Could a firesale be right around the corner for the Cowboys?
On Sunday, according to ESPN’s Todd Archer, the Cowboys had begun shopping the defensive end. The former Minnesota Vikings edge rusher signed a one-year contract with $3 million in guarantees with the Cowboys this offseason.
Instead of finishing with Dallas, the team elected to sell high on Griffen. The 32-year old was traded to the Detroit Lions for a compensatory sixth-round pick according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.
“Trade! #Cowboys DE Everson Griffen is being traded to the #Lions in exchange for draft pick compensation, sources say. Detroit, winners of two in a row, added a big-time veteran pass-rusher.”
Just two days later, it was reported by ProFootballTalk’s Mike Florio that the Cowboys could be trading another major piece of the team. According to Florio, the Cowboys are looking at the possibility of trading wide receiver Amari Cooper.
Florio specified that the Green Bay Packers are a team that could look to land Cooper. That would give the Packers a terrifying 1-2 punch with Davante Adams. With those two weapons on offense, it would give Aaron Rodgers enough ammunition to make a Super Bowl run.
When the Cowboys traded for Cooper, the team surrendered a first-round pick, so certainly the team would want at least that in return. However, Cooper just signed a five-year $100 million contract, so a team would need to take on that megadeal.
Realistically, the Cowboys would much rather trade Michael Gallup, but his stock has tampered with his play as of late.
The NFL Trade Deadline is on Tuesday, November 3rd.