Cowboy rumors: Proposed trade sends DAL $72 million


Head coach Mike McCarthy of the Dallas Cowboys.

With tensions rising in the Big Apple, the Cowboys in Dallas You can find a solution to the receiver’s problems by turning to the competitor. New York Giants Receiving star Kenny Goladay plays only 36% of shots During the first two weeks of the seasons, including only two plays in the second week.

This is less than ideal for the receiver the giants have signed for Four-year contract worth $72 million 2021, and his salary is $13 million for this season. ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler pointed out The Giants could be open to Golladay trading, but New York will likely need to eat a large portion of the receiver’s deal to find a suitor.

Fowler wrote on September 21: “Kenny Goladay’s New York situation isn’t over yet, when he plays a $21.15 million max receiver twice on Sunday, there’s no going back from that. This is the classic case of a new system – GM Joe Schoen, Coach Brian Daboll – Takes on a contract he wouldn’t have done himself When that is the case teams are looking for exit strategies The Giants didn’t do anything with Golladay’s contract in pre-season because guarantees held them back His $13 million salary and $4.5 million bonus are closed.

But a similar situation occurred in the New York area a few years ago, with Gates and Levon Bell. General Manager Joe Douglas, who did not carry out the Bell deal, decided the Jets were better off paying Bell’s $13 million guarantees to go away, first trying to trade him before releasing him. The difference is that Golladay, as a successful broad receiver with the potential to score in the red, could have some commercial value if the Giants agree to cover most of his salary. Something to watch, because Guldai could not be satisfied with his role. ”

What would a Golladay trade look like?

Given Golladay’s bloated deal, it’s likely the Cowboys will only need to send a pick on the third day in the future to the Giants. In this scenario, Dallas is still pushing for a deal similar to the one that Carolina parked with Cleveland for Baker Mayfield. The Panthers were able to land at Mayfield a day in the future, while the Browns paid the majority of the quarterback’s salary.

Still cowboy $12.8 million in the remaining cover space but were reluctant to spend cash in the off-season. The bigger question Dallas has to answer is whether Golladay’s potential upside will warrant the trade. The receiver posted back-to-back seasons with over 1,000 yards in 2018 and 2019 while serving as the Lions’ top attacking option. Golladay’s best season came in 2019 when the show went viral 65 receptions 1,190 yards and 11 touchdowns in 16 starts, to earn a Pro Bowl nomination.

Guldai: I have to play regardless

The challenge is that Golladay hasn’t come close to the 1,000-yard mark since 2019. The receiver failed to score any touchdowns during his first season with the Giants, 37 catches for 521 yards During his 14 appearances in 2021.

There is reason to believe Golladay would do better on the Cowboys attack alongside CeeDee Lamb and Michael Gallup. If Dallas can benefit from a controversial situation in New York, Golladay’s trade is well worth exploring at the right price. As Week 3 approaches, Golladay makes clear his feelings that he “should play regardless” rather than spend most games on the sidelines.

“I didn’t really have a choice, like I said, not agreeing with it [taking a reduced role]” Guldai told reporters On September 21 “I have to play regardless. … We won’t get into all of that now. We’re going to week three. We’ll see how it goes. There’s a lot of football left.”

With Gallup close to returning to the field, the Cowboys receiver depth chart began to look a little less alarming. It remains a mystery whether Noah Brown, rookie Galen Tolbert, or another playmaker could emerge as a consistent WR3 alongside Lamb and Gallup. The Giants may be reluctant to take on Golladay within the division, but may be desperate enough to get the veteran player off the roster if the receiver continues to express their displeasure.