It didn’t take long for a team to bite on trading for Trey Lance as the Dallas Cowboys were able to acquire him from the San Francisco 49ers in exchange for a 2024 fourth-round pick.
Lance’s availability was no secret once the 49ers declared him as the team’s third-string quarterback, and the Cowboys now have the opportunity to rehab him as a long-term project.
The former third-overall pick didn’t get many opportunities to establish himself in San Francisco due to injuries and some thought he would get one more chance in 2023.
However, Kyle Shanahan is not one to care about a player’s draft pedigree as he had no issues naming Brock Purdy, who was the last pick in the 2022 NFL Draft, as his starter for the upcoming year.
Although Dallas already has Dak Prescott as their clear-cut starter, gambling on a player like Lance isn’t the worst move in the world.
In fact, analysts like Andrew Siciliano of NFL Network laid out why it was a smart trade for Dallas via his Twitter account.
— Andrew Siciliano (@AndrewSiciliano) August 25, 2023
Siciliano argues that giving up a sole fourth-round pick for someone with upside like Lance is worth it, especially when considering that the Arizona Cardinals gave up a fifth-round pick for backup Joshua Dobbs.
The value was certainly there for the Cowboys and it’s hard to blame them considering what Lance can do.
As a dual-threat quarterback, there are several creative ways a team could use him and it’ll be interesting to see how they plan to develop him going forward.NEXT: Skip Bayless Makes Bold Statement On Trey Lance Joining Cowboys