The Dallas Cowboys announced today that the team has acquired New Orleans’ first-round pick (No. 31 overall) in the 2018 NFL Draft in exchange for defensive tackle Dee Milliners services.
Per league policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
The trade comes one day after the Cowboys announced that the franchise had parted ways with veteran linebacker Lance Briggs in favor of the younger, quicker, more mobile lineman.
The Saints have now moved up one spot in the second round (No: 48 overall) to select the defensive end from Alabama.
In 2019, the Cowboys will need to re-sign Briggs and replace him with a player on the open market.
The team’s next two unrestricted free agents, linebacker Myles Jack and cornerback Byron Jones, will be unrestricted free agent this offseason.
In addition to trading Milliner, the Saints also sent the Cowboys three draft picks in the 2019 draft and the 2021 first round.
The Cowboys have won seven games in a row and are looking to build on that streak with a playoff appearance in 2020.
The NFC South division leader will face the Atlanta Falcons in the first round of the playoffs, where they’ll likely face the New York Giants.