According to the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Phil Savage, the Browns GM, may have felt forced to give more to QB Derek Anderson to keep in him Cleveland. The report says that Savage may have felt inclined due to the relationship between the Dallas Cowboys and the Miami Dolphins.
The deal could have gone down like this. The Cowboys sign Anderson giving up the tendered 1st and 3rd round pick compensation. Then they turn around and trade Anderson to Miami for their 1st overall adding in their number 22 overall pick as well. The Cowboys would draft McFadden and Miami would have a QB that was widely reported to be a Bill Parcells favorite.
Of course the truth to this will never be known. Jerry Jones has denied the report and of course Bill Parcells talks to no one.
The report does make you wonder about the desire of Jerry Jones wanting to move up for Darren McFadden and the grandstanding he is doing saying no could be in an effort to drive down the cost. Of course sending Miami both number 1′s and the Cowboy 3rd rounder would probably be enough as well, although the trade is likely not going to happen.
What this will do is add more speculation to possible trades in the next 24 days. It is the time of year.