Former Cowboys scout thinks Jerry Jones has bold trade up his sleeve

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A former Dallas Cowboys scout says that he can see team owner Jerry Jones making a trade with a certain player on the San Francisco 49ers.

The Dallas Cowboys had a solid regular-season, as they won the NFC East and watched their defense being the bright spot of their team. Yet, they were eliminated in the Wild Card round by the San Francisco 49ers in heartbreaking fashion. This offseason, they have lost players due to salary cap issues.

But could owner Jerry Jones have a trick up his sleeve?

Bryan Broaddus, former Cowboys scout and host of the “Love of the Star Podcast,” thought about the team making a move for a wide receiver. Specifically, for 49ers wideout Deebo Samuel.

“I’d like to believe that the one position that they would give up assets for, and the history has shown that they’ve done it before, is wide receiver,” Broaddus said, h/t Deadspin. “So, we’ll see with the whole thing with Deebo, would that be the best fit? Yeah, he just does so much for you, but would [Cowboys offensive coordinator] Kellen Moore be able to use him like we’ve seen him being used in San Francisco?”

Could Cowboys make trade with 49ers for Deebo Samuel

There has been no shortage of wide receiver trades this offseason, highlighted by Davante Adams to the Las Vegas Raiders and Tyreek Hill to the Miami Dolphins. Samuel requested a trade from the team, but it has yet to transpire. Even though he did attend the team’s minicamp, the trade request has not been taken off the table.

Samuel is heading into the final year of his contract before he hits free agency. Last season, he recorded 77 receptions for 1,405 yards and six touchdowns, while picking up 365 rushing yards and eight touchdowns on 59 carries.

Trading for a big-name wide receiver would be on brand for Jones, as he has done so in the past. Amari Cooper is one name that comes to mind. It just so happens that the team has a void in the receiving corps after the team traded Cooper to the Cleveland Browns this offseason.

Leading Dallas’ wide receiver corps is CeeDee Lamb, the team’s 2020 first-round pick out of Oklahoma. Behind him on the depth chart is Michael Gallup, who the team re-signed to a five-year, $57.5 million contract. Rounding out the top three on the depth chart is James Washington, who Dallas signed to a one-year deal after he played the first four seasons of his career with the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Does this mean a move for Samuel is certainly happening? No. But, Samuel’s status with the 49ers throughout training camp will be worth keeping an eye on.

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