After winning 12 games in 2021, the Dallas Cowboys should be favored to win the NFC East once again this year. Even if that does happen, it won’t be enough to guarantee they can contend for a title — as we all witnessed when they were one and done in the postseason.
While the front office continues to say they like what they did this offseason, there’s still room for improvement. And if they’re serious about becoming Super Bowl contenders, they should look to add these three players via trade.
3 trades the Cowboys can still make to become Super Bowl contenders
3. Al Woods, DT, Seattle Seahawks
Hiring Dan Quinn to run the defense has been the best move Mike McCarthy has made since becoming the head coach of the Cowboys. Keeping him despite the fact that he was a hot name during the head coaching carousel was the best move the front office has made in a very long time.
Now, they need to continue to make wise moves by loading Quinn’s defense up with talent. Sure, they have DeMarcus Lawrence, Micah Parsons, and Trevon Diggs who are all stars, but there’s still a hole in the middle of the defensive line.
That could be filled with a massive nose tackle such as Al Woods, who is currently with the Seattle Seahawks.
Woods is one of the best in the league at stuffing the run and the Cowboys haven’t had such a player for quite a while — and even though it’s a passing league, being able to shut down the run early is key to getting your pass rushers out there and on the attack.
The only question would be if Seattle wanted to trade Woods. Considering they appear to be rebuilding after losing Russell Wilson as well as the fact that Woods is 34, he very well could be available. Having said that, he wouldn’t be a long-term fix but could help push their defense over the top in 2022.