With Tuesday’s trade deadline just a day away now, the Dallas Cowboys may be looking to make a move to possibly improve their roster. Cowboys’ executive Vice President Stephen Jones said Monday on 105.3 The Fan that the team is “open to things” regarding the trade deadline.
Now before you pencil a new player into the Dallas lineup, Jones did add – “but it’s got to be the right fit.” So clearly the Cowboys are looking for a specific trade.
Ultimately the trade Dallas may be looking for is one for veteran running back Darren McFadden. He’s been on the non-football injury list because of a fracture elbow and hasn’t taken a snap this year. That being said though, McFadden was adamant nearly two weeks ago that he was healthy and ready to go.
“Elbow is feeling great,” McFadden said. “Just sitting back and waiting for my time to get back on the field. It’s pretty much up to the coaches. I’m ready to go, so it’s just based off their decision.”
Although McFadden is apparently healthy, the coaching staff still hasn’t played the Cowboys’ offensive MVP from 2015, likely to avoid a conflict with rookie running back Ezekiel Elliott, who currently leads the NFL with 799 yards rushing.
With that in mind, the Cowboys would love to move McFadden for an asset on the defensive side of the football. NFL Insider Ian Rapoport reported on Monday that the team could be convinced to trade McFadden, but the offer “would need to be significant”.