After the first seven weeks of the 2023 NFL season, the Dallas Cowboys are sitting with a respectable 4-2 record as they prepare for their next matchup at home against the Los Angeles Rams.
Given their success so far this year, most would assume that the Cowboys will be buyers if they are looking to make any deals before this season’s trade deadline next Tuesday.
Dallas hasn’t really hinted at making any trades before this year’s deadline, but their former star wide receiver, Michael Irvin, recently shared his thoughts on why he believes the Cowboys should be more active in the trade market like one of their bitter rivals, the Philadelphia Eagles, have been during the last few seasons.
“When you’re seeing Philadelphia hunt up every stone. Turn over every rock trying to find players. Bringing in a Julio Jones on offense. Going to get a safety from Tennessee for your defense. You keep getting players because you’re saying, ‘We’re doing everything in the front office.’ and you send a message to the players, ‘You make sure you’re doing everything on the football field.’ And I wish [Cowboys GM Jerry Jones] would be giving that message [to his team].”
“The Cowboys haven’t shown enough for me say I’m out of the trade business.”
— UNDISPUTED (@undisputed) October 27, 2023
Irvin did mention that Dallas general manager (and owner) Jerry Jones might be keeping things quiet when it comes to revealing the team’s interest in making a trade in order to prevent other teams from increasing their asking prices for certain players.
When it comes to the types of players the Cowboys might want to trade for, adding another running back or wide receiver could be something worth considering.
At just 3.9 yards per rush attempt this season, Tony Pollard seems like he might be better as a complimentary running back rather than the top guy.
Therefore, the Cowboys might want to consider trading for someone who is capable of doing most of the work in the offensive backfield.
Wide receivers Michael Gallup and Brandin Cooks have been a bit underwhelming with their play this season as well, so don’t be surprised if Dallas looks to add another pass-catcher to their roster before next Tuesday.NEXT: Analyst Says 1 NFL Team Could Be 'The Most Active' At Trade Deadline