Let’s preface this by saying that the Dallas Cowboys were never going to trade for Jalen Ramsey. It was fun dreaming of Ramsey joining Micah Parsons on Dan Quinn’s defense, but Dallas’ track record suggested it was a pipe dream at best.
Like so many trade candidates in recent years, Ramsey was viewed as a logical target for the Cowboys. Anthony Brown is a free agent and coming off a torn ACL, while Jourdan Lewis is a potential cut candidate after his own season-ending foot injury.
When push came to shove, though, Dallas was beaten (if they even submitted an offer) to Ramsey by the trade-happy Dolphins.
The outrage amongst Cowboys Nation didn’t come until after the trade terms were finalized, however, as Miami gave up a 2023 third-round pick (No. 77 overall) and tight end Hunter Long, who has one catch in two years in the league.
Parsons was part of that group, as the Defensive Player of the Year candidate shared a relatable response to social media.
Micah Parsons clearly wanted Jalen Ramsey on the Cowboys
While not taking a dig at the front office, it’s clear Parsons would’ve liked Ramsey on the Cowboys. Who wouldn’t, though? Ramsey is a top-five player (if not higher) at a premier position and would’ve plugged a huge hole.
At the end of the day, Ramsey wanted to go to Miami. His reaction on Twitter alone — he posted string of celebratory tweets in the aftermath — proves that. The Rams clearly wanted to do right by Ramsey, who played a pivotal role in their Super Bowl win two years ago, and they shipped him to the Magic City.
We understand where Parsons is coming from, but Ramsey was never going to the Cowboys. Even if Dallas was interested, it’s unclear what they could’ve done to block the star cornerback from going to his preferred landing spot.
And while the Rams deserve scorn for getting so little in return for a great player, this move was motivated by improving the health of their salary cap (take a peak, it’s really bad) more than stockpiling draft picks.
In fact, Los Angeles might not be done selling. ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler reported Sunday after the trade that they’re open to dealing just about everyone sans Matthew Stafford, Aaron Donald, and Cooper Kupp.
Parsons, meanwhile, got a reply from Tyreek Hill for “crying” about the news.
Parsons clapped right back by clarifying that his proverbial beef is more about the Dolphins trading for every player under the sun.
Miami is without question the premier trade destination right now in the NFL, as Ramsey joins Hill and Bradley Chubb as the most recent stars to get deal to the Dolphins.
This shouldn’t dissuade Parsons from continuing to share his feelings about the Cowboys reluctance to make all-in moves. His supposed disappointment is extremely relatable for fans. If the fans won’t get arise out of Jerry Jones and company, perhaps the best defensive player in the NFL can get the job done.