1. Jerry Jeudy, WR
As the 2022 NFL trade deadline approached, it seemed as though Dallas was going to pull the trigger on a deal that would add Brandin Cooks to their receiving corps. While that one was getting all the attention, another possible move was discussed as well — and the trigger should have been pulled.
The Cowboys and Denver Broncos were reportedly talking about Jerry Jeudy heading to Big D in exchange for a second-round pick. Dallas balked at the asking price and instead, added T.Y. Hilton for the playoff push.
Hilton had his moments, including a sensational 52-yard reception in his debut, but was nothing more than a stop-gap at 33 years of age. As for Jeudy, he’s still just 23 and entering his fourth season in the NFL.
A former first-round pick, he still potentially has two years on his rookie deal which means he would also have been much more affordable than Cooks who signed a two-year, $39.6 million deal with the Texans ahead of the 2022 season.
Denver might still be willing to part with Jeudy but chances are high that they won’t sell low. But if the asking price is still a second-round pick, the Cowboys would be foolish not to pull the trigger. It could be a gamble since there have been some solid picks in that round but for every Trevn Diggs and Sam Williams they’ve landed, they’ve had at least as many Kelvin Joseph and Trysten Hills.
Rather than rolling the dice, it would be wise to bring in Jeudy who would instantly upgrade their receiving corps.