Cowboys trade WR Ryan Switzer to Raiders for DT Jihad Ward

The Cowboys continued the offseason makeover of their receiving corps Saturday, buying and selling broad receiver Ryan Switzer to the Raiders for defensive deal with Jihad Ward.

Switzer, a fourth-spherical select of North Carolina in 2017, noticed restricted motion within the Dallas offense throughout his rookie season, with six receptions for forty one yards and a handful of dashing makes an attempt. However he dealt with punt and kickoff return duties, rating third within the NFL in kickoff return common ( yards per return) and returning one punt for a landing.

Ward, a second-spherical decide (No. forty four general) in 2016, began thirteen video games as a rookie, and had 30 tackles however did not register a sack. He performed solely 5 video games in 2017 and was a wholesome scratch most weeks, ending with solely two tackles and one sack. Late within the season, he tweeted a cryptic message, “Thank y’all for the chance,” that some interpreted as his farewell to the Raiders.

As for the Cowboys’ receiving corps, there will probably be loads of new faces subsequent season. Earlier Saturday, the Cowboys acquired Tavon Austin, a former first-spherical decide, from the Rams for a sixth-spherical decide. Dez Bryant is gone, in fact. The Cowboys spent their third-spherical decide on Michael Gallup of Colorado State, then drafted former Stanford TE Dalton Schultz within the fourth spherical.

And final month, the workforce signed former Payments speedster Deonte Thompson to a one-yr deal.