Funny. Clearly your not a Cowboy fan so it clouds your thoughts. Pretty hard to determine a players potential before they take a snap in the NFL. With that its pretty strong to say they blew the pick. If in the next few years Elliott is a top 5 RB and returns the offense to 2014 form its hardly blowing it. Ramsey looks to be a great player too. But Dallas needed to put a top RB behind that OL before contracts split it up as much as a top DB. The RB helps crown the OL, reduces the QB hits and frees up the passing game. Ramsey may not have as big an impact in Jacksonville as Elliott will have in Dallas. We will see.........
2008 Free Agency Page Notes: Star rating is out of five.
Age listing is as of Sept. 11, the first day of the 2008 regular season.
If I missed a signing or a free agent, please let me know. There are so many players on the market I may have missed someone.
Josh Brown, K, Seahawks. Age: 29. Signed with Rams (5 years, $14.2 million)
Josh Brown hits multiple 50-yarders every year. He's one of the top kickers in the league.
Rob Bironas (RFA), K, Titans. Age: 30. Re-signed with Titans (1 year, $1.417 million)
Rob "My" Bironas was 4-of-5 from beyond 50 yards and set an NFL record for eight field goals in a single game. You can't get much better than that.
Jason Elam, K, Broncos. Age: 38. Signed with Falcons (4 years, $9 million)
I have Jason Elam listed as a 4-star kicker because of his age. His days of nailing 50-yard field goals might be over.
Taylor Mehlhaff, K, Saints. Age: 23.
Good job by the Saints cutting a very promising kicker in favor of a has-been bum (Martin Gramatica). I suspect they'll regret this decision by October.
Lawrence Tynes, K, Giants. Age: 30. Re-signed with Giants (5 years, $7 million).
I was never a big fan of Lawrence Tynes' until he nailed the decisive field goal in the NFC Championship Game. The Giants have to keep him.