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The Jets pursuit of free agent wide receiver Allen Hurns seems to have hit a snag, and for once, even some of the team’s most negative fans might have a hard time pinning this one on the front office.

Scheduled to come in to meet with Gang Green just days after being released by the Jacksonville Jaguars, wide receiver Allen Hurns has had to postpone his trip to Florham Park with up to fifteen inches of snow being forecast in the coming days.

With his trip to the Jets on hold, Hurns will instead visit Jerry Jones and the Dallas Cowboys, who could used Hurns’ services just as much as the Jets.  The Cowboys, however, currently have just $1.4 million in cap space, whereas the Jets are sitting on roughly $34 million.  Even after visiting the Cowboys, Hurns may still want to pay the Jets a visit before agreeing to any deal with Dallas to compare any offers.

A four-year veteran, Hurns is just two years removed from a season in which he hauled in 64 passes for 1,031 yards and 10 touchdowns.  Injuries have limited Hurns to just 21 games (19) starts since his breakout season in 2015, but his presence would still bolster a Jets receiving corps that currently has more questions than answers.

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Mother Nature is a cold, hard c*nt that conspires against our favored football team at every turn.

Anyone who disagrees is a f*ckhead of a simpleton who doesn’t deserve a reponse.

Do you agree? I certainly do.

And if you don’t agree, well, I’ll get around to you tomorrow...

 

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4 hours ago, Untouchable said:

Mother Nature is a cold, hard c*nt that conspires against our favored football team at every turn.

Anyone who disagrees is a f*ckhead of a simpleton who doesn’t deserve a reponse.

Do you agree? I certainly do.

And if you don’t agree, well, I’ll get around to you tomorrow...

 

But apparently she does accept cold hard cash payments.

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If the Jets had any legit interest in Hurns, they would follow him all around the globe until they got a chance to speak to him in person. In any case, him or Pryor (I prefer Hurns) would be a nice addition.   

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5 hours ago, Untouchable said:

Mother Nature is a cold, hard c*nt that conspires against our favored football team at every turn.

Anyone who disagrees is a f*ckhead of a simpleton who doesn’t deserve a response.

Do you agree? I certainly do.

And if you don’t agree, well, I’ll get around to you tomorrow...

 

Under these conditions I am forced to agree with you sir. lol

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Was he going to do a workout for us?  If not then all information needed is available through text, email and fax.  Get him on face time or skype and interview the kid.

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While it has been reported that Hurns went to visit the Cowboys instead of the Jets, those of you who would like to see the Jets sign him probably shouldn't be too concerned. I was unaware that the Cowboys have not signed a single free agent since free agency started.

https://sports.yahoo.com/cowboys-quiet-nfl-free-agency-212058472.html

Why have the Cowboys been quiet during NFL free agency?

Charles Robinson
NFL columnist
 

Contract by contract, the NFL’s free-agency pool has drained. Stars have changed addresses, depth charts have bolstered and division powerhouses have reinforced.

And the Dallas Cowboys – touting 22 straight seasons of maybe next year – haven’t been a part of any of it.

If there has been an eyebrow-raising oddity in this young NFL offseason, it’s this: One week into the league’s free-agent talent pageant, Dallas has been left as the only team in the league that hasn’t signed a single player. (No, they’re not getting credit for re-signing their own long snapper.)

Perhaps even worse, there’s a pressing reality that has to be gnawing at Cowboys fans right now. Not only has Dallas failed to add tangible assets to a roster in need of additions, the Cowboys haven’t been genuinely close to signing any first- or second-wave players. Beyond failed low-end pitches to the agents of wideouts Sammy Watkins and Allen Robinson, Dallas has once again slept through the first week of free agency.

In the case of a well-stocked roster with few holes, taking a slow roll during a period of historic overspending is prudent. But the Cowboys have problems. And they go beyond some of this month’s roster attrition, which has seen linebacker Anthony Hitchens sign with the Kansas City Chiefs and experienced (albeit perpetually injured) cornerback Orlando Scandrick land with the Washington Redskins. If 2018 wasn’t already a make-or-break season for this Dallas coaching staff, it will be after another idled offseason has put all the pressure on asset development.

The problem? It’s not simply that the Cowboys again lost more talent than they gained in free agency – they’re also seeing the rest of the NFC East attempt to address problems.

The Philadelphia Eagles suffered minor losses from a Super Bowl team, but buoyed themselves with long-term core extensions and two defensive line additions (Michael Bennett and Haloti Ngata) that will keep them entrenched among the NFC elite. The New York Giants are beginning a micro-rebuild that could take a big long-term step with the drafting of a franchise quarterback with the second selection in the draft. Even the Washington Redskins have tried to put some lingering quarterback drama to bed, swapping out Kirk Cousins for a longer-term commitment from Alex Smith.

The rest of the NFC East shows tangible problems with meaningful attempts to find lasting solutions. Meanwhile it appears Dallas is hoping and wishing its pressing issues away.

Wishing wide receiver Dez Bryant would take a pay cut, while hoping the coaching staff can improve the scheme around quarterback Dak Prescott.

Wishing for more on-field production from an aging Jason Witten, while hoping the offensive line is healthy and properly aligned.

Wishing for multiple offensive starters in the next crop of rookies, while hoping the 2017 defensive draft class can take a big leap forward.

It’s unclear if Dez Bryant (R) is going to be asked to take a pay cut from the Cowboys. Also, a big contract extension could be on the horizon for QB Dak Prescott. (AP)

And running back Ezekiel Elliott …  well … let’s just say the Cowboys are embracing a sustained combination of hoping and wishing. Not to mention plenty of praying.

For Cowboys fans, that’s a lot of unknowns to endure heading into a 2018 season where the championship window was already supposed to be wide open. It’s that kind of uncertainty that makes this franchise so hard to peg. Dallas could put it all together and snap its string of 22 seasons without a Super Bowl appearance. Or it could fall flat again and end the 2018 campaign by firing the entire coaching staff. Nothing is out of the question at this stage. This puts immense pressure on every move (or lack of move) this offseason.

For now, fans should understand that another year of lagging moves in free agency isn’t simply a matter of Dallas learning from the past contract mistakes of Cedric Thornton, Greg Hardy, Nolan Carroll, etc. It’s the culmination of decisions that have either backed the franchise into a corner, or are about to wreak havoc in coming years. The dead money lingering from Tony Romo’s contract has hurt. The (thus-far) overpriced extension of Tyrone Crawford has been a burden. Bryant’s play hasn’t lived up to his production since 2014.

If all of that isn’t enough, some added contract pressure is coming. The wide receiver depth chart will need investment. Prescott is on deck for an extension following the 2019 season. And in the more immediate future, guard Zack Martin is expected to sign a new deal that will make him the highest-paid guard in the NFL. That will leave the Cowboys with a sizable salary cap chunk invested into four offensive linemen – Martin, Tyron Smith, La’el Collins and Travis Frederick. That also doesn’t take into account the possibility that Smith could hold out for a reworked contract in the next few years, given that his $12.2 million average salary has fallen out of whack for the top offensive linemen in the NFL.

In an NFC East that is changing around them – and with the Eagles suddenly outpacing the Cowboys every offseason – there is no shortage of problems in Dallas. Both now and moving forward. That has played a major role in one of the league’s cornerstone franchises transforming into one of its most dormant in the month of March. And one of the most pressurized (even for Dallas) heading into next season.

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2 hours ago, nycdan said:

But apparently she does accept cold hard cash payments.

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That snow plow moment was the dawn of the Patriots realizing that bending the rules, looking for loopholes in the rules or outright breaking the rules was an acceptable way to gain an advantage, even if it is unprofessional and unethical.

This is the very moment that set the culture of that organization to favor cheating.  Want proof that the Pats celebrate cheating?  This same exact snow plow hangs in the Patriots Hall of Fame as a tribute and celebration of doing anything underhanded and dishonest to win.  Instead of being embarrassed or ashamed of such past unethical and unprofessional acts, the morally corrupt Kraft and the sleazy organization he has promoted elects to celebrate and bestow honor upon winning by bending the rules or outright cheating.  Moreover, the driver of the snowplow was Mark Henderson, a convicted burglar who was on work release.  

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F*ck the Patriots, Kraft and their obnoxious bandwagon jumping fan base.  

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If they really want him the snow won't deter them. All they have to do is let his agent know how much they would be willing to pay him. If he can get a better deal in Dallas than he wasn't going to come here anyway. I'm sure his agent has done his homework and knows the Jets still have a ton of money to spend and have a possible need at the position. It would be short sighted to just sign with Dallas and not even talk to the Jets.

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