Thursday evening word broke that the Cowboys were preparing to trade cornerback Charvarius Ward to the Kansas City Chiefs. What they were acquiring in return was unknown when the original report dropped.
It seems like we may have an answer as to the Ward compensation. Matt Derrick of ChiefsDigest.com is reporting that the Cowboys are acquiring offensive lineman Parker Ehinger in exchange for Charvarius.
OL Parker Ehinger is the player heading to Dallas for CB Charvarius Ward, source tells Chiefs Digest. Dallas had been shopping Ward for a lineman. Ehinger did not appear with the starting line during warmups.— Matt Derrick (@mattderrick) August 31, 2018
Ehinger is only 25-years-old and was a fourth-round draft pick out of Cincinnati back in 2016. Our friends at Arrowhead Pride have a great study on him if you’d like to learn more right here. Ehinger won the starting left guard spot in KC as a rookie but unfortunately tore his ACL that October. He only started one game last season, the regular-season finale against Denver.
It was expected that the Cowboys would go out and acquire offensive line depth considering what happened to Travis Frederick with the diagnosis of his Guillain Barre Syndrome, but Ehinger likely isn’t the answer there. Parker played left tackle, right guard, and right tackle in college and has played left guard with the Chiefs. He has no center experience since his collegiate days.
Perhaps Ehinger will serve as the answer to losing Marcus Martin a few weeks back, perhaps there’s a different plan. We’ll have to wait and see.
Update: 8:55pm ET
Shout out to our own Danny Phantom who brilliantly recalled that Ehinger was the 93rd overall player on the Cowboys board back in 2016. You can re-visit what BTB uncovered right here.