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Dallas Cowboys Still Hunting the Trade Market?

The made a splash on Monday by acquiring from the for a 2019 pick. The move has been hotly debated in , but most are excited for the new acquisition. If there's any complaint, it's about the compensation given to acquire the .

It was a huge move that should upgrade the for the rest of 2018 as well as 2019. Well, the Dallas Cowboys may not be done trading. Bryan Broaddus mentioned on Tuesday that the Dallas Cowboys have been hunting for tight ends as well as wide receivers.

The Dallas Cowboys already got the wide receiver they wanted. Now the question is, will they look to upgrade a group that doesn't strike fear in opposing defensive coordinators minds?

I mentioned more than a week ago, that the tight end that I would target is Jared Cook of the Oakland Raiders. He's having a tremendous season and is leading the Oakland Raiders in targets (43), receptions (32), yards (400), and is second on the Raiders in touchdown receptions with two. He's been one of the best tight ends in the NFL this season. We remember him most from his incredible sideline catch in the 2016 NFL that set up 's game-winning field goal. Even at 31 years of age, he's still a good tight end that would be an upgrade to .

Geoff Swaim is off to a really good start, but he's not a tight end that is going to threaten the in the . He's a reliable blocker, as long as he's not asked to block opposing defensive ends 1-on-1. Swaim is averaging 2.7 receptions per game for 29.7 yards and has one touchdown on the season. He's been a nice surprise at TE and has come through with some big plays at times, but if there is a way for the Dallas Cowboys to upgrade the position, they should do it.

Though Swaim has been serviceable, making him your TE2 makes your team better moving forward. Now, when you want to go with two tight end sets, you have two players that you can rely on in Cook and Swaim.

Another name you should keep an eye on is Tight End Charles Clay. Charles Clay has been a solid tight end in the NFL for several years now and is working on a streak of five straight seasons of more than 500 yards receiving. His best season came back in 2013 with the when he caught 69 passes on 102 targets for 759 yards and six touchdowns. Clay's been solid in Buffalo, but because Buffalo has had bad play for the most part during his tenure, his production has been limited.

I don't think it would cost you much to for either or Charles Clay as both are older players. Clay is 29 and Cook is 31. Despite their age, they'd be an upgrade in the passing game to Geoff Swaim.

If the trade for Amari Cooper tells us anything, the Dallas Cowboys front office is going all-in on Quarterback Dak Prescott. With as much as this team loves to have a tight end on the field, and sometimes two, they would benefit from adding a tight end who could start for them right now. Jared Cook and Charles Clay would be an upgrade in the passing game over Geoff Swaim, , , and .

With more than a week before the , the Dallas Cowboys will have opportunities to upgrade their roster to make a push for a playoff spot in 2018.

Will “Trader Jerry” strike again? Be sure to come by Inside The Star for all trade rumors and activity linked to your Dallas Cowboys.

John Williams
John Williams
Dallas Cowboys optimist bringing factual, reasonable takes to Cowboys Nation and the NFL Community. I wasn't always a Cowboys fan, but I got here as quick as I could. Make sure you check out the Inside The Cowboys Podcast featuring John Williams and other analysts following America's Team.

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