This week has been a busy one already for the Dallas Cowboys. They traded Everson Griffen to the Detroit Lions, released Dontari Poe and Daryl Worley, and signed Cooper Rush to the practice squad all in a matter of days.
The Dallas Cowboys might not be done making adjustments to their roster just yet. With the 2020 NFL trade deadline quickly approaching (Tuesday, November 3), it wouldn’t be all that surprising to see a few more players traded away. In fact, a trade may already be in the works.
Cowboys’ practice report. Xavier Woods’ absence was not injury-related. Feels significant that Zack Martin is a full-go on a Wednesday.Dontari Poe & Daryl Worley aren’t on the report because, as I’m sure you have seen, they have been released by the team. pic.twitter.com/8O6TSsTT6W
There are a number of reasons why Xavier Woods found his name on the injury report for missing practice yesterday. One of them could very well be the fact the Dallas Cowboys are actively trying to trade him. It’s purely speculation on my part, but definitely not out of the realm of possibility.
As one of the few tradable assets, the Dallas Cowboys could be holding Xavier Woods out of practice to keep him from getting injured while they while they actively open trade talks with other teams. We saw the same thing happen with Dontari Poe and Daryl Worley, but failing to find a trade partner they were both released instead.
I wouldn’t be that surprised if Xavier Woods is indeed traded before the deadline next Tuesday. Not only will he become a free agent at the seasons end, but he’s never quite developed into the player the Dallas Cowboys thought he would.
Getting what they can for him now via trade instead of being hopeful for a compensatory pick in the future would be wise on their part. After all, it’s doubtful the Cowboys secondary will be any worse without him. And, it may give younger players like Reggie Robinson a chance to get on the field to prove what they can do.
Again this is purely speculation on my part, however, it’s definitely something to keep an eye on with the 2020 NFL trade deadline just around the corner.