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.