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Would Trading La’el Collins for Earl Thomas Make Sense?

Let me start this off by saying that if I were in charge of the ' decisions, I wouldn't pull the trigger on a like this. Even still, a La'el Collins for is worth discussing after having spent the entire talking and daydreaming about the possibility of seeing the All-Pro wear in 2018. Let's think outside the box for this one.

The Cowboys' young and unproven has plenty of talent in most positions, but no matter how optimistic you are, there's clearly concerns around the safety position in Dallas. Former Seahawks' DC 's arrival is promising, but , and have a long way to go before being labeled as a good unit.

It's been established that the Cowboys have an actual interest in upgrading the position by acquiring  Earl Thomas. At least they tried to get him during the when they talked to Seattle about making the trade but the negotiations went nowhere.

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S Earl Thomas  (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Sitting here months later, the rumors haven't calmed down since Thomas has done nothing to stop them by remaining a no-show to Seahawks' offseason programs. is just weeks away and if he keeps his alive, the Cowboys might shoot an offer.

We've been discussing second-round picks and third-round picks all this time but to switch it up, let's discuss the possibility of trading a player. Specifically, La'el Collins.

The Cowboys could use a safety to take their defense to the next level and the Seahawks could use a young talented RT as a piece to rebuild their disastrous .

For the Cowboys, the pro is logically the fact that they'd have an All-Pro safety like Earl Thomas on defense. The Cowboys are loaded with talent on this side of the ball, but they need a difference maker on the field like Thomas. With him starting football games for the team, Dallas has the potential to be a top 10 defense.

Kris Richard would be getting a player that he's known for years and could exploit his talents in a fresh . Thomas would also bring a veteran presence that might be required in such a young defensive backfield as well.

The con is losing a who could start for another 10 years. Now, many overlook Collins' performance just because of the players he's standing next to, but he was outstanding as a in 2017. Clearly, he will be a very important asset for the Cowboys and one that will last a long time, just like the rest of the offensive line.

If a scenario like this took place, would do a decent job at best, but that might be more than enough for this . Fleming didn't struggle much in his time at New England. The real concern would be at the “swing tackle” position, where we'd probably be talking about guys like .

Finally, Thomas, 29 years old, would sign a contract with the team and play for a very limited amount of years before hanging up the cleats.

All in all, I wouldn't make a trade like this. Then again, I wouldn't hate the for making such a move. Thomas is one of those players who could come into Dallas and give it a legitimate threat in the . He'd make the Cowboys' defense one that's ready for a run.

However, the offensive line will be a very important thing for , who will play his third year in the with a lot to prove after a 9-7 season last year. The front office's approach has been clear in the last few years. The offensive line is obviously a priority over Earl Thomas.

Lastly, I leave you with the results of a I conducted on Twitter to see what had to think. Let me know your thoughts on the comments section below!

Mauricio Rodriguez
Mauricio Rodriguez
I love to write, I love football and I love the Dallas Cowboys. I've been rooting for America's team all the way from Mexico ever since I can remember. If you want to talk football, I'm in... You'll find me at @MauNFL.

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