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5 Youngsters the Dallas Cowboys Should Consider Trading for

When it comes to trading, the Dallas Cowboys have shown over the past few years they are willing to pull the trigger on a player who they believe can come in and upgrade the roster. and should immediately come to mind, but there are others as well. I think this is a trend that should continue this as well.

Today, I want to share with you a handful of youngsters who I believe the Dallas Cowboys should try to for this offseason. Each one of the players listed below is currently wasting their talent with their respective teams because they are buried on the . With the Cowboys though, I believe each one of them is not only a starter but an upgrade.

Let's take a look…

O.J. Howard, TE, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

O.J. Howard

Age: 25, Height: 6'6″, Weight: 251

O.J. Howard's talents are wasting away in Tampa Bay. Not only is he stuck behind Cameron Brate, but he's found himself in Bruce Arians doghouse for whatever reason. This, however, could be good news for the Dallas Cowboys. If I were , I'd pick up the phone and see what the Buccaneers want for Howard. At 25, he's just finished his third year in the NFL, meaning he has two more seasons under his rookie contract if his fifth-year option is exercised. So, the price shouldn't be too steep. I'd be surprised if it took anything more than just a 2020 mid-round pick.

Josh Jackson, CB, Green Bay Packers

Josh Jackson
CB Josh Jackson

Age: 23, Height: 6'0″, Weight: 196

The Dallas Cowboys need CB help. and are and and are entering the final year of the rookie contracts. Maybe one of 's former , Josh Jackson, could help solidify the position. Jackson was a second-round pick in 2018 by the Green Bay Packers and had a pretty solid rookie season (49 tackles, 10 passes defensed). He kind of fell out of favor though in 2019 and found himself buried on the depth chart. It wouldn't hurt for the Cowboys to kick the tires on Jackson's availability.

David Njoku, TE, Cleveland Browns

Duke Njoku

Age: 23, Height: 6'4″, Weight: 246

David Njoku looked like a young, promising in 2018 when he caught 56 passes for 639 yards and four touchdowns with the Cleveland Browns, but 2019 was an entirely different story. He spent the majority of the season on , but even after he returned from IR he was a healthy scratch. In four games he only had five receptions. With a new regime coming in, Kevin Stefanski, Njoku could either see his playing time increase or find himself on the trade market. If the latter is true, the Dallas Cowboys should throw their hat in the ring.

Carl Lawson, DE, Cincinnati Bengals

Carl Lawson
DE (AP Photo/Matt Ludtke)

Age: 24, Height: 6'2″, Weight: 265

I was a fan of Carl Lawson's in the 2017 but knew he didn't fit the mold the Cowboys were looking for in a DE with Rod Marinelli running the . Maybe that changes now with Marinelli gone. After all, Lawson accumulated 8.5 QB his rookie season as a situational pass rusher, although he has only managed a total of six and 19 games since then. I believe the lack of opportunity is a large reason why his production dropped, but that wouldn't be the problem in Dallas. I think he would fit in perfectly opposite and produce as he did as a rookie.

Hayden Hurst, TE, Baltimore Ravens

Hayden Hurst
TE Hayden Hurst

Age: 26, Height: 6'4″, Weight: 260

It's hard to believe Hayden Hurst was drafted before both teammates and Mark Andrews in the by the Baltimore Ravens, but it's true. He was the 25th overall selection but now finds himself watching his fellow 2018 draftees start while he stuck in a complementary role. Hurst has the skill set to be a TE1 for just about any other team in the league, and that includes the Dallas Cowboys. If his fifth-year option as a former first-round pick is exercised, the Cowboys could get three years of production from him if acquired via trade.

Which, if any, of these youngsters would you like to see the Dallas Cowboys trade for?

Brian Martin
Brian Martin
Level C2/C3 quadriplegic. College graduate with a bachelors degree in sports and health sciences-concentration sports management. Sports enthusiast. Dallas Cowboys fanatic. Lover of life with a glass half-full point of view.

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