Dallas Sends Two Players to Miami

The Dallas Cowboys have traded linebacker Akin Ayodele and tight end Anthony Fasano to the Miami Dolphins for a fourth round pick in the 2008 NFL Draft.

Veteran linebacker Akin Ayodele and tight end Anthony Fasano are headed to re-join Bill Parcells, Tony Sporano and the Miami Dolphins.

The Dallas Cowboys sent both players to Miami for a fourth-round pick in Saturday's draft.

The Dolphins were set to pick first in the fourth round.

Fasano, originally a second-round draft pick out of Notre Dame in 2006, caught 14 passes for 143 yards and one touchdown last season. His playing time was not likely to increase in the coming years as the Cowboys reduce their number of two-tight end sets.

Fasano also caught 14 passes during his rookie season.

Ayodele was thought to likely be the odd man out after the recent signing of veteran linebacker Zach Thomas.

Ayodele joined the Cowboys as an unrestricted free agent before the 2006 season after spending the first five years of his NFL career with the Jacksonville Jaguars. He finished second on the team in total tackles with 106 that season.

Last season his production dropped off to just 97 total tackles on the year.

Ayodele was originally drafted by Jacksonville in the third round (89th overall) of Purdue.

By acquiring the Dolphins' fourth round pick, the Cowboys get back the fourth rounder they sent to the Titans for Adam "Pacman" Jones earlier in the week. However, Dallas will now pick 26 spots higher than what they would have with that selection.

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