The NFL trade deadline rolls around next Tuesday. Typically it’s a much slower day than the trade-deadline frenzy in other sports. But what if the Dallas Cowboys decided to make a big move? Who would they put on the market?
Remember midseason trades in the NFL are extremely rare. But, the following three players could be considered trade targets.
Now this likely isn’t going to happen, but if the Cowboys felt supreme confidence in Dak Prescott and saw the right offer, they could deal Romo.
And you know what? There’s a team that could use Romo’s help and it wouldn’t be a trade within the NFC. We’re talking about the Denver Broncos, who have a great defense but lack the high quality quarterback to think about defending their Super Bowl title.
The Cowboys’ veteran running back is returning from injury, but what value does he bring sitting on the bench? With Ezekiell Elliott off to an MVP-caliber start and Alfred Morris filling in well in spot duty, wouldn’t the Cowboys be in a good spot to trade McFadden?
Looking at the market, the Cowboys could likely get a mid- to late-round pick in the deal. Maybe a fourth-round pick? And the Green Bay Packers and Detroit Lions could be interested in making that swap. Or what about the Broncos? They have a need after C.J. Anderson got injured.
Jerry Jones has been adamant that this won’t happen, but what if it did? What if the Cowboys come out this week against the Philadelphia Eagles and Bryant isn’t the spark plug they’re looking for? What if they decide to roll with Dak Prescott, who seems to be working well without Bryant?
Once again, highly unlikely. Seemingly impossible in fact. But this is the franchise that pulled off the Herschel Walker trade.