The Dallas Cowboys’ front office has taught us one thing: They love their draft picks, and they hate spending large amounts of money on free agents. To move forward in the playoffs, Jerry Jones will need to make a major move.
Despite Bobby Wagner and Von Miller being linked to the Cowboys during this offseason, they didn’t come to fruition. The Cowboys fans were furious. Rich Eisen suggested that Cowboys trade DK Metcalf, Seahawks’ star, to the Cowboys last month. It was not taken seriously by many.
Metcalf remains up for grabs this month. Bleacher Report suggests a blockbuster deal between Seattle and Dallas to make it happen. Metcalf has not yet received a contract extension from the Seahawks and hasn’t participated in the minicamp in offseason.
The Seahawks are currently in rebuild mode after trading Russell Wilson. They could trade Metcalf to acquire the draft capital they need. Metcalf joining the Dallas Cowboys team would be a fantastic move, but it will not come cheap.
“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.”
A similar deal was made by the rival Philadelphia Eagles, who sent first- and second-round picks to Brown for the Tennessee Titans. As part of the deal, they gave Brown a four-year extension worth $100 million.
This could be an easy move for all parties, considering the Cowboys have more cap space than any other team in the league and all their picks in 2023. The Cowboys made Amari Cooper’s trade to Cleveland earlier this year and signed Michael Gallup. Cooper had back-to-back 1,100 yard seasons his first two years at Dallas. Cooper, 27, was only able to get 865 yards from 68 receptions and eight touchdowns in 2021.
In exchange for Cooper, the Cowboys traded a first round pick to Oakland in 2018. They also received a fifth-round selection and a late-round swap.