The Parcells regime has done it again, acquiring yet another Dallas Cowboy by trading for offensive tackle Pat McQuistan. Terms of the deal have not been announced, but the Dolphins probably had to give up a late round draft pick-likely a seventh, possibly a sixth.
McQuistan was drafted by the Parcells regime in the seventh round of the 2006 draft. Although he never started a game in Dallas, the 6’6, 319 pound Weber State product has flashed a little versatility over the years, having lined up at both tackle spots and left guard.
Before you link the reasoning behind this to Jake Long apparently hurting his leg/knee last night, it’s pretty obvious McQuistan is being brought in to replace Nate Garner, who went on the IR earlier in the week. More than anything, Long going down likely served a wake up call. The Dolphins simply don’t trust Lydon Murtha or Andrew Gardner, who’s roster spots are now in serious jeopardy, if Long or Carey were to go down for an extended period of time.
UPDATE: The Dolphins and Cowboys will swap sixth round picks if the Dolphins end up picking higher in the draft. If Miami has a better season than the Dallas, they essentially just got McQuistan for free.