The talk in Dallas has been who their starting quarterback should be. Dak Prescott or Tony Romo? For the meantime, the Cowboys announced that it will be the rookie that starts against the Philadelphia Eagles after their bye week.
What this means is there is a possibility that the team decides to trade away Romo in order to make some cap space to improve their defense and increase their chances of going far into the playoffs. Some have even suggested trading away wide receiver Dez Bryant as well, who hasn't made much of an impact this year.
While many have suggested destinations for the veteran quarterback, only a few have talked about teams that could trade for Bryant. Radio host Colin Cowherd made a great case for the New England Patriots to trade for the wideout.
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On 'The Herd' according to Fox Sports, Cowherd suggested that Bryant needs to go to a team that meets five points of criteria. A very stable front office, a veteran quarterback, a head coach with power, some draft picks to burn, and a history of wide receiver acquisitions.
The Patriots have a stable front office, they have a veteran quarterback in Tom Brady, a head coach with power in Bill Belichick, plenty of draft picks with eight next year counting compensatory picks, as well as a fantastic history of wide receiver acquisitions.
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An example of that wide receiver acquisition would be when the team traded for Randy Moss with the Oakland Raiders in 2007. Cowherd said: "Randy Moss at the time he was acquired by New England, was the poster child of dysfunction in the NFL. New England went, rolled the dice, fourth-round pick, got him and made offensive history."
That offensive history being 23 touchdowns by Moss, the most by a wide receiver in a single season in NFL history, with the team also going undefeated for the entire season if it wasn't for a Super Bowl loss to the New York Giants.
Could Bryant repeat those kinds of statistics if he was traded to the Patriots? Probably not, but he could get close. In all honesty, the Cowboys can't afford to lose him, though, so New England would have to give them a huge offer to pry him away from the team.
If Brady had the weapons of Rob Gronkowski, Martellus Bennett, Julian Edelman and Bryant, that offense would be scary to face.