The Eagles find themselves in a bad situation due to a pending suspension.
The Philadelphia Eagles find their starting offensive tackle Lane Johnson facing a 10 game suspension for violating the NFL's policy on performance enhancing substances. Although it seems impractical to help an NFC East rival, the Cowboys are currently fielding offers for disgruntled guard Ronald Leary. If the Cowboys were approached by the Eagles with an offer for Leary, the Cowboys would have to look carefully at it.
The Cowboys desperately need help at defensive end and linebacker, something that a trade with the Eagles could help with.
However the Cowboys have openly stated that although Leary has demanded a trade, they will not give him up for simple spare parts.
"We told Ron [Leary] that he could certainly look around, but we're not in the business of letting go of good football players for little or nothing," Cowboys' EVP Stephen Jones said this past April, via SportsDay.
If the Eagles got their hands on Leary, it would immediately fill the void left by Johnson, as it seems unlikely he will win his appeal. In exchange the Eagles could be convinced to give up a defensive end such as Brandon Graham or Vinny Curry. Graham managed 6.5 sacks and 3 forced fumbles while appearing in all 16 games with the Eagles last season. Curry also appeared in all of the Eagles games during the 2015 season, recording 3.5 sacks.
Although making a deal with the hated Cowboys is not ideal, a trade between the two could prove mutually beneficial this time around.