Who should the Cowboys grab before the trade deadline?

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With the trade deadline approaching, who should the Dallas Cowboys grab?

The Dallas Cowboys are in an unfortunate situation. Their top two quarterbacks are injured, but they are not far from a playoff spot. Their inability to compete, even if they make the playoffs, make them a team that is likely to sell this time around.

Just because you are a team looking to sell, that doesn’t mean you can’t trade for the future. Some players available have some term left on their contracts. Those that don’t have term remaining can agree to an extension before the trade is processed.

What sucks is that those with term still on their contract will be more expensive. With that in mind, Dallas can wait out until the draft and decide from there.

Those that do not have term remaining on their contract will be a cheaper grab but a pain to agree on an extension. The Cowboys could wait until free agency, but then they would be in a bidding war. That is something owner Jerry Jones has tried to avoid as much as possible.

Gabbing a player before the deadline will help the player ease into Dallas’ scheme with more time on the team. It would give them two months this season with the Cowboys. As we have seen this season, having players on the same page is crucial to their success.

When looking at the roster right now, you will see that the offense is still great. The issues with Dallas’ offense are due to injuries, which should not impact next season.

When you look at the defensive side of the ball, then you will see holes in the roster. Most people will look at the defensive line and the defensive backs, but now the linebacker position could be in question. The entire defense could use some help at this point.

Let’s look into who from the positions listed can help out Dallas for seasons to come. Oh, and don’t forget to vote in the poll that will be at the end of the article and to check back at The Landry Hat for developing stories and rumors.