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    Felix Jones out of shape

    http://espn.go.com/dallas/nfl/story/...ditioning-test

    The talking heads are already looking stupid, how can anyone favor these guys? What a joke Dallas is!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShakeandBake View Post
    http://espn.go.com/dallas/nfl/story/...ditioning-test

    The talking heads are already looking stupid, how can anyone favor these guys? What a joke Dallas is!
    Because our 2nd RB and two other guys could not pass a conditioning test?

    You should know that this is a weed out process. Garrett has weeded out most of the weak.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ntegrase96 View Post
    Because our 2nd RB and two other guys could not pass a conditioning test?

    You should know that this is a weed out process. Garrett has weeded out most of the weak.
    Dallas has been building up a reputation lately of producing players who are not motivated. These three guys won't have that much of an impact, but they're just a small part of a larger problem. My point is that nothing has changed in Dallas as far as the "culture" is concerned, so to expect that they are going to improve from last year let alone win the division is going to bring nothing but more disappointment for you guys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShakeandBake View Post
    Dallas has been building up a reputation lately of producing players who are not motivated. These three guys won't have that much of an impact, but they're just a small part of a larger problem. My point is that nothing has changed in Dallas as far as the "culture" is concerned, so to expect that they are going to improve from last year let alone win the division is going to bring nothing but more disappointment for you guys.
    I disagree, but then again I have the benefit of actually following the Cowboys in depth.

    As a Cowboys fan I regularly see the tweets of players working out with each other on their own time and then there are quotes like this one from Brandon Carr;

    “I was just surprised coming into this whole process of being a free agent and meeting with the Cowboys that a lot of the guys stay here and workout,” Carr said after an NFL Play 60 fitness event in North Dallas. “That’s something you don’t really see with a lot of teams, guys staying for the off-season when they could be out traveling to other cities and other states. The guys are here and getting it in.”

    Curious though... which other players on the Cowboys aren't motivated?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ntegrase96 View Post
    I disagree, but then again I have the benefit of actually following the Cowboys in depth.

    As a Cowboys fan I regularly see the tweets of players working out with each other on their own time and then there are quotes like this one from Brandon Carr;

    “I was just surprised coming into this whole process of being a free agent and meeting with the Cowboys that a lot of the guys stay here and workout,” Carr said after an NFL Play 60 fitness event in North Dallas. “That’s something you don’t really see with a lot of teams, guys staying for the off-season when they could be out traveling to other cities and other states. The guys are here and getting it in.”

    Curious though... which other players on the Cowboys aren't motivated?
    Sure, cherry pick a quote from a first year player on the Cowboys, do you really think he is going to say something negative? The Cowboys are known for not being able to develop talent, ala players being unmotivated. Take a look at Dez Bryant, has all the tools but is not willing to fully comitt to the game of football, he has all the talent in the world but the Cowboys can not mentor the kid, Marcellus Bennett was another guy, etc etc. You have some hard working dedicated players, sure every team does, but my perception of your team will not change until you guys actually do something. You guys are constantly touted as "one of the most talented team in the nfl"yet you never produce. If you guys have so much talent, then where are the results?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShakeandBake View Post
    Sure, cherry pick a quote from a first year player on the Cowboys, do you really think he is going to say something negative? The Cowboys are known for not being able to develop talent, ala players being unmotivated. Take a look at Dez Bryant, has all the tools but is not willing to fully comitt to the game of football, he has all the talent in the world but the Cowboys can not mentor the kid, Marcellus Bennett was another guy, etc etc. You have some hard working dedicated players, sure every team does, but my perception of your team will not change until you guys actually do something. You guys are constantly touted as "one of the most talented team in the nfl"yet you never produce. If you guys have so much talent, then where are the results?

    Marty B is a very good example, but he's not a Cowboy anymore-- he's your problem now. A step toward culture change? Absolutely...

    A year removed from Wade Phillips, Bryant is NOT unmotivated.
    1. http://cowboysblog.dallasnews.com/20...ryants-h.html/
    2. http://mbd.scout.com/mb.aspx?s=112&f=1786&t=9046557
    3. http://www.foxsportssouthwest.com/05...blockID=734494
    4. http://www.foxsportssouthwest.com/06...blockID=747898

    ... and I think that's probably enough to not be considered cherry picking. Football IS Dez Bryant's life.

    So you've got a guy who is no longer on the team and Dez Bryant who is clearly 'getting it' now that there is a solid HC. Who are the 'et ceteras'? Please name the other unmotivated players.

    I see where you have gotten that perspective, and I suppose it's fair that you keep your opinion until they 'actually do something'-- doesn't really matter to me.

    All I'm saying, is I see things differently and soon you will too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ntegrase96 View Post
    I disagree, but then again I have the benefit of actually following the Cowboys in depth.

    As a Cowboys fan I regularly see the tweets of players working out with each other on their own time and then there are quotes like this one from Brandon Carr;

    “I was just surprised coming into this whole process of being a free agent and meeting with the Cowboys that a lot of the guys stay here and workout,” Carr said after an NFL Play 60 fitness event in North Dallas. “That’s something you don’t really see with a lot of teams, guys staying for the off-season when they could be out traveling to other cities and other states. The guys are here and getting it in.”

    Curious though... which other players on the Cowboys aren't motivated?

    Bennet, for one? Isn't that the rap on him?

    And how about people who take vacations in Cabo before the biggest game of their lives or pursue pro-am golf in the off season?
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    Because our 2nd RB and two other guys could not pass a conditioning test?

    You should know that this is a weed out process. Garrett has weeded out most of the weak.
    Still surprising that Felix Jones failed a conditioning test . . . . Man, you sort of expect it from the big linemen, but not the skill position guys. is there any explanation for it other than he is out of shape? (an injury or something?)

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    Quote Originally Posted by GMENAGAIN View Post
    Still surprising that Felix Jones failed a conditioning test . . . . Man, you sort of expect it from the big linemen, but not the skill position guys. is there any explanation for it other than he is out of shape? (an injury or something?)
    He is rehabing from a shoulder injury and hasn't worked out in a while, but I hardly consider that an excuse seeing how another one of our 3rd WR hopefuls is rehabing from a broken leg, and Murray had the ankle injury. But then again, I'm not 100% sure on the time frame of Jones' last surgery.

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