March 16th, 2016

mark dominik 0327These days, former Bucs rockstar general manager Mark Dominik is a popular ESPN analyst. Dominik is sort of ESPN’s No. 2 house GM behind Hall of Famer Bill Polian.

Dominik is not known for bold, put-your-foot-down claims, but he issued one today that ties to the Bucs.

On Twitter, Dominik slammed his gavel down on a take he’s been floating for months. The Dallas Cowboys will draft a quarterback with the No. 4 overall pick next month. Dominik claims the Dolphins signing QB Matt Moore to a backup deal yesterday further confirms it.

Why does Joe care?

The Bucs draft at No. 9 overall and are yearning for the Cowboys to snag a QB at No. 4. The Bucs don’t need a quarterback, thanks to Josh McCown winning the Chase For Jameis. So every QB drafted ahead of the Bucs just pushes more elite talent in their direction. More filet mignon on the buffet.

Most mock drafts don’t think the Cowboys will draft a quarterback that high because Tony Romo plans to return healthy for opening day.

Joe’s hoping the ex-Bucs personnel chief is right and becomes a true Nostradominik.

32 Responses to “Nostradominik”

  1. csb76 Says:

    Any amplifying info on the potential for another trade scenario with the Jags? (circa 2012 when we traded down with them…hopefully a reversal this year)

  2. Jerseybuc Says:

    I would rather trade down than up. Very deep DL class, if we can get another 2nd rounder by moving back 10 slots we can maybe get 3 quality players instead of 2 in first two rounds

  3. Dave Says:

    If the Cowboys like one of the QBs a lot, it would be a wise move because Romo isn’t holding up much longer.
    I think they’d be more inclined to trade into the bottom of round one for s WB though, if they can

  4. Howard Cosell Says:

    This is probably spot on.
    Howard feels bad for Romo.
    He just had some kind of specialized shoulder surgery, for the 3rd time.

  5. Ocala Says:

    I think two QB’s will be picked before our pick regardless.

    With the FA signings I am starting to love the idea of signing the BPA and bringing in a player like Ronnie Stanley.

    If he’s gone(there’s a good chance he will be gone) then perhaps Sheldon Rankins or DeForest Buckner.
    I like Heargraves but I still can’t get out of my mind Kelvin Benjamin catching 9 passes for 212 yards and three TD’s against him.

    I want everything in place to keep Jameis healthy and successful going forward which is why Stanley would be tough to pass on.

  6. OneBuc55 Says:

    Jaylen Ramsey! C’mon down…

    All we need is for everyone ahead of us to take either a QB, DL, OL, and maybe even a RB…IF! that happens Ramsey could fall in our laps…I wouldn’t be mad if we traded up with a QB needy team…Mike Glennon, the #9pick, and a 6th rounder should be good enough to make a move up into the top 5 imo…that’s the excitement of the draft, you never know what’s gonna happen…

  7. biff barker Says:

    The draft is one big craps game IMO. Anything goes, do one BSPN mock is about as good as message board Mike’s.

    That said, Romo is one late hit from being done. The Cowboys don’t have a lot of options for a QB outside of the first round.

  8. Bradinator Says:

    Remember when everyone thought the Packers were crazy for wasting a 1st rnd pick on a QB when they already had Brett Favre? Brett Favre was in much better shape than Romo. If they like one of these guys coming out, they might very well take them. Remember Jerry Jones almost pulled the trigger on Johnny Football 2 years ago. Wentz and Goff are likely to be much better than Manziel, so this does not seem far fetched to me, especially after last years dumpster fire at QB they had last year when Romo went down

  9. Buccfan37 Says:

    The Cowboys had to suck something fierce last year for the Bucs to get a rare win against them.

  10. Joehelldeloxley Says:

    Romo is in a very bad shape, especially with this new surgery.

    Having a young QB as back up seems a logical option, unless they are going to do something for Johnny Manziel (with Jerry jones everything is possible) or RGIII.

  11. Tampa Tony Says:

    Look at Doms draft history and just do the opposite of what he says and your team will be successful

  12. mac Says:

    I could see this happening… I can also see Dominik not getting another GM job in the NFL… Man he was not a very good GM…

  13. OAR Says:


  14. Chromolly Says:

    Nostra dumass is more like it

  15. mac Says:

    Dam, I thought I was being mean…lol

  16. Pete Mitchell Says:

    I’m not sold on Hargraves, the SEC title game was brutal for home
    , and in sorry but Jake Coker…. I’m good. I think FA has set us up to take the BPA.

  17. Pickgrin Says:

    “ESPN’s No 2 house GM”

    LOL -that’s not an official title – but its as close as Dom will ever get to having those 2 letters associated with his name again.

  18. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    How about we trade Glennon to Dallas along with switching #1 picks…..perhaps they would also need to give us a late round pick.

    Good move for Dallas….they get a quality backup and the #9 pick.

    The higher pick would give us a shot at Bosa or Ramsey.

  19. Stanglassman Says:

    I got to say Chromolly cracks me up. Oar just gotta laugh.

    I don’t see much chance in Ramsey dropping but Bosa just might.

  20. Guzzie Says:

    Tampabaybucfan…I keep forgetting Dallas needs a QB, the best landing spots for Glennon are Rams Cowboys jets n broncos, but the problem is waiting to see where Fitzpatrick n rg3 go, once that happens, then the market for Glennon opens up, but I like that Dallas proposal, I think the trade up alone would make the deal work, it’d have to be for Ramsey though

  21. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    “Tony Romo plans to return healthy” – Joe

    And will consequently be injured and out for the season, hehe.

  22. Pickgrin Says:

    Good call TBBF. If Ramsey is on the board at pick #4 – I honestly could not think of a better way to “invest” that ace up his sleeve that Licht has been holding on to. Make it happen GM Jason. Dallas gets their developmental QB AND a good player at #9 – and the Bucs get one of the best multi-tasking DB prospects in quite a few years to play with for the next decade.

  23. Brent bull/buc Says:

    Wow why trade up?????? Last time I checked we desperately need a de wr lb and still need a safety and maybe a cb. I don’t get Hargreaves at 9. We have players there. We got nothing at wr and de. Those would be my first 2. Ideally deny knee and fuller. You could get a cb in 3rd but we gotta get a lb. I be more willing to trade down.

  24. Brent bull/buc Says:

    Debuckner not deny knee? Hate this phone.

  25. Bill Says:

    TBBF, that sounds reasonable, but there is something else to consider. Dallas doesn’t do this deal with out Glennon signing an extension. That might be tricky considering what just happened with Osweiler.

  26. K_bassuka Says:

    That would be good, but then again Dominik isn’t known for being right.

  27. CrustyCrab Says:

    The cowgirls will sign Bosa or Elliott its a no brainer snag a QB in the second Rd.

  28. Tnew Says:

    Trading with the Cowboys makes sense if you feel you have to have Ramsey, Jack or Bosa. I don’t see any of them falling to 9 except for maybe Bosa if more drug issues come up.

  29. Trubucfan22 Says:

    This is the same guy who thought Martin would re-sign for 4-6 mil. Even though market value had him between 7-8. And what do you know! Martin signed for between 7-8.

    He is clueless.

  30. Trubucfan22 Says:

    Cowboys don’t always do the smart thing. But a first round QB, let alone a top 5 pick, is below their level of stupid.

  31. godzilla13 Says:

    Why would Mark Dominik claim the Cowboys are going to draft a QB after owner Jerry Jones publicly stated recently that he had no intention of drafting a QB in the first round? There is actually a greater chance now that there is a possibility that no QB’S are drafted in front of Tampa. The Browns just lost four starters to FA including two offensive lineman. They will stick with McCown for another year and draft either Jalen Ramsey, Joey Bosa or Ronnie Stanley. Talks between the Niners and Browns over a trade for Kaepernick have stalled over the Browns wanting Kaepernick to restructure his contract. Because of Kaepernick’s contract I bet he stays in San Francisco which could lead to the Niners drafting a WR with their first pick.

  32. FuNkYxMuNkEy Says:

    I hope both QBs get drafted ahead of us. And Ezekiel Elliot as well. That would open up 3 players that could potentially slip to us. Mainly, Ronnie Stanley, Miles Jack, and VH3. All three of those guys will be stars in the league. Stanley could end up being better than the #1 pick Tunsil. When its all said and done. Jack is a rare talent. And VH3 is a shut down CB. I would be elated to get any one of them.

    Just hope its not a Clemson DE or Bosa. Bosa and Buckner have the potential to be the biggest bust in this draft IMO. Oregon DEs remind me of Clemson DEs. Maybe 1 in 5 or 6 actually work out. When they are high draft picks. I would rather focus on DE in the 2nd or 3rd. Carl Nassib in the 3rd could be amazing. 15.5 sacks in a season is real talk, no matter who you are.