A week before the Sports Illustrated investigative piece on the toxic front office culture of the Mavericks broke the internet, Mark Cuban made other news when he appeared on Dr. J’s podcast and openly admitted not only that he thought the team should tank the rest of the season, but that he had in fact already met them with to say as much. Sitting at 19 wins, only Sacramento, Memphis, and Orlando have a worse record than the Mavericks -each coming in with 18 wins. Still, NBA Commissioner, Adam Silver has been clear in his attempts to scale back “tanking” for a higher draft pick, with new rules set to take effect this coming offseason. Perhaps seeing the writing on the wall, Cuban felt the time to tank and get away with it was now, when they could still reel in a top 3 draft pick like Micheal Porter Jr., Deandre Ayton, or Luka Doncic. Paired with rookie sensation, Dennis Smith Jr., the Mavs would find their foundation more or less in place to once again contend. The NBA responded to Cuban’s comments by fining the Mavs owner a $600,000 fine -a drop in the hat considering Cuban’s reported $3.7 billion net worth.
It’s Big Game James With The Latest Installment Of “Coach J’s Film Day.” Up today, BYU OLB Fred Warner.
It’s Big Game James With The Latest Installment Of “Coach J’s Film Day.” Up today, why Dallas should take Tremaine Edmunds with the 19th pick.
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Law Nation, Big Game James, and Darreck reflect on the recent history of Cowboys football and identify how things could’ve been different -whether by avoiding a critical injury or simply having a better head coach.
It’s clear to anyone that Jason Witten is one of the most beloved Dallas Cowboys of all time. The problem that comes as a result of such a fact is the potential to just keep holding on to a player and ear-marking him as an every-down player. When a guy is still playing at a high level, this is hardly a bad thing. But once the decline begins… The guys discuss.
Also, the likely future of Anthony Hitchens.
Despite being a phenomenal specimen at 6’7, 290lbs -not to mention being just 24-years-old, David Irving is surrounded by mystery regarding his future with the Dallas Cowboys. Questions pertaining to his health, dedication, and general work ethic have some in the Dallas front office debating whether or not they should even bring him back next season.
While Darreck, Law, and James all agree Irving is a physical presence scarcely found elsewhere in the league, they appear to disagree about whether or not Dallas should -or perhaps whether or not Dallas WILL- put up with his character flaws for a prototypical player in their system. Is David Irving one of “the right kind of guys” Jason Garrett always touts, or will the coaching staff’s irritation with the Defensive End lead the team to place a mere 2nd round tender on Irving and essentially guarantee he plays elsewhere next season?