Emmanuel Acho is “outraged” with the fact that the Dallas Cowboys made no moves on trade deadline day.
Before we begin, it’s worth noting that before Acho was a broadcaster for FOX Sports, he played two years of football with the Philadelphia Eagles. In other words, we may have to take everything he says with a grain of salt (although he did grow up in Dallas) because he’s incredibly critical of Dallas.
Acho’s main argument is that all of the main contenders in the NFL right now — the Bills, Chiefs, Eagles, etc — made moves, yet the Cowboys didn’t.
For starters, someone might want to remind Acho that the Cowboys did make moves. They added DT Johnathan Hankins to try and help solve a major issue with stopping the run. Plus, they released Trysten Hill to help make room in the defensive line group.
Regardless, the former Texas Longhorn doesn’t understand how Cowboys GM Jerry Jones couldn’t make a move on deadline day if he really wanted his team to try and get their first Super Bowl win in almost thirty years. His rant was quite intense.
Emmanuel Acho said he is enraged with the Cowboys and Jerry Jones for not making a move on trade deadline day
Here’s why Acho is so upset:
"As a football fan, I’m enraged that the Cowboys didn’t make a move for this reason…The Chiefs, better than the Cowboys, made a move. The Bills, better than the Cowboys, made a move. The Dolphins, better than the Cowboys, made a move. The Eagles, better than the Cowboys, made a move. The Vikings, better than the Cowboys, made a move. The Niners, more talented than the Cowboys, made a move.Every single team that’s better than the Cowboys made a move and the team that’s more talented than the Cowboys mad ea move.Jerry Jones… how do you make no move?!If the Bills, who are already rich, are sitting there and saying ‘well, we could be richer.’The Chiefs, that are incredibly wealthy, ‘we can get richer.’The Niners. They have All-Pros everywhere. They say, ‘you know what? Let’s add Christian McCaffrey. Maybe the best running back in football if he’s healthy all around.’How do you make no move Jerry Jones. It is infuriating to me as a person that at least wants to see the Cowboys play at a high level because that means the NFL is at a high level."
Acho certainly knows football, but he may not understand Dallas the way that former Cowboys reporter and recurring “Speak For Yourself” guest David Helman does. Helman knows that Jones and his team only do things on their terms. They aren’t going to give up major draft capital, when the draft is so important to this team in particular, to get a wide receiver.
Helman says he even thinks the Cowboys may have been in talks for a guy like Chase Claypool but just weren’t willing to give up the high-round pick.
However, Helman makes an interesting point. The Cowboys still could’ve made a move that would help boost the roster in some way that didn’t require a high pick. He points out that the Eagles got Robert Quinn for just a fourth-round pick. Helman argues there had to be someone out there who could add value that didn’t require such a high pick.
Cowboys fans seem both unimpressed and unsurprised. Many of the comments on both of these videos are about how nobody is shocked that Jerry Jones dangled a carrot in front of fans and left them hanging. Some even said Jones is always satisfied with mediocrity.
To me, making a trade just to make one (and one that requires too high of a draft pick) isn’t worth it. And for that one thing, I am proud of Jones. However, we have to hope that he has something up his sleeve.
His son may have given us a hint on Wednesday. When talking to reporters, Stephen Jones admitted that the front office had things they thought would happen that fell through, but ended the talk by saying “trades aren’t the only way to acquire players.”
Will the Joneses actually add to this roster and calm Acho and the fans, or is this more blowing smoke?