Dallas Cowboys: Trading Mike Jenkins For An Offensive Lineman?

Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. the Dallas Cowboys was speculated to be a high scoring affair for the Cowboys, instead the offense had a less than satisfactory performance. The offense struggled to move the ball throughout the whole game and when they did manage to get some yardage, a penalty would follow. Yet, it seemed like Dallas was a completely different team on the other side of the ball. The Defense held the Buccaneers to a total of ten points and this was the major reason why the Cowboys managed to squeeze out a victory against Tampa.

The Cowboys offensive drought carried over from week two to week three for one main reason, their big men up front in the offensive line. Therefore, Tony Romo has been constantly scrambling to make plays, scrambling is something quarterbacks should do every once in a while to extend a play not continually out of necessity. Since it’s still early in the season the Cowboys still have time to make adjustments along the offensive line in order to help aid Romo by giving him more time in the pocket.

The Cowboys have an opportunity to upgrade for an offensive lineman before the trade deadline in week 8 of the regular season. The Cowboys can offer a team that is in desperate need of a defensive back a package deal of, Mike Jenkins and possibly Felix Jones. At this point in the season Felix Jones realistically has little to no value on the trade market, but Mike Jenkins on the other hand has been a solid contributor thus far with increasing value. The problem is the initiator of the trade, Jerry Jones, has all his wagers set on Mike Jenkins.

While the thought of adding an offensive lineman to this depleted offensive line sounds like a good idea, I doubt Jones will go against what he said in the offseason and trade Mike Jenkins away. Only time will tell if the Cowboys make a roster move, and either trade for a lineman or pick one up in free agency. Whatever the Cowboys decide to do, something has to get done soon. It’s unacceptable for Romo to be running around like a headless chicken, Jerry Jones needs to make modifications now in order to fix this problem. On a side note, Phil Costa is yet to return but when he does it should strengthen the line, but at this point Costa alone may not be enough to fix the offensive line issue.

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  • californy

    You do have you head in the right direction. This team need an offensive line really bad, I just dont see anyone trade any Offensive line better than what is out there right now. Who out there right Now, You have Jason brown Center, Gurode Center, Holland Guard, and Tackle Trae Essex OT. I doubt we get better than what we can get for free or without losing a player

  • Safwan

    I was thinking this also in the offseason. But then after the injuries to safety, I saw the real value of having three solid corners on the roster. I think the deal works like this: one or the other. You can have a good line for Dallas or a good secondary. Secondary has been working out for us so far, so I would stick with them. Also, taking away Jenkins is taking away a lot. Adding one offensive lineman won’t help so much, because there are stil 3 other weak ones. That’s my opinion on it, but good article, definitely worth thinking about.

  • D-Woodard

    The last time I checked, a team can trade future draft picks for players!! U have a championship D now, and are LOADED everywhere on the other side of the ball as well!! EXCEPT for the O Line!! U want to blow another year for Tony, Ware, Witten, Ratt…?? Jerry, trade a future #1 or #2 or WHATEVER for a solid starter and lets win NOW!!

  • kurumba

    Felix Jones should be simply dispensed with immediately. Against Baltimore I would adopt shock tactics and activate BOTH Tanner & Olawale and play a tough tight physical football game. Both weigh over 200 pounds and are hungry to play and fight. Let the OL join in the battle and run the football 40 times. Then ask Romo to attack the dodgy Ravens defence down the field when they are expecting more ground attack. Less predictable and more PHYSICAL. See what this brings.