More Cowboys On The Way

The Dallas pipeline has produced two more players for the Dolphins after a trade that brought veterans Anthony Fasano and Akin Ayodele. The trade, reported by, involved the Dolphins sending the Cowboys their fourth-round pick in this year's draft.

It's actually a very small price to pay for two guys who very well could be in the starting lineup for the Dolphins in 2008.

Fasano, a former second-round pick out of Notre Dame, was stuck behind Pro Bowl tight end Jason Witten in Dallas, but he's probably now the best tight end on the Dolphins roster.

To refresh your memory, the other Miami tight ends are Aaron Halterman, Sean Ryan, Justin Peelle and David Martin, who was a huge disappointment in 2007 after coming over as a free agent from Green Bay.

As for Ayodele, he has been a starter in the NFL for the last five years, but his starting job was in jeopardy, ironically, because of Dallas' signing of Zach Thomas this offseason.

Ayodele probably is a front-runner to start at inside linebacker alongside Channing Crowder.

The fourth-round pick given up by the Dolphins was the 100th overall. The chances of getting one immediate starter at that spot weren't necessarily that good, so picking up two guys who are still relatively young (Fasano just turned 24, and Ayodele is 28) was a nice little coup.

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