Cowboys get fleeced in proposed trade for Bills star Stefon Diggs

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The Dallas Cowboys have every reason to go all-in to win a Super Bowl in 2024. That begs the question of what qualifies as an all-in move?

Cowboys fans want the team to pursue seemingly disgruntled Bills receiver Stefon Diggs. A crazy idea in years past, Diggs' future in Buffalo is suddenly murky after another playoff loss.

Diggs had his worst year in four seasons since he was traded to the Bills. His target share cratered in the second half of the season. He went almost three months without a 100-yard game and he didn't reach 10 targets in the final six games.

Diggs opened the door for more speculation when he ghosted the media following the Bills' playoff loss to the Chiefs last weekend. Whether Buffalo even entertains trading Diggs remains to be seen, but Bleacher Report got the chatter started in an article that pitched trades "That Make Too Much Sense to Actually Happen."

They have Diggs going to the Cowboys, but the price is astronomical. There's no way Jerry Jones would pay this much for Diggs.

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A Stefon Diggs trade might not be worth it for the Cowboys

Like we said: Jerry Jones would never pay that price for Diggs. He might have been worth a first-round pick and a third-rounder after the 2022 season when he finished third amongst WRs with 108 catches, fifth with 1,429 yards and tied for second with 11 touchdowns.

Diggs eclipsed 100 catches and 1,000 yards again this season, but he disappeared after Buffalo fired offensive coordinator Ken Dorsey mid-season. Did he check out mentally? He saw 80 targets over the last 10 games, but only had 422 yards to show for it.

A first- and third-round pick would suggest Diggs is worth the same as Davante Adams, who was traded to the Raiders for a first- and second-rounder. Adams posted identical numbers to Diggs this year despite catching spirals from Jimmy Garoppolo and rookie Aidan O'Connell.

Adams is still a bonafide WR1. Diggs days as a superstar WR1 might be behind him. Granted, the Cowboys have CeeDee Lamb to carry that torch, but a first- and third-round pick is an obscene price to pay for a 30-year-old receiver who's seemingly on the decline and would serve as the number two option.

Bleacher Report's proposal might not reflect Diggs' market value, but Jerry Jones would laugh Bills general manager Brandon Beane off the phone if he set the price that high. At that point, Dallas would be better off signing a free agent WR and keeping its draft picks to fill needs at offensive tackle and linebacker.

We're not opposed to reuniting the Diggs brothers, but this proposal is a terrible idea. Surely the Cowboys can negotiate a better deal.

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