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For a while I have been wanting to contribute something, if not of value then at least of interest. I think I may have found a niche. Today I stumbled upon an article written by Jason Cole in the Yahoo! Sports NFL section. In his article, Cole lists 14 players he feels teams should trade and lists the three teams he feels would be the best fits for these players. Follow the link to read the full, or perhaps I should say fool, article:

http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/news?slug=jc-cole_trade_deadline_broncos_reggie_bush101311

Cole makes three suggestions that would impact our Cowboys. The first is that the Dolphins should trade Reggie Bush and here he lists the 49ers, the Redskins, and the Cowboys as the best fits for Bush. The last time I looked we already had 4 talented RBs. I humbly suggest that we might look for a new home for Choice, possibly with the Dolphins, but that we don't need to take up a roster spot by adding Reggie Bush. Perhaps Jason Cole was thinking that the Cowboys might like to trade Choice for Bush, but I just don't think Bush brings enough versatility to the table. I would rather see us trade Choice for draft picks.

Cole's next suggestion is even harder for me to understand. He suggests that Carolina trade QB Jimmy Clausen, and lists the Cowboys, the Chargers, and the Seahawks as the best fits. At least with Bush I could find a use for him. What does Cole see when he looks at our Cowboys that makes him think we have any need for Clausen? And assuming Cole lists the teams in the order he thinks of as "best fit, better fit, good fit" then he somehow sees the Cowboys as the best fit for Clausen. I just don't see any benefit for the Cowboys there, unless Clausen can be converted very quickly to either a CB or WR.

Cole's final suggestion that would impact the Cowboys is the Bengals trade QB Carson Palmer to the Seahawks, the Raiders, or the Cowboys. Clearly, Cole underestimates the value of Tony Romo. There is no way Palmer would be interested in coming out of retirement to be Romo's back up. Call me a homer, but I have zero interest in replacing Romo with 90% of his peers. I certainly don't care to replace him with a guy who has been retired for a year and hasn't been that great since his surgery.

I find it interesting that Cole clearly thinks we need help at the QB position, but didn't think the Cowboys should trade any of their current QBs. He thinks we should add a RB, but instead of choosing a goal line beast for us, he picks Reggie Bush. I came away from this article with the distinct impression that while Jason Cole has a good eye for the obvious, he clearly doesn't know much about the Cowboys. Hopefully you don't feel the same way about me at this point.

P.S. There are no refunds available for those of you that want the last 5 minutes of your life back.

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