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Cowboys Trade Rumors: Dallas To Be A ‘Buyer’ at NFL Deadline?

Cowboys Trade Rumors: Dallas To Be A ‘Buyer’ at NFL Deadline?
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FRISCO -- Historically, the Dallas Cowboys have been relatively quiet when it comes to major midseason trades. Will that change this year as the annual NFL trade deadline approaches on Oct. 31? 

As the team enjoys a bye in Week 7, the Cowboys front office will be busy evaluating opportunities to make the team better for the second half of the season. 

Where will they start? There is always room for improvement on any team, but our Mike Fisher at has already discussed that some more obvious position groups might include wide receiver, linebacker, and corner. 

With the season-ending injury to cornerback Trevon Diggs, the Dallas secondary suddenly finds itself thin. The recent injury to linebacker Leighton Vander Esch has placed him on the injured reserve, meaning he'll miss at least the next four weeks with a neck issue.

Team owner Jerry Jones has repeatedly said that the organization is "happy" with the current team, but history tells us that doesn't mean there's no room to add the right piece. 

Last season, Jones and the Cowboys did not make a move at the deadline technically, but were aggressive the week prior and traded for defensive tackle Johnathan Hankins. NFL insider Jordan Schultz thinks Dallas could be in the market to add some secondary depth this year.

"Dallas could absolutely be in the market for a cornerback. Yes, DaRon Bland has played really well, but they still want more cornerback depth. They lost Trevon Diggs for the season with that ACL. Who else can they go out and get? Maybe it's a slot guy, a veteran corner ... someone that can come in and take some of the honus off the defense. ... What is the one position they could continue to improve on? That would be corner."

Dallas was active in the offseason, bringing in corner Stephon Gilmore and receiver Brandin Cooks, both of whom were instrumental in beating the Chargers on Monday night. 

Other than sending their 2024 fourth-round pick to Kansas City when they moved up to select Eric Scott Jr. in April's NFL Draft, Dallas has plenty of draft equity to use before Oct. 31.

Cowboys owner and general manager, Jerry Jones.

Cowboys owner and general manager, Jerry Jones.