3 trades the Cowboys will regret not making at 2023 deadline

The Dallas Cowboys disappointed at the 2023 NFL Trade Deadline and will wind up regretting not adding these three players
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1. Rasul Douglas, Cornerback

While Dallas should be criticized for how they mishandled the offensive line, they did try and build one of the best secondaries in the entire NFL. Not only did they re-sign Donovan Wilson to a three-year deal, but they also traded for Stephon Gilmore who joined Trevon Diggs and DaRon Bland.

The idea was to have two No. 1 corners along with one of the more opportunistic slot corners in Bland. Unfortunately, the trio only played two games together before Diggs suffered a torn ACL ahead of Week 3.

Gilmore was able to replace Diggs and Bland has continued to be a football magnet but the depth overall leaves something to be desired. That's why there were constant cries for Dallas to go after a defensive back. One name that surfaced often was Jaylon Johnson of the Chicago Bears — but as the deadline approached, the Bears let it be known they weren't moving him.

A player who did get traded was Rasul Douglas, who was sent to the Buffalo Bills along with a fifth-round pick for a third-round selection.

Formerly of the Philadelphia Eagles, Douglas joined the Green Bay Packers in 2021 — following a one-year stint with the Carolina Panthers — and was a ball hawk. He had 10 interceptions in his two-plus seasons and joins a contending team looking for someone to potentially push them over the top.

Dallas is also supposedly a contender but they seemed to think they were fine and didn't need that extra push. Time will tell if they were correct but it feels like a missed opportunity at this point.

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