The Dallas Cowboys could have some luck trading with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as they look to address several issues facing them this offseason.
The Dallas Cowboys will be paying close attention to what happens around the NFL this offseason as teams continue to make deals and attempt trades. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers just received some awful news as franchise quarterback Jameis Winston will be suspended for three games. Does this mean the Buccaneers are in a prime position to start dealing some assets? Let’s explore the possibilities.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will almost certainly lose their first three games of the 2018 season (New Orleans Saints, Pittsburgh Steelers, Philadelphia Eagles). That means their chances of making the playoffs fall dramatically.
Now the Buccaneers seemed unlikely to win an NFL title this season so why not begin to restructure this team into an actual contender. Trading off assets to contenders is something that Tampa Bay should consider.
Take Mike Evans for example, he will cost the Buc’s a lot of money over the next few seasons and seemingly could suffer the same fate as AJ Green. The Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver is one of the true great number one wide receivers left in the NFL, but he will always be far from a championship as long as he wears the orange and black.
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Will Mike Evans want to have the same fate? Or should the Buccaneers move him for an exorbitant price? I would gladly part with a first-round pick this season to land a player like Mike Evans but the price will likely be higher than that.
Trading for a wide receiver is something the Dallas Cowboys have seemed relatively interested in doing so it would make sense to have the Buccaneers as a trade partner. Now DeSean Jackson would be a much cheaper option from a negotiating standpoint but his contract is pretty large for a 30-year-old receiver with hamstring issues.
I love DJax but just not at his current rate. The main target would appear to be Cameron Brate or O.J. Howard as it would address a pretty big need on this roster. Brate would be the easier player to part with from a Buccaneers perspective but what would he cost?
Most likely a third or fourth round pick, the Buccaneers liked him enough to extend him but they also drafted O.J. Howard so who knows what is going on there. Maybe the Buccaneers want to keep both, maybe Howard is the preferred option down the line, who knows?
One thing is certain however with so much turmoil going on in the Buccaneers organization, the Dallas Cowboys could make for a reasonable trade partner.