Doomsday

High Plains Drifter
Our roster is better overall because we've drafted really well and made some tough business decisions on some other high dollar guys. We've spent peanuts in free agency our self and some of that the Jones boys acknowledge is because of the decision they made with Prescott.
I said let Dak test the real market. But lookit today, he's cheap compared to the top earners. And Jerry points that out and pats himself on the back.

My deal was, he's done nothing and let some other team give him his big payday. Then when none of them will, you sign him for much less. If one does, oh well. We draft a QB.

Nobody's willing to play hardball.
 

dbair1967

Administrator
My deal was, he's done nothing and let some other team give him his big payday. Then when none of them will, you sign him for much less. If one does, oh well. We draft a QB.
Its kinds of a conundrum. If we had done what you suggested and he left, we didn't already have a potential answer in place and expecting to get one out of the draft (even if you use really high pick/s to get one) is a total crapshoot.

If you could know 100% that Prescott would give the Cowboys the "last look" and match or slightly exceed the best offer to stay, that would be different.
 

Doomsday

High Plains Drifter
Its kinds of a conundrum. If we had done what you suggested and he left, we didn't already have a potential answer in place and expecting to get one out of the draft (even if you use really high pick/s to get one) is a total crapshoot.

If you could know 100% that Prescott would give the Cowboys the "last look" and match or slightly exceed the best offer to stay, that would be different.
So you blindly just hand him 40 mil annually. Which by the way we would have had right of first refusal had we used the correct process. Exclusive tag, and we see what he's really gonna draw.

To do what we did is irresponsible at best, incompetent at worst. But Jerruh falls in love and doesn't sweat it.
 

dbair1967

Administrator
So you blindly just hand him 40 mil annually. Which by the way we would have had right of first refusal had we used the correct process. Exclusive tag, and we see what he's really gonna draw.

To do what we did is irresponsible at best, incompetent at worst. But Jerruh falls in love and doesn't sweat it.
I don't think they "blindly" just handed him the money. They had a decent idea what his worth was going to be.

I think we overpaid, but comparatively speaking its not as egregious now as it was at the time.

What you claim is irresponsible or incompetent is exactly the way probably 95-98% of contract negotiations go with starting QB's and probably most "franchise" players around the league. Nobody wants those players to get to the market.
 

Doomsday

High Plains Drifter
Nobody wants those players to get to the market
I'm talking about only one. Not the "market" of them.

You take your B+ QB and exclusive tag him, to then find out what that ONE B+ QB gets offered. Otherwise you're just bidding against yourself.

You don't do that with A+ quarterbacks.
 

Maveric

Quality Starter
Jets trading for James Robinson to replace the injured Breece Hall. Never thought I'd see the Jets making moves....
 

Dodger12

Super Moderator
Ohhhh. Not his whole summer studying analytics? Which turned out to be a lie. He's just a fatass oaf who knows how to gladhand players.

Not sure who or what you're responding to with this post but it has nothing to do with what I posted.
 
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