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Mike Tannenbaum: Saquon Barkley is the perfect fit for Cowboys

Former New York Jets general manager Mike Tannenbaum is at it again when it comes to the New York Giants and their personnel.

Last week, Tannenbaum suggested the Giants trade swap quarterbacks with the Cleveland Browns, sending Daniel Jones to the shore of Lake Erie in a package that would return pariah Deshaun Watson and picks.

It’s a ridiculous scenario that would only happen after the last member of the Mara family left the building. The Giants have no interest in adding a player with Watson’s baggage along with an undigestible salary cap hit.

Tannenbaum’s latest suggestion is more believable. He believes star running back Saquon Barkley could end up signing with the hated Dallas Cowboys should the Giants allow him to test free agency next month.

Here is what Tannenbaum said on ESPN’s Get Up as transcribed by Big Blue View.

“This one’s easy. It’s the Dallas Cowboys,” Tannenbaum said when asked which team should pursue Barkley. “Tony Pollard was mildly disappointing replacing Zeke Elliott. His production went down by about 25 percent …

“Trust me, the last thing the New York Giants want to see if Saquon Barkley graduates this year is him with a star on the side of his helmet. Can you imagine the first time Dallas rolls into town with Saquon as a Cowboy?”

It would be unnerving for Giant fans to see that, for sure. Pollard is also a free agent after being in the same situation as Barkley last season. He did not pick up the mantle as a three-down back and there have been rumblings they will look elsewhere at running back this offseason.

Barkley, should the Giants not sign or tag him, will be pursued by several teams, not just Dallas. He is considered the top running back on the market this offseason.

The Los Angeles Chargers, with Jim Harbaugh now as head coach, will be one team hot on Barkley’s trail.

Story originally appeared on Giants Wire