Cowboys Trade Rumors: Jerry Jones ‘Open for Business’


Jerry Jones, owner / general manager of the Cowboys

The breadcrumbs left by the brass for the Dallas Cowboys are unlikely to lead to a major player swap in the near future.

In the middle of a radio interview on Friday, Cowboys owner / general manager Jerry Jones suggested the organization did not plan to sell or acquire talent, keeping the 5-1 roster intact in the days leading up to the November 2 NFL trade deadline.

“We’re open year round,” Jones said of 105.3 The Fan, from the official team website. “On the other hand, we have a unique situation because we have players arriving for whom we will have to have places on the roster. We have a little bigger problem than negotiating for someone right now.

Jerry echoed his son, Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones, who revealed on Thursday that there was nothing currently on the “front-burner” regarding potential trade talks.

“Not at this point with anything on the front burner. It’s always nice if there is an opportunity there. … But at the same time, we have a lot of confidence in this list, ”said Stephen Jones in an interview on 96.7 The ticket, by The Athletic.

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Clarification of Jerry’s comments

The “problem” Jones alludes to stems from Dallas’ cavalcade of injured talent ready to return. That talent includes wide receiver Michael Gallup, out of the season with severe calf strain; smuggler DeMarcus Lawrence, likely out until mid-November after breaking a bone in his foot last month; and defensive lineman Neville Gallimore, who dislocated his left elbow during the preseason and faces a similar projection to Lawrence’s.

Because every player is housed in the injured reserve, they do not currently count towards the Cowboys’ 53-player limit. However, that will change once they are ready for activation, and so when the time comes, the club will have to create space. This means the Joneses face a few unenviable decisions – who stays and who goes?

From Jerry’s line, it looks like Gallup is safe despite ESPN recently calling the Walking Year the Cowboys’ most likely commercial chip, citing the overabundance of star power in his post.

“The Cowboys wouldn’t want to do that, but Gallup hasn’t played since Game 1 due to a calf injury and is in the final year of his contract. wrote ESPN’s Todd Archer. “Would the Cowboys be able to strike a deal for an immediate need (wedge, defensive tackle) or a potential draft pick?

“Gallup is a big game threat and a perfect fit with Dak Prescott in the passing game, but Cedric Wilson did well in the No. 3 receiver role behind Amari Cooper and CeeDee Lamb. Of course, Wilson should also be a free agent. Considering the talent of the group, the Cowboys might be able to get something in return, but they wouldn’t want to leave Gallup. “

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Positive report on Dak

Speaking of injured players, Jerry Jones addressed the pinkest elephant in the proverbial room: the status of quarterback Dak Prescott, who injured her calf in last week’s overtime win over New England.

Parroting the company’s line – Dallas insists he’s optimistic Prescott will play in Week 8 against Minnesota – Dr Jerry updated his bright prognosis on the 160 million franchise pivot. dollars.

“Big old man, well done. I feel good about his status, ”Jones said Friday on 105.3 The Fan, by Athletics.

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