After another disappointing season, the Dallas Cowboys must venture into uncharted territories … at least by their standards. After an embarrassing 27 straight seasons without playing in a conference championship, never mind a Super Bowl, the team needs to do something different.
We’re all frustrated. Generations of young Cowboys fans are growing up watching their team have nothing but mediocre results. Sure, regular-season success has been prevalent, but we want to see something real for once. Enough is enough.
Doing the same thing and expecting different results is the definition of insanity. America’s team needs to consider some things I’m not sure they have lately.
3 things Cowboys must consider this offseason.
3. Trading a top pick for a proven talent
For a while, the general thought was to replenish your roster with young talent through the NFL Draft. Having players on a cheap rookie deal that can develop into superstars is always appealing; however, it is uncommon.
Even in the first round, the chance of drafting someone that will become an impact player during their rookie contract is 60-65 percent. Depending on your team’s competitiveness, that may not be a bad route.
As a franchise trying to win right now, the Cowboys need something better. Bengals wide receiver Tee Higgins potentially becoming available via trade is something that should entice a team that’s a piece (or two) away from competing for a Super Bowl.
Every non-quarterback trade from this past offseason has worked out. Those moves panned out right away from A.J. Brown and the Eagles to even Marquise Brown and the Cardinals (despite the ankle injury).
If that doesn’t convince you, look at some of the biggest trades from 2016 to 2020 involving non-quarterbacks. You can draft a college player with no professional experience or trade for someone already established in the NFL.
The only time trading for a player makes a ton of sense is if a team is looking to compete immediately. It is still sacrificing your potential future for the present, but they are ready, considering where Dallas was during the 2022 season.
After seeing how the wideouts other than CeeDee Lamb played, diving into that market would be ideal. Potential trade candidates include Higgins and Tyler Boyd from the Bengals, Cleveland’s Donovan Peoples-Jones, and a highly touted Bills receiver in Gabriel Davis.