Examining the pros and cons of a Cowboys-Stefon Diggs trade

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Rarely do brothers who both make it to the NFL end up playing side-by-side on the same team, but it is a great story when they do. Bills wide receiver Stefon Diggs and younger brother, Cowboys cornerback Trevon Diggs, have probably talked about playing together since their childhood days in the backyard.

The younger of the two seemingly wants it a little more, though, as evidenced by his repeated recruitment pitches on social media. Trevon Diggs has even gone as far as to ask Cowboys fans to help get his brother Dallas.

Diggs tweeted a picture of his bro in a Cowboys uniform before the season after the Bills star didn't report for the start of training camp. Whether Buffalo even shops Diggs this offseason remains to be seen, but the former All-Pro has seemingly grown tired of the Bills' continued playoff failures.

This was proven after the Bills' Divisional Round loss at home to the Chiefs. With the loss, they squandered a chance to reach their second conference championship game since 1993.

How a Stefon Diggs trade can work for the Cowboys

Diggs is at the stage in his career where he just wants to win. The Bills have had their chances countless times over the years, so why not try again but with another team that features your younger brother? This would eliminate as much disappointment as if you were to keep losing in Buffalo. At least going to The Star, Diggs would be in a warmer city and garner more publicity.

Looking deeper, a trade is more realistic this year than in recent years. Contract concerns can hinder a deal but not by much. Diggs is set to make more than $25 million million next season and a tad more the following year. Therefore they can save money if he goes elsewhere and teams like saving money.

From the Cowboys side, if they trade for Diggs, his cap hit would be lower and they wouldn't have to pay him as much as Buffalo. Dallas will likely clear even more cap space after contract extensions, restructuring contracts and releasing expendable players. Ultimately, there will be money to spend. Why not on Diggs?

Diggs would bring big-play ability. Dak Prescott is set to have another monster year, as he would have two top 10 receivers. Having Diggs would allow Prescott to not bank on CeeDee Lamb and Jake Ferguson as much as he did this year. Having to account for Lamb and Diggs would cause headaches for opposing defenses.