Update: 10:10pm ET
Our original post with the Minkah-to-Dallas rumors lies after the break, but it’s unnecessary now. Why’s that? Fitzpatrick is headed to the Pittsburgh Steelers.
TRADE: Steelers are trading a 2020 first-round pick to the Dolphins for DB Minkah Fitzpatrick, league sources tell ESPN.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 17, 2019
It was a fun dream while it lasted.
Dallas is 2-0 on the season and conceivably a team that would add Fitzpatrick to their defense in an effort to put them over the top for a hopeful Super Bowl run. It’s for this reason that some people held out hope and perhaps you’ll feel like this is playing with it a bit, but that hope might not be dead. According to one report, the Cowboys and Seahawks were considered the leaders for Fitzpatrick.
Other teams can always step up.— Benjamin Allbright (@AllbrightNFL) September 17, 2019
KC called. Pittsburgh.
We'll see. Bet it's done this week. https://t.co/GaSfjBoxrG
Stephen Jones appeared on 105.3 The Fan on Monday and talked about the idea of trading away first-round picks. He said that the team didn’t feel like there was a player that was available right now that was worth that sort of price, but it could all just be public posturing considering you want to keep everything close to the vest during trade negotiations. Or who knows, maybe the Cowboys are trying to negotiate something that doesn’t include a first-round pick. They have a former one who wants to be traded anyway.
We’re not even a full 12 months removed from the Cowboys trading away their last first-round draft pick for Amari Cooper, but we’ve all seen how that worked out. Could Dallas do it again? During the week that they’re currently scheduled to play against Minkah Fitzpatrick? Only time will tell.