Cowboys Interested in Trading Dolphins’ Pass Rusher Robert Quinn

Robert Quinn. Photo by Jevone Moore/Cal Sport Media/CSM/REX/Shutterstock (9241034as)

After saying goodbye to quarterback Ryan Tannehill, Miami Dolphins are now close to dealing another of their key players in Pro Bowl pass rusher Robert Quinn. Dolphins tried to find a trade partner for Quinn for some time now, and it looks like they could have one in Dallas Cowboys.

Cowboys are in need for a proven pass rusher since they lost David Irving to free agency and Randy Gregory to suspension. Despite this, the team was rather quiet in the free agency as they have contract extensions for Amari Cooper, Dak Prescott, and Ezekiel Elliot all coming up soon. This is why adding Quinn, who is owed $11.8 million base salary in 2019, via trade might be their best option.

Miami, on the other hand, is in the rebuilding process and been trying to get Robert Quinn off their books since the beginning of the offseason. The talks with other teams, however, really took off when the top pass rushers in the free agency founded their landing spots. Besides Cowboys, with whom Quinn will have a meeting mid-week, New Orleans Saints also emerged as a viable trade partner for the Dolphins.

Robert Quinn was Los Angeles Rams’ 14th overall pick in 2011. He spent his first seven years in league with the franchise, earning two Pro Bowl appearances and one First-Team All-Pro honors during that period. Rams decided to deal him to the Dolphins in 2018 in exchange for 2018 fourth-round draft pick and the right to swap six-rounder.

Quinn’s NFL career stats include 256 tackles, 69.0 sacks, 22 forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries, and one defensive touchdown.