Cowboys News: Trey Lance trade, Tyron Smith turns back the clock, Brandin Cooks

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The Dallas Cowboys stayed quiet at the trade deadline. Fans would have liked to see the team target a linebacker, cornerback or wide receiver and the latest deadline fallout indicates they poked around the LB market, per The Athletic's Dianna Russini.

Some pre-deadline proposals had the Cowboys shipping the recently-acquired Trey Lance for linebacker help, but it never seemed realistic that Dallas would part with Lance with his trade value the lowest it's ever been.

That didn't stop other teams from inquiring about the former No. 3 overall pick, however. Russini noted that the Minnesota Vikings, who had just lost starting QB Kirk Cousins for the season with a torn Achilles had a "brief discussion" about calling Dallas for Lance.

Unfortunately, we'll never know what the Vikings would have offered for Lance or if the Cowboys would have taken said offer seriously.

Vikings expressed interest in Trey Lance trade with Cowboys before deadline

This isn't the first time the Vikings showed interest in lance. During this year's NFL combine, Pro Football Talk's Mike Florio reported Minnesota reached out to the 49ers about a trade involving Lance. At the time, Lance was the backup to Brock Purdy and San Francisco signed Sam Darnold in the first week of free agency, so his future with the organization was already up in the air.

Regardless of whether the Vikings bring Kirk Cousins back in 2014, this report suggests the Cowboys could have a Trey Lance suitor lined up once the 23-year-old restores a semblance of his trade value.