Eagles’ trade for Robert Quinn causes more tension within rivalry

Posted on November 2, 2022

Despite the criticism Eagles’ general manager Howie Roseman has gotten in recent years, it’s safe to say that he has ultimately redeemed himself. His 2022 season moves have been epic to say the least, and his most recent trade is causing an uproar.

Prior to the trade deadline on November 1, the Eagles traded for Chicago Bears’ defensive end Robert Quinn. The move, while beneficial for Philadelphia, is now causing jealously between the Eagles’ biggest rival, the Dallas Cowboys.


The Dallas Cowboys who are now 6-2, recently welcomed back quarterback Dak Prescott. Sitting behind the Eagles in the NFC East, the Cowboys are trying to remain afloat as they continue their quest for the playoffs. But, with the Eagles’ stacked roster, some are quite bothered.

Dallas’ head coach Mike McCarthy stated that he had “mixed feelings” when it came to the Quinn trade; another was a bit more vocal.

Former Cowboys’ player Marcus Spears stated, “Howie Roseman got to be the damn executive of the decade. He did everything he needed to do this offseason. …You add (Quinn) to the Eagles … already is elite team trending toward being the favorite for the NFC representative in the Super Bowl. You add a pass-rusher, a dynamic guy. …”

Spears continued, “The Dallas Cowboys add [Johnathan] Hankins, and I’m like, ‘Yes, we have fortified the interior of this line of scrimmage. …Then, Howie Roseman does out and says, ‘I’ll raise you, and I’ll go get Robert Quinn coupled with already being an undefeated football team.'”

“I’m sick of it, y’all. I’m sick of it.”

Dallas had one trade before the deadline. After sending a 2023 sixth-round pick to the Las Vegas Raiders, they received defensive tackle Johnathan Hankins, and a 2024 seventh-round pick. Though they had a strong need for other positions, the Cowboys didn’t take advantage of further moves.

Robert Quinn on the other hand, will make a nice addition to the Eagles. Since entering the league in 2011, Quinn has 367 combined tackles, 117 quarterback hits, 102 sacks, 32 forced fumbles, 20 pass deflections, and three fumble recoveries.

The Cowboys and the Eagles will meet again in Dallas on Christmas Eve.

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Alicia was born and raised in Philadelphia, becoming an avid Eagles fan as a child. She graduated from Penn State University and now works in the medical field. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling and baking.

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