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Postby JayM09 » Thu Jul 22, 2004 4:15 pm

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Sources: George, Cowboys close to 1-year deal

03:55 PM CDT on Thursday, July 22, 2004


By JEAN-JACQUES TAYLOR / The Dallas Morning News



IRVING -- Former Tennessee running back Eddie George is close to agreeing to a one-year, $1.5 million deal with the Cowboys that would include many incentives, two sources said Thursday.

George, who never missed a game in eight seasons with the Titans, was released by Tennessee on Wednesday as a salary cap casualty. George, who turns 31 in September, rejected the Titans' latest offer and asked for his release Monday.

George and his representative Lamont Smith will meet the Cowboys on Friday, Smith said.

The Titans wanted George back, but at a reduced salary. The team's final offer was $1.5 million in base salary - considerably less than the $4.25 million he expected to make this season.

George's production slipped in recent years. In 2000, he ran for 1,509 yards, averaging 3.7 yards per carry. Last season, his average fell to 3.3 yards as he rushed for 1,031 yards.
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Postby TheBigBakedBean » Thu Jul 22, 2004 4:35 pm

Talk about a stab in the back for Parcells.

::Smacking himself for drafting Julius Jones::
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Postby TheOneManShow 26 » Thu Jul 22, 2004 4:42 pm

This really lowers J.J. position in a draft. He will also now lose the starting position.
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Postby Sixxgunn » Thu Jul 22, 2004 4:50 pm

I'm kinda surprised anyone drafts before pre-season anymore,after the Vick fiasco.Sure glad we don't,as I had Jones down for a 3rd back option.So I ALMOST feel your pain,Bean.
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Postby Canacuna » Thu Jul 22, 2004 5:11 pm

I hate drafting early, but unfortunately the NNKL wound up doing so (and I have Julius on my squad).

I'm still holding out hope - you'd think the Cowboys would have had enough of three yard per carry d00ds.

However, things aren't looking too good, methinks. The Cowboys have plenty of cap room, not a lot of options at RB after Julius, and Jerry Jones is the kind of owner who would go against his Hall of Fame coach's opinion.

Pssh, poo on you, Jerry Jones - helping in the ruining the fantasy value of NFL RBs by incorporating yet another RBBC.

In the real world, though - good move by the Cowboys, methinks.
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Postby houstonherdfan » Thu Jul 22, 2004 5:26 pm

sorry to all you eddie fans I think he is done as a starter. not so much too old but to many hits. If JJ is as good as they say he is he should beat eddie out in camp
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Postby i_am_the_one » Thu Jul 22, 2004 5:37 pm

Being that the the QB stinks I think george could actually help Dallas. He definately better than cason, hambrick, and an unproven jones. He still gets a 1000 yds rushing. Not bad in todays world of RBC.
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Postby Flux » Thu Jul 22, 2004 5:53 pm

so we go from having Eddie getting the majority of the carries in TEN and still being an adequate option, and JJ in DAL having full time duties

to

JJ and Eddie in DAL splitting carries? and Brown and A. Smith splitting carries?

this is heinous
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Postby GMoney » Thu Jul 22, 2004 5:54 pm

Id like to agree with that statment by Flux.

This is UGLY
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Postby roninmedia » Thu Jul 22, 2004 5:58 pm

I always draft early and once again I avoid players who have their positions changed. It is early to speak for all my players but at least this is something I avoided.
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