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Why Trading DeMarcus Lawrence Is As Crazy As It Sounds

The have been “in the mix” on some blockbuster trades over the last few offseasons. Of course, they dealt a pick for their best in back in 2018. But they've also been rumored to be involved with all of drama over the past two years.

In the end, Adams commanded much more from the Seahawks than Dallas was comfortable offering. But if a who is about to get paid can get you back two first round picks, what is a premier worth?

Kristopher Knox of Bleacher Report wondered exactly this in his recent article, suggesting the Cowboys should consider shopping Lawrence to see what type of return he would bring back. Admittedly, the Cowboys are in a tricky contract situation with their , and any extra leg room for in the cap space department would be welcomed I'm sure.

“At 28 years old, Lawrence is in his playing prime. With 29.5 over the past three seasons, he's a producer. The Cowboys should see what they can get from a -needy team like the .”

This is a time where trading for picks is misguided, though. Lawrence is about all the Cowboys have left in terms of blue-chippers on the defensive side of the ball. They've went all in on their , specifically their , over the past few seasons. And while this has put them in a contending position heading into 2020, it's also led to some question marks on their .

Without Lawrence, it's tough to see any of the Cowboys rush-men earning much respect from opposing offenses. Yes, they've added some solid veteran depth on the interior of the line, but holding out hope for to return to form isn't a great Plan A at defensive end.

is the heart and soul of the Cowboys defense, and even if they've shown capable of converting on their first round picks in the past, on a draft class when you already have a stud pass rusher in his prime would not be the savviest move.

Kevin Brady
Kevin Brady
Die-hard Cowboys fan from the Northeast, so you know I am here to defend the 'boys whenever necessary. Began writing for a WordPress Cowboys Blog, and have been with ITS since 2016.

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