Otis Driftwood wrote:Mr B wrote:I think it was definitely done to free up cap space this year. It pushes more dead money down the road though.
Witten is still a very solid TE. Not as good as he once was and he does draw a lot of penalties but the good outweighs the bad. I don't see any way he finishes this contract.
The bright side is I'm hearing good things about Rico Gathers. If he does become the heir apparent to Witten it will even more solidify the fact that the 2016 draft was the greatest draft in Cowboys history.
Would be hard to top '75, but I agree. Wish we had been able to stash Jackson somehow... but you can't have everything. The lynch pin to "best ever" will be Smith. If he is able to contribute, then this draft was a slam dunk.
The crazy thing is there are 3 players from the 2016 draft that didn't even play that could end up being major contributors. If Jaylon, Tapper, and Gathers can contribute this year the 2016 draft gets that much better. I will agree though that it will be difficult to top the 1964 draft when they drafted 2 HOF's including the greatest player in the teams history.