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Cowboys have talked with Dolphins, possibly about Minkah Fitzpatrick trade

The Miami Dolphins have given safety Minkah Fitzpatrick permission to seek a trade, and one of the first teams the Dolphins have discussed Fitzpatrick with was the Dallas Cowboys.

Or so we think.

Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones confirmed on 105.3 The Fan that the Cowboys have spoken to the Dolphins, but he would not get into specifics, nor would he use Fitzpatrick’s name.

“We always … when you hear rumors, you get calls,” Jones said. “You have conversations between myself, Jerry [Jones], Will [McClay]. We’re always checking around and seeing what’s going on. We have a pretty steady diet of visiting with other teams. We’re always trying to improve our roster.”

Miami is reportedly seeking a first-round pick in return for Fitzpatrick, whom the club drafted with the 11th overall pick out of the University of Alabama last year.

Fitzpatrick played in all 16 games during his rookie campaign, making 11 starts. During that time, he registered 80 tackles, a couple of interceptions, nine passes defended and a defensive touchdown.

He logged five tackles during the Dolphins’ Week 1 loss to the Baltimore Ravens last Sunday.

Miami has already moved a couple of its big names over the last couple of weeks, as it traded offensive lineman Laremy Tunsil and wide receiver Kenny Stills to the Houston Texans late last month.

With the Dolphins appearing to be the worst team in football, it would not be the least bit surprising to see them trade off some of their other top players.

Miami will play host to the New England Patriots on Sunday.