Instead of trading for Earl Thomas of the Seattle Seahawks, the Dallas Cowboys could trade for the player and he’ll be an instant improvement.
The Dallas Cowboys trading for Seattle Seahawks All-Pro safety Earl Thomas has been a hot topic for several months now. I’m sure the Cowboys would trade for Thomas for the right price and vice versa for the Seahawks.
If the Cowboys find a way to trade for Thomas without giving up a lot of draft picks, the Cowboys secondary goes from a young and talented group to one of the best in the league.
If the Cowboys can pull the trigger on Thomas, it will boost this young team’s confidence and playoffs chances tremendously.
As great as that trade would be for the Cowboys, there is another trade this team could make and nobody is talking about it. If the Cowboys were to make this trade, it will be more than a blockbuster.
If the Cowboys want to make an upgrade or increase their chances of going to the Super Bowl, why not trade for Mack’s services? According to reports, the Packers are the odds-on favorites to land Mack at 11-4.
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This is followed by the Buffalo Bills at 7-1, the Cowboys and New York Jets at 8-1, the Washington Redskins at 9-1 and the Steelers at 12-1.
It’s one thing if the Bills, Jets or Steerlers trade for Mack, but it’ll be disastrous if the hated and evil Packers or Redskins lands him.
We definitely do not want to see Mack twice a year with the enemy of the state known as the Redskins. That nightmarish scenario alone should be motivation to at least test the waters on what it would take for Dallas to trade for Mack.
One the one hand, I can see Dallas watching if Pro Bowler Demarcus Lawrence can duplicate his break out season of 2017. On the other hand, I can see Jerry Jones and Stephen Jones making a move to land their best defensive player since Deion Sanders back in 1995.
Although Deion joined Dallas as a free agent, having a game changing player like Mack on the Cowboys defense is similar to the excitement Deion brought to the “Big D” over two decades ago.
Mack is one of the best pass rushers in the NFL, if not the best. Mack has 40.5 career sacks in his four- year career. To prove his dominance, Mack has 36.5 sacks in the last three seasons.
In comparison, DLaw has 23.5 career sacks during the same time span, and both are part of the 2014 draft class. Also, DLaw’s four-year career has been marred with injuries and a suspension.
Look, I believe Lawrence will have another dominant season sacking opposing quarterbacks, but if there’s a possibility to trade for Mack without mortgaging the entire team, then Jerry should make it happen.
The Raiders would probably want a first, a second, a third, Dallas’ mascot (Rowdy) and some other outrageous stuff. Dallas could offer a combination of draft picks and a player or they could sign Mack next season when the sack artist is a free agent and sign him to a lucrative contract.
Just like Jerry did back in 1995 when he signed Prime Time a massive deal. And the rest is history!
- Published on 08/16/2018 at 12:00 PM
- Last updated at 08/16/2018 at 03:50 AM