Logan Mankins and the New England Patriots do not appear to be making progress on a new deal and with Dallas struggling to keep its offensive line in order, a trade between the two teams seems lie it could be a possibility.
Adam Schefter recently commented on the situation by saying; “The Cowboys invested an awful lot of money in Miles Austin last week, and it would cost a lot to land Mankins. No doubt they’d like to have him — every team in the league would. The issue is any team that wants him must compensate the Patriots and the player. The Patriots will want a fair price in return, and Mankins will want a contract that resembles the one given to New Orleans guard Jahri Evans. It will be a pricey move for any team to make, and it’s hard to see a team, including Dallas, willing to spend on both ends at this time.”
Schefter’s comments address the practicality of such a trade quite well. The Cowboys have been known to pull the trigger on mid-season trade for an available big name player (Roy Williams) but the likelihood of them getting a deal done for Mankins remains unlikely.
Despite their obvious need at the position, it’s still early in the season and they expect to have Marc Colombo and Kyle Kosier back in the near future which could provide some depth for a group that is struggling mightily.