As Eagles make another big trade, Cowboys choose to sit back
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By Todd ArcherESPN Staff Writer

FRISCO, Texas -- The league year hasn’t even started, and the Philadelphia Eagles are showing that they aren't satisfied with just winning Super Bowl LII.

According to ESPN’s Josina Anderson and Adam Schefter, Michael Bennett will go from the Seattle Seahawks, with a seventh-round pick, to Philadelphia for a fifth-rounder and wide receiver Marcus Johnson. The Atlanta Falcons, New England Patriots, Cleveland Browns and Tampa Bay Buccaneers were all in the mix to acquire Bennett, sources confirmed to ESPN.

Bennett will be added to a group that is projected to include Fletcher Cox, Brandon Graham, Derek Barnett and Chris Long on the defensive front. Vinny Curry will likely be traded or released.

The Cowboys have made the offensive line the strength of their team with Tyron Smith, Travis Frederick and Zack Martin. Now that DeMarcus Lawrence is secured -- for now, at least -- with the franchise tag, the Cowboys want to sign Martin to a long-term deal. Maybe the Bennett deal can spur that along.

But it raises a question as to why the Cowboys are not aggressive in the trade market.

Last year, Philadelphia general manager Howie Roseman picked up running back Jay Ajayi from the Miami Dolphins. During last year’s draft, Roseman sent a third-round pick to the Baltimore Ravens for defensive tackle Timmy Jernigan and a...

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