Why Matthew Stafford trade could be Detroit Lions' version of famed Herschel Walker deal

Michael Irvin was in his second NFL season when the Dallas Cowboys pulled off one of the greatest heists in NFL history, trading running back Herschel Walker to the Minnesota Vikings for a bushel of draft picks that eventually formed the nucleus of their three Super Bowl championship teams in the 1990s. The Cowboys got three first- and three second-round picks as part of the deal, and Irvin, now an analyst with NFL Network, remembers sitting around after the trade thinking his team had just won the lottery. “That’s one of the things I do remember us talking about, and talking about like, ‘OK, …

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