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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1. Jaylon Johnson, CB, Chicago Bears

A second-round pick out of Utah in 2020, Jaylon Johnson is off to his best start with the Chicago Bears in 2023. Never known as a ball hawk, Johnson has still proven his worth as a tight cover corner. And on Chicago, he's been one of the only bright spots this season.

With the Bears in a bit of a free fall (again), they could be looking to make some moves — and Johnson is a prime player for them to put on the market.

Not only would there be plenty of interested teams but it would be wise of them to try and get something of value now rather than watch him leave in the offseason as a free agent.

For the Cowboys, he would likely be a rental since they're not going to be forking out a lot of cash for another starter opposite Trevon Diggs. But that's exactly what they need right now with Diggs out for the season due to a torn ACL.

Dallas had high hopes for the secondary when they signed Diggs to an extension and were pairing him with Stephon Gilmore — who they added in a trade with Indianapolis. Now, they're leaning on Gilmore along with DaRon Bland and Jourdan Lewis.

This is far from a terrible secondary but adding Johnson would be an upgrade for Dan Quinn and his defense.

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