PARK RIDGE, NJ
I saw the team signed a true fullback after not having one all season. Does this mean they are planning to try new offensive looks and will be doing less two tight end sets?
Rowan: I don’t think the offense will look dramatically different. The use of a fullback wasn’t exactly the saving grace for this team’s running attack in the past, but I think the Cowboys saw some positives with the use of one recently while putting
David: I’ll be surprised if you truly notice a difference between what they do going forward and what they’ve done in the past. In goal line in short yardage situations, it can’t hurt to have the extra blocker – and an experienced one at that, rather than a linebacker. I’m guessing you’ll still see plenty of 12 personnel – especially in this upcoming Chicago game, which is apparently going to be played on tundra.
Would it even be feasible to consider tagging
Rowan: That’s an interesting thought to consider, but I don’t think the team will have the money to do that. The Cowboys also may have learned a lesson with that tag after what happened this year with
David: Franchising a defensive tackle like Hatcher would be cheaper than franchising a defensive end, but I’m still not sure it’s the most fiscally logical move the Cowboys could make. On top of that, I don’t think Hatcher would appreciate being restricted from finding a long-term, big-money deal – and this team has perhaps had enough dealings with disgruntled defensive linemen.