Bad news for all of us who would like to see the Cowboys try and trade for Baltimore's LT Jared Gaither - In this weeks Monday Morning QuarterBack, SI's Peter King just said the move makes a lot of sense and has a possibility to go through:
Ten Things I Think I Think
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1. I think the trade that should happen is Baltimore signing left tackle Jared Gaither to an offer sheet and trading him to Dallas for a second-round pick. Am I sure the Ravens would do it? No, but I think it has a heck of a chance of passing muster, and I think Baltimore realizes it'd be a smart deal.
This has little to do with Gaither's ability; he's a top-12 NFL left tackle, he's young (24), with 28 starts already on his resume. But the Ravens aren't going to pay two players franchise-tackle money. Michael Oher will be the one to get the big bucks after being picked in the first round a year ago.
This deal would allow the Cowboys to get a much-needed, long-term left tackle, still use prospect Doug Free to compete with Marc Colombo at right tackle and eventually replace him permanently. Dallas would keep the 27th overall pick while filling a hole with the 59th, and Baltimore would get a third pick in the top 60 of a good draft to play with. Maybe it would allow the Ravens to move up a bit ... and get a player in a strong draft they wouldn't normally be able to get drafting so late in the round, like they did last year with Oher.
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As all of us who read King know - his predictions are really terrible (I cringe every time he predicts the Cowboys to win that week). So just wanted to be the first to break the bad news that we will now, almost assuredly, not be getting Gaither.
(Of course my own terrible predictions have now hopefully reversed the jinx and we will end up with him...)