3 surprise Cowboys trade options that could tempt Jerry Jones
2. Marcus Peters, CB, Baltimore Ravens
The secondary seems to be an area that has long been ignored by the Cowboys in terms of blockbuster moves and big signings. Typically, the Cowboys sign smaller-scale free agents or pick up players late in the draft that they hope they can shape into great players. While Trevon Diggs had a breakout second year with Dallas, he needs someone else to help him in the secondary.
While they do have Anthony Brown, Cowboys fans likely know him as the guy that continually got burned or the guy who had four penalties in the Thanksgiving game against the Las Vegas Raiders. A seasoned veteran and three-time Pro Bowler like Marcus Peters would provide an upgrade for Dallas. Peters could also help shape younger corners and safeties in the depth chart.
Although Peters did tear his ACL last season, reports say that he will be ready for training camp. Even though the Ravens have said they want to keep him, his expensive $15.5 million cap hit could change their minds. Baltimore could decide Peters’ price tag isn’t worth it, given the Ravens defense did decently in his absence.
Cornerbacks like Peters are always in high demand, especially when said person has this much NFL experience. Bleacher Report thinks Peters could be traded for just a 2022 third-round pick. Would Jones be interested in sending that over to get a veteran presence in the secondary?