Dallas Cowboys agree to acquire DE Robert Quinn in trade with Miami Dolphins

The Cowboys defensive line is chock full of questions.

Defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence received a second-straight franchise tag and could hold out until he and the Cowboys agree to an extension. Defensive end Randy Gregory received an indefinite suspension — his fourth league suspension since 2015 – in late February. Defensive tackle David Irving hit free agency, wasn’t re-signed and retired to pursue cannabis advocacy.

But amid these questions, Dallas found one answer Thursday.

The Cowboys agreed with the Miami Dolphins for defensive end Robert Quinn, a person with knowledge of the deal told USA TODAY Sports. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the agreement had not been made official. 

NFL Network was the first to report the trade.

Dallas will send a 2020 sixth-round pick to Miami in the deal.

Quinn visited team headquarters at The Star last Tuesday as word surfaced the Dolphins and new coach Brian Flores were exploring their market. 

Miami had already shown it would pay to offload a player that didn’t fit its future plans. Earlier in March, the Dolphins swapped quarterback Ryan Tannehill and a 2019 sixth-round pick in exchange for the Titans’ 2020…

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