In each of the past two seasons, the Dallas Cowboys won 12 games but failed to get where they wanted to go — the Super Bowl. To end their two most recent campaigns, they lost to the San Francisco 49ers in the playoffs. The only positive this year, is that it happened in the second round instead of the first.
While it’s easy to feel like there’s no hope following a postseason loss, the Cowboys have proven they can hang with the best teams. This year, they have a win over two of the teams in the final four — the Eagles and Bengals (although Jalen Hurts was out for the Philly game). That means they might not be as far off as it seems.
Having said that, here are five players they can target in a trade as they aim to become favorites for the Super Bowl in 2023.
5 trade targets that could put the Cowboys on top
5. Christian Barmore, DT
A former second-round pick out of Alabama in 2021, Christian Barmore is coming off his second season with the New England Patriots. He missed seven games in his sophomore campaign and has yet to be a regular starter.
In 27 career games, he has just five starts. Even with that being the case, he still has 69 tackles and four sacks thus far. Listed at 6-foot-5 and 310-pounds, Barmore is a huge body that can clog the gaps but he’s still known more for his ability to collapse the pocket in the passing game.
Dallas likes to attack defenses with waves of linemen but they don’t have enough guys over 300-pounds that can really frustrate opposing offenses. The Patriots might not be actively shopping Barmore but considering he played in just 49 percent of the snaps when active this season, it might not hurt to pick up the phone and ask.