Here are the reasons from every angle. Why would Dallas do it? Stafford has 3 years left on his contract. Much better cap situation than what Dak will be. Stafford is better than Dak and would crush in our offense Just turned 32 and would easily fulfill his contract and maybe another few years. Could end up gaining a 1st rd pick (will explain later) Why would Det do it? They are in place to get Tua if they choose They are rebuilding They could add an extra 1st rd pick. Maybe Tua and Fulton instead of Okuda By trading Stafford and drafting Tua the staff buys some time to rebuild and likely can keep their jobs for a few years. Why would Stafford go along with it? He's a local kid and grew up a Cowboys fan He has potential HOF numbers but likely wouldn't get in unless he gets a chance to win some big games. Better talent around him. He's getting older and our OL could prolong his career. His kids get to be around the grandparents. The best cancer treatment center in the country is in Tex(his wife has a brain tumor) How would it go down? Tag Dak with the non exclusive tag. New England or New Orleans(if Brees retires)or another team picking late decides he is worth giving up 2 1sts for him. We trade the newly acquired 2020 1st rd pick to Det for Stafford. We still have pick 17 and gain an extra 2021 1st rd pick. We save cap space and gain a Qb built to win now. Reports are that he is fully recovered from injury and by sitting out the season he avoided any long term damage.