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Dallas Cowboys Reportedly Close To Major NFL Trade

A Dallas Cowboys helmet sitting on the field.

ARLINGTON, TX - NOVEMBER 05: A Dallas Cowboys helmet at AT&T Stadium on November 5, 2017 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

The Dallas Cowboys entered the offseason with a major question mark at the defensive end position. Star defensive end Demarcus Lawrence nearly hit free agency before the team placed the franchise tag on the sixth-year man.

Dallas took two significant hits when defensive ends Randy Gregory and David Irving both received suspensions for violations of the league's drug policy. After Irving decided to walk away from football, the Cowboys were left with major holes to fill.

Earlier Thursday, a reported trade between the Cowboys and Miami Dolphins appeared to be in the works. Star Dolphins defensive end Robert Quinn is on his way to Dallas.

The move immediately helps the Cowboys on the defensive line and assists the Dolphins in their rebuild efforts.

According to NFL insider Tom Pelissero, Quinn plans to sign a one-year deal with Dallas.

Quinn is headed into the ninth NFL season after he was a first-round pick of the St. Louis Rams in 2011.

The two-time Pro Bowler had his best seasons in St. Louis, with all three of his double-digit sack seasons coming in consecutive seasons with the Rams.

Now he's headed to Dallas to add to a solid defensive front for the Cowboys. Quinn and Demarcus Lawrence combined for 17 sacks during the 2018 season.