Las Vegas Raiders trade DT Johnathan Hankins to the Dallas Cowboys
Prior to the November 1 NFL trade deadline, the Las Vegas Raiders trade DT Johnathan Hankins and a 2024 seventh round pick to the Dallas Cowboys in exchange for a 2023 sixth round pick. The announcement was made today officially by the Raiders and NFL NEtwork Insiders Ian Rapoport and Tom Pelissero.
As the Raiders trade DT Johnathan Hankins, it gives the 5-2 Cowboys a big addition to their defensive line with some extra help at its interior. We don’t want to look too much into the Raiders next season just yet, but the sixth round pick for the following year will undoubtedly benefit it. Despite this, it’s not anything to dismiss.
In his nine-year career, Hankins has played for three teams, including the last five years with the Raiders franchise. The veteran lineman has played in at least 14 games in all but two of his seasons, and since joining the league in 2013 with the Giants, he has racked up 366 tackles and 14.5 sacks.
The 6 foot 3, 340 pound Hankins, who has been a member of the Raiders since 2018, rested against the Chiefs in Week 5 while playing 12 snaps for the Texans in Week 7. Through the five games this season, Hankins recorded 10 tackles, including two in the victory over the Houston Texans this past Sunday. He has 182 tackles, 92 solo tackles, 2.5 sacks, 13 tackles for loss, three passes defensed, and three fumble recoveries as part of the Silver and Black.
Young Raiders players such as Bilal Nichols, Kendal Vickers, Andrew Billings and rookie Neil Farrell will be receiving more playing time after the Raiders trade DT Johnathan Hankins.