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, I’ve got more to say about a guy who should consider taking a stand for a second contract before his current employer physically chews him up and spits him out.Beyond Elliott’s value in the running game, where he gained 1,434 yards on 304 attempts, Elliott added a whopping 77 receptions last year, for another 567 yards. That’s 381 touches, and 2,001 yards from scrimmage.Elliott had 58 total receptions in his first two NFL seasons. His 77 catches put him in a tie for 22nd in the league last year, with Odell Beckham Jr.There’s significant value in that kind of production in the running and passing game; indeed, he accounted for 36.3 percent of the team’s entire offensive output. So if he’s going to take 380-plus touches Connor Williams Jersey Stitched
, he needs to get paid accordingly. And if the team isn’t going to pay him accordingly voluntarily, Elliott needs to force the issue.Complain all you want, when your objective is to ensure that he helps your favorite team, boosts your fantasy performance, or otherwise adequately entertains you. But he’s the one taking the poundings that will affect his quality of life in the long run, and he’s the one that keeps America’s Team currently relevant to a nation. If the team isn’t going to get him properly paid not that he’s eligible for a new deal, Elliott needs to use the devices available to him.Don’t give me the “he signed a contract” routine, Old School Football Guy. It was a contract of adhesion (look it up), with no opportunity to negotiate more dollars than his draft slot dictated. The current system Youth Michael Gallup Jersey
, which protects teams from draft busts who would suck away millions, fails to properly reward the men who should have gotten the big contracts that, due to fear that some of those big contracts won’t be earned, currently go to no one.Also, there are two contracts that control the relationship: The contract between the player and the team, and the contract between the union and the league. Elliott has rights under the broader contract that are independent of his individual contract, and that allow him to technically violate the terms of his own deal. By taking advantage of those rights, he can try to leverage the Cowboys into doing the right thing, before he ends up being the next guy who finally makes it to free agency with bald tires and far less money in the bank than he deserves. A team can never have enough talented pass rushers Michael Gallup Jersey Stitched
, and Robert Quinn is certainly one of them."WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections Dallas Cowboys NewsDallas Cowboys Podcasts & VideosWe can’t wait to see Robert Quinn use his defensive talents as a Cowboy | Film RoomNew,31commentsA team can never have enough talented pass rushers, and Robert Quinn is certainly one of them.CDTShareTweetShareShareWe can’t wait to see Robert Quinn use his defensive talents as a Cowboy | Film RoomThe Cowboys continued their active off season by acquiring defensive end Robert Quinn from the Miami Dolphins in exchange for the Cowboys’ sixth-round pick in 2020. This is a huge deal for the Cowboys. Quinn is a talented pass rusher and they managed to acquire him at a bargain basement price. The pass rusher has some impressive film from the 2018 season with the Miami Dolphins.Take this play from Week 13 against the Buffalo Bills. Late in the fourth quarter, the Dolphins were holding on to a four-point lead as the Bills faced 3rd and 16 on the 30-yard line. This is an interesting situation. On 3rd and extra long, a pass is expected, but the Bills were on the fringe of field goal range. With just under five minutes to play, if the Bills could come out of this drive with at least a field goal, they could leave Miami with a win.Quinn lines up at the right defensive end, matched up against Bills left tackle Dion Dawkins. On the snap Cheap Allen Hurns Youth Jersey
, Quinn bursts up the field using a club rip move effectively. First, he strings Dawkins’ outside shoulder with his right hand, then finishes through with his left hand. Quinn closes in on Bills quarterback Josh Allen, and uses his right hand to strip the ball. The only thing better than a sack is a strip sack. The Bills recover, but were pushed back so far that they miss the 55-yard field goal attempt and the Dolphins hold on to win the game.Want more film of Quinn in action? Take this play from Week 2 of the 2018 season against the New York Jets. There are three minutes left in the first half and its 3rd and 11. Quinn lines up as the right defensive end matched up against Jets left tackle Kevin Beachum. Quinn once again bursts off the line with speed to the edge, but this time as the left tackle turns, Quinn cuts to his inside. He uses the same club rip move we saw in the previous clip, but this time Quinn clubs the tackle’s inside shoulder with his left hand and rips through with his right. This creates enough momentum for him to get past the left guard and sack quarterback Sam Darnold. You can never have enough talented pass rushers and the Cowboys added a good one to their group in Robert Quinn.