The cowboys do their due diligence for Matthew Stafford. What would a trade look like?
Devil’s Advocate is always fun to play, isn’t it? After reports surfaced earlier this week that the Cowboys might consider trading for Matthew Stafford rather than signing Dak Prescott on a lucrative deal, the question naturally arose: what would it take to make the former # 1 overall pick? from Detroit?
Lions reportedly begin talks asking for at least one selection in the first round. From there, some young talent would help sweeten the deal. It’s an easy game for Dallas as they are number 10 overall. From there, the offer from the likes of Michael Gallup would benefit Detroit greatly as they are well on their way to losing Kenny Golladay in the free agency. With another affordable year on Gallup’s contract, it’s an easy yes for the Lions.
Should the Lions push for more, a second or third election in 2022 could sweeten the pot. This is Stafford we are talking about.
How realistic is a cowboys deal for Stafford?
The cowboys have a habit of flirting unnecessarily. That’s what it is In an attempt to get Prescott’s price tag in the face of his injury issues, the Cowboys appear to have leaked that they are interested in Stafford.
Sure, Dallas has the security to act for Stafford. It has been suggested that their final offer could include both the first round selection and one of their veterans. This is where Gallup comes in, and it might not even be a necessary throw-in. Lions have reportedly been overwhelmed with the Stafford offers so far.
Stafford would fit well on the Cowboys offensive. First, Kellen Moore can include pretty much anyone, but Stafford has the arm talent and ability to expand on games in a similar way to Prescott. If anything, the caliber of the offense would be pretty similar.
However, the question remains: why get rid of a good thing? The Cowboys have their franchise quarterback. You should end the charade.