The Dallas Cowboys bounced back in a major way this past week after an embarrassing loss to the San Francisco 49ers. Facing numerous questions and injuries at keys positions, the team rallied in the end to pull out a 20-17 win over the Los Angeles Chargers on the road. Now heading into the bye week on a high note, the Cowboys can rest and evaluate.
Dallas has already been dealing with injuries to key players and is still suffering from two players being out long-term. Trevon Diggs is out for the season with a torn ACL and Leighton Vander Esch will be out for the next several weeks due to a neck injury. While the Cowboys were able to overcome those two defenders being out on Monday night, long-term they will need players to step up or bring in outside help.
The NFL trade deadline is on Oct. 31 at 4 p.m EST, meaning that date is the last opportunity for teams to make trades during the 2023 season. There is always a lot of movement in the days leading up to it. Dallas has been an active participant in recent years. In 2018 at 3-5 they sent a first round pick to the Raiders for Amari Cooper. With a true number one receiver, the Cowboys passing game was reenergized and they won the division and made the playoffs.
Dallas might be sitting at 4-2, just one game back from Philadelphia in the NFC East, but they are now missing key players due to injury and in need of more depth. Jerry Jones should be using this bye week to take a look at players on the trading block other teams are willing to part with. These are three positions the team should be looking to upgrade before the deadline.