The Dallas Cowboys improved their defense last week by trading or defensive end Michael Bennett. All it took to get him was a seventh-round pick that will likely turn into a sixth.
While people feel as if the Cowboys aren’t that aggressive when it comes to the team-building process, they’ve now made a trade in each of the last two seasons right before the deadline.
It’s possible that the Cowboys are not done improving their team. The NFL trade deadline isn’t until Tuesday which means they have a little over 24 hours to make some magic happen. What could Dallas looking to get if they do make a move? According to Jerry Jones the answer is safety.
Jones said nothing is on the table but he told the Star-Telegram that safety will be the area of focus if the Cowboys do make another move, possibly as a replacement for strong safety Jeff Heath.
Miami Dolphins safety (remember that the Dolphins are in hardcore tank mode) Reshad Jones has reportedly been available to teams, but it’s another AFC East safety that Cowboys fans likely want. New York Jets safety Jamal Adams is likely an impossible option, but again, this is the team that traded for Amari Cooper last year.
For what it’s worth, another Jets safety, Marcus Maye, has reportedly been on the trade block as well. Those are two options the Cowboys could consider if they do want to bring someone in before the deadline.
Of course, many will say that the Cowboys could have just drafted someone like Juan Thornhill during the draft when they ended up taking Trysten Hill, but that is well in the past.