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Reports: Cowboys close to adding former Pro Bowl DE Robert Quinn from Miami

Posted: 1:52 PM, Mar 28, 2019
Updated: 2019-03-28 14:52:05-04

The Dallas Cowboys’ struggling pass rush looks like it might be getting an immediate talent infusion.

The NFL Network reports the Miami Dolphins are “on the cusp” of swapping defensive end Robert Quinn to the Cowboys.

It’s a deal that makes sense for the Cowboys, who need immediate pass-rushing help.

The Cowboys are involved in a potentially nasty contract impasse with DeMarcus Lawrence. That’s coming on top of Randy Gregory’s uncertain future and the lack of recent production from Taco Charlton.

And the Cowboys don’t figure to get much help from the draft without a blockbuster trade. Dallas currently doesn’t have a first-round pick in the upcoming draft and the Cowboys’ first selection would be the No. 58 selection deep in the second round. A player picked that low likely wouldn’t help the team much in the upcoming season from that position.

Quinn reportedly will earn a new one-year deal with the Cowboys. His current contract with the Dolphins would provide him a base salary of $11.8 million per year with a $1 million signing bonus that Miami has already paid.

The Cowboys were among the suitors for Quinn along with the New Orleans Saints. Quinn, who turns 29 in May, has played eight seasons in the league. The 6-foot-4, 257-pounder played collegiately at North Carolina. He was selected for two Pro Bowls and was a first-team All-NFL selection in 2013.

In his career, Quinn has racked up 69 sacks in eight seasons. He started all 16 games for the Dolphins in 2018, producing 6½ sacks, 38 tackles, 15 quarterback hits and forced two fumbles.

So what do you think?

Would Quinn’s arrival help boost the production of the Dallas pass rush, which tied for 16th in the league with 39 sacks in 2018?