The Tennessee Titans are rumored to be shopping star Running-Back Derrick Henry. Henry is set to become a free agent after the 2023 season.
With a rebuild on the horizon, the Titans are looking for suitors. Many teams will field the Titans offers.
With rumors heating up of the Dallas Cowboys and Philadelphia Eagles inquiring about the pro bowler, it's fun to imagine a Cowboys Team loaded with Henry.
Pairing Henry with Cowboys Back Tony Pollard creates a double-headed monster in the backfield.
Henry won't come cheap, however. He'll come with a 16-million-dollar cap hit. At 29 years of age, this will be his 8th season in the National Football League.
Henry rushed for 1,538 yards on 349 attempts during the 2022 campaign. He amassed a whopping 13 touchdowns. And he did all of this while rushing behind the league's worst-ranked offensive line.
Since being drafted in 2016 in the 2nd round of the draft, Henry has led the league in carries three times.
He's also led the league on two different occasions in rushing yards as well as rushing touchdowns.
If that's not enough accomplishments to entice any Cowboys fan to welcome Henry with open arms, Henry is one of eight players in NFL history to rush for 2,000 yards in a single season.
He rushed for 2,027 yards during the 2020 season.
The Cowboys, on the other hand, finished the 2022 season having the 6th best offensive line in the league. Imagine the damage Henry alone would create against opposing defenses.
Now also imagine an offense with Pollard catching a screen pass and Henry blocking for him.
There's no doubt that Pollard is the RB1 for the Cowboys. Henry would most likely be a 1-year rental. This shouldn't be a concern since the Cowboys are in win mode now.
Look at the division rival Eagles.
They went all-in during the 2022 off-season and made it to the Super Bowl.
Henry makes up for the size that Tony Pollard lacks. Many will question his health going forward as he's been the Titans' workhorse for the last seven seasons, however, he's yet to endure any critical injury.
Being in win-now mode, Derrick Henry to the Cowboys makes all the sense in the world.
With many analysts expecting the Cowboys to draft Bijan Robinson out of the University of Texas, why not just trade for a proven playmaker?
Henry is more than likely leaving Tennessee. The Cowboys should look at acquiring him since the Eagles are also rumored to be a partner of interest. Henry playing in the backfield of the Eagles would be a nightmare.
Trading for Henry assures the Cowboys he doesn't make their enemy stronger.
With Tony Pollard rehabbing an injury he sustained in the 2023 Divisional series against the San Francisco 49ers, there's no telling how he will come back.
If he has another stellar season, he'll command a large contract. Pollard signed a one-year deal in the off-season roughly being in the ballpark of 10 million for the year.
It makes sense to add Henry on a one-year rental and have the two battle it out to be the Cowboys running back for the future.