New England Patriots Tight End Rob Gronkowski expressed his feelings earlier this offseason about retirement and his frustrations with the organization. The reports are that he may be on the trading block and other teams may be wanting to pursue the All-Pro tight end.

Gronkowski let his feelings be known right after the 41-33 Super Bowl loss to the Philadelphia Eagles. In that game, Gronkowski finished with nine catches for 116 yards and two touchdowns, which was enough to win the game for the Patriots.

Conflict in New England

Bill Belichick and Rob Gronkowski have been in a conflict which each other past couple of seasons, which has resulted in Gronkowski wanting to move on.

Gronkowski has been with the Patriots his entire career and means so much to the organization as a future Hall of Famer. According to Jeff Darlington of ESPN, he believes Gronkowski will remain with the Patriots despite the friction.

Belichick has always been known as a coach who doesn’t coddle his players if you are a burden to the team he will trade or release you. He understands you can’t let one man keep you from making the team better, maybe that is what Gronkowski is about to experience.

Cowboys interested in Gronkowski?

The Dallas Cowboys could use the All-Pro tight end Rob Gronkowski to be featured on offense with the likes of Ezekiel Elliot, Dak Prescott & the three All-Pros on the offensive line.

Gronkowski would open up the offense and will undoubtedly make the Cowboys a Super Bowl contender.

Having a receiving tight end who can stretch the field would help Quarterback Dak Prescott improve in every aspect of his game, and take pressure off of running back Ezekiel Elliot because teams would have to account for Gronkowski in the passing game.

This move would make every player’s job easier; defensive coordinators would have to gameplan for him every game.

For this deal to work, the Cowboys would have to free up cap space which they don’t have very much of. Dez Bryant could help you free up $8 million if you cut him now, but their best bet would be to make him a designated June 1 cut bringing the total to $12.5 million.

Dez Bryant has been the topic all offseason, and the Cowboys have to figure out what they are going to do with him.

Cowboys currently have ten draft picks in the 2018 NFL Draft, if Bryant is cut he will free up space plus package some of those picks to trade for Gronkowski. New England will be asking for no lower than a second-round pick to start the deal, any lower than that the deal will most likely be off the table.

If Gronkowski becomes available on the Trade Block, the Cowboys have nothing to lose than to hear what the Patriots would be open to dealing him for. Jerry Jones has always been known to take risk close to the draft, so let’s see if the Cowboys can pull the trigger.