Report: Dolphins, Cowboys discussing Robert Quinn trade
The Miami Dolphins are looking to part ways with Robert Quinn a year after acquiring him in a trade with the Los Angeles Rams, and the Dallas Cowboys are one of the teams showing interest in the defensive end.
Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports that the Dolphins are allowing Quinn to meet with the Cowboys on Tuesday, as the two sides have been discussing a potential trade.
Robert Quinn was spotted today on his way to visit the #Cowboys, who are in trade talks with the #Dolphins for the veteran DE, sources say. Quinn would need to agree to any deal. So, this is another step in the process, with a Dallas team that obviously needs pass rush.
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) March 19, 2019
Quinn is scheduled to count $12.5 million against the salary cap in 2019, and Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reported on Monday that the Dolphins are willing to eat some money to trade him. They already paid him a $1.12 million roster bonus that was due last week, so that money will be gone if they move the 29-year-old.
Quinn was one of the best pass-rushers in the NFL several years ago, recording 19 sacks in 2013 with the Rams. However, he had just 6.5 sacks last season, and the Dolphins appear to be committed to not winning in 2019. It makes sense that they would be willing to eat some money to get younger, and the Cowboys are in need of defensive line help.