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Cowboys, Browns take from each other’s discard pile

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If the Cowboys and Browns knew how things were going to wind up playing out, they might have just made a trade before Saturday’s cut to 53 players instead of waiting to acquire a player from the other team via waivers.

There’s no going back in time, though, so we’ll just have to wonder what the world’s reaction to a trade involving LaRon Byrd and Donald Hawkins might have been.

Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun reports that the Browns have claimed wide receiver LaRon Byrd off of waivers from the Cowboys. Byrd caught one pass for the Cardinals in 2012 and spent last season on injured reserve before his failed attempt to make the Cowboys. He’s 6-foot-4, 220 pounds and fast, but it hasn’t translated to the field to this point in his career.

The same could be said of former Jet Stephen Hill, whose agent thought the Browns would have interest in his client but Byrd’s arrival would seem to make that less likely.

The Cowboys announced that they claimed Hawkins from the Browns to bolster their situation at guard. He was only in Cleveland for a short while as they claimed him off waivers from the Eagles last week. Dallas cut tackle John Wetzel to make room.

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4 Responses to “Cowboys, Browns take from each other’s discard pile”
  1. thestrategyexpert says: Aug 31, 2014 3:31 PM

    Well we can go back in time after the season is over, and talk about the 31 teams that maybe could have won the Super Bowl if they came up with the trade ideas that they needed to put them over the top instead.

  2. brownsmakemecrazy says: Aug 31, 2014 3:49 PM

    Hawkins gets the better end of the deal because he’s going to a nicer stadium. Both teams will be a combined 18 games under .500

    Browns 2-14
    Cowboys 5-11

  3. jkaflagg says: Aug 31, 2014 5:23 PM

    I wonder how teams feel when an agent says they should have interest in their (just released) client…..It’s not as though every team in the NFL doesn’t have a player personnel department that keeps tabs on every player in the league, including their own potential interest in that player. Sounds a little desperate – please sign my guy and keep that commission coming….

  4. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Aug 31, 2014 6:50 PM

    Byrd had a very good preseason and I hoped Dallas could keep him but knew it probably wouldn’t happen. Think the Browns pick up a good one.

    In the final preseason game, the Cowboys lack of depth on the offensive line was exploited. Maybe Hawkins helps.

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