Originally Posted by ddh33
Abraham to Dallas just makes sense. If Dallas wants someone to pressure the QB, there is not more than one or two players in the league better at that than Abraham. Add in his past with Parcells, and it makes sense.
Unfortunately, the price may not make sense.
Depends..if the #1 pick is next year's pick and not our #11 this year..then that might be something to think about. Or if we trade down on our picks in the first round and pickup extra picks this year..then maybe we do something with those extra picks towards an Abraham deal.
I thought as soon as the news broke about Abraham being allowed to speak to other teams about a trade, that it was the prime reason the Howard deal stalled out.
Dallas has to churn the phones to see what is the best they can do in getting more picks to possibly help in trading for Abraham. If they have to give up something, they will want to re-coup something if they can elsewhere.
Maybe the deal can be sweetened by offering to exchange our #11 with their #28 and we still give them a high pick next year..either a #1 or #2..? We keep both our #1's this year and possibly our #2 this year as well, but they move up like 17 spots and get a player they want, like some DL to replace Fergusion and/or Abraham..?
We get Abraham and still draft or trade more of our picks this year. That's a win-win situation for both teams and preserves our draft this year and the Jet's build up next year's draft for them, sort of what we did for ourselves last year with the Buffalo deal.
No matter exactly how it would go, we would have to give up something of value this year to make the deal go. So something this year and something next year makes it a risk-reward for both sides.
I think that seems doable..with further exploration required, of course, as to the cap money required to do this etc.
But to me, either our #1 or #2 pick is not going to be as valuable as this year's picks as I'm assuming the Cowboys figure they aren't going 6-10 again next season..so next year's picks aren't going to be that high.
That makes them sort of dealable..if a deal is interesting enough.
That's my read. Parcell's would pay a bit more if it was a guy he really liked and wouldn't have to worry about what he was getting. There probably would be doubts with Howard and with Pryce if either were to be more than rumors as to their availability.
Like with Fergusion, we paid the going rate to sign him..he was a known guy to Parcells. Abraham would be the same thing, I'll bet.