Cowboys acquire oft-injured RB from Dolphins in asinine trade proposal

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Hang in there, Dallas Cowboys fans. There's about roughly five weeks until training camp, which means we only have to endure silly offseason talking points for a little while longer.

At this point in the summer, outlets like Pro Football Focus and are ranking the premier players at every position, making predictions for the new season, suggesting next moves for the league's upper echelon teams and underlining potential breakout players.

The news cycle is so slow-moving, however, that folks are proposing trades that would send shockwaves around the NFL. Bleacher Report, for example, got ripped apart on social media for crafting a Saquon Barkley-Mike Evans swap involving the Giants and Buccaneers.

The Cowboys luckily didn't make that article, but they were mentioned in a patently absurd trade proposal by

With the Dolphins considered the favorites to sign Dalvin Cook, the article labeled Dallas as a potential landing spot for Raheem Mostert, who'd become expendable in an already-crowded Miami backfield.

Cowboys acquire Raheem Mostert from Dolphins in crazy trade proposal

Mostert trade

This is utterly insane. Every time there's a RB who might become expendable, they're immediately linked with a trade to the Cowboys.

While Dallas could use an established presence behind Tony Pollard, Mostert's injury history is alarming, to say the least.

Only twice in Mostert's eight-year career has he played at least 16 games. He's failed to crack the 10-game mark four times. That includes playing just one game in 2021 (a contract year) before he inked a one-year deal with the Dolphins in free agency.

It's a shame because Mostert's averaged 5.4 yards per carry in his career. He's one of the fastest players in the NFL regardless of position, but there are backs available in free agency who not only have a cleaner bill of health but are a better fit behind the speedy Pollard.

Even though Mostert is on a palatable two-year, $5.6 million deal, the Cowboys would have to surrender at least one draft pick. Though he's on the younger side for a 31-year-old back given he's only logged 465 carries in his career, his age makes him even more susceptible to injury.

We normally wouldn't turn our nose up at adding more speed to the offense, but Dallas would be better served utlilizing their young backs over trading for Mostert. Malik Davis and Rico Dowdle (when healthy) have shown real promise and sixth-round pick Deuce Vaughn has fans excited for obvious reasons.

Training camp really can't get here soon enough.

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