5 players the Cowboys should trade for after Week 5
Another possible target comes from the Panthers again — this time in the form of Derrick Brown. The Cowboys’ defensive line is already one of the best in the league, but imagine adding one of the best run defenders in the league to it.
While the Dallas defense has been basically impenetrable so far, they do still struggle with the run sometimes. Allowing 4.7 yards per carry is not great, but adding a 6’4″, 320-pound man to a unit with just one player bigger than that should help.
Brown is still due for a payday as early as after this season, but he is already having a breakout-type of season so far. In five games, the run-stuffer has 17 tackles, seven pressures, six passes defended, and one tackle for loss to go along with nine run stops.
The 24-year-old is graded as the fifth-best run-defending defensive lineman according to PFF. It’s unclear if the Panthers would be willing to move Brown, but if they show any bit of interest in trading him, the Joneses need to keep the Panthers’ front office on the phone until they agree to a deal.