3 trade deadline targets to ensure Dallas Cowboys are NFC favorites

• OL Depth needs to be addressed

• Another CB would be helpful

• A power back could help red zone woes

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As has often been the case, the Dallas Cowboys have shown promise this season. They've also gone out and laid two eggs – which is what happened in Week 3 against the Arizona Cardinals and Week 5 against the San Francisco 49ers.

Now with the calendar turning to late-October, they need to decide if they want to stay the course or look to make a move or two to further bolster their roster. They proved they're willing to do this in 2022 when they went after Johnathan Hankins to shore up their run defense.

With that being said, here are three players who could fill a few holes and help the Cowboys become NFC favorites this year.

3. Samaje Perine, RB, Denver Broncos

One area the Dallas offense has really struggled is in the red zone. Even when they move the ball well, they get bogged down when the defense doesn't have as much room to cover.

Naturally, this has led to the narrative that it's Ezekiel Elliott they miss. While it's true Elliott was good in short-yardage situations, the Cowboys weren't wrong in releasing Zeke — he simply made too much money to be second-fiddle to Tony Pollard.

Having said that, Dallas could still use a power back who is capable of pushing the ball forward and picking up the tough yards. That's why it would make sense for them to see if the Denver Broncos would be willing to part with Samaje Perine.

At 5-foot-11 and 240 pounds, Perine is a massive player who had six total touchdowns for the Bengals in 2022. He signed with Denver in the offseason but they're not only falling apart, they also have a younger player in Jaleel McLaughlin who they might want to get more touches for. Should they decide he's capable of being a RB2, Perine might be someone who could be dealt.