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Postby TheGZA » Tue Sep 07, 2004 8:50 pm

YIKES....

Well, Eddie George made the Dallas Cowboys final 53-man roster - barely. A PFSi source close to the Cowboys is reporting that head coach Bill Parcells strongly considered cutting George because of his poor pre-season play, but in the end decided to hold onto the RB because of his veteran leadership. According to the source, George could still start in Week 1, but only to take the pressure off of rookie Julius Jones. Jones will however get the bulk of the carries with George being used as a change of pace back and FB Richie Anderson used as the 3rd down back. (Tony Finn)

http://www.profantasysports.com/fb/PFSi ... George.htm
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Postby Azrael » Tue Sep 07, 2004 8:55 pm

I had a sneaking suspicion J. Jones would be the man with Eddie as the "mentor"
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Postby Mercer Boy » Tue Sep 07, 2004 9:01 pm

Hmm; maybe I will have to move up Julius in my rankings...I was thinking this was going to be some sort of committee, but now I suppose I can rank him with the Wheatleys and Garners of the world... :-)

(and yes, I'm still waiting to draft because my commish is a slowpoke) :-[
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Re: Eddie George nearly CUT

Postby Flux » Tue Sep 07, 2004 9:06 pm

TheGZA wrote:YIKES....

Well, Eddie George made the Dallas Cowboys final 53-man roster - barely. A PFSi source close to the Cowboys is reporting that head coach Bill Parcells strongly considered cutting George because of his poor pre-season play, but in the end decided to hold onto the RB because of his veteran leadership. According to the source, George could still start in Week 1, but only to take the pressure off of rookie Julius Jones. Jones will however get the bulk of the carries with George being used as a change of pace back and FB Richie Anderson used as the 3rd down back. (Tony Finn)

http://www.profantasysports.com/fb/PFSi ... George.htm


wow, good update

i need to try and trade for JJ ASAP
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Postby Favre.com » Tue Sep 07, 2004 9:17 pm

Nice, wonder how cheap I could nab JJ for... :-?
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Postby Members Only Jackets_ffc » Tue Sep 07, 2004 11:03 pm

I got JJ in the 14th round!!!
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Postby ForeverBlue » Tue Sep 07, 2004 11:23 pm

JJ went in the 6th round of my 12 teamer, by a Cowboy fan. (5 outta 12 guys are Boys fans and we all live in NY, go figure). No way he'll trade. I think JJ will be declared starter no later than after the Cowboys bye.
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Postby drsteuss » Wed Sep 08, 2004 9:17 am

I bet George would have been cut if JJ hadn't tapped his helmet during the preseason game.

Got JJ in the 11th. Feel smarter already.
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Postby maddog60 » Wed Sep 08, 2004 11:21 am

I swore the Dallas RBBC was a crazy idea when George first went there. Parcells will always play the best guy, and let's review:

2003 Titans offense > 2003 Dallas offense
2003 George's ypc < 2003 Hambrick's ypc
Dallas expectations for a starting RB > Hambrick
2004 pre-season Julius Jones > 2004 pre-season George.

Logically, there is no reason for George to be anymore than a backup, and that's exactly what he will be.
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Postby MadScott » Wed Sep 08, 2004 12:46 pm

Word is that Parcells didn't even want George there in the first place. If you listent to the coach speak he's been giving on the entire situation, you can kind of read between the lines that George was forced on him.
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