If we have learned anything from the Dallas Cowboys front office, it’s that they love sticking with their draft picks and hate spending big money on free agents.
If Jerry Jones wants to move further in the playoffs, he’s going to need to make a big move to ensure he has the best chance in doing that.
Rich Eisen suggested that the Cowboys trade for Seahawks star DK Metcalf last month, and not many people took it seriously.
This month, Metcalf is still up for grabs, and Bleacher Report suggested a blockbuster trade between Seattle and Dallas to make this situation happen.
Metcalf hasn’t had a contract extension yet with the Seahawks, and he hasn’t taken part in the minicamp in the offseason either.
The Seahawks, who are in the middle of a rebuild after trading Russell Wilson, could very well trade Metcalf and acquire much needed draft capital.
It would be a great move for the Dallas Cowboys to get Metcalf on their team, but it won’t come cheap or easy.
“The 24-year-old skipped Seattle’s mandatory minicamp while holding out for his new deal. The Cowboys could swoop in and capitalize on this situation, offering the rebuilding Seahawks a package of draft capital in exchange for the rising star.
NFL Network’s Rich Eisen (h/t Mike Fisher of Cowboys Country) called it a move that Dallas owner Jerry Jones is “built to make,” highlighting the allure of Metcalf in a Cowboys uniform during marquee matchups:
“Dallas should be on the phone to Seattle right now. How huge would DK Metcalf be with a star on the side of his helmet? … I do appreciate his star ability to make himself a figurative star wherever he goes, but the star on the side of that helmet. Thanksgiving days, Monday nights, Sunday nights.”
The rival Philadelphia Eagles executed a similar deal during the draft, sending first- and third-round picks to the Tennessee Titans for Brown. They handed him a four-year, $100 million extension as part of the trade.
Considering the Cowboys have more than $20 million in available cap space—more than all but two teams in the league right now—and possess all of their picks in the 2023 draft, this could be a relatively simple move for all parties to hash out.”
Earlier this year, the Cowboys traded Amari Cooper to Cleveland and re-signed Michael Gallup.
Cooper generated back-to-back 1,100-plus yard seasons in his first two years in Dallas. The 27-year-old earned just 865 receiving yards on 68 catches with eight TDs in 2021.
The Cowboys, who traded a first-round pick to Oakland for Cooper in 2018, received a fifth-round pick and a late-round pick-swap in exchange for the four-time Pro Bowler.
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