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Best and Worst Trades in Cowboys History

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by Bobhaze, Jun 25, 2021.

  1. quickccc

    quickccc Well-Known Member

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    Steve Walsh was adequate backup type ...at best. Giving up a 1st round pick per supplemental draft because Jimmie liked and trusted him as a team player - at Miami in college, just did not make sense and ended up being the worst move Jimmie ever made as a Cowboys member, imo.

    Especially since Jimmie already had drafted Aikman as a No.1 overall pick in 1989. But giving up another 1st round on a QB, made it clear that early on, Jimmie did not trust Aikman as a leader and player.
    Of course as time went on, and other dynamics changed, Jimmie learned to trust Aikman
    - and the rest became history.

    Walsh wasn't a first round talent. He never played like a first round talent- even when he departed from Cowboys.
    We could've still got an Erik Williams and Dixon Edwards - while also making mends on our 1st round pick- who knows what real reputable first round instead of the Walsh supplemental.
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  2. cowboysfan99

    cowboysfan99 Well-Known Member

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    I despised it when it happened (due to the aforementioned Galloway and R. Williams trades), but it seems to have worked out so far.
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  3. mrmojo

    mrmojo Well-Known Member

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    What was great about that draft was that Tampa Bay selected Ricky Bell from USC with the first pick and we ended up with the better back.....
  4. CowboysRule

    CowboysRule Well-Known Member

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    I really don't think the Galloway was all that bad. Galloway was really good, he just didn't have anything to work with when he was here. Who did he have playing QB? Carter, Hutchinson, Leaf, Wright, Stoerner? Did I miss any? I think he was gone by the time we brought in Vinny. Did you really expect him to put up HOF numbers with that pile of QB-rejects throwing to him?
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  5. JoeKing

    JoeKing Diehard

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    To date, I agree. However, I suspect Amari's stock is about to crash with fans if he is a non-participant at training camp and starts the season on the PUP list.
  6. Rockport

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    The Herschel Walker trade was the best ever trade in the NFL period. The Roy Williams trade may have been the worst.
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  7. mrmojo

    mrmojo Well-Known Member

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    Didn't the Craig Morton trade to the Giants net us Randy White and Hollywood in the 1st round in 1975?
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  8. Bobhaze

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    Good stuff! Man those early days with Tex, Tom and Gil B were rocky on the trade front. That Eddie LeBaron trade was terrible.
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  9. Bobhaze

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    Yes! The Cowboys traded Morton to the midgets in ‘74 for their first and second round picks in ‘75. That allowed the Cowboys to have the 2nd overall pick in the first round in 75 from the giants and also the 18th pick (their own) also in the first. Those two picks turned into Randy White and Hollywood Henderson. Hard to beat that. And that was all part of possibly the greatest draft in Cowboys history - the “Dirty Dozen”.
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  10. Diehardblues

    Diehardblues Well-Known Member

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    Greatest move in Cowboys history was using our 10th pick in the 64 draft for Roger Staubach who no one knew if he’d play after serving his tour in the Navy.

    Also , most fans don’t know the Cowboys also used 5th round pick on Herschel Walker in 1985 knowing he was going to the USFL New Jersey Generals. But our pick gave us rights to him if the league failed.

    These two future picks set up both glory eras for the Cowboys. Thanks Tex !!!!!!!
  11. unionjack8

    unionjack8 Well-Known Member

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    I puked, I hated him as a player , my most despised cowboy of all time. The fact the hookem thing came with it riled me even more. Clown footed arse wipe he was, and he was no better as a person either. Dropped catches galore and didn't care. What a nob
  12. Majic

    Majic Well-Known Member

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    The Roy Williams trade was the worst for me. I was really angry at the time. Nobody gets everything right all the time but I knew that would not work out. With the Lions he was very hit or miss. At the point we traded for him, he had 1 TD and no 100 yd game that year
  13. JohnsKey19

    JohnsKey19 Well-Known Member

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    Yeah it's hard to blame them. Kinda like Brian Waters who they signed out of North Texas as a TE. He was waived and then goes on to be one of the top OGs in the league years later in Kansas City.
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  14. pancakeman

    pancakeman Well-Known Member

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    Wow, who the heck are Billy Parks and Toadie Smith and what were the Oilers thinking?!
  15. john van brocklin

    john van brocklin Captain Comeback

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    You nailed the walker trade.
    Hard to argue the 2 wr trades being disasters
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  16. Hoofbite

    Hoofbite Well-Known Member

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    Nailed the worst. Galloway, not because he was bad but due to injuries. The other two players absolutely sucked. Watching Williams celebrate a routine first down was just embarrassing. Slow, non-physical WRs don't make it. Its a surprise he ever had any success in Detroit.
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  17. TexasBoys2288

    TexasBoys2288 Well-Known Member

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    The Roy Williams trade was the worst. Williams sucked really bad, he must have changed his car's oil before every game.
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  18. Insomniac

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    Looking at it from the other side that had to be one of the most stupid trades in NFL history. SF had to dump Haley but they could have sent him anywhere. Why send him to a playoff team that needed a big time pass rusher to move up to the next level?
  19. Praxit

    Praxit Well-Known Member

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    ...Roy Williams was the strangest trade. I thought this guy was the Dallas Megatron, boy was I wrong. He disappeared faster then he could signal his Texas Horns.
  20. plymkr

    plymkr Well-Known Member

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    Good call. No Haley and we lose to the 49ers in 92 and 93.

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