In a strange turn of events, the usually inactive Dallas Cowboys suddenly made some moves on Tuesday when they re-signed Donovan Wilson and Leighton Vander Esch. Retaining them keeps the majority of their impressive defense intact, when it appeared they could both be on the way out.
As if that wasn’t enough, they also made a splash when they sent a fifth-round pick to the Indianapolis Colts in exchange for cornerback Stephon Gilmore. At 32 years of age, Gilmore isn’t the same star he was in his prime but he was still very good for Indy last season.
That move makes it seem as if Dallas is finally all-in on going after another title. If so, they should get back to the negotiation table and try to land these three veterans as well.
3 more trades the Dallas Cowboys should make
3. Noah Fant, TE
With Dalton Schultz all but gone, the Cowboys now have Jake Ferguson and Peyton Hendershot as their top two tight ends. Each was a rookie in 2022 and flashed plenty of potential. Even so, Dallas would be smart to try and improve the position before the season begins.
One option is to wait for the NFL draft, where someone such as Dalton Kincaid could be a fit. Another option is to trade for a veteran and one player that could be on the block is Noah Fant.
A former first-round pick of the Denver Broncos, Fant was traded to the Seattle Seahawks last year in the Russell Wilson deal. He put up decent numbers with 50 receptions for 486 yards and four touchdowns — but that was a drop-off from what he did the previous two seasons in Denver.
One reason for this was the depth Seattle has at the position. Fant was actually the lowest-graded tight end out of their primary three options, with Will Dissly and Colby Parkinson both landing in the top 20 according to Pro Football Focus. In Dallas, he would give them an option in case Ferguson isn’t ready to be the starter and they wouldn’t feel pressure to use their first pick to fill a glaring need.