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Report: Cowboys showing interest in trading for a receiver “like” Marquise Goodwin

For a fifth-round pick.

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Mike Fisher has been covering the Dallas Cowboys for over 30 years and reported Sunday morning that Dallas is showing interest in trading for wide receivers “like” Arizona Cardinals Christian Kirk or San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Marquise Goodwin. Deep threats, essentially.

Both Arizona and San Francisco have a logjam at the wide receiver, so it makes sense to move on from each. The Cardinals now have DeAndre Hopkins and are relying on Andy Isabella to have a strong second season, while the 49ers don’t have a Goodwin replacement as far as vertical threats go, but there are cheaper options on the roster that can be productive and aren’t a year away from 30-years-old.

What type of compensation is Dallas looking for? Fisher reports that the Cowboys are looking for “something in the range of a fifth-round pick - with the understanding that other teams may outbid Dallas. All part of the Cowboys’ process oof deciding just how much they need to spend on a player “like” Kirk or Goodwin.

Flipping Goodwin for a fifth-round pick would be a significant win for the 49ers, who can cut or trade Goodwin with a post-June 1 designation and save $4.2 million against the cap while only having $625,000 in dead money. Pre-June 1, the 49ers would save $3.6 million against the cap while having to pay $1.2 million in dead money. Arizona may not be willing to part Kirk, who they selected in the second round of the 2018 NFL Draft. Not for a fifth-round pick two years later, anyway. That could pave the way for San Francisco to move Goodwin.