The NFL Trade Deadline has come and gone and the Dallas Cowboys (surprisingly or unsurprisingly depending on your fandom) did not make any moves on Tuesday before the deadline.
To be fair to the front office, they did make a trade. Last week, the team traded with the Las Vegas Raiders to get DT Johnathan Hankins to help boost the run defense. Dallas sent a 2023 sixth-round pick in exchange for the massive tackle and a 2024 seventh-round pick.
However, many were hoping that the Joneses would make a move for a wide receiver on Tuesday to help the offense and truly amp up this roster heading into the latter half of the season. The Cowboys currently are in contention for a top seed in the NFC but have two major competitors within their own division in the Eagles and Giants.
The Eagles, who have a relentless front office this year, already boosted their already-impressive roster by adding Robert Quinn last week. If the Cowboys don’t win the NFC East, they will have to play on the road in the first round of the playoffs. You’d think that fear would push Jones to work the phones a little harder, but that wasn’t the case.
He made no moves to help his team’s chances of capturing its first Super Bowl in 26 years.
Cowboys GM Jerry Jones makes no moves on trade deadline today despite hype in early-morning interview
With his team at 6-2 and the opportunity to help his team truly make a run for the Lombardi Trophy, Jerry Jones and his staff came up blank. We obviously don’t get to be in the “room where it happens,” so we can’t say how much or how little Jerry Jones negotiated.
What we do know is that he seemed to mislead fans a bit in his interview on Tuesday morning with 105.3 The Fan.
Jones spoke to the station about having things brewing, essentially implying there could be a move incoming. He could’ve been totally lying or those plans could’ve fallen through. Sadly, we’ll likely never know.
He also made this incredibly confusing metaphor about a train to show what he was willing to do to push his train to the stop it needed to get to:
"“I’m standing by the track. And when the train comes by, I’m ready to hit that caboose and not let it get by me. If you’re not, you will miss the whole show. I can grab the caboose on this train today in the next few hours.”"
The team was associated with people like Chase Claypool, D.J. Moore, and even Brandin Cooks. According to Ed Werder, there were talks between the Texans and Cowboys but the two sides couldn’t agree on compensation and draft picks.
I guess the train got stuck on the tracks and Jones never got near the caboose. No new members of the Cowboys today.