Dallas Cowboys: Making the case to trade for Marcus Maye

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All NFL teams have until Tuesday, Nov. 2 at with a deadline of 4:00 P.M. ET to make any trades this season to bolster their roster. When it comes to the Dallas Cowboys, there is one area of need that if general manager Jerry Jones could address with a big trade, would only continue helping the cause for a legitimate Super Bowl run.

On paper, the Cowboys are stacked on offense, defense, and have corrected their early-season special teams’ issues nicely as the season progressed. One area of need if one had to nitpick would be their situation at safety that could use an upgrade to truly push the envelope this season.

It’s no secret that the New York Jets are a dumpster fire. Not only are they 1-4 at this point in the season but are clearly a team playing in a rebuilding year. They’re in a situation now where it would make a ton of sense to trade some of their top players to build draft capital for a hopefully brighter future.

The Dallas Cowboys would benefit tremendously by trading for Marcus Maye

One of their top players on defense, safety Marcus Maye, would be a perfect addition to a Cowboys’ defense that would instantly get another boost of star power with everything he brings to the table. Can you imagine the kind of impact Maye would have alongside cornerback Trevon Diggs? That has dynamic duo written all over it and then some.

So far in his career, Maye has totaled 289 tackles, four forced fumbles, and six interceptions. He’s a tackling machine and has a ton of situational awareness on the gridiron. The Cowboys’ secondary has been known to give up way too many big plays that have luckily not been enough to lose games but that won’t be the case for the remainder of the season. Teams will adjust after studying the Cowboys’ defense as they need to tighten up that aspect of their team.

Maye would instantly bolster their secondary and considering that Jones hasn’t found a definite anchor to consistently put there, makes this a good trade to consider pulling off. Obviously, the Cowboys might have to part with some future draft picks and/or players but all eyes are on 2021 being a magical season for America’s Team.

Pulling off such a move to bring in an impact player that can instantly add credibility to your defensive secondary is what contending teams do each season. The Cowboys should be all-in on doing whatever it takes to ensure this is the year that they go the distance and prove why they are a contender in the grand scheme of things. Adding Maybe to the mix is a no-brainer if he can be traded for with the right package involving both teams.

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If Jones can find a way to make a creative trade without breaking the bank or roster to land Maye in a trade, it should definitely be done. Players like Maye are very hard to come by and considering everything he’s achieved with the Jets so far in his young four-year career, he can elevate the Cowboys’ defense tremendously by playing on a much better team that’s ready to make some serious noise this season.