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3 Players The Dallas Cowboys Should Trade For

Brian Martin



Cowboys Headlines - 3 Players The Dallas Cowboys Should Trade For

The Dallas Cowboys haven't really shown any indication that they are interested in being active before the trade deadline ends Tuesday, November 1 at 4 PM ET, but that doesn't mean they're not exploring their options.

The Cowboys are currently sitting at 6-1 and are in first place in the NFC East division with a two-game lead over their division rivals. They look to be one of the best teams in the entire NFL and could make a deep playoff run.

America's Team has done an outstanding job of the past few seasons building the roster through the draft and avoided spending money on high-priced veteran free agents. This year's squad seems to have the perfect mix of young talent with veteran experience/leadership because of that philosophy.

Despite the teams success, there are still some big holes on the roster that could make this team even more dangerous and possibly turn them into a Super Bowl favorite.

Below are three players I think the Dallas Cowboys should consider trading for if they are serious about winning it all in 2016.

Joe Haden

Cowboys Headlines - 3 Players The Dallas Cowboys Should Trade For 1The Cleveland Browns have reportedly put Pro Bowl cornerback Joe Haden on the trade market, and I think the Dallas Cowboys should seriously consider making a trade for him before the trade deadline ends.

Haden is one of the league's top CBs when healthy, but has struggled with injuries the past couple of years. He only appeared in five games in 2015 due to concussions, but he is just 27 years old and would instantly upgrade the Cowboys secondary.

Morris Claiborne has been the Cowboys best CB, but it is feared that he has suffered a sports hernia and could possibly miss the rest of the 2016 season. That would put the secondary and the rest of the defense in a bind.

Now, I don't know what the Browns would want as compensation, but I think the Cowboys should definitely find out.

Cameron Wake

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It's no secret that the Dallas Cowboys have had trouble pressuring the opposing quarterbacks and could use help to improve their pass rush.

DeMarcus Lawrence is still getting his feet under him after serving his four-game suspension, and he could use some help getting to the QB.

Wake is 34 years old and currently only has three quarterback sacks and one forced fumble, but he could come in and help the Cowboys defense harass quarterbacks.

It's unlikely that the Miami Dolphins make a push for the playoffs, so they could be willing to part with an aging veteran defensive end.

The Dolphins asking price shouldn't be too expensive and that could be of interest to the Cowboys.

Willie Young

Cowboys Headlines - 3 Players The Dallas Cowboys Should Trade For 3Willie Young is another defensive end that could help the Cowboys pass rush.

He is 31 years old and currently has six quarterback sacks and one forced fumble in 2016.

The Chicago Bears are one of the worst teams in the league and could be willing to part with one of their best pass rushers, especially with rookie defensive end Leonard Floyd showing so much promise.

The Cowboys should already know plenty about Young since they have already played against the Bears and scouted him prior to the matchup.

I honestly think that this would be a good trade for the Cowboys to make, but again it depends on the asking price.

Do you think the Dallas Cowboys should trade for any of these players?

Please feel free to take advantage of the comment section below to share your thoughts and opinions.

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  • http://Inside%20The%20Star BlackMoses

    Yes I do think Dallas should trade for a experience pass rusher,to put the defense over the top.”Jimmy Johnson quote defense win championships”(How Bout Them Cowboys)

    • Brian Martin

      BlackMoses, I would like to see them trade for a pass rusher, but with Morris Claiborne’s injury, cornerback might be more of a concern. As much as I would like to see a trade, I kind of doubt the Cowboys make one.

  • Marlon Westbrook

    Yes I hope we make a trade tonight or tomorrow please cowboy’s make a move.

    • Brian Martin

      Marlon, I’m hopeful that the Cowboys make a move, but I’m thinking it’s going to be unlikely they do anything.

  • Tommy

    as long as compensation is 5th round or below, getting either wake or young would help. Gregory is not coming back in 2016

    • Brian Martin

      Tommy, the door hasn’t been completely closed on Randy Gregory’s return just yet. He is working out at the Cowboys facility, but there is no way of knowing what kind of shape he will be in once he is able to return. And I agree with you, I wouldn’t use more than a fifth round draft pick for an aging pass rusher such as Willie Young or Cameron Wake.

  • Willie Duncan

    I think they should push for Joe Haden they really need a better cornerback we got decent ones but we can use him now.

    • Brian Martin

      Willie, I’m really disappointed they didn’t make a move to try to address the depth that CB. Maybe they know something we don’t.

  • Willie Duncan

    Cowboys need to get Joe Haden our defense need a little help in the backfield. but if they can get another pass rusher that will be a bonus.

    • Brian Martin

      Willie, I’m really surprised the Cowboys did make a move before the trade deadline. They could’ve used some help in their secondary and their pass rush.

  • Quinton

    Yes, Cowboys need to address either pass rushing issue or corner issues. Jaden , Young and Wake are all good prospects

    • Brian Martin

      Quinton, I was genuinely surprised the Cowboys didn’t do anything before the trade deadline. With the way the team is playing this year, I would’ve thought they would have been all in and tried to improve some of their weak areas via trade.

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Report: Raiders Sign Former Cowboys LB Kyle Wilber

Kevin Brady



Cowboys Headlines - Dallas Cowboys Re-Sign Linebacker Kyle Wilber

A Free Agency period filled with departures continued for the Dallas Cowboys today, as the Oakland Raiders have reportedly signed the now-former Cowboys LB Kyle Wilber.


The Raiders have signed LB Kyle Wilber:

Wilber has been with the Cowboys since 2012, and has played in all 16 games four of the past five seasons. Most of his time has come on special teams, but he did provide solid linebacker depth for the Cowboys since joining the team.

Dallas has now lost both Wilber and Anthony Hitchens, depleting their linebacker depth even further over the last couple weeks.

The Raiders have now signed two key special teams contributors for the Cowboys in Keith Smith and Kyle Wilber this offseason. Hopefully Dallas can replace these types of "replacement level" players throughout the rest of the offseason, especially during the NFL Draft.

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Report: Cowboys Officially Release CB Orlando Scandrick

Kevin Brady



Orlando Scandrick

After requesting his release from the team just a few days ago, Cowboys cornerback Orlando Scandrick has gotten his wish. According to ESPN's Josina Anderson, Scandrick has officially been cut by the Dallas Cowboys.

Josina Anderson on Twitter

I'm told the #Cowboys have informed CB Orlando Scandrick he will be released, per source.

This move will reportedly save the Cowboys roughly $1.4M against the salary cap, as we hope they finally look to make some moves during the Free Agency period.

Scandrick's release comes after an offseason in which the Cowboys totally overhauled the back end of their defense, specifically their cornerbacks. With the emergence of young, promising players such as Chidobe Awuzie and Jourdan Lewis, and the health issues of the aging Scandrick, the move makes a lot of sense.

In fact, after the Cowboys drafted Awuzie in the second round of last year's draft it was rumored the Cowboys were looking to move Scandrick for extra draft picks. Instead, one year later, they have cut him to save some cap room.

Orlando Scandrick should have a market to find a new team elsewhere, but his time in Dallas has now come to a close.

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Dallas Cowboys Have Missing Piece at Offensive Line

Jess Haynie



Dallas Cowboys Have Big Hole on Offensive Line
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There are a lot of positions being talked about right now for the Dallas Cowboys. Upgrades are needed at several spots, but one critical position needs even more than that. Left guard is completely unmanned, and that could be a big problem for the 2018 offensive line if it's not addressed soon.

Last year's starter, Jonathan Cooper, is currently an unrestricted free agent. So are backups Joe Looney and Byron Bell.

Right now, Chaz Green is the only other non-starter under contract who has any NFL experience at left guard. Nobody wants to see him on the field next year.

Dez Bryant may be a big topic but at least he's under contract. The same goes for safety, where we at least have options to turn to if free agency or the draft don't yield anything.

Left guard, though? The cupboard is bare.

La'el Collins' Position Flex Could Come in Handy for Cowboys

Dallas Cowboys OT La'el Collins

One option could be to move La'el Collins back to guard, where many feel he has the most upside, and then find a new right tackle. But that would be changing two positions to fill one hole, and Collins was playing well at tackle by the end of the year.

And obviously, we don't want to see Chaz Green playing that spot either. Or any spot. Ever.

No, at this point it makes sense for Dallas to leave Collins where he is and either sign or draft a starting LG. The question is how much do they want to invest?

The Cowboys are already shelling out big bucks to Tyron Smith, Travis Frederick, and Zack Martin. Even Collins counts about $7 million against the cap. They have three first-round picks already tied up in the offensive line.

Some thought veteran free agent Josh Sitton would be a nice option, but he got picked up by the Dolphins today for about $8-9 million per year. That's more than Dallas can afford given their limited cap space and other needs.

No, the LG in 2018 is going to need to be a salary cap bargain. That means either re-signing Jonathan Cooper or Joe Looney on the cheap, or perhaps paying a rookie salary to a high draft pick.

Last year's 19th overall pick, O.J. Howard, counted just $2 million against the Bucs' salary cap in 2017.

There are some older veterans who could be cheap band-aid options, such as Matt Slauson or Evan Smith. But you don't get very far down some lists of available guards before you see Jonathan Cooper's name, and continuity is always a plus.

The point here is don't expect any big move, even with the enormity of the need. Dallas will likely reach an agreement with Cooper after he's tested the free agent waters a bit, assuming nobody else scoops him up.

If not, the need at left guard will become increasingly dire the further we get into the offseason.

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