't necessarily subscribe entirely too that feary Amari Cooper, very different receiver. Very he's better right off the bat. He's better receiver today than than has been in some time. And from disposition standpoint Mars, quiet guy isn't going to be that guy. That's. You know, causing any kind of ruckus, he's a quiet diligent disciplined guy. And I think that's beneficial for that. I think that's beneficial for the offense. That's Jason Garrett. Classic right kinda guy. And so yeah, I mean if that can't get this done. I mean, you've given the guy one of the best running backs in the NFL, maybe their offense of Linus implying the best overall unit in the league right now. But they're still at the very worst the fifteenth best offense of line into game. You've now given to him unquestioned number one wide receiver. Tamari Cooper you. Give him a defense that is Bala now and linebackers and pass rushers that are really just playing at exceptional levels. If you can't get it done then. Yeah..
"amari cooper" Discussed on Blogging the Boys
"Yeah, I think you gotta look at that way. But I mean, if you look at the economics part of it is reading this on believe as pro football dot com is that the Cowboys at the nineteen th pick in this last year's draft when they late and Vander could have got Calvin really for four years for eleven million dollars. Now, you look at Amari Cooper, and you know, everything's relative Mike Hooper March. Twenty nineteen is guaranteed almost fourteen million dollars. So you got to look at that. You look at that part of it in you'll Cavin really could have been, you know, in look, we can all again, hindsight is is what we look at all the time. But I think the biggest thing I will tell if this is a great trade for the Cowboys. And you know, I don't know what the hell's going on Oakland. But I think everyone is. And I just can't figure out the whole John groom. But that's another story. That'd be another show. Be like a Khalil Mack situation. You know Markelle for me you look at the first two years of his early career and twenty four years old. This is fourth year in the National Football League. If he can put up those numbers, but. You know, there's a lot of factors that winning this. And ultimately just comes down what type of production? You're going to get out of this guy. You mentioned the almost forty million dollars at him is guaranteed. The raiders had previously picked up a March fifth year option. So obviously the Cowboys are now on the hook for that. And I know many people have framed at this way, you look at it. I mean, I'm always making I don't wanna say pennies, but he's making seven hundred thousand dollars this season. That's nothing on your salary cap. So he's affectively effectively got Amari Cooper on a two year fourteen million dollar deal. That's a point a lot of people look at it kind of two year rental may. Yeah. And so one year rental so two years for forty million dollars. I think we're talking about a guy that's averaging seven million dollars a season. I think you take that all day long, especially when you look at how the Cowboys courted Sammy Watkins, you would take a Monica one hundred times out of a hundred times over Sammy Watkins additionally, there's a lot of levels to this. Amari Cooper on the outside with Michael Gallup who starting to find himself and coldeze Lee. The Cowboys will obviously have to give a new contract to. I mean that is a solid wide. Receiver trio is the best in the NFL. No, I don't think you can touch somebody like Minnesota, for example. But that is a really nice really young trio vied receivers. And now, you kind of have your set pieces because we have been so confused we've been so lost who's going to play where who's going to be their guide who's going to be their number one, etc. You have defined roles. They're all young players. Michael gobs, obviously rookie, I think you can feel really optimistic about that. There's no speculation. Now. Right, right. Mark Cooper is our number one wide receiver. There's no question, Mark. And obviously sends a message to Alan Hearns. And a lot of these other guys, you know, it didn't it wasn't. It didn't come for information. As far as you being a number one. And in just mentioned if you put together those three guys, you would think that you have. You have a guy that can go down the sideline in which they need and you cop, cold Beasley, and Michael Gallup. As you mentioned seems to me he's kind of getting some connection with that Prescott..
"amari cooper" Discussed on Blogging the Boys
"He is the seven five two times Super Bowl champion. Tony casillas. Tony happy hump day. There's a lot to talk about for a buy week. There's a lot more to talk about and usually Cirque other circumstances. But yeah, a lot has happened in the last twenty four hours or less than twenty four hours. So let's let's of set the stage for a second we're recording. We're going to put this out on a Wednesday. And update everybody on our schedule. We will have a Thursday episode as well. So you get back to back episodes of the seven five, oh things are so crazy that they kinda -ffected our personal lives and schedules and whatnot. This is always a really busy time of year your birthday Friday. So lots going on and the Cowboys, you know, you would think Tony that they would elect Argentinian they got a lot on their plate. You know? We'll just keep it chill know. No big deal. We'll let them have the bio. No, no, man. No, no, no on Monday around lunchtime. They traded you called this to a degree. You tweet it out last week. You said should the Cowboys give a first round draft pick for Amari Cooper? And I'll be honest a lot of people on the replies did not think that that would be a good payment for him. But that's what they gave. And we have a new wide receiver. I'm surprised I you know, I kind of look at this thing and. In the first part of it is a Cowboys could add probably will they could Calvin Ridley number nineteen in the last year's draft and the nineteen th pick, and then they kind of reverse course. And if they are going ahead and giving up a first round draft pick for next year. Then they bring Amari Cooper. And it's so ironic, I guess every wide receiver the place in National Football League, Alabama because we're talking about two guys former Alabama players, but yeah, I, you know, I've really just like everyone else. I, you know, I think it all comes down to what's the value? Put into a player. I mean is the guy come in and help you. I have no problem with decision RJ. I mean, it's all about we're gonna put them as they move forward. And clearly they thought this cat. Army Cooper could be the guy that with hopefully, and we will see can interject some offense of excitement. Yeah. I mean. So let's let's defy. Fine. This how the Cowboys are looking at it. Jason Garrett has said many times the trade has happened that they view Amari as their draft pick so to speak if you him as their first round selection from next year now my favorite movies back to this. So I told the time travel, and and you look at this. You have to you're dealing with the Cal. It's a good point good point in. So Amari Cooper is only twenty four years old. So is Calvin Ridley Mars only six months older than him. So I mean, you can understand how they've you him as a young player that you would essentially draft with the first draft pick. You mentioned the nineteenth overall pick which the Cowboys used to select late in Vandross. So let's look at it this way where Amari is obviously the twenty nine thousand first round pick for the Cowboys. I would rather have Layton and Amari than Calvin Ridley and whoever else just because we have the ability of of looking at hindsight right now. Now and Laden has looked like a superstar. We know that Amari Cooper can be a superstar. I would rather have that duo than I mean, everything can can obviously change, but I really am very satisfied with those players will..
"amari cooper" Discussed on Skip and Shannon: Undisputed
"Oh boy, that'll be tomorrow. Pets based. Chris is gonna. Join us in a bit. Are the Cowboys on their way to the playoffs with Amari Cooper, we'll discuss that with James Harrison. Next. So the Cowboys made a big move earlier this week, trading first round pick for Mari Cooper, couple of great toy. Aikman said he's quote a little skeptical about the trade and pro-football talks. Mike Florio says, the Cowboys move is not good financially and they should have drafted Filkins rookie wideout Kelvin Ridley with their nineteenth pick instead. So Michael Rapaport still with us. Now we have James Harrison joining the mix. We have a better Shannon Sharpe actually sitting, let's call it a skip James till sending though. Oh. I mean. Orders either way skip. I'm going to start with you here with the addition of Amari Cooper with your Cowboys. I mean, is Dallas new favorite in the NFC east? Yes, they are the favorite. They will win the NFC east because of Amari Cooper and less that demonic Howie Roseman the GM the eagles does what he's been doing for two years, which is dominate the National Football League unless he goes and gets Patrick Peterson from Arizona because that would cancel out the Amari move in Dallas. But barring that if it stays as is the scales just tipped in Dallas favor in an NFC east that hasn't even started. I'm sorry, you're giants or done already, but that's a whole nother story. We'll get to that a little later, but may I address the Calvin Ridley angle please? Because Mike Florio is trying to say that he would have been a better by and I soon a better player than Amari Cooper baloney to that. Calvin Ridley is not in Amaury Cooper's league Amari Cooper made to pro bowls as. Rookie and a second year player in this league. And that's pretty great in if I put Amari Cooper right now in the Atlanta, Falcons receiver mix not good things, but great things would happen because obviously, Calvin Ridley gets to play opposite Julio and sanu, and you see that little Marvin hall. Their second year player catch a touchdown pass on Monday night. So they have speed everywhere in Austin, Hooper as they're tied in is pretty good. So once if you put Calvin really in the middle of that, yeah, he's going to rise and shine occasionally, but not like Amari Cooper, so it's money. Well spent next year you would cost thirteen point. Nine million show me a free agent. It'll be on the market next year. That would be better than Amari Cooper. There's just not one. So again, did they overpay with the first round pick? Yeah, because he's not worth the first rounder, but the eagles had offered a second rounder. So what are you gonna? Do you have a chance to go win this division? And Jerry Jones finally did something, and he made the Dallas Cowboys a lot better because they don't have anything. He messed them. A lot better, but I don't think he makes them favorite. I'm still rolling with Washington because I still have a defense. That's pretty good. It's pretty three versus your defense, and they're five is not that many in between them as far as everything ski. My have quarterbacks, I have a quarterback date is not going to lose me game in Washington. He's going to control the ball..
"amari cooper" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader
"Are you a fan of drafting a defense and riding with them all year or where I'm at where you're kind of thinking, maybe I should just be doing the streaming route and just going week by week. Yeah. I tend to be more. The streaming rap mostly because I tend to wait until one of my last two picks to get a decent. So if you're talking about those tops, your defense is like, you know, the the Minnesota's the Philadelphia's those kind of teams those those goes off the board the board a lot earlier, you gotta be reaching for the ninth or tenth round to get one of them. I'm just not willing to do that. So because of that I'm gonna play the match up the other part of it in I've seen some people talk about this the way of coordinators are playing the game right now. They're allowing you to give up yards the ways to make places to get sacks injured turnover. So try to be opportunistic. And I think a lot of that lends itself to seeming. Streaming defense is just because you can play the match for instance, this weekend. The patriots going against the Bill that looks like Derek Anderson's gonna get another start. This is a good opportunity to go and try to stream the patriots because there's an opportunity for them to get sides turnovers. It's just hard to rely on a defense. Even if it's Jacksonville week after week to continually make those plays if the match ups aren't in their favorite. Yeah. Good stuff. Margaret, it's moments Marcus grant, NFL fantasy live on kmby tonight rang Kobe with you. All right, Oakland, Raiders shipping. Amari Cooper to the Dallas Cowboys, first of all I can't even fathom how they they gave up a first round pick for all break hands McGee Amari Cooper. But that's what happened. How do you see this working out in Dallas? Does this do anything to Dak Prescott value in? I mean, should Amari Cooper owners be exciting. I mean, I guess they showed right? I yes. I don't know. I don't know that this does much for either side to be honest with you. I mean for Maury Cooper unless you somehow picks up a new set of hands between Oakland in Dallas. Or can find a way to get the message for separation from defensive back? I don't know that it makes a difference. I mean, there's no sensible change or upgrading quarterback. I should say between Derek Carr dot Prescott. And now he's going to do an offense where they lower passing volume. I mean, this offense is still built around you Zeke you'll Elliott and feeding him the football as much as possible. So there may not be nearly nearly as many targets to go around as for Dax. This is sort of a replay of what happened when they had dead. We saw last year with Dez Bryant this offense. Still couldn't move the football in that Prescott. Still wasn't the reliable fantasy quarterback essentially Amari Cooper soon. Other Dez doesn't quite have the same speed to get to get separation still struggles catching the football regularly. I don't know that this changes much of anything for either guy. Yeah. No. I just I we looked at Amari Cooper numbers throughout his career. Like his game logs last night, Marcus. I mean, the guy, you know, he'll sprinkle in the eight hundred seventy our game with a couple of tugs every now and again, but then you'll have you know, three or four games in that same stretch where it's like three catches twenty six yards in you, just you know, that's not a wer one. Let's not even WR too. As far as I'm concerned me. That's basically Tyrone Williams s production where every couple of weeks, you might go off. But then he's just going to give you nothing the rest of the way. And you know for a guy that the Dallas Cowboys just gave up a first round pick for us. I can't even fathom how you would give up that much Amari Cooper. Hey, look at the match ups this week. What do you think is there some players to keep an eye on? Maybe they should be starting that, you know. Maybe you're kind of those fringe guys. That's what we're always looking to do really help guys. You know, the easy decisions. Okay. Hey, play Julio Jones play del Beckham junior. Yeah, we all got that. But you know, maybe some guys to keep an eye on that. Maybe you should be starting this week's matchup. You like I definitely like Marlin MAC this week against the raiders in the last couple of weeks MAC, I've been bigger the return of the match joke. Thank you guys player. Well, two weeks ago. He goes back from injury gets you eighty plus yard last week a huge game over one hundred and fifty yards with a couple of touchdown. We sort of made fun of jimmer stay in the because he said he thought Marlin that can get fifteen hundred yards. We sorta just kind of snickered at that. But we're seeing what at least a little bit of what Jim Irsay was seeing there. You've got a good up coming up against the raiders this weekend. That's one that. I would definitely try to take advantage of this. Dan, more points scored saints in the Vikings or Packers in the Rams. I'm gonna Packers Rams the Rams giving up a lot of yards on the ground. And plus you Aaron Rodgers stellar is walking around there still. So we know that the Rams can score. So that would not be a lot of fun to lot. Yeah. No doubt man, while we're damn near at the midway point anything to report on Levy on bell. I still think it's gonna be week ten. You got you're still going to be killing. But we waited this long. I don't see him breaking down. Now. Coming back early, man. I'm already in my main league that I got him. I'm already two and five man. But like I've made Sunday morning. And this is my my my biggest problem is a fantasy on Marcus twice this year. I've made Sunday morning roster tinkers and both times they have directly cost me wins. I put I put in Dalton for Trubisky at the last minute. I was like, oh, I don't know Dalton Trubisky against the patriots. I can't see it. He puts up like thirty five fantasy points. And then dawn legs lays an egg on national television. So the fantasy football guys hate me. I must have done something terrible in a former life. It's all good though at Morgan on Twitter. Always so good to us. We appreciate your time. Brother. Thank you so much. We'll be watching you on NFL fantasy live and we'll talk to you next week. Okay. I appreciate it Marcus grant NFL fantasy live joining us on kmby tonight. The Sunday morning tinker. Don't do it. Don't do it. I keep doing it. Moron came here today. Download.
"amari cooper" Discussed on Blogging the Boys
"It's it's that whole interconnected thing that one problem causes. Another problem to be worse, which then makes the first problem worse and it just you just seeing that, you know. The coaching was bad towards the end of the game. But I felt like for the first three and a half quarters, that wasn't a lot. You could point at the coaching staff. I don't think that Lenihan was calling the bad game at all. And it's just the clock management at the end. And I think they may have flinched a little bit because of the earlier problems. The offense was having. They didn't want to do take the shot down the field. And again, I can kinda see where that would come into their mind. I'm not saying that it was right that they went conservative and didn't find a way to give a couple more shots. It I can kinda get where they were going with that and and. You know, there's nothing we do about that. Now the question is going forward now that we're seeing some signs of life in the wide receiver group. Now that we've got the sudden fusion of a guy that seems to have an awful lot of talent and ability, and hopefully they can get him up to speed the, they're still the question of the cushion protocol. It was in, but I can't imagine they would have been a lot of time. He's got a lot. I can't imagine they wouldn't have done this trade if they didn't have a strong belief that he's going to be able to get on the field and get some practices, and you know, 'cause all you gotta do is get him a handful of routes and get him in on some plays giving a chance, you know, try to start giving the ball to him. They're coming up against the Tennessee titans on a Monday night, which is, I don't think that's the big now face this year and you know, they'll go win that game because that's what they do. Tom. They win. Home. Yeah. So let's you know, every other game, let's get. Wanted to say about Amari Cooper before we get out of here. And then I'll go through a couple of Nelson's because Tom and I are still going to try to bring you guys some stuff during the by week if we can whenever we can. But the eagles offered a second round pick for Amari Cooper, the Cowboys offered the first in got him. There was a lot of people talking about how the Cowboys got the eagles jumped in front of the Cowboys and got the tight end that they really wanted Dallas gutter and Joe buck. You're so wrong on that. But this is actually something that did happen. The Cowboys, the eagles and take Maury Cooper because go look at that eagles receiving core. You can look on PF you can look everywhere else. They're one of the worst in the league and they have a wide receiver. One, apparently his name's alshon Jeffery, but go look at them and see what they've been doing. And they also the eagles gave up a seventeen point lead yesterday in the fourth quarter alone to get beat by the Panthers. And now the some on the somebody. Some people have come out in disputed that they may the second round offer, but you know, that doesn't really matter much to me. I'm just glad the Cowboys got a player that I think they needed, and the eagles didn't is is kind of cool because they were definitely in the market, whether it was the second or third they were, they were offering and it's also kind of interesting that Doug Pederson is, you know, the honeymoon is over after his fourth quarter play. When I think somebody said that he ran the ball one time, you're you're, you've got a lead, you need to burn some clock off. So the answers don't have time to come back and score on you, and you run the ball one time, but you know, it comes down to this and this and and and then we'll kind of get out of here, I guess for the day, but the Cowboys they out, they outplayed the the, the Washington team, they have more first downs. They had more passing yards..
"amari cooper" Discussed on First Things First
"So for me, do I trust the talent, especially in a young player in Amari Cooper, twenty four years old turns twenty five in June. If you look at Calvin Ridley the Alabama wide receiver. The next great wide receiver he's twenty three right now going to turn twenty four. His Amar's only six months older than Amari has been to two pro bowls. And if you look at the last several years, the wide receivers drafted DJ more in Carolina. We don't know in two thousand seventeen Corey Davis in Tennessee. At number five pig a Mark Cooper's significantly better than him. The jury is still out on him. John Ross, the number nine pick in Cincinnati, man. He's been a bust dust far. So when you talk about looking at the draft and trying to get a number one wide receiver, if Dallas needs a number one wide receiver, you're better off trading for him right now and let me tell you this Philadelphia's going to getting and I gotta play against him. Twice for the next four or five years. I need to throw a little extra into pot. So I believe that the market value was a high second round pick. But when you look at, I need a guy now also I don't wanna play against him twice and going to Philadelphia to give the Carson win. So for me, it was worth a first round pick because I can't wait my quarterback and Dak Prescott moving forward and less. I give him a number one target and they don't have one on the rust. What about the Dallas fans for wondering where Amari Cooper has been the last year and a half? Well, yeah, this is something and that's why I wanted to pull on your experience with the player is what has happened to him. His story was one that made sense, and you can elaborate on what his story was up until fourteen months ago. And up until fourteen months ago. He was a guy who was a blue chip prospect made two straight pro roles as blue chip prospect and then disappeared. So like how do we make sense of what happened to him over the last twenty games? Well, look at the organization how they, how do sue. Support your star players. One other players Khalil Mack. You see how they supported him. Jack del Rio. Amari was on upper twin trend, but also his arc is the same as their quarterback. So it's not as if their offense has been playing spectacular. You know, every since Kerr started going down, then your numbers wide receiver started going down. Crabtree's numbers went down. That's why he's in Baltimore now. So it's hard to be look at OB when when when he lives number star going down, it affects a wide receiver. So Amari couple minor injuries. The offense struggled cars not. He's not a Cindy. So he is a product of that environment in Oakland. They got rid of the coach. They brought in Jon Gruden obviously, Jon Gruden thought there was a future there for Amari Cooper when he took over. Now, something changed along the way, can have concerns them with him matching up with that Prescott who he himself has not been great this season, but it's chicken and egg. It could be because I don't have a concern about Amari. Amaury is the type of wide receiver. That you want. And the reason why the Cowboys he's more useful there is because you can getting the ball a lot of different ways. He's got speed. You can run him on a reverse. He's unbelievable off the bump and run. So if you try to press him a lot with putting all those people in the box which they do for Zeke that he's going to to take apart the defense quick slants and he is a deep threat that you don't have to allow to run twenty five yards down the field and protect the quarterback because he can get the either sledding through the defense. He's a great route runner. He's a consummate pro. He's everything you would love Jenna. He is not a diva wide receiver. He does not need extra maintenance. You don't need to reaffirm him every day. Like I believe that cowboy is going to be very, very happy to get a Mark Cooper part of the football program. Listen, I think Mari Cooper's a good player a better player than he showed over the last year and a half..
"amari cooper" Discussed on Blogging the Boys
"But if you had committed to that, if you said that and if you have done your work on the class of two thousand and nineteen, which I can't believe we're already there and you believe that nobody coming in will be better than Amari Cooper than, okay, I can understand that logic. There is the logic from the other side of the coin, though that you're gonna have to pay Amari Cooper soon enough in. So you're essentially committing that you're essentially somebody who really likes him. This isn't the same mood of the Los Angeles Rams made to get Brandin cooks. It's a similar sort of how there's anything like this. I understand the frowns understanding bombed. Everybody that's been around Amari Cooper has had to say about him, Charles Woodson tonight on the night football pregame show who played with them already. During the tail end of his days in Oakland, I was very complimentary, but I get that logic, and I think to me, sort of if we wanna talk takeaways, what does this move? Tell us, you mentioned it. You know, it's only week seven. We gave whatever you're. Three and four cetera. This move doesn't only suggest this move like highlights and neon colors that the Dallas Cowboys still believed that this season salvage and beyond salvageable. I mean, you don't make a move like this. You don't commit your first round draft pick if you don't think it's going to be way back in the back of the first round. If you think that you're gonna have a top ten pick, you're not giving thing of anything, ROY. So the Cowboys if we're being kind here in their best hopes, probably believe that they're gonna have some between the sixteenth in twenty fifth pick, let's call it and they're willing to part with. No. I mean, again, you know, there's a lot of a sumptious to be made, but you know, again, even in worst case scenario, if you get production from Ari this year, then I think it's a win, win all the way around. I think there will think Amari maybe needs that change of, you know of team in needs of different environment. Think the environment. The atmosphere in in Oakland right now is probably not the best. You know, the clue MAC, and you know, there's rumors that Gruden as you know, just looking around for the next guy. I mean he's rebuilding right? And he's got three first round draft next year. I mean, for whatever. You know, his reasoning is on that. Not that I agree with it or disagree, but he's determined to rebuild these willing to part with what he feels is is not contributing on his team right now. And so I think the change of pace change of environment and new team is going to vote well for Mari and the Cowboys. You know, I think that that's an interesting way to look at this. It's kind of like, well, if John gruden's let go of it, it's probably awesome. You're not like, and I know that silly way to look at things I don't. I don't say that is is total truth, but John grim clearly doesn't know what he's doing with the Oakland Raiders. He clearly is lost in terms of what's going on. Clearly has no idea of, you know, kind of what his plan is moving for. Maybe he does, maybe if he doesn't. But the point is is that if John gruden's willing to let go, I'm I'm interested in. I mean, if that's the guy signing off on a little. Interesting. Well, I think a lot it's going to depend. It's hard to, you know, pass judgement on route. And yet other than right now looks pretty wild. But if he his first round first round picks that he gets to Cowboys. The bears end their own soon doesn't trait that off of pan out. Then you know, two years from now when might be sending was brilliant journal. Again, it's too early to pass judgment, but it certainly does seem radical right now, and I'm glad we're able to take advantage of Amari think is somebody that's really going to help..
"amari cooper" Discussed on NFL Live
"Now, this leads to some questions about Parker's future in Miami. He would have been a trade candidate except now Kenny stills nursing an injury. Albert Wilson is sidelined indefinitely with a hip injury. And so the dolphins have some wide receiver injuries that cloud, the situation with devante Parker keeping my last year, the dolphins were willing sellers. They traded JJ to the Philadelphia Eagles for fourth round draft pick. And I would think that they'd be open to listening on devante Parker who they've had some discussions with about him anyway. Prior to the events of this weekend again, that trade deadline for this league year, four o'clock eastern next Tuesday, Adam, thank you. Eight days ago now until the NFL trade deadline. But this already in the book Amari Cooper traded from the Oakland Raiders to the Dallas Cowboys in exchange the Cowboys. We'll send a first round pick to Oakland, which means John Gruden company will have three first round draft pick in April upcoming draft. So here we are two third time in common draft era. The Cowboys have traded a first round, pick for a ride receiver along with the trade that involved Joey Galloway in two thousand another ROY Williams in two thousand nine, neither Galloway nor Williams had it wouldn't thousand yard season with the Cowboys. Raiders GM Reggie McKenzie had this to say there's always opportunities elsewhere for trades. We've got another week again, next Tuesday, deadline, but we're not taking this season. I want to win bad. I'm not going to say anyone is untouchable. Lines of communication will be open to any team on any player and then grooten Jon Gruden we worked together very well. Let's get steaks about him. Pushing me out. That's not happening me not being able to work with Gruden. That's furthest from the truth. Okay. There are times that I want to make a statement really. Wow, there's there's a lot to unpack there. We're not gonna get to in all. Wow. All right. Let's pick tonight's game like Atlanta tonight. Seventeen to ten. And I think the falcons too much giants. I said it earlier. I don't see them necessarily trending in the right direction, so I got, I got Lanta. I'm gonna go to. It's two twenty four to twenty. I think he's going to be too much down in that dome. Matt Ryan play really well. This season. The giants just have not not Ryan playing. Well, the winds haven't come, but at some point you feel like I do the pieces are in place. They're playing at home. I think tonight is the night that it clicks and I've got the falcons pretty big twenty seven to seventeen and some additional news. It is a busy Monday on Ryan tannehill. Iran turnover is going to be out on Thursday night, which means that when the dolphins play the Texans, Brock Osweiler will get the start and get to go up against his former team and everybody remembers Brock Osweiler and Bill Brian, getting in Bryant last year. At one point time, we'll have a chance to get into it again on Thursday and kinda way that should be kind of fun. There's why not Brockton over continues. Over there. So many you can. I mean, the list goes on and on bigger guy that had many nicknames, it'd be a bit of football player. Next Tuesday, four o'clock eastern the end of the business day as the trade deadline today or the past few days are any indication. We're gonna. You're gonna be very busy world is home to the Jaguars Mark Cooper to the Cowboys and looks like the league is just getting started. Just getting warmed up. The first round pick headed to Oakland, Amari Cooper headed to Dallas. The Cowboys have a by week, so that's two straight for Cooper. We'll see soon..
"amari cooper" Discussed on NFL Live
"So that's a bonus for him. And now he gets to go down to Dallas it, oh, by the way, Amari Cooper just got a raise on his one. I know he's only making four hundred fifty five thousand dollars that you said the option Xu's what? Fourteen million just under fourteen just under fourteen million dollars. The raiders get him for two years about fourteen and a half million dollars. But in that fourteen million dollars, you know, Longo pays California state tax San just made nights amount of money today by being traded to Dallas Cowboys. It rains. And he's going to team that again, consider themselves somewhat in the us here when Oakland clearly does not. That's why it's not an overreaction. The that they'll have more draft picks than wins this season. This team was already going in the wrong direction and now you trade away Amari Cooper, you saw the reaction of the locker room, even quarterback, Derek Carr. When you got rid of Khalil Mack. Now you get rid of one of his wide receivers and and listen to Bill Polian, speak of Amari Cooper and call him serviceable and say, this. Right. Say at this point in your career, but the point of his career, he's he's twenty four years old. He's in his fourth there. He's a guy two years ago who had fifteen hundred yards receiving. So he has a top ten talent. What Dallas is hoping is they get to bring that out of him with deck Prescott with these Elliott. And so for the raiders this was a, we're not going to win. We're actually not even trying to win. Let's look toward the future, but for Dallas, this was a win. Now. I would just say he to the point is, is what Ryan is saying. He was the number four overall came out, you know who the comparible was when you heard people that draft next, whoever compared with it was Reggie Wayne, but that was the combat. Everyone talked about the route now really. That that was people compared him to and it's not like he hasn't had to your point ramps. So he hasn't had production in the NFL. I mean, he's had production. The NFL. So look Bill is right. That is a hefty price because you're only guaranteed to have him for the rest of this season and next season k with the fifth year option. So you're talking about first round draft pick that you might only have for season in the habit. If if you get a to address pick of the question for you as a quarterback, if Jerry Jones and you to Dallas Cowboys your your, your Jason Garrett. You can't really say, you know, dacha quarterback of the future does getting a guy like Amari Cooper help evaluate him better to feature he. Can he be your friends to answer that quite listen. It's why the Chicago Bears winning better town.
"amari cooper" Discussed on NFL Live
"As we make our way towards next week's trade deadline, the Oakland Raiders sending Amari Cooper to the Dallas Cowboys. Adam Schefter reporting the compensation, a first round draft pick. So the ransom was high, but certainly an asset for the Cowboys who were looking for an additional weapon for Dak Prescott we're joined now by GM who's made these kind of deals all day every day. Bill Polian is on the phone and Bill, I'll ask you this. What was your reaction as you drive through South Carolina? And you heard the news of this trip. Well, driving home from my game Jacksonville yesterday, holy cow is my was my reaction. The prices awfully high, and I wonder, you know, what caused the Cowboys to to to pay it other than the fact that they think that the race in the AFC is still winnable and they're following the old branch Rickey accent, which is the only one you can win the one you can win now and and so they paid a very, very high price hoping that they can ignite their offense. Well, they'll let me ask you this with the move. The raiders will now have three first round picks in APRIL's draft. Are you confident in the direction or the plan? If you will of the Oakland Raiders. Well, the plan is fine. Jon Gruden has a ten year contract. That's number one. So yeah, doesn't have to win. Now number two, they're not going to be in Oakland, very intact traps not ever after this year. And number three. He's building team that that he hopes will win in Las Vegas, so it works perfectly for him and it makes sense for him in the sense that it provides ammunition to get what he needs at three premium players and and they don't have to play right away either. So the timing is perfect for him for Dallas, the price was high. But as I say, I think that they're in a position where they're saying themselves, hey, they used as winnable. Let's go try and do watch a lot of family watched Amari Cooper Fairmount what's the book on the receiver right now as he had to Dallas. Well, right now he's a guy that's still serviceable. Of course, coming out of concussion protocol, which which worries you some, but you know, he's a solid sound receiver, not not a top notch receiver, not a guy that stage of his career. You'd consider completely league, but with at him to back Prescott and and Zeke, and and and now maybe got something going, they still lack a tight end in Dallas. They still miss Jason Witten pretty badly, but he's certainly an upgrade and a significant upgrade over what they have. Well, they'll thank you now you can pull you can get back on the road and finish. Taking the time to weigh in on this as we join you now from the film room brought to you by Verizon, I will tell you expected to hear from GM Reggie McKenzie shortly. He'll talk about the decision of, but listen, this is again a situation for overreaction Monday. I'll say this, the raiders will have more first round picks. And this, of course, in the upcoming draft in they do wins this season. We're going to be very, very one win team right now. They're not getting better trading away. Their good players. And look when you're in a locker room, and I understand that John gruden's got a ten year contract and they're playing for the future, but guess what? Guys don't know they don't the players don't. And so even the guys that you would think are going to be the building blocks of what they're trying to do, they're mad. They feel betrayed that you don't even somebody like Derek Carr. You who probably thinks is a building block for the future. Here's an a ten year deal. He's not. And by the way, you know he's getting his brains beat in every Sunday. He wants to make sure that he's got good town around him. So I don't say this is not an improving team to me, so not reaction, hey, by the way, we've seen Dallas go through this act before they traded. First draft picks for Joey Galloway. They trade him for ROY Williams. So this is the third time now that Jerry Jones is reached out to try to solve the wide receiver position. Through the need of draft picks high draft picks. And it's also interesting that Amari Cooper at a by this past weekend as a by next week, double buys that he gets to get over that concussion from..
"amari cooper" Discussed on NFL Live
"And then when I checked into it, the tone had definitely changed and I'm actually going to, you know, pull up that correspondence. Well, I'm on the phone just to kind of give you a sense so where it was even just this morning. But this morning I was pulled from with ROY with the team that they're looking at different areas to help them. So they had a potential number of potential names that they were looking at. And also because trade deadline was come. That they were doing their diligent and literally from that point, Wendy, I would say three hour later, then I got this call, you know about them trying to obviously do that with Amari Cooper when you kind of look at over the season, how they have been performing with the talent that they have. It's not been up to, you know what they need to help their offense. And in addition to that, you have a wide receiver in Amari Cooper who is looking to better last amount of what he's been able to achieve with the Oakland Raiders from the first two years. He was there and had a thousand plus receiving yards in over the last couple years where he had gone through not only some injuries, but it change and head coach and offensive philosophy. So the hope Wendy is that bringing to parties together that being Amari Cooper in the Dallas Cowboys that it will work with both died Joe, Joe, thank you. That certainly makes a lot of sense the Cowboys by the way on by week and. I know Adam, you now have some information on the compensation of the first round draft pick. So that means that the Dallas Cowboys traded their first to Oakland and the raiders now have three first round draft picks in twenty nineteen and that Jon Gruden controls the first round. He's got his pick. He's got the bears first round pick. He's got the Cowboys first-round pick. He's got double ones in twenty twenty. And so while the raiders are having a terrible season and it's not going the way they are armed with a lot of ammunition here going forward. So I asked you, Tim, if there was a plan, this would certainly lend credence to the fact that is the plan is to focus on the drag if now traded away Cleal MAC Anamar, Cooper. But right now, this is here. Here's my reaction. First off would be this one. They first round for my seems like a pretty pretty good ransom that would. I would consider that it win for the raiders with that being said, we do this every year with the draft. What's the. It is hit or miss. I don't care what position wide receiver certainly miss quarterbacks hit or miss, but but just about every position is hit or miss in the draft, right? There's Amman Cooper in my estimation, miocene has proven that he can play in the NFL and be productive player. It's one of the reasons why team would be willing to give up as much as a first round form Khalil Mack had proven that he can be common player in the idea that you're going to draft three guys in the first round. Be to have that type of production is just it's unlikely your chances of that happening or not. Listen. Maybe it's an effort to pay. You know your top end players less money. 'cause Doron rookie deals rather than having to pay guys that have been in the league, they get paid more on the second contract. Maybe that's what it is, but to me, I understand you can see what they're trying to do. It just doesn't seem like a great plan to me. What is seems like is a ten year plan. The right. It doesn't seem right. It seems like the play when you say, you know what? I got a hundred million, right? I'm here for ten years is guaranteed it. I'll get my money. I have time to wait. I have time to let this thing play itself out. I have time to stack draft picks whether it's use it to get other players, use it to get players who would be the cornerstone of your organization in the future. It seems like that's the route they're going..
"amari cooper" Discussed on NFL Live
"Pick also on the offense is awesome. We know the offense is awesome, and actually think their defense is the to actually come into this past week had the league's best run defense. I mean, and I know they feel good about their linebackers. They feel good about their front and so. Oftentimes it's, it's not the team that's playing the very best football. The very beginning of the year, which clearly the Rams have been, but it's who kind of gets hot late in the years playing their best football at the end. And so I do think there's a really good shot. It's it's the saints. This is no reaction. No number one reason why the Rams my super vote. Got us. Let's let's go there, but actually looking at the Rams play recently, we've kind of seen seen Aaron, Donald comeback along Erin down to be to reenergize guy, the MVP the deepest player of the year, tight talent that we know he could be Martin parent is now healthy on that defense. Todd Gurley is a touchdown scoring machine and expected to lead back at some point this season. I just felt like the Rams have what it takes to win games down the stretch, and also feel like the Super Bowl or at least the NFC championship is going to go through Los Angeles. And if that happens, Rams are my pick at the beginning season, and I believe they will be the team standing tall team right now as we told you earlier the trade deadline, four o'clock eastern next Tuesday, would you have breaking news courtesy of our Josina Anderson who is reporting now that the raiders plan to trade wide receiver Amari Cooper to the Dallas Cowboys joy Zena. How about that one? There we go. Great to me you. I'm going to take on the show all the time now talk on the phone with the Knicks, let's but are you going to tell me that we're trading Markku. Actually exciting. I think for Amari Cooper and the Dallas Cowboys, obviously, Dallas Cowboys need a number one receiver. Amari Cooper hasn't been playing up to the level or caliber. He in his first two years, I believe things that guy still in Oakland, Oakland is the sinking ship. And if you're the Dallas Cowboys, you make this trade is try to get debt Prescott a weapon on the outside. The compensation is gonna be interesting because he has not been very productive player in Oakland. It makes a ton of sense for the team though. If you think about, obviously they have the young guy in Michael Gallup who. Clearly has a skill set that is unit. He's got a ton of speed. He's a big guy and they clearly want to give him opportunity down the field. They have called Beasley. Everybody knows Colby's Leigh's role. And I think having a more dependable wide receiver in that offense, it's going to help quarterback that has struggled this year. Mean deck has not, you know, in a passing league deck has really struggled in the passing game. And so it's a good thing for him that help is on the way makes a lot of sense for the Cowboys. And then I think when you look at it from the raiders perspective, though, what's gone on there, I have to be honest bizarre. I mean, it's it's, it is their plan. I mean, just look at me. And has the team gotten better? No, I don't. No. I mean, there's no evidence to support having gotten better throughout their season either those not necessarily even comparing them to last year's team just from the start of the it from from night one when we saw them to now this team has taken steps backwards and so for them, it seems like now there's okay, let's get rid of who we have to get rid of and start over from there. Well, Jesse Anderson is on the phone now and and Joe, I know you continue to follow the details of this story, but give us a background or context here, if you will. Literally just got the call in the middle of nowhere. Just telling me that this was going to happen and I actually was on the phone with another source early this morning to kind of probe into the feelings of the Dallas Cowboys. Because last week I had made a call to a store and they said that they weren't actively looking to augment their production from their wide receiver core, at least outside of who they, you know, currently have and that they were happy with they have..