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Mailbag: Trading For A Low-Value RB?; Potential For Gregory And D. Lawrence?

Zac Stacy has asked to be traded from the Rams now that they have Todd Gurley. Would the Cowboys trade for a proven runner and what would be an appropriate price?

Bryan: I believe that if they are going to grab a runner, they are going to draft that player. They have some nice names left in Jay Ajayi and Buck Allen so that's the direction I think they will go.

David: I don't mean any disrespect to Zac Stacy, but does he qualify as a proven runner? His career average yards per carry is just 3.9, and he was relegated to 76 carries last year. I just don't know that it's worth it to surrender a draft pick for a guy like that. It makes more sense to draft your own rookie running back.

Wow! It really seems like we aced the draft this year! Do you think Gregory could develop into our version of Simeon Rice? Could have two bookends for years to come?

Bryan: Simeon Rice was an OK player for Arizona that became an elite rusher under Rod Marinelli in Tampa. The questions have never been about Gregory's ability to rush the passer but his ability to handle things off the field. He sounded very humbled by his situation and will most likely play with a chip on his shoulder so that would be a positive thing.

David: That is obviously the hope when you consider that Marinelli reportedly showed Gregory tape of Simeon Rice during his visit to Valley Ranch. It's interesting, because both of the Cowboys' young defensive ends came with some risk. They traded away a third-round pick to acquire DeMarcus Lawrence, and they took a risk on off-field concerns in drafting Gregory. If these two moves pan out, those will be risks well worth taking. If they don't, then we'll surely be talking about missed opportunities several years from now.


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