One of the worst NFL trades in the last decade took place in October of 2008:
Jerry Jones, the (savvy) owner slash (inept) general manager of the Cowboys, gave up 1st, 3rd, 6th and 7th round picks to get receiver Roy Williams from the Lions.
Williams’ stats with the Cowboys: 35 games, 94 receptions, 12 touchdowns. The former Texas star was supposed to come home and help Dallas get back to the Super Bowl. In two playoff games, he caught five passes for 59 yards. They all came in a win over the Eagles.
Barber, who in his brief prime was a monster, also did this once.
Clearly, the Cowboys are dumping players in hopes of making a run at Oakland cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha, who will also be coveted by Houston (worst secondary in the league) and perhaps the Jets. Mort and Peter King have tweeted in the last two days that Asomugha is intrigued by the Jets, but it remains to be seen if he’ll actually take less money to play for a Super Bowl contender than get a big money deal from Houston, Dallas or someone else.
(Since you’re obviously wondering what the Lions did with all those draft picks … Brandon Pettigrew (TE), Derrick Williams (WR) and Aaron Brown (RB). It appears as if they traded that final pick.)