The Dallas Cowboys were finalizing a trade for Miami Dolphins’ defensive end Robert Quinn, according to NFL Network on Thursday.
“I’m told the trade parameters are done,” Ian Rapoport said on the “Up to the Minute” show.
The compensation is likely to be a future late-round pick, he said.
NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero reported that Quinn will sign a new one-year deal with the Cowboys.
The Dolphins, seeking salary cap relief, have been shopping Quinn for a trade, allowing him to visit other teams, reportedly meeting with the Cowboys and New Orleans Saints.
Quinn was acquired by the Dolphins in 2018 from the Los Angeles Rams, and he started all 16 games with 6.5 sacks last season. He turns 29 in May, and has a $12.93 million salary cap number for the upcoming season.
Quinn, a two-time Pro Bowler and one-time first-team All-Pro, hasn’t topped 8.5 sacks or 15 QB hits in a season since posting 10.5 and 20, respectively, in 2014. He had career highs of 19 sacks and 34 QB hits in 2013.
The Cowboys have been at an impasse with free agent defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence, who counts more than $20 million against the 2019 salary cap as a two-time franchise tag recipient. Lawrence is hopeful for a long-term deal before the July 15 deadline.
–Field Level Media