The top trade candidate on many big boards is Roquan Smith. Smith requested a trade from the Bears in August after feeling disrespected by the contract extension the team offered him prior to the season.
One of the thinnest positions on the team is certainly the linebacker position for the Cowboys. Aside from Leighton Vander Esch, there is no other mid-level, starting-caliber linebacker on the team that can play the position full-time. Here enters the Smith discussion.
The star linebacker has had a decent season so far. He hasn’t necessarily been jumping out on film, but he is normally there to make the tackle. Smith currently leads the NFL in tackles with 54, while also recording an interception and 0.5 sacks.
A big reason why he hasn’t been traded yet is because he may be wanting more money than teams are willing to pay. Regardless, if the Cowboys can get a one-year rental for a day two pick, with the ceiling Smith has, the front office should definitely make a call.