But according to NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport, the Cowboys now have the parameters in place in order to make a trade for Miami Dolphins' defensive end Robert Quinn. Meanwhile, the Dolphins add yet another draft selection to their growing pool of picks.
Quinn will sign a new one-year deal with the Cowboys, which will help complete the trade.
The deal has been rumored for weeks, as Miami picked up a $1.2 million roster bonus on Quinn, reportedly with an eye toward trading him instead of losing him via free agency.
Miami hoped a defensive-end pairing of Quinn and longtime standout Cameron Wake would flourish together on the Dolphins' defensive line. He spent seven seasons with the Rams, including two seasons in Los Angeles, before the Rams traded him to the Dolphins in March 2018.
His last season with double-digit sacks came in 2014. Wake finished his Dolphins career with 98 sacks.
The veteran edge rusher played in all 16 games for Miami last season.
The Saints were reported to have interest in Quinn, who posted 6.5 sacks last season. While there are ongoing talks with Lawrence ahead of the July 15 deadline, there are no guarantees Lawrence will sign the tender in the absence of a long-term deal.
For his career, Quinn has 256 tackles, 69 sacks and 22 forced fumbles during his eight National Football League seasons, which were mostly spent with the Rams.