3 trade ideas Cowboys should consider with plummeting Broncos

Could the Dallas Cowboys strike a trade with the Denver Broncos?
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2. Swing the blockbuster deal for CB Patrick Surtain II

The Dallas Cowboys are too good of a team to let the loss of Trevon Diggs completely ruin their year. Yes, the Cowboys already made a trade at the cornerback position to land former first-round pick Noah Igbinoghene, but there may soon come a situation where every team in the NFL is faced with a dilemma: Should we pay the price of admission for Patrick Surtain II?

Once upon a time, the Jacksonville Jaguars traded star cornerback Jalen Ramsey for a pair of first-round picks and a fourth-round pick. I don't know that the Broncos would get anything worse than that in a trade for Surtain given the fact that he's younger than Ramsey was at the time, and he's arguably better at this point.

This would be a massive swing for the Cowboys who would have to know beyond any shadow of doubt that they are going to be contenders for at least the next couple of years. Surtain was a player that Dallas and Dallas fans really wanted going into the 2021 NFL Draft. The Broncos sniped him with the 9th overall pick, and the Cowboys ended up having to "settle" for Micah Parsons.

Not a bad trade-off.

But now, the Cowboys could potentially have both. If the Broncos do go into fire sale mode, Surtain wouldn't be untouchable for the right price, and the Cowboys would have to decide whether winning is more valuable to them than their precious first-round picks. Dallas has been great about utilizing first-rounders, but at some point, you might need to make a bold move like this.

If Surtain becomes available and the Cowboys don't make an offer, it would be a mistake.