Teams have been contacting the Indianapolis Colts about trading for cornerback Vontae Davis. Should the Dallas Cowboys be one of them?
Are the Dallas Cowboys in the market for a veteran cornerback? That’s the question as the Halloween NFL trade deadline quickly approaches.
The Cowboys already have starters in veteran Orlando Scandrick, second-year Anthony Brown and rookie Jourdan Lewis at the position. Adding depth to the secondary at cornerbacks are Bene Benwikere and rookie Chidobe Awuzie. But the Cowboys second round pick out of Colorado continues to struggle with a hamstring injury.
Safeties Kavon Frazier and rookie Xavier Woods can fill in at cornerback as well. But undoubtedly, America’s Team could benefit from an additional set of hands at the position. And could that player be Indianapolis Colts veteran corner Vontae Davis?
According to ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter, the Colts have been fielding calls from at least two different teams about the availability of Davis. In the final season of a four-year, $36 million deal he signed back in 2014, the 29-year old corner might be the perfect bridge player for the Cowboys young defensive backs.
So far this season, Davis has recorded 17 total tackles and one pass defend in four games. He suffered a groin injury in the preseason that had him sidelined until Week Four. Since signing that big contract, Davis has posted a total of 144 tackles, 45 pass defends and nine interceptions. He was nominated to the Pro Bowl in both 2014 and 2015.
Expecting to receive max compensatory picks in the upcoming 2018 NFL Draft due to their free agency losses this offseason, the Dallas Cowboys have plenty of ammunition to get a trade or two done to help bolster their roster. And there is certainly a need on the team for a player like Vontae Davis. It could be simply a matter of the right price stopping Dallas from possibly pulling the trigger.