Let's make some unreal deals
With the trading deadline near, here are five wise moves that probably won't be made
It might sound like fantasy football. But it would be nice if, in this case, fantasy could become reality.From now through the NFL trade deadline Tuesday, there will be more telephone calls than actual proposals. But it doesn't change that there are trades to be made. Here are five trades that should be -- but won't be -- made. • Dallas Cowboys running back Marion Barber to the Green Bay Packers for a fourth-round pick: Green Bay balked at parting with a fourth-round pick for Marshawn Lynch, but it needs a running back to help carry the offense through the season. The most attractive part of the deal for the Cowboys is not the pick, it's unloading Barber's seven-year, $45 million contract.
The Schef's Specialties
Game of the Week: Baltimore at New England. The Patriots have been waiting for this rematch since the Ravens beat them in the playoffs last season.
Player of the Week: Broncos QB Kyle Orton. Against the Jets' 23rd-ranked pass defense, Orton can take one more step into the national spotlight.
Upset of the Week: Broncos over Jets. New York is one of the league's toughest teams, but Denver is one of the league's toughest places to play.
Adam Schefter is an ESPN NFL Insider.
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