Could the Cowboys approach us about a Deal ?

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  1. nunusguy

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    Jones figures the only way to select a wow player -- of which he believes there are eight or nine in this draft -- he has to be around the top 10.
    It's a drastic change of thought for Jones, who has practiced the art of trading down rather than up in recent drafts. Jones wants an impact player -- a starter -- in the first round, and, in his mind, the best way to grab such a player is to pick high.
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    As to where he prefers the impact player play -- offense or defense -- he continues to lean toward the former.
    "He needs to be someone that has something extra, and I think that, to some degree, receiver would fall there," Jones said, also mentioning cornerback and running back.
    What are some possible scenarios for the "wow" player Jones desires?
    Oklahoma running back Adrian Peterson. Yes, the Cowboys already have Julius Jones and Marion Barber, but should Peterson fall, as expected, to the 10th spot, don't rule it out.
    http://www.star-telegram.com/543/story/79047.html
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    How unpopular would that scenario be ? The Texans having AD on the Board,
    within their grasp, but then trading away their #10 pick and in effect AD to the "other" NFL team in Texas.
    Surely even Bob McNair wouldn't let that happen ? Right ?
     
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    Besides the titans, this is the only team in the nfl that the Texans can not do business with. Jones tried desperately to keep McNair from getting a team, short of building a stadium in LA so a team would go there versus Houston. If this ever happened I would seriously have to be put in a rubber room for a very very long time.
     
  3. Porky

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    Depends on what we get in return. If we raked him over the coals ala Ricky Williams or Herschel Walker, than ya, let him have him. Otherwise, not only no, but hell no.
     
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    We cannot do business with Satan, especially when it comes to AD.

    But we do have a lot of cap space developing in 08. :hmmm:
     
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    Far be it from me to defend Jerry Jones (being that the Cowboys are my second most disliked team, only behind the Titans)...

    But I swear I can remember the exact opposite, where Jerry Jones was actively helping Bob McNair land a team in Houston.

    Of course, finding a news article to support either angle has proved next to impossible!
     
  6. Yankee_In_TX

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    Only 29 teams voted us in, what 2 teams voted against us or abstained?
     
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    You are correct, sir.

    From the archives of The Chronic:

     
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    Don't know if it is related, L.A.'s vote was 29-2, also. But they failed the prerequisites, and wa-la, Texans are born.
     
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    http://pqasb.pqarchiver.com/USAToda...A&desc=$700+million+lands+NFL+back+in+Houston

    The NFL owners voted 29-0, with Arizona and St. Louis abstaining, to award an expansion franchise to Bob McNair, a Houston businessman. The new franchise will begin play as an AFC team in 2002.

    Took me forever to find the answer. I could very well be wrong as wrong can get.
     
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  10. V Man

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    My question is why did Arizona and St. Louis abstain? What did we do to them for them not to vote for McNair getting a franchise?
     
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    Probably didn't want another big market team to vote against the changes the small market teams want.
     
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    The vote for an L.A. team (which took place before the Houston vote) was also 29-0. They must have not wanted a new team, period?
     
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    Or they didn't want another large market team.
     

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