Cowboys trade with Redskins to get Demarcus Lawrence

AP

The Redskins finally got to come out and play with the other kids, and they immediately chose not to.

Washington didn’t get to participate last night, as the second overall pick went to the Rams to complete the Robert Griffin III trade.

And then they traded with the Cowboys, so their division rivals could move up to No. 34 to take Boise State defensive end Demarcus Lawrence.

Lawrence had some off-field concerns (three suspensions), but he had 10.5 sacks last year, and can provide some needed pressure to replace DeMarcus Ware.

The Redskins received the Cowboys second- and third-rounders (No.s 47 and 78) for the move.

25 responses to “Cowboys trade with Redskins to get Demarcus Lawrence

  1. Uh, unless another team selects Lawrence before the Cowboys?

    You got a crystal ball Gantt???

  2. When Robert is getting peeled off the turf after being laid out by this guy we can all enjoy the fact that we gave Dallas the pick. Trading to your rival is stuff the Browns do, this is pathetic.

  3. A third is a full round over the value chart. Skins pluck a cowboys third for moving back 12 picks. Don’t get too excited

  4. Gave up too much to get him. Personal opinion is he’s more of a LE than a RE. If they could have gotten an impact RE, maybe not so bad. But if you don’t think they gave up to much, consider this: the 49ers gave up the 73rd pick last year to swap 13 places with the Cowboys from 31 to 18 in the 1st round. Dallas just gave up the 78th to move up 13 spots from 47 to 34, and in a draft this deep, good chance the value of that 78 was more than the 73 last year. Whether you look at it like Jerry didn’t get enough last year or gave up too much this year, (both in my opinion) Jerry got fleeced.

  5. They made the trade with the Cowboys because using the draft pick value trade chart, the Cowboys gave up 630 points and got back 560. They got an extra 3rd out of it which should have either been a 4th or the Skins giving up a 5th to even it out. It’s good value for a team with a lot of needs. They now have 47, 66 and 78. My guess is that the Cowboys were the best offer they received. It’s idiocy not to take it because they’re in the same division especially if they are willing to overpay to do it.

  6. Let me understand this last year we move down from 18 to 31 and just get a third round pick . Remember that was a first round pick. This year we move up in second round and we give up a third round pick.
    Just goes to show you when your desperate you make bad decisions.
    We gave up too much….if Jerry were patient he could have waited and just given up a fourth.

  7. All this talk of overpaying is ridiculous because it’s the players, not the picks. Where was Tom Brady drafted compared to Ryan Leaf? Now where is the value? The pick or the player? From San Fran last year, Jerry plucked a starting center who was all rookie and a WR with great numbers last year who will be starting this year.

    so keep on hatin’.

  8. This has the potential to be a win-win for both teams. If Lawrence starts from day one and goes on to post multiple double-digit sack seasons, he’ll be worth this price. And the Redskins clearly netted more than they surrendered value-wise, which helps make up for some of the picks lost in the RGIII trade.

  9. They made the trade with the Cowboys because using the draft pick value trade chart, the Cowboys gave up 630 points and got back 560. They got an extra 3rd out of it which should have either been a 4th or the Skins giving up a 5th to even it out. It’s good value for a team with a lot of needs.
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    That’s literaly how the draft works. It’s just a numbers game, although teams frequently overpay to get the guy they really want. The guy Dallas wanted was Lawrence, so they overpaid a bit, went up and got him. Good draft day move by Jerry.

    The tackle market was sluggish, and Dallas really wanted Lawrence. So instead of taking Allen’s guy (Moses) at 32, the Redskins traded back, picked up a highly-rated LB ,and then got their guy they would have taken anyway at 32, they got him at 64, and added another third-rounder. That’s the kind of draft day move that helps a franchise climb out of the gutter.

    DC fans will always hate Dallas fans, but we both came out winners yesterday. Fact.

  10. I remember when this was the most heated rivalry in the NFL Staubach, Dorsett, R. White, vs Theismann, Riggins, Monk, and the Hogs.—Strange to see teams that used to hate each other trade with each other.

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