Cowboys Made Offer For Jets’ Richardson

We didn’t see any major trades go down on the actual day of the deadline, but there was still plenty of chatter leading up to the afternoon. One deal discussed was a potential trade of Sheldon Richardson to the Cowboys. Dallas made an offer, according to Jason Cole of Bleacher Report (on Twitter), but it was not to the Jets’ liking. Sheldon Richardson (vertical)

We heard yesterday that the Jets went from being unlikely to move Richardson to actively shopping the defensive lineman. The Cowboys got on the phone with Gang Green to discuss Richardson, an indication that they were yet again willing to roll the dice on a talented but troubled defensive lineman. Acquiring Richardson would have meant giving up something significant in the trade and also committing serious dollars to keeping him beyond 2017. Clearly, the Cowboys are still open to taking chances when it comes to improving their front seven.

Now that the deadline is over, the Cowboys will not be able to reopen Richardson talks until the offseason. In the meantime, it sounds like Dallas will be keeping close watch on the midseason free agent market for defensive line help.

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6 comments on “Cowboys Made Offer For Jets’ Richardson

  1. MAGICQ7

    “Clearly, the Cowboys are still open to taking chances when it comes to improving their front seven.”

    Lol this comment isn’t true. If the Jets came to the Cowboys. The Cowboys declined then countered. Knowing from the McCown offer earlier in the year. Cowboys prob low balled it with a 5th rd pick, prob a 6th rd pick. Jets were prob looking for a 2nd rd pick. How in what way was this the Cowboys trying to improve the front 7. It sounds like the Cowboys was cool standing pat unless they got something on the cheap.

    • I think this is referring to the fact that he’s had legal troubles, rather than what they were or were not looking to give up to get him. Likely a reference to Greg Hardy.

  2. RockHard

    Play football.. I could care less what they do off the field.Entertain me! Win games.

  3. mattgarcia2324

    Romo and a 2nd round pick for Richardson?

  4. David Glazer

    Well, if true I am feeling better about the team. I am concerned when decisions are taken that demonstrate a lack of aggression. The defense was increasingly more of an issue, now with the back-end being decimated, they will need as much help as possible. Praying for a hidden gem or two that teams may be attempting to hide on respective practice squads. Any ideas?

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