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Should The Cowboys Consider Trading For Seahawks CB Richard Sherman?

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Should The Cowboys Consider Trading For Seahawks CB Richard Sherman?

Should The Cowboys Consider Trading For Seahawks CB Richard Sherman?

The state of the Dallas Cowboys secondary took a serious hit on Thursday when two back-to-back moves sent ripples all through the confines of Cowboys Nation. First, there was Brandon Carr agreeing to terms with the Baltimore Ravens. Shortly after that, word began to surface that Morris Claiborne is essentially going to be a member of the New York Jets. With a lack of cornerbacks on their roster, should the Dallas Cowboys consider trading for one? Namely… Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman?

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Let’s all immediately recognize that the response to the departures of Brandon Carr and Morris Claiborne is to not do anything we’ll regret later. That being said, the notion of Richard Sherman wearing a Dallas Cowboys uniform is one that made me scratch my chin. Sherman’s career resume is one that any soon-to-be-29-year-old NFL cornerback would be proud of. He’s a 4-Time Pro Bowler, 3-Time First-Team All-Pro, and has 32 career interceptions in 108 career games (including playoffs).

It’s not rocket science or football mastery to understand that Richard Sherman is a better cornerback than both Brandon Carr and Morris Claiborne. Sherman actually carries an identical trait to Carr in that neither has missed a game across their entire careers, something Morris Claiborne can only claim when he’s up for a new contract.

Now for what it’s worth, Richard Sherman is due over $22M across the next two seasons… which is an enormous amount of money to pay an NFL cornerback. The Cowboys do have some cap relief headed their way in 2018 – not to mention a hopeful boatload of compensatory picks – but it may be too tricky to make the money work regarding Richard Sherman.

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What would it take to persuade Seattle to part with a player that’s been so much of their defensive identity across their little dynasty? Surely it would take something significant, and the Cowboys don’t really have a whole lot to give. Their biggest supposed trade piece, Tony Romo, can’t seem to garner a return offer worth giving him up, plus it’s not like the Seahawks are in the market for quarterback help. Any chance at prying away Sherman would certainly include a high-level draft pick leaving the Cowboys.

Ever since Morris Claiborne – irony is awesome – we’ve seen that the Cowboys really don’t like parting with those big-time draft selections. Say it were to cost somewhere around a 2nd Round choice and potentially swapping spots in the 3rd (a hypothetical value), it wouldn’t really be worth it for the Cowboys. The 2017 NFL Draft Class is one littered with depth at the cornerback position, and that selection can be used on a much younger player with a far larger window, granted he obviously wouldn’t be as good as Sherman is today.

The fact that Seattle is even willing to part with Sherman is interesting and perhaps enough to raise caution on its own. Throughout 2016 Richard Sherman dealt with an ankle injury and perhaps the Seahawks think that’s an indication of his potential durability moving forward. We’ve seen the Cowboys begin the purging process at the cornerback position by moving on from Carr and Claiborne, the last thing we need is a step backwards. Trading away assets in a draft that will help you fix this problem is a step backwards. So in summation, no thanks Seattle… unless you drop your price down of course.

Tell us what you think about “Should The Cowboys Consider Trading For Seahawks CB Richard Sherman?” in the comments below. You can also email me at RJ.Ochoa@SlantSports.com, or Tweet to me at @RJOchoa!

RJ Ochoa

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10 Comments
  • leo thomas

    NO

  • deal with it

    nope. Sherman is too expensive and too cocky.he would be questioning Garrett on day one of camp.

  • Thomas Williams

    We just have to stick with the plan. I am pretty sure its going to work out, once we get to the draft. I think we will be just fine….COWBOYS 4 LIFE!!

  • Rory Jones

    LOL this is silly. One he will cost way too much for a team that has no money. Two no way would I ever give up a 1st. I would struggle to give up a 2nd for him at his cost. That being said he is a top CB and would really help this team. Still it wont happen. Moving on.

    • Albert Smith

      I’d take a look at Malcolm Butler before Sherman, younger and has shown his mettle on the big stage.

      • Kenneth Gardner

        He is an RFA and would REQUIRE giving up a 1st round pick to get him assuming the Pat wouldn’t match your offer. He is way more of a long shot than Sherman.

  • Travis Diggs

    What the hell Why is this even a discussion?? If your not willing to trade for a defensive end then ain’t no way in hell You going to trade for a overrated corner

  • Kenney Freabe

    Get em would try butler though first

    • Kenneth Gardner

      Unlikely the Pats don’t match any offer the Cowboys could afford with him being a RFA. That and would he definitely lose a first rounder to do it if they by some slim chance they didn’t match.

  • dallas1966

    RJ, if the Cowboys are able to get Sherman, for less, I would say , go for it. Sherman would be the Charles Haley, of the Cowboys secondary, but, if it’s for a king ransom, I wouldn’t do it, I would pass.

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