Jamar Wall Signed...

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  1. pokaholic777

    pokaholic777 Rookie

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    to active roster. Didnt see this posted anywhere, Rookie corner from Texas Tech drafted and cut by the Cowboys. Im a student at Tech and went to the same high school he did so Im pretty pumped that he is going to my favorite NFL team.
     
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    Thanks for the heads up and welcome to the board. I was looking at the depth chart yesterday and it seemed a little "cornerback lite".
     
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    Welcome to the board. We have great reporting on the part of the Chronicle (sarcasm). This transaction went down on 9/5.:cool:
     
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    So why was he cut by the Cowboys? Teams usually don't cut any of their draft picks until well after their rookie season?
     
  6. pokaholic777

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    I like the move. Jamar Wall is a very physical corner and fits the Texans defense. He loves coming up in coverage and delivering the big hit so much that he could potentially shift to free safety if need be (see links in above posts). He was a three year starter at Tech so he's well experienced against some top flight WRs. He can get beat deep from time to time and my main knock against the guy is he will get turned around in the wrong direction or be found out of place. However, he is very active in coverage all the way down field and is great at getting a hand in to break up passes. He's also a good character player, he never got in trouble while at Tech (not that I know of).
     
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  10. thunderkyss

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    The NFL lists him as 5'10" 240. If that's true, with long arms, and cbs' report is solid, I like him.

    I thought we were light at CB, and Moulden looks like another Vacant spot as well.

    As to why the Cowboys cut him...

    obviously not what they are looking for.
     
  11. Jeff S.

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    240!? I think you must have meant 204. He was listed as 203 on a TT site.
     
  12. pokaholic777

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    240? hes around the 200 mark. He played mostly soft zone coverage in college so he had to adapt to playing man coverage in the pros...he has average speed too so he will get beat deep. Hes very physical though and a big time hitter, I think he is better fit for safety but is an above average corner and I can really see him helping out the Texans.
     
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    Seemed to have found the answer...........they had him scheduled for the PS. But, ***** happens.



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  15. CloakNNNdagger

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    In 2006, he was listed at 185, so I looked him up on DallasCowboys.com and found him a 202#........much more realistic and visually accurate.LINK

    Best Asset: The competition Wall saw in college will prepare him more so than maybe any college cornerback heading into the NFL. Wall went head-to-head in practice against former Texas Tech wide receiver Michael Crabtree throughout college. Wall said Crabtree has similarities to Dez Bryant, and he said his one-on-one matchups with Crabtree made him a much better cornerback.

    You Should Know: The first time Wall primarily played cornerback was at Texas Tech after being a prominent running back in high school. He said he grew tired of being hit all the time and wanted to provide the hits himself. Wall said basketball was always his favorite sport, but he didn't have the height of his older brother, Koy Smith, a former standout basketball player at Texas Tech.
     
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    "The Cowboys had offered practice squad spots to McCann and Wall. With their departures, Dallas has four cornerbacks in the organization: Terence Newman , Mike Jenkins and Orlando Scandrick on the 53-man roster, and inexperienced Teddy Williams on the practice squad."

    So if I am reading this right, Wall turned down the dullass PS in favor of the Texans PS?..:thinking:

    More $ ?

    Seems like a player would rather remain where he knew the scheme, the coaches and the other players. idonno:

    :coffee:
     
  17. CloakNNNdagger

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    No..........The Texans have him listed on the 53........NOT the PS! [BTW, we seem to still have one open PS slot]
     
  18. Texan4Ever

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    Wow, did yall hear that *pop* he made on that Jayhawk? Any chance we could slide him over to FS spot next to Pollard?
     
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    Well, on one side, you have YouTube highlight videos from his college days . . .

    . . . and then you have a draft pick who didn't make the team (Cowboys) while 2 UDFAs did.

    :hmmm: What's wrong with this guy?
     
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    I think it was more of a special teams move...

    I wasn't that pleased with our kick coverage and special teams play. I think the two players we claimed off waivers will help out alot on special teams.....both of these guys can run and tackle.
     
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