NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport is reporting the Cowboys have reached a deal to acquire DE Robert Quinn in a trade involving a late-round pick, leaving Saints out.

It’s not clear what level of interest the New Orleans Saints had in defensive end Robert Quinn, currently with the Miami Dolphins. But if there was serious interest, it either wasn’t enough for the Dolphins or Robert Quinn would rather be a Dallas Cowboy because that’s reportedly where he’s headed.

NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport is saying today via Twitter that Quinn is headed to Dallas on a one particular-year deal in a trade most likely involving the Cowboys sending the Dolphins a late-round draft choose. Miami has been actively buying Quinn and that is due to a couple of items. The initial problem is that there has been a decline in Quinn’s play because his days with the Rams. Specially his Pro Bowl years of 2013 and 2014. In 2013, Quinn had seven forced fumbles, 19 sacks and 57 tackles. Though these dominant years are far behind him, Quinn is nevertheless an above typical defensive finish who could have helped the Saints if the price tag was suitable.

The second purpose for Miami to be buying Quinn is two-fold. He expenses way as well a great deal for the production he’s providing these days. In the final year of his contract with Miami, he’s set to make $12.9 million this year. Unless Miami agrees to spend some of that, Dallas will have to. Definitely as well wealthy for the Saints’ blood. Quinn is nevertheless functioning on a 4-year, $57 million deal he signed with the Rams in 2016.

The Dolphins have a new head coach in Brian Flores and are tearing it all down with even the speak of tanking the season to get a greater draft choose getting rumored. There could be a tiny further right here with the way items went down amongst the Saints and Dolphins more than Teddy Bridgewater a couple of weeks ago. The Fins may possibly nevertheless be a tiny salty that they lost their man to us.

We’ll under no circumstances obtain out if that played into something but it is achievable. The Saints did have Robert Quinn in for a go to on Monday so there was genuine interest. We’ll have to hold an eye out on what the final deal is for the Cowboys to get Quinn. And perhaps we’ll hear some chatter as to what the Saints truly interest was in receiving him into New Orleans.

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I had advised against trading for Robert Quinn for a assortment of factors, but the Saints do nevertheless have a want for a backup defensive finish. That search continues and will most likely be addressed in the 2019 NFL Draft.