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    Should Cowboys Inquire About Trading for 49ers DL Solomon Thomas?

    When it comes to making trades, the are typically the buyer and not the seller. They proved that last season when they acquired , , and via trade and could be looking do the same once again this . That's why today I want to talk about the Cowboys putting in a call to the San Francisco 49ers to inquire about potentially trading for Solomon Thomas.

    New 49ers Coach Kris Kocurek is rumored to be evaluating Solomon Thomas' film in order to determine his fit and future with the organization moving forward. This is no easy task. In his two years in the league they've tried Thomas at DE and DT, but unfortunately the former No. 3 overall pick in the has yet to find his footing at either position.

    Being a man without a position doesn't bode well for Solomon Thomas, especially after the 49ers acquired Dee Ford from the last week via trade. The 49ers are suddenly stacked along the defensive line. That's not all though, things could actually get worse for Thomas.

    To further complicate matters, the 49ers could use their second overall pick in the upcoming on the either Nick Bosa or Quinnen Williams. If that's what indeed happens, someone is going to be the odd man out. If you haven't guessed it yet, I think that player could be Solomon Thomas.

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    San Francisco 49ers DL Solomon Thomas
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    As a former high first-round draft pick, Thomas would count $7,678,468 against the in 2019 and $8,958,213 in 2020. That's probably more than the 49ers want to pay for a rotational/backup . And cutting him this season would create $16.6 million in dead money, so a trade is the logical solution.

    With all that in mind, it wouldn't surprise me if San Francisco put Solomon Thomas on the trade block any day now. He is only two years into his four-year rookie deal and comes with a fifth-year option as a former first-round draft pick. That means if a team does trade for him they have him under contract for essentially three more years.

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    If you add all of this up, it makes a lot of sense for the Dallas Cowboys. They need defensive line help and Solomon Thomas needs a fresh start. The Cowboys would get a young versatile defensive lineman and the 49ers get to dump his contract while also receiving some compensation in return. It's a win-win for all parties concerned.

    I know what you're thinking though. What would the Cowboys have to give up in the trade? Well, it might not be as much as you think.

    Fortunately, Thomas' failure to make an impact his first two years in the NFL favor the buyer, in this case the Dallas Cowboys. He has only four career , three of which came in his rookie season. Stats of course don't always tell the entire story, but game film does. Unfortunately for Thomas, he can't escape his poor play.

    I believe it wouldn't take more than a 2019 fourth-round draft pick to get Solomon Thomas away from the 49ers. Remember, just last season the sent a third-round draft pick to San Francisco and received Trent Brown and the fifth-round pick in return. Brown was a more proven player and was in the last year of his contract.

    I don't know about you, but I kind of like the idea of Solomon Thomas in a Dallas Cowboys . If anybody can tap into his potential, can. Giving up a 2019 fourth-round pick is well worth the gamble in my opinion.

    Do you think the Cowboys should inquire about trading for Solomon Thomas?

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    Brian Martin
    Brian Martin
    Level C2/C3 quadriplegic. College graduate with a bachelors degree in sports and health sciences-concentration sports management. Sports enthusiast. Dallas Cowboys fanatic. Lover of life with a glass half-full point of view.

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    BrokeDog

    I would DEFINITELY inquire, BUT … no way would I give up a 4 for a guy who has bombed in his first 2 seasons. At best, I might give up a 5th rounder … then, only after having checked every minute of his film. I would also require SF to p/u some of that salary, like, maybe … half this years and 1/3 next year? If SF says no, forget him!

    Terence Rendon

    I would check this out closer. I would also cut ties with Randy G. He been a major headache to the Boy’s. He can’t quit the drugs . So that is going be big thorn in cowboys side forever .

    Saul Molina

    Absolutely take a shot on Thomas I liked him coming out of college maybe he needs a fresh start and with the whole Randy gregGre mess and now the Tyrone crawford crap it would be a smart move