Cowboys owner Jerry Jones ready to buy if right trade arrives

Oct 16, 2023; Inglewood, California, USA; Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones on the ESPN Monday Night Football Countdown set at SoFi Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Nothing about the Halloween trade deadline in the NFL seems spooky to Cowboys owner Jerry Jones.

“I’m by nature active. I’m by nature a risk taker. Don’t come by unless you want to be struck at. We will trade,” Jones said Thursday. “Make no mistake about it. We will make a deal, but it’s certainly got a high bar because I like our team.”

The Cowboys (4-2) are back home this week to play the Rams before the first of two games against NFC East rival Philadelphia. The Eagles (6-1) lead the division and acquired two-time All-Pro safety Kevin Byard from the Titans this week.

Jones showed a willingness to deal to build the current roster. Cornerback Stephon Gilmore, wide receiver Brandin Cooks and backup quarterback Trey Lance all were acquired via trade.

On multiple occasions since training camp began, Jones mentioned depth at the offensive line and secondary spots as possible need areas. But more recently he said almost every NFL team is light on quality backups on the offensive line.

Would the season-ending injury to cornerback Trevon Diggs pushed him to make a deal before 4 p.m. ET on Tuesday?

“I don’t see anything heated up to a level that would cause something to happen,” Jones said. “If we don’t do anything at this trade deadline, we’ve got a team that can get us where we want to go.”

–Field Level Media

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