Might be smarter to fill most critical roster voids via trade

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by _sturt_, May 12, 2022.

  1. Proof

    Proof Well-Known Member

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    duh

    i was racking my brain lmao. thanks
     
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  2. _sturt_

    _sturt_ Well-Known Member

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    Okay. Well-taken. Went back in my browser history, and here's a couple of things my searches had uncovered that evidently required some other keywords...

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  3. _sturt_

    _sturt_ Well-Known Member

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    Doh... and this one...

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    And.

    Now that Landry is evidently signing in New Orleans, it's almost certainly going to raise the volume on them fielding offers for Tre'Quan Smith, who they signed earlier in the off-season.
     
  4. exciter

    exciter Well-Known Member

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    Hmmm… they just traded a top #1 WR for a fringe 3rd string developmental Tackle…. Maybe leave trading to the teams that are capable of doing so!
     
  5. _sturt_

    _sturt_ Well-Known Member

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    Gets tedious to have that trade misrepresented as-if salary wasn't an issue, and my Spidey sense would add, as-if attitude wasn't an issue. Don't read that as me having a problem with his attitude, but the easy interpretation is that Jerry felt the vax thing was too emblematic of a team-second attitude, and from that moment on, Amari was probably marked for being dispatched. And look, the market was the market for a guy with that production at that salary. Self-interest is self-interest. Not rational to say they took the worst offer they could get. Only rational that they took the best offer. Perhaps their timing sucked, I don't pretend to know what I cannot possibly know w/o the help of hidden mics and cameras.

    If anything, this team is rightly chided for not being somewhat more inclined to make trades than they have been.
     
  6. _sturt_

    _sturt_ Well-Known Member

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    I concur, David.

     
  7. exciter

    exciter Well-Known Member

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    No way to sugar coat it… it was a dumb trade. If you look around the league at the value other teams got for comparable WRs it was a “basic reasoning skills of a potato” dumb trade. And that’s being nice!
     
  8. gimmesix

    gimmesix Fat, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life

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    I think late preseason trades/acquisitions are one of the things the Joneses count on if they feel the team needs to pick up players. Stephen Jones has addressed it before.
     
  9. charron

    charron Well-Known Member

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    Trades aren't how Stephen operates and when he does trade it'll be for an unproven guy for a late pick. They also won't trade for a starting quality in a backup especially while they have a cheaper option already on the roster. This team is set barring injury.
     
  10. Jake

    Jake Curmudgeon

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    Sounds good, in theory, but then I remember who runs the Cowboys front office.
     

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