2020 Cowboys: Jerry Jones Hosts a Slumber Party and Gets His Coach

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do the Cowboys have cap space for an expensive backup QB? I guess they do?
The Cowboys are in good shape. They had like 11 million in cap space but will get another 7 million once Travis Frederick’s retirement is official.
 

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So, with the season allegedly a month away, it might be time for this zombie to rise up. I'll start:

I like the Everson Griffen signing. It's doubtful he'll replicate what Quinn was able to do last year but for 1-year and $3 million (plus another $3 million in incentives), I'd say it's a worthwhile deal. That defensive line starts to look a little bit better with that rotation on the ends - especially if Gregory is reinstated.

They're still likely to suffer from the issues that have plagued them for 25 years (lack of depth) but I like what I see so far from the McCarthy staff. It's nice to see them building the defense from the inside out.
 

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It's thrilling how quickly the rich and powerful move towards doing things that will increase their riches and power. Yeah, it won't help the state of Texas and it certainly won't help the fans. But, fuck it, Jerry has spoken and he's bringing the fans in. If they die, oh well, you should have not shown up to the stadium.
 

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Remember when this dude did his draft on a super yacht when tens of millions of people were losing their jobs or quarantined in their apartments? Pepperidge Farms remembers.

Bet he still outlives us all, though.
 

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It's thrilling how quickly the rich and powerful move towards doing things that will increase their riches and power. Yeah, it won't help the state of Texas and it certainly won't help the fans. But, fuck it, Jerry has spoken and he's bringing the fans in. If they die, oh well, you should have not shown up to the stadium.
Given the demographics of the fanbase and assuming a sellout, what would be the average number of expected deaths directly attributable to each home game?

Stadium capacity, A
% of population of DFW Region currently infected, B
Infection rate for stadium events (I guess take the soccer match in Bergamo from February), C
Age-group distribution of in-person fanbase D
(bonus points for comorbidity data)
Weighted-average death rate for each age group E
=> Expected deaths F

I'm sure Jerry Jones is great with data when it comes to looking at his financial statements, but suddenly when presented with medical data, it's so easy to shrug it off and say "ehhh, who knows, can't trust these guys, these numbers are probably junk, I'm sure it'll all be fine".
 

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Given the demographics of the fanbase and assuming a sellout, what would be the average number of expected deaths directly attributable to each home game?

Stadium capacity, A
% of population of DFW Region currently infected, B
Infection rate for stadium events (I guess take the soccer match in Bergamo from February), C
Age-group distribution of in-person fanbase D
(bonus points for comorbidity data)
Weighted-average death rate for each age group E
=> Expected deaths F

I'm sure Jerry Jones is great with data when it comes to looking at his financial statements, but suddenly when presented with medical data, it's so easy to shrug it off and say "ehhh, who knows, can't trust these guys, these numbers are probably junk, I'm sure it'll all be fine".
It is utter insanity that the rich and powerful seemingly are only interested in increasing their riches. At some point, when it enough enough?
 

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It is utter insanity that the rich and powerful seemingly are only interested in increasing their riches. At some point, when it enough enough?
You’re the financial pro, but if the guy lives another few hundred years or so in the manner he’s accustomed to, he might need a slightly smaller boat.
 

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Remember when this dude did his draft on a super yacht when tens of millions of people were losing their jobs or quarantined in their apartments? Pepperidge Farms remembers.

Bet he still outlives us all, though.
Good, let him and Trump spend eternity talking about their great accomplishments like a perverted version of My Dinner With Andre.
 

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Good, let him and Trump spend eternity talking about their great accomplishments like a perverted version of My Dinner With Andre.
If they invite Putin too, they'll have a SB ring to admire!
 

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If this were anything other than a soft tissue injury, there might be plausible deniability that the lack of offseason workouts played a part in it. But blowing out a leg muscle on the first day leads to the inevitable conclusion that it did and it will happen again.
 

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Meet the new Cowboys......same as the old Cowboys:

Almost 400 yards of offense
24 first downs
17 points to show for it

Losing Jarwin and LVE are big blows too. Only saving grace for this team is that the division looks pretty horrible again, so it's possible they win it by default.
 

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Seems not kicking the FG early in the 4th qtr to tie the game was a bad idea, although I suspect statistics may have indicated it was right call.
That does appear to be the case. Most of the punditry I've seen revolves around questioning the play selection, not the decision itself. Personally, I wasn't in love with the decision but it at least made some sense and they were moving the ball pretty well at that point. I just hate hate hate running a short crossing route that inevitably gets run too shallow and fails to meet the line to gain. Can't fucking stand when teams do that.

I have a feeling not having a tight end they could trust factored into that play call, so hopefully they address that position. And soon.
 

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It's either that or pull off some sort of trade. I've seen speculation that they could trade for OJ Howard - who appears to be disgruntled and wants out of Tampa - but that would be very costly and they just gave Jarwin a sizable contract.

Walker makes a ton of sense but he's well on the wrong side of 30 and has recent injury concerns, so they might also need to find a younger caddie for him since Schultz clearly isn't the answer.
 

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Sean Lee out for at least half of the season (I know, shocking). They kind of have to go out and bring in some reinforcements at linebacker now, don't they? They have enough questions in the secondary to weather missing 2/3 of their LB corps for half of the season.
 

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Sean Lee out for at least half of the season (I know, shocking). They kind of have to go out and bring in some reinforcements at linebacker now, don't they? They have enough questions in the secondary to weather missing 2/3 of their LB corps for half of the season.
Not a LB but I was like 99% sure Earl Thomas was heading to Dallas. Any movement on this? Is he toast?
 

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Not a LB but I was like 99% sure Earl Thomas was heading to Dallas. Any movement on this? Is he toast?
Not right now but it might not be far off.
 

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Not a LB but I was like 99% sure Earl Thomas was heading to Dallas. Any movement on this? Is he toast?
Not sure they really want anything to do with him given the terms he left Baltimore on, but desperate teams do desperate things. He can almost certainly play some sort of LB support or even play LB itself at times given his physique. I remember back in the day when they frequently would move Darren Woodson down to linebacker in a lot of different defensive sets. Though Woodson was bigger than Thomas.

It seems they are going to try Brandon Carr at safety for extra depth there so not sure they would bother with Thomas unless there was another injury.
 

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Not sure they really want anything to do with him given the terms he left Baltimore on, but desperate teams do desperate things. He can almost certainly play some sort of LB support or even play LB itself at times given his physique. I remember back in the day when they frequently would move Darren Woodson down to linebacker in a lot of different defensive sets. Though Woodson was bigger than Thomas.
Didn't hurt that Woodson was a linebacker in college, so those sets kind of made sense. I'm not sure that would make much sense with Thomas, given his recent injury history and the fact that he's on the wrong side of 30.

Signing Thomas made a bunch of sense until the Brandon Carr news. Now all signs point to the team collecting their pennies to save up for Prescott - for better or worse.