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Dumb trade? Jets wanted a 1st-round pick from Cowboys for Richardson

New York Jets wanted a first-round draft pick from the Dallas Cowboys for defensive end Sheldon Richardson.
New York Jets wanted a first-round draft pick from the Dallas Cowboys for defensive end Sheldon Richardson. AP

It is true that the New York Jets called the Dallas Cowboys last week about a trade for defensive end Sheldon Richardson.

It’s true that the Cowboys had some interest in Richardson to upgrade the defensive line.

The deal was dead on takeoff because the Jets wanted a first-round pick in return for Richardson, per a source. A first-round pick in 2017 or a first-round pick in 2018 was the asking Price, the source said.

That was a non-starter for the Cowboys regarding a player they didn’t know if they will keep beyond next season when his contract ran out.

And that was before word came out last week that Richardson was benched by the Jets for the first quarter against the Miami Dolphins for being late to team meetings. The word out now is that it’s a regular occurrence.

If the Jets are trying to dump a bad apple, why would their asking price be so high?

Did they think the Cowboys were that dumb or that desperate?

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