Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

21 Oct 2009

Jones Turned Down "Significant Offer"

PFT notes that Jerry Jones turned down a "significant offer" for one of his players, one that wasn't a running back:

"We had a significant offer for a key player that we turned down and turned down in getting in more extended dialogue for, " Jones said. "It was a very firm, significant offer for one of our young players."

I can't imagine who has the package of draft picks required to make a firm, significant offer for Bobby Carpenter.

Posted by: Bill Barnwell on 21 Oct 2009

27 comments, Last at 22 Oct 2009, 11:16pm by doctorjorts


by Raiderjoe :: Wed, 10/21/2009 - 8:00pm

Martellus Bennett maybe was player becausue another team might think with Jason Witten there maybe dallasa trade Bnenett for right dela. If not that guy then maybe Anthony Specner

by BroncosGuy (not verified) :: Thu, 10/22/2009 - 1:40pm

Adam Schefter reported this morning that the player was, indeed, Bennett. Good job, Joe.

by Raiderjoe :: Thu, 10/22/2009 - 6:37pm

thanks. Based on quote and based on hoow much Cowobys like Bennett it made most sense that player was Bennett

by BroncosGuy (not verified) :: Thu, 10/22/2009 - 8:32pm

Joe is my hero in every way imaginable, and several more of which you cannot conceive.

by doctorjorts :: Thu, 10/22/2009 - 11:16pm

Why isn't there a "like" button on these message boards?

by Jimmy :: Wed, 10/21/2009 - 8:28pm

Quick everyone pay attention to Jerry Jones. Quickly!

by Bobman :: Wed, 10/21/2009 - 11:52pm

He's a pretty natty dresser right now, but how long before he starts shopping at the same place Al Davis buys his shiny track suits?

Then again, wrinkly attire might draw unwanted attention to that trampoline-tight forehead.

by Bengals Banker (not verified) :: Wed, 10/21/2009 - 8:36pm

it is rumored to be Anthony Collins (LT) and an r5 pick for Marcus Spears.

by Hari-Kiri Bengals Fan (not verified) :: Wed, 10/21/2009 - 8:41pm

Quick, we need to figure out which NFL owner is most like Gob, given the phrase involved. "Firm offer? Oh, I'll make you a firm offer."

The clueless son that wouldn't have survived without his wealthy father's money...oh, yes, it's definitely Mike Brown.

by jimbohead :: Wed, 10/21/2009 - 9:08pm

"I hope you're not looking for a handout, Michael. I run a pretty tight ship around here."
"With a pool table."
"It's a gaming ship...."

by Bobman :: Wed, 10/21/2009 - 11:50pm

...so long as Michael doesn't bring that pothead son of his....

by Bill Barnwell :: Thu, 10/22/2009 - 2:18am

In a way, Cowboys Stadium is pretty much the sports equivalent of F--- City...

by Kevin from Philly :: Thu, 10/22/2009 - 2:40pm

OK, I'm dumb - could somebody explain this thread?

by tuluse :: Thu, 10/22/2009 - 2:48pm

Arrested Development quotes and references.

by DestenDennard :: Wed, 10/21/2009 - 9:50pm

Jerry is refering to a plastic surgery consultation he had the other day, not a trade request.

by Key19 :: Wed, 10/21/2009 - 10:35pm

Detroit offered a 1st, 3rd, and 5th for Roy Williams due to Calvin's injury. Jerry thought Roy was worth 3 1sts.

by Or (not verified) :: Thu, 10/22/2009 - 12:54am

I can't imagine Spears was involved. He's gone after this year, he's been nothing but mediocre since day one.

by Podge (not verified) :: Thu, 10/22/2009 - 4:31am

I'd like to say it was an offer for Jay Ratliff from the Chargers.

But more likely it was the Redskins offering something vaguely ridiculous for someone fairly poor. Two first round picks for Romo?

by Or (not verified) :: Thu, 10/22/2009 - 9:59am

Romo is 'fairly poor'? Would you like to speculate o what the Cowboys' record would be during the last 3 years without him at the helm? I'm thinking they'd have a few top 10 picks on the roster at the moment.

by Carl (not verified) :: Thu, 10/22/2009 - 12:00pm

Romo is not great...but better than most. Have you noticed how inaccurate he has been this year? Someone like Kyle Orton, however, while not as flashy is highly accurate and probably could have made many of the 4th quarter throws against the Broncos that Romo was not because he was behind/ahead/over/short of his receivers. Just referencing the 2 games I saw of him that Dallas lost...I attribute not to the play calling but his lack of accuracy or sync with receivers.

by Or (not verified) :: Thu, 10/22/2009 - 12:44pm

Romo's inconsistent, but a lot of the faults from this season are a product of the talent around him. He gets pressured as frequently as any QB in the game. He doesn't have a single consistent WR. His offensive coordinator doesn't send out his best receiver (Witten) to catch passes in the red zone.
The Bronco game in particular was not his best, he struggled with accuracy, but it is a very different game if Miles Austin runs the right route. The Cowboys have the ball very close to Denver's end zone, as opposed to Denver getting it back on an unquestionably beautiful Champ Bailey pick. The supporting cast in Dallas is greatly overrated; the pass blocking is subpar, the receivers are average.

by Nuk (not verified) :: Thu, 10/22/2009 - 9:47am

The previous EP was titled "Pisa Tinoisamoa Out For Year", and this one is "Jones Turned Down 'Significant Offer.'"

So, with a name like Jones, there's no need to specify which one, but there are so many Tinoisamoas that we need clarification.

by weaponx (not verified) :: Thu, 10/22/2009 - 12:39pm

I don't think it was for clarity (which Tinoisamoas they were referring to) but more because his name is just so fun to type and say together. Type his name and then type JJ's and record your feelings /facial expressions.


by MilkmanDanimal :: Thu, 10/22/2009 - 1:02pm

ESPN is saying it was the Bengals trying to trade for Martellus Bennett. Real shame for the Cincinnati media it was turned down, he and Ochocinco would have made a great tandem for quotes.

by putnamp (not verified) :: Thu, 10/22/2009 - 1:45pm

Just a suggestion but next time maybe your headers should include full names since there's something like a million dudes named Jones that play in the NFL and it could easily be contract offers or who knows what.

by El Presidente (not verified) :: Thu, 10/22/2009 - 3:53pm

I think the only player Dallas has on its roster I'd trade a draft pick for is DeMarcus Ware. Ratliff is a good thought, but he's no Jamal Williams.

by Shane S. (not verified) :: Thu, 10/22/2009 - 7:42pm

When I glanced at the article at first I thought it read "Jones turned down Significant Other."