Trade idea with Eagles

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  1. CalPolyTechnique

    CalPolyTechnique Well-Known Member

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    Trade idea...presuming we don’t franchise Dak


    1. Use the franchise tag on Cooper
    2. Trade Cooper to the Eagles for either Ertz or Goedert (Eagles would likely offer Ertz over Goedert)
    Rationale

    Cowboys may have some reluctance to signing Cooper for a long term contract worth ~$19-20M per year.

    The Eagles actually offered a 2nd round pick to the Raiders for Cooper before the Cowboys outbid them with a 1st rounder. The point being is the Eagles have had recent interest in Cooper and in need of a #1.

    Ertz will be 30 when the season starts while Goedert is just 24. I would guess the Eagles are looking to get a real threat at WR to pair with Wentz. Cooper could immediately renegotiate for a longer contract once traded.

    Ertz would give the Cowboys a proven playmaking TE to pair with Dak. Dallas could also possibly grab Jeudy or Lamb should they drop to 17 or make a move to grab one if one is in striking distance.

    Ertz is only due $6.6M in 2020 and $8.5M 2021 and then becomes a FA.

    Dallas would be saving money by making this move and could utilize the extra cash on signing its own players or signing FAs.
     
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  2. garyo1954

    garyo1954 Well-Known Member

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    Why can't the Eagles draft their own WR with their 10 picks? A 1, 2, (2) 3s, (3) 4s, (2) 5s, and a 6. CBS mock says Tee Higgs, others have them getting Henry Ruggs at 21.
     
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  3. jaythecowboy

    jaythecowboy Well-Known Member

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    Maybe Ertz and a 1st lol
     
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  4. Loso86

    Loso86 Well-Known Member

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    So trade our best receiver to the eagles....get a decent TE. And now Coop can embarrass our secondary especially since no one wants to keep Byron Jones......hahaha no sir
     
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  5. SSoup

    SSoup Well-Known Member

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    No thanks.

    First of all, I'd rather have a #1 WR than a #1 TE, all things being equal.

    Second of all, Ertz is almost 30 and his decline has already started. His average per catch has sunk from 13 to 12 to 11 to the 10's. Make this trade, and we'll be the suckers left holding the bag while his average drops down into the single-digits where he's not really even a weapon anymore.

    Don't get me wrong, I can see this being appealing to the Eagles since they get a 25-year old #1 WR out of it and they already have a nice young TE prospect groomed to replace Ertz ready to go.

    I could also see the Eagles deciding, "You know what, Cooper's extension will cost a lot. For what we pay him, maybe we can go get a couple of Randall Cobb types. Without having to give up Ertz. We sign a couple nice #2 WR types, draft a couple WRs in the first few rounds, and still have Ertz and Goeddert. Suddenly we're drowning in passing game weapons."
     
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  6. Bobhaze

    Bobhaze Well-Known Member

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    Why would the egirls do this?

    Coop is an unrestricted FA. Plus, It would help us for sure but it doesn’t help them near as much. Ertz is probably the best offensive player they have and no NFL team is interested in making a trade with their biggest rival in the division even if it was an equal swap- which this wouldn’t be.
     
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  7. Bigdog

    Bigdog Well-Known Member

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    Ertz is Wentz go to player. I don’t think the Eagles would do that
     
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  8. rocyaice

    rocyaice Well-Known Member

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    No thanks. Eagles didn’t even want us to draft Goedert let alone trading us him or Ertz. Makes no mistake.
     
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  9. CalPolyTechnique

    CalPolyTechnique Well-Known Member

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    Because the Eagles don’t have any wide receivers unless you’re banking on the aging Jeffrey and DeSean Jackson.

    If Cooper is tagged he can be traded. The Cowboys get something for effectively nothing. Goedert is the up and comer and their passing attack has been one-dimensional without real threats at wide reciever.
     
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  10. Pola_pe_a

    Pola_pe_a Active Member

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    Why would the Eagles trade a very good TE with two fairly cheap years left for a WR who is on a tag and would need an immediate big money extension? They are better served going through the draft or Free Agency.
     
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  11. daboyzruleperiod

    daboyzruleperiod ♡☆

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    Coops going to do well in McCarthy's offense. He's not going anywhere.
     
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  12. Oz-of-Cowboy-Country

    Oz-of-Cowboy-Country Well-Known Member

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    I threw up a little bit in my mouth. Yes, this thread just made a grown man baby puke in his own mouth. You don't trade with the freaking Eagles.
     
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  13. mcmvp

    mcmvp Well-Known Member

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    ^This...it would never happen
     
  14. visionary

    visionary Well-Known Member

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    Eagles would be crazy to do it but I’d do it in a heartbeat

    Ertz is a great TE
     
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  15. CalPolyTechnique

    CalPolyTechnique Well-Known Member

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    You mean the same receiver they tried trading for in 2018, lol?
     
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  16. cowboyec

    cowboyec Well-Known Member

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    hell...no.
    i want no part of making them better.
     
  17. Pola_pe_a

    Pola_pe_a Active Member

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    Yes the one who had years left in ‘18 and whom they offered a 2nd for not a Pro Bowl TE.
     
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  18. CalPolyTechnique

    CalPolyTechnique Well-Known Member

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    Lol, never mind the part where we’d be getting better?
     
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  19. CalPolyTechnique

    CalPolyTechnique Well-Known Member

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    Lol, they’d be trading their 30 year old TE to allow their 24 year old stud (Goedert) in the wings take over.

    You do realize had the Eagles traded for Cooper in 18 they’d be in the EXACT situation the Cowboys are in now, lol?
     
  20. Corso

    Corso Offseason mode... sleepy time

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    Interesting thought. I think it might make them a bit better than it would make the Cowboys, but this is a very interesting thought.
     
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