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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2012 2:40 pm    Post subject: 2012 FFMD War Room III - Return of the LIES!!! Reply with quote



Jerry Jones: Matts4313
Rules with an Iron Shoe.

Chocolate Chip Division

In charge of the $$. Keeps everyone aware of cap situation, negotiates and writes contracts
Stephen Jones: The_Slamman
Team Member 1: acowboys62
Team Member 2: WizardHawk <= HAS NOT REQUEST A SPECIFIC DIVISION, PLACED WHERE NEEDED
Team Member 3: WareWolf94 <= HAS NOT REQUEST A SPECIFIC DIVISION, PLACED WHERE NEEDED
Team Member 4: Plan9
Team Member 5: JWingate

Snicker-doodle Division

In charge of roster. Seeks vets in FA, presents trade opportunities, gives insight needs for draft.
Jason Garrett: MaddHatter
Team Member 1: Dallasfan1313
Team Member 2: MightyMouse07
Team Member 3: Texas_OutLaw7
Team Member 4: DEZ88PLAYMAKER2

White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Division

Will scout pro players and report to both Jerry and Garrett. Will scout college players and run draft.
Tom Ciskowski: Desperado82
Team Member 1: Hiero
Team Member 2: flyingmonkey30
Team Member 3: Nextyearfordaboyz
Team Member 4: Calvert28
Team Member 5: boysday23
Team Member 6: JWingate

Oatmeal Raisin Division

In charge of PR. For example: Interviews, sigs, commentary, picture making, conversion to the dark side and other misc evil.
Rich Dalrymple: Ace5
Team Member 1: Dallasfan1313
Team Member 2: Runaway Jim
Team Member 3: htfryar

WHEN SIGNING UP - PLEASE TELL ME WHAT DIVISION YOU WANT TO BE IN

I am running this a little different than previously. There are divisions which have almost-full autonomy over their responsibility. They will have a team lead. Collectively, that team will report back to me. I will try my best to not veto what any one team is doing unless I feel it conflicts with another one of the Divisions or the direction the team is going. Communication will be key. ****If you feel you want to be extra active, feel free to sign up for more than 1 team****
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plan9misfit wrote:

If we're able to go 11-5 or better, then Garrett and his staff deserve to be coaches of the damned decade.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2012 2:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Important Links and Information:

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2011 FFMD0 Led by Der Commissar of the Evil Cowboys FFMD fun killing team of destruction, Comrade Runaway Jim, alias Stalin.

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The unsuspecting victims that we prey upon

SaveourSonics wrote:

General Discussion
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If we're able to go 11-5 or better, then Garrett and his staff deserve to be coaches of the damned decade.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2012 2:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Official Announcements and key information:


Roster and Cap info

Quote:
14. Dallas Cowboys -- 101.005M Cap Space Committed; 23.995M Cap Space Available

Feb 6 - Staff positions finalized
Feb 7, 8 AM - Franchising period starts
Feb 7, 10 PM - Franchise period ends
Feb 9 - ERFA/RFA begins
Feb 13 - ERFA/RFA ends
Feb 14 - UFA begins
Feb 21 - UFA ends
Feb 22 - Draft begins


The LBC wrote:


Per Peaches LaCanfora in the below-linked article:
Quote:
Quarterback: $14.4 million
Running back: $7.7 million
Wide receiver: $9.4 million
Tight end: $5.4 million
Offensive line: $9.4 million
Defensive end: $10.6 million
Defensive tackle: $7.9 million
Linebacker: $8.8 million
Cornerback: $10.6 million
Safety: $6.2 million

http://www.nfl.com/news/story/09000d5d8247df3a/article/franchisetag-values-will-be-down-across-the-board-in-2012

There are a few exceptions of players that would cost differently (Paul Soliai considering he was tagged IRL last year, and Mario Williams - I'm still digging out the link for that one), but those are the franchise tag figures from what I can tell. If I find more I'll post it up.


Quote:
CURRENT DRAFT PICKS

Current Draft Picks Update:

Round 1, Pick 14
Round 2, Pick 13
Round 3, Pick 19
Round 5, Pick 17
Round 6, Pick 16
Round 7, Pick 15

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If we're able to go 11-5 or better, then Garrett and his staff deserve to be coaches of the damned decade.


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Depth Chart and Trade Block

Texas_OutLaw7 wrote:
Current Roster Depth Chart

[will be adjusted later to determine who will play a few roles]

Key
Bold - Starter
Red - Traded
Blue - Free Agent Signing


Offense - 23

QB - 2
Tony Romo | Stephen McGee

RB - 3
DeMarco Murray | Michael Turner | Phillip Tanner

FB - 1
Tony Fiammetta

WR - 6
Miles Austin | Laurent Robinson | Jesse Holley
Dez Bryant | Raymound Radway | Dwayne Harris

TE -2
Jason Witten | John Phillips

LT - 2
Tyron Smith | Jeremy Parnell

LG - 2
Kyle Kosier | Bill Nagy

OC - 2
Kevin Kowalski | Phil Costa

RG - 2
David Arkin | Bobbie Williams

RT -1
Doug Free

Defense - 24

DE - 6
Jay Ratliff | Jason Hatcher | Clifton Geathers
Sean Lissemore | Marcus Spears | Kenyon Coleman

NT - 1
Josh Brent

OLB - 3
DeMarcus Ware
Anthony Spencer | Victor Butler

ILB - 4
Sean Lee | Orie Lemon
Bruce Carter | Larry Foote

CB - 6
Brandon Carr | Orlando Scandrick | Terrence Newman
Mike Jenkins | Domonique Foxworth | Mario Butler

S - 4
Gerald Sensabaugh | Barry Church
Kerry Rhodes | Danny McCray

Special Teams - 3

K - 1
Dan Bailey

P - 1
Chris Jones

LS - 1
L.P. Ladouceur

KR - 3
Raymound Radway | Dwayne Harris | Miles Austin

PR - 3
Dwayne Harris | Terrence Newman | Dez Bryant

Total Players: 50/54



Texas_OutLaw7 wrote:

Team Needs (No Real Order):
1. O-Line =>OG & C
2. D-Line =>NT
3. OLB
4. CB
5. Depth

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If we're able to go 11-5 or better, then Garrett and his staff deserve to be coaches of the damned decade.


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Trades, Acquisitions, Other Roster Moves

stillersenat wrote:
scar988 wrote:
The Atlanta Falcons get:
RB Felix Jones

The Dallas Cowboys get:
RB Michael Turner

Why ATL does it:
Give ATL some needed cap room to re-sign one of it's key guys or absorb franchise tag hit. As well as gives them a competent runner back. Jones will be the most important part of the running game right now as he is the Pierre Thomas to the Darren Sproles of Jacquizz Rodgers.



Approved.


Matts4313 wrote:
BTW:



Is a Cowboy. Its facebook official.


MaddHatter wrote:
MaddHatter wrote:
GOGRIESE wrote:
Arizona gets:
4th round pick (18th in the round)

Cowboys get:
(S) Kerry Rhodes


Confirmed


Welcome to Dallas Kerry



khodder wrote:
Due to a technicality the e-mailing system around the office we have had parts of our e-mails unceremoniously cut from what was sent to what was actually received by the recipient. We have traced the problem back to a jealous IT consultant who shall remain nameless. He also no longer has a job with the company, or any other if we can help it.

These issues caused us to miss extremely important details regarding the contract of one Laurent Robinson. Thus in a ONE TIME ONLY offer we have sent a counter offer to the Dallas Cowboys explaining how this has happened and they have accepted the counter offer which is as follows;

Contract Details: 4 years/$26 Million, $5,000,000 Signing Bonus, $10M in total guarantees

Yr 1 – $700,000 salary, $1.25M signing bonus
Yr 2 – $5M salary fully guaranteed, 1.25M signing bonus
Yr 3 – $7.3M Salary, 1.25M signing bonus
Yr 4 – $8M Salary, 1.25M signing bonus

All of us at the numerous agencies under the Talent Agency corporate heading would like to wish Laurent well in Dallas, apologize to the Cowboys organization for mistakes made within our ranks and to all other participants in FFMD for this unneeded distraction.

*We would like to make this absolutely clear. This is a one time thing. It will only be offered in the case of an egregious error made but one of the agency. Info that was left out when relaying the contract would have almost certainly changed the outcome of the offer. We have, as a unit, decided that the best thing to do was reconsider*

Cheers
khodder


MaddHatter wrote:
Bravissimo

drd23 wrote:
MaddHatter wrote:
Original Contract (2007) - 6yr $67.4m $11.5m SB $30m Guaranteed
Next Contract (2011) - Converted 2011 Salary to SB minus Vet Minimum and extended contract from 2013 to 2016, but final 3 years void IF Romo is on the roster in 2013

Therefore there are 2 signing bonuses and their Cap Hits expire at different times.

Tony Romo
Quarterback
Contract Details: 4 Year Extension beyond final 2 years

6 years, $93m, $20.3m Signing Bonus $59.625m Guaranteed

2012: $1.825m Salary (Guaranteed) + $4.573 SB ($7.175m Salary converted to SB) - $7.398m Cap Hit
2013: $11.5m Salary (Guaranteed) + $3.273m SB (original 11.5m SB paid off) | $14.773m Cap Hit
2014: $12m Salary (Guaranteed) + $3.273m SB | $15.273m Cap Hit
2015: $15m Salary (Guaranteed) + $3.273m SB + $1m Roster Bonus | $19.273m Cap Hit
2016: $18m Salary+ $3.273m SB + $1m Roster Bonus | $22.273m Cap Hit (Player Option)
2017: $12m Salary + $1.635m SB (2nd SB paid off) + $1m Roster Bonus | $14.635m Cap Hit (Player Option)

Receives all Guaranteed money in the first 4 years
New Signing Bonus of $7.175m, Existing Signing Bonuses of $13.125m
Final 2 years can be voided by Player

Pitch
Stephen Jones wrote:

Tony, Come on in - Thanks for stopping by, your agent is already here but we prefer the personal touch and wanted to do this face-to-face with you here. I know you and Candace are busy getting ready for the little one and I know with your wedding last spring and the birth of your first child this spring, security and long term commitment are probably things you'd like to see from us. After restructuring your deal last season to help the team make a run at Asomugha, you've shown your commitment to us and we'd like to return that sentiment. Your current contract expires in 2013, but we'd like to make sure you retire a Cowboy. And not only do we want you to retire a Cowboy, we want to reward you for several years of high performance by making you one of the highest paid QB's in the NFL. Recently Drew Brees and Matt Ryan signed new contracts, worth $15m/yr and $16m/yr and we feel that this deal, worth $15.5m/yr with ~65% guaranteed pays you like the elite QB you are and ensures that you, Candace, and your little one will never have to worry about where you'll be next season or where you may have to move. We see you as the most valuable assett to this franchise and your consistent improvement and leadership leaves little doubt that you are the man to lead us back to glory. We also are doing everything we can to protect you and just finalized a trade to bring an Elite Guard here to protect you after drafting an OT in the top 10 last year to protect you.

Stephen slides a check across his desk towards Romo for $7.175m

We're dead serious about you being "our" guy for as long as you want to play football and I hope this proves it to you. What do you say?


Romo restructured his deal in August 2011 with a faux extension to help our team get under the new cap and have room to sign Abe and Gerald. He has proven several times that he will help the team anyway he can to win a championship. We want him to offer him a real extension to ensure he retires a Cowboy and if he accepts this contract, will do everything we can to build a team around him to get him a Lombardi he so deserves.

Tony Romo agrees to this restructure.

Please adjust your salaries


FFMD Spreadsheet updated



MaddHatter wrote:
DeMarcus Ware
Linebacker
Contract Details: 4yr extension
8yr, 112m, 63.5m Guaranteed

2012 - .825m (g) + 5.303m SB1+2 + .695833m SB3
2013 - 5.5m (g) + .5 + 5.303m SB1+2+WB + .695833m SB3
2014 - 9m (g) + 1.303 SB2 + .695833m SB3
2015 - 12m (g) + 1.303 SB2 + .695833m SB3
2016 - 15m (g) + .695833m SB3 + 5m RB
2017 - 17m (g) + .695833m SB3 + 5m RB
2018 - 15m + 5m RB
2019 - 13m + 5m RB

Current Contract: (2009) 7yr 79m 40m Guaranteed
2012 - $4.5m + $5.303 SB1+2+WB
2013 - $5.5m + $5.303 SB1+2+WB
2014 - $12.25m + $1.303 SB
2015 - $13.75m + $1.303 SB

Pitch
Stephen Jones wrote:
Gentlemen, Thanks for coming down. As you know, we prefer to put the final touches on a deal in person.
Turns to DeMarcus
You are one of the faces of this franchise - the city of Dallas loves you and your hard work and dedication are everything being a Dallas Cowboys is about. Much like you and your family have overcome so much tradgedy and finally been rewarded with two beautiful kids, you have overcome many trials and tribulations in your career, and we intend to reward you - and intend to make this the last deal you ever sign in the NFL. We really appreciate all that you did for us last year and it's our turn to return the favor. This city wants to see your name put up in the Ring of Honor and, no doubt, the Hall of Fame and not only will this ensure you retire here it will make you one of the highest paid defenders in the NFL, and deservingly so.


Based on prior evidence of Ware being paid as the highest defender in the NFL with a similar contract, doing it prior to his previous contract expiring, and our intent to ensure he never leaves Big D, we feel this is a realistic offer and averages nearly $8m/yr guaranteed and $14m/yr overall. It is higher than Haynesworth's 7yr 100m deal, Ware's prevoius 7yr 79m deal, and Mario's (FFMD) 6yr 90m deal.


MaddHatter wrote:
For the front page...

MaddHatter wrote:
Brandon Carr Offer

Quote:
Brandon Carr
Cornerback
5 years/$65M dollars, $25M Signing Bonus, 14.7m Guaranteed Salary

CONTRACT DETAILS

Year 1 - $3,200,000 guaranteed salary, $5,000,000 signing bonus, $1,00,000 work out bonus- $9,200,000 Total Cap Hit
Year 2 - $5,000,000 guaranteed salary, $5,000,000 signing bonus, $1,00,000 work out bonus- $11,000,000 Total Cap Hit
Year 3 - $6,500,000 guaranteed salary, $5,000,000 signing bonus, $1,00,000 work out bonus- $12,500,000 Total Cap Hit
Year 4 - $8,800,000 salary, $5,000,000 signing bonus, $1,000,000 work out bonus- $14,800,000 Total Cap Hit
Year 5 - $11,500,000 salary, $5,000,000 signing bonus, $1,000,000 work out bonus- $17,500,000 Total Cap Hit

COMPARABLE CONTRACTS

Nnamdi Asomugha signed a 5yr / $60,000,000 contract in 2011 which included $25M in guaranteed money with a $1.5M signing bonus

Cortland Finnegan signed a 6yr, $42 million contract which included $33M guaranteed money with an $18 million signing bonus

Brent Grimes signed a 5yr / $50M contract which included $34.5M in guaranteed money with a $15M signing bonus

Our offer to Carr would make him the highest paid cornerback in BOTH guaranteed money and in yearly average salary.

INVITATION TO JOIN THE DALLAS COWBOYS



Since the first day Jason Garrett was named head coach, he has preached that great football teams are built with the “The Right Kind of Guys.” The “Right Kind of Guy” is a player who puts his heart and soul into the game he loves. But, it also means the “Right Kind of Person.” Brandon has proven himself a great football player over the past 4 years. However, just as important, Brandon has proven himself a great person with his charity work in his hometown of Flint, Michigan. We fully support that and are willing to match dollar for dollar ANY contribution he makes to his own charity, as well as allow him full use of the Cowboys' extensive resources and facilities.

We are committed to providing Brandon financial security, the ultimate NFL experience, and the opportunity to compete at the highest level in the NFL for years to come. We EXPECT to win a Lombardi and he should as well.

FINANCIAL SECURITY



We are well aware of Brandon’s financial concerns for his future.

The Cowboys are guaranteeing Brandon nearly $40M in the first 3 years which is more guaranteed money than any CB has received in the history of the NFL. Brandon and his beautiful daughter, Sidney, will have the financial security to live in the best neighborhoods, attend the best schools, and continue Brandon’s efforts to give back to the community.

ULTIMATE NFL EXPERIENCE



Dallas truly offers the “total package” in the NFL. The total package means playing football for a team with great tradition that is committed to winning. Dallas is also amazing city and boasts the largest fan base in all of the NFL.

More people watch the Cowboys play than any other team in the NFL. Cowboys fans have such strong showings at away games that opponents actually have to practice making adjustments for the crowd noise for their own home games. When Cowboy Fans Invade

LIFE IN DALLAS



We'd like Brandon to see Dallas as his home for the future. Many professional athletes have come to Dallas over the years. It’s remarkable how many of them stay after their careers are over. The Dallas area is home to some of the best places to live in the country, including McKinney, Highland Park, and West Plano. As Sidney starts school next year, she'll have access to some of the best schools in the nation including the “blue ribbon” school system of West Plano where former greats like Troy Aikman and Michael Irvin reside.

When it comes to enjoying yourself, the DFW area has something for everyone. We know you’ll enjoy the great night life and live music of Deep Ellum, Billy Bobs, and Lower Greenville and great restaurants like Perry's, Three Forks, and Nobu.

ON THE VERGE OF GREATNESS



Dallas has assembled top tier playmakers on both sides of the ball. Dallas is a young and talented team at the skill positions and Tony Romo is in the prime of his career. We want Brandon to consider that 21 of the 22 projected starters are age 30 or under. Brandon fills a missing piece to the puzzle in the secondary at LCB where we guarantee him the starting job opposite of Jenkins. We commit to Brandon that we will continue to bolster our offensive and defensive lines so Dallas will be able to compete at the highest level for his entire career as a Cowboy.



Brandon Carr Question
The Gnat wrote:

Carr has received five deals that are basically identical, he is wondering, what is going to be different in Dallas this year as compared to last year where the Cowboys had a shot at the playoffs but could not finish, besides him obviously.


Brandon Carr Response

Quote:
If you look at last season, our D struggled to hold onto leads late that the Offense had given them. Prime example is the New York Giants game towards teh beginning of December - We win that game and the playoffs are a lock. Our Offense scores and puts the lead up to 12pts with 2mins left, but our D turns around and lets the Giants lead 2 TD drives in the final minutes to win the game. Earlier that season against the Patriots, our offense again puts us ahead in the final minutes, only to watch the D give up a game winning TD Drive as time expired. Then there was the Cardinals game where our offense got the lead, our D gave it up, we go to OT and the D surrenders a TD on the first drive on a screen pass that goes the distance. Needless to say, while our offense was hitting on all cylinders, our D struggled.

Why, you ask? Well part of it was scheme. We hired Rob Ryan as our Defensive Coordinator but the lockout prevented him from ever fully implementing his scheme. A full offseason this year will allow him to completely roll out all the great nuances that make him one of the leagues best Defensive Coordinators. All-Pro LB DeMarcus Ware agrees with us.

DeMarcus Ware wrote:
"I think it's going to be a big improvement having Rob Ryan for a whole another camp and a whole another year, knowing his system, knowing really what's going on,"


Link

We also hired Mike Woicik away from the New England Patriots, who is one of, if not THE best Strength & Conditioning coaches in the NFL and has a NFL Record 6 Super Bowl rings to his credit. On a more personal level, the Cowboys also parted ways with Secondary coach Dave Campo and brought in a rising star in Jerome Henderson who had great success coaching up young guys like Joe Haden and TJ Ward in Cleveland. We believe he will work well with Mike and Brandon to ensure our corners have everything they need to perform at an elite level.

Another key reason for our D's failuers last season was Terence Newman starting opposite of Mike Jenkins. Newman was a once elite CB who age has caught up with. His skill set deterioated to a point that it required 10-15yd cushions allowing offenses to go after him consistently and really take advantage of him. With Carr, Rob Ryan will fully utilize his abilities allowing him to play to his strengths (press coverage) and with the addition of Kerry Rhodes behind him, representing a significant upgrade over Abe Elam last season, Carr will have the safety net that will allow him to gamble and play to his instincts, becoming the playmaker we know he is. Having that safety net and being confident in your abilities can make a good CB great and a GREAT CB like Carr a HOFer - and Dallas knows a thing or two about HOF Cornerbacks.

Now not all of this falls on our Defense. Last year was somewhat of a rebuilding year for our Offense with a complete overhaul of our offensive line (only 1 starter remained at his position from a previous year) and with another year under their belt and better cohesion, which is crucial to an offensive line, we feel that will be an improvement right away, but are going to add pieces to create competitoin. We have also improved our rushing attack which will increase time of possession for our offense and allow the Defense to stay fresh. By bringing back rookie standout DeMarco Murray and Tony Fiammetta from injury along with adding Power Runner Michael Turner (4 back to back 1000+yd 10+ TD seasons) who will not only help keep the ball away from the opposing offense, but also convert more of those red zone opportunities that our offense let slip out of their grip last season, it'll take more pressure off of the D.

And Finally, we have an Owner and Front Office who are completely committed to winning championships and who consistently spend near or at the max cap year in and year out while taking care of proven veterans on the staff. We will do whatever it takes to win and we plan to continue improve the D, the O, and the ST in FA as well as the draft. We also understand that there is fierce competition for your client's services and while the money aspect of our offer may not be a concern, we'd like to make a slight revision to our offer.

5 years/$65M dollars, $25M Signing Bonus, 18.7m Guaranteed Salary

Year 1 - $3,200,000 guaranteed salary, $5,000,000 signing bonus, $1,00,000 work out bonus- $9,200,000 Total Cap Hit
Year 2 - $7,000,000 guaranteed salary, $5,000,000 signing bonus, $1,00,000 work out bonus- $13,000,000 Total Cap Hit
Year 3 - $8,500,000 guaranteed salary, $5,000,000 signing bonus, $1,00,000 work out bonus- $14,500,000 Total Cap Hit
Year 4 - $8,800,000 salary, $5,000,000 signing bonus, $1,000,000 work out bonus- $14,800,000 Total Cap Hit
Year 5 - $7,500,000 salary, $5,000,000 signing bonus, $1,000,000 work out bonus- $13,500,000 Total Cap Hit

We have taken $4m from Year 5 and moved it into the first 3 years and guaranteed the money, giving him a total of nearly $45m GUARANTEED ($9m/yr) on this contract, taking our already "highest ever" offer to a new level.

We fully believe that with Brandon, we are one step closer to not just competing, but WINNING Championships not just now, but throughout his entire career in Dallas.


MaddHatter wrote:
Raves wrote:
MaddHatter wrote:
Antonio Garay
Nose Tackle
5yr/35M, $10M signing bonus, $13M guaranteed salary ($23M total guaranteed)

Year 1: 4M base (guaranteed) + 2M signing bonus = 6M cap hit
Year 2: 4M base(guaranteed) + 2M signing bonus = 6M cap hit
Year 3: 5M base (guaranteed) + 2M signing bonus = 7M cap hit
Year 4: 6M base + 2M signing bonus = 8M cap hit
Year 5: 6M base + 2M signing bonus = 8M cap hit

Quote:
COMPARABLE CONTRACTS

Aubrayo Franklin (Age 31) Nose Tackle signed a 4 yr/$26M contract with $18m guaranteed in 2012

Shaun Rogers (Age 32) Nose Tackle signed a 2 yr/$3.5Mcontract in 2012.




Rob Ryan wrote:
Antonio, it’s nice to finally meet you and sit down with you face to face. I want you to know that you became my top offseason priority the second the season ended. I’m not here to talk contract details with you (I’ll leave that to Jerry and Stephen after we have a chance to talk). I’m here to talk to you about actually playing football and where you fit in with the Dallas Cowboys.

See, usually when we meet with free agents, Jerry and Stephen do an entire presentation about the great city of Dallas, the tradition of the Cowboys, etc. You’re 32 years old and already have a masters degree. You already have a pretty good idea of what your life will be like after football and where you are going to want to spend it. Therefore, let’s just cut the BS and talk football.

I want you to play NT for the Dallas Cowboys and I can promise you that you will have more fun in the upcoming years than you’ve had during your entire career. I will have you bull rush up the middle on one play and then have you drop into coverage on the next. I will blitz you from a 2 point stance. Hell, there will be times that you will line up as the middle linebacker and blitz with a full head of steam. I will have you involved in multiple stunt packages. My job is to confuse the offense so you can do your job of making plays.

Antonio, this is the best defense that you’ve played for since your days in Chicago. You are going to be playing beside 2 all pros in Jay Ratliff and DeMarcus Ware. You are going to love playing next to Sean Lissemore who really broke out at the end of 2011 and is a young kid with a non-stop motor. You will be our starting NT and backed up by Josh Brent who will spell you to help keep you fresh.

I’ve never been more optimistic about a team in my life. We just added Brandon Carr and Kerry Rhodes to our secondary. We already have the best pass rusher in the NFL in DeMarcus Ware. We have 2 young up and coming stud LBs in Sean Lee and Bruce Carter and we just signed Larry Foote. Anthony Spencer is on the verge of greatness. With an improved secondary, we think Anthony is going to have a breakout season. Finally, and most importantly, if you come to Dallas you will have more 1 on 1 opportunities than you’ve had in SD the past 2 seasons combined. Offenses simply cannot double team you without risking leaving Jay or DeMarcus alone man-to-man.

Lastly, because of injuries, you’ve got some lost time to make up in the NFL. This is your chance to be a part of something great. It doesn’t get better than playing in the NFC East, hitting the snot out of Eli Manning & Michael Vick, and burying the Redskins. Antonio, you are the missing piece for this team to contend for the SB and have a helluva lot of fun along the way.

Join us brother.


Enter Stephen Jones who lays down a check for $10,000,000.00 in front of Antonio

Stephen Jones wrote:
Antonio, this will make you one of the highest paid 0-tech's in the NFL and we've front loaded it and guaranteed nearly 75% of it. We understand this is likely your last contract and we want you to be rewarded for the success you've had and the success we plan to have going forward. Any questions?


Mr. Garay would like to say Rob Ryan's hair kind of freaked him out... but he's still going to donning the star on his helmet as he sees the Cowboys making a great push for next year with their recent acquisitions.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2012 2:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Per Article 26 (Page 146):

#CS - 2012
0 - $390K
1 - $465K
2 - $540K
3 - $615K
4-6 - $700K
7-9 - $825K
10+ - $925K

http://images.nflplayers.com/mediaResources/files/PDFs/General/2011_Final_CBA_Searchable.pdf
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Min Contracts (will look up soon)
CB, Elbert Mack - 4
Why: Mack has done a really nice job in Tampa. I think he would make a GREAT dime CB for us.
RT, Robert Turner - 4
Why: Knows Callahan. Probably the most realistic signing out of them all. Can play RT (need), TE, and even ST. Very versatile.
WR, Ted Ginn Jr - 5
Why: Becomes our 5th WR, and Special Teams Returner.
OLB, Jarrett Johnson - 9
Why: Ware/Spencer/Butler/Johnson is a fantastic OLB rotation
ILB, Larry Foote - ?
Why: Gets us a vet guy for ILB spot.

Minimum Contract Amounts: One of the additions to the most recent CBA was establishing veteran minimum salaries based upon the experience (total number of accrued years of service) a player has.
Quote:
0 - $390,000
1 - $465,000
2 - $540,000
3 - $615,000
4-6 - $700,000
7-9 - $825,000
10+ - $925,000

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Reserved

and a reminder...

I went through all of the rules. The pitch is limited to 650 words which does include the comparison contracts but not our actual offer. We must submit at least one comparison contract. I submitted 5 comparisons so that needs to be toned down. Also, the pitch is NOT disqualified if it goes over 650 words, but the agent may not read anything more than 650. My original proposal was 1100 words and I edited a ton to get under 500. Now, we have at least another 150 to work with.



The following is each batch of free agents that will be released by day...

Group 1 is eligible to be bid on and pitched from now until Midnight Eastern on the 17th. Decisions on this group will be made by Noon Eastern on the 18th. If we want to pitch anyone in this group, we only have 12 hours to do so. SPEAK NOW.

1 // Aubrayo Franklin DT [khodder] (age 32 when season starts)
1 // BenJarvus Green-Ellis RB [drd23]
1 // Demetrius Bell OT [raves] (28 when season starts)
1 // Pierre Garcon WR [Phire]
1 // Thomas DeCoud S [Gnat] (27 when season starts)

Group 2 is eligible to be bid on and pitched from Midnight Eastern on the 18th until Midnight Eastern on the 19th. Decisions on this group will be made by Noon Eastern on the 20th.

2 // Brandon Carr CB (age 26 when season starts)
2 // Cedric Benson RB
2 // John Carlson TE (age 28 when season starts)
2 // Kareem McKenzie OT
2 // Robert Meachem WR (age 27)

Group 3 is eligible to be bid on and pitched from Midnight Eastern on the 19th until Midnight Eastern on the 20th. Decisions on this group will be made by Noon Eastern on the 21st.

3 // Bobbie Williams OG (age 35)
3 // Dan Connor LB (age 26)
3 // Mario Manningham WR (age 26 when season starts)
3 // Shaun Rodgers DT (age 33 when season starts)
3 // Tracy Porter CB (age 26 when season starts)

Group 4 is eligible to be bid on and pitched from Midnight Eastern on the 20th until Midnight Eastern on the 21st. Decisions on this group will be made by Noon Eastern on the 22nd.

4 // EJ Henderson ILB (age 32 when season starts)
4 // Max Starks OT (age 30)
4 // Michael Griffin S (age 27)
4 // Vincent Jackson WR (age 29)
4 // Scott Wells C (age 31)

Group 5 is eligible to be bid on and pitched from Midnight Eastern on the 21st until Midnight Eastern on the 22nd. Decisions on this group will be made by Noon Eastern on the 23th.

5 // Jeff Backus OT
5 // Jermichael Finley TE (age 25 when season starts)
5 // Kendall Langford DE (age 26)
5 // Geno Hayes OLB
5 // Antonio Garay DT (age 32)
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http://memegenerator.net/


OATMEAL RAISIN NIGHTLY RECAPS:



DAY ZERO OF FFMD2012: COWBOYS RECAP

Backstory:



In the beginning, there was Webmaster.
On the first day, Webmaster created footballs future. It was good.
On the second day, Webmaster allowed users. They became lonely so Webmaster created division forums. Many complained of a sausage festival, but Webmaster proclaimed "There are no girls on the interwebs."
On the third day, Webmaster gave users team forums. "Behold Cowboys forum. Only ye who worship the star may enter."
On the fourth day, Webmaster created Global Mods, and tasked them to create traffic.
On the fifth day, they created FFMD.
On the sixth day, Matts was named GM of the Cowboys.
On the seventh day, Matts took action.









RECAP OF THE MAJOR COWBOYS RELATED EVENTS IN DAY 1:


Trade negotiations!


Meanwhile, in the Eagles War room...




DAY TWO OF FFMD IN THE GLORIOUS COWBOYS MOTHERLAND:


Imageshack keeps resizing this one... apparently they don't like big comics. Oh well its still legible.



On monetary savings and crappy corners...


The return of our GM:


I'm really just here for the funny pictures.


Eagles really want us to come after them.


Texas_OutLaw7 wrote:
Wow. I have missed a lot.

Okay - I will replay in a while.


NEVER FEAR, FOR I AM HERE TO FILL YOU IN WITH....

ULTIMO COWBOYS DRAGON FFMD REPORT: DAY 3


Successful troll is successful


Apparently Green being a team color isn't the only reason the Jets fans like it.



Day 4: NO UPDATE DUE TO LR FALLOUT. THEY KILLED THE LULZ. NEVAR FORGIVE, NEVAR FORGET.

DAY 5: THE AFTERMATH OF FFMD'S BIGGEST CRAPSTORM TO DATE

Coming soon to a thread near you....(and this is only what I have figured out for now. If you have suggestions on what people to play what roles, give em. Right MEOW. AND THIS IS A LONG TERM PROJECT. EXPECT IT IN PIECES.)







The greatest example of suckitude has been terminated.


More LR commentary


Matts directs the movement onward!


Welcome JWingate!


Why are we always on so late? Well...
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[quote="Ace5"]



















Holy schinkes its a lockdown


DAY -3



And for those wondering about my absence...



DAY WHATEVER
Quick update for everyone. I'll be cruising the threads, see if I can find anything else.






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MOAR DELICIOUS GOODNESS

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That's my outlaw, man (Part 1)




Are you ready?


Come on, who was seriously surprised. Honestly.




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Patsjunky has been disarmed. and dislegged.




The_Slamman wrote:

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Reserved for something....

I don't know what, but something...
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1. Des, you locked the other one before I could copy the first post over. Can you take care of that for me?

2. I thought we should have reserved threads for this thread so that you call can communicate your Agendas. For example, DES will want to inform us/recap what we are doing in the draft, Ace will make us laugh, etc.
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Matts4313 wrote:
Des, you locked the other one before I could copy the first post over. Can you take care of that for me?


I can unlock it for you....
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Desperado82 wrote:
Matts4313 wrote:
Des, you locked the other one before I could copy the first post over. Can you take care of that for me?


I can unlock it for you....


Golden. Grazi.
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Oatmeal raisin.

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