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Cowboys Trade Wire: Reviewing possible additions for Dallas during bye week

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Cowboys Trade Wire: Reviewing possible additions for Dallas during bye week

Bleacher report compiled a list of 15 players who will possibly be moved before the deadline at 4 p.m. ET, Tuesday, Oct. 29th. A little over a year ago, the Dallas Cowboys sprung a trade to land all-pro talent Amari Cooper from the Oakland Raiders for a first-round pick.

Although the front office hasn’t led us to believe a move of that magnitude will occur this year. More specifically when Jerry Jones stated, “It’s probably not even in the same universe as the likelihood that we would do something like Amari or frankly anything close to that,” Jones said Tuesday, via The Athletic.

It’ll still be interesting to see how the trade wire can shake out in favor of Dallas during their bye week. Here are five possible additions for the Cowboys over their bye week. 

Chris Harris Jr., CB

More wishful thinking for bolstering the secondary. The 30-year-old cornerback is on a one-year, $12 million deal. Multiple teams have expressed interest in the lockdown corner, so it’s highly unlikely Dallas gets into a bidding war for a possible one-year rental. 

Vic Beasley, DE

After the Atlanta Falcons reportedly placed their former first-round pick on the trading block, sources reported they are struggling to generate interest in the athletic defensive end. According to Jeff Schultz of The Athletic, the market for Beasley is “weak” since his play has dropped off so significantly in recent years.

Since leading the NFL with 15.5 sacks during his sophomore season in 2016, Beasley has struggled to match that production. In the three seasons since Beasley was named a Pro Bowler and first-team All-Pro in 2016, he has a total of just 11.5 sacks over 37 games.

Beasley finished with five sacks in both 2017 and 2018, and through seven games this season, he has just 14 tackles, 1.5 sacks, two tackles for loss and five quarterback hits.

If the market remains dry for the former Clemson prospect it may not take much for the Cowboys to land him, especially considering Dallas sits middle of the pack in sacks (17).

Estimated Cost: 3rd-Round Pick

Tyler Eifert, TE

The Cincinnati Bengals season is all but over sitting at 0-7 thus far. We continue to drift further away from Eifert’s breakout 2015 season in which he posted 13 touchdowns. Through seven games, the former first-round pick has only amassed 17 catches and a single touchdown. 

It was reported there was partial interest this offseason in Eifert form the Cowboys front office. The current tight ends on the roster haven’t done much to make Dallas shy away from adding possible talent if the opportunity presented itself. 

Jason Witten has only nine more catches than Eifert this season and Blake Jarwin has added in another 11. The cost to get Eifert probably lies more on the cheap side considering his production and injury history. It wouldn’t be blockbuster, but it would give the Cowboys a proven downfield threat at the tight end position.

Estimated Cost: 5th-Round Pick

Leonard Williams

A constant theme so far has been former first-round picks who have not lived up to expectations. New York Jets defensive linemen Leonard Williams has fallen victim to production versus pick selected. But he has been productive since being selected sixth overall in 2015.

Williams’ best season as a pass rusher came in 2016 when he was a Pro Bowl selection. He forced two fumbles, recorded seven sacks and 68 total tackles.

Every other season of his career, Williams has topped out at three sacks. 

In 2018, if we go into the detailed stats with Pro Football Focus, we see a decent starter.

Williams has posted 26 quarterback hurries, which is a solid number. It’s not, however, in the upper echelon with guys like Fletcher Cox (48 hurries) or Aaron Donald (54 hurries).

Williams has consistently gotten to the quarterback at a number that has been around 26-30 in each year of his young career – a serviceable to a good starter.

Dallas has seen inconsistency in the middle of their defense for years. Williams, paired with Rod Marianelli, could pose a formidable rotation on a team that will not expect the production of a top-10 draft selection.

Jamaal Adams, S

The crème de la crème. A Jamaal Adams trade would give Dallas the perfect compliment to fellow young safety Xavier Woods. It would also mean Dallas would participate in another mid-season blockbuster trade, which Jones previously stated isn’t in their plans this year.

Trade rumors ignited following the Week 2 Monday Night Football game versus the Cleveland Browns, Jamal Adams was benched by Adam Gase and the coaching staff for the final five minutes or so of the game.

After the team fell to 0-3, Adams unfollowed the team on Twitter. A millennial way of speculating possible dissension among the side for sure. Also, the young star safety posted on his Instagram story a picture of a Dallas Stars tattoo, along with the caption: “new number coming soon.” 

The Jets will most likely not trade one of the best young talents in the league unless they’re blown away by an offer. But if you’re looking for an Amari Cooper-type deal, this would be the deal to send this defense to Super Bowl talks across the NFL. 

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