Dallas Cowboys owner and general manager, Jerry Jones, expressed his willingness to make a move to improve the team before the upcoming trade deadline. However, he made it clear that he does not plan to initiate talks with other teams. Jones believes that any potential trade opportunities should come their way, as it has been the traditional way for deals to happen in the NFL.
During his weekly interview with “Shan & RJ” on 105.3 The Fan in Dallas, Jones stated, “It will have to come our way. I don’t want to preclude it in any way, but it always does. … The initiation of an opportunity to make a trade that would help us principally has to start over on the other end. That’s not showing a lack of aggressiveness, it’s just how it starts.”
The NFL trade deadline is scheduled for October 31 at 4 p.m. ET, and the Cowboys currently hold a 4-2 record, placing them in second position in their division, just behind the Philadelphia Eagles (6-1). The Eagles already made a notable move on Monday, acquiring safety Kevin Byard from the Tennessee Titans.
Despite their position and recent performance, Jones expressed satisfaction with the Cowboys’ personnel. He stated, “I like where we are with our personnel today. I’m not thinking in any way that we need to upgrade our roster.” Nonetheless, Jones emphasized his desire to improve the team, adding, “Because I think we have a team that is a contender. So, I would do it right now.”
Jones further outlined his approach to trade talks, referring to it as “laying in wait.” He believes that being patient and seizing the right opportunity when it presents itself is the best strategy. He said, “I have areas of the team that we could, if certain circumstances happen, that you might improve. Your best chance to get it done is when it comes by you and you grab it.”
Reflecting on the 42-10 loss to the San Francisco 49ers in Week 5, Jones acknowledged the need for improvement in certain areas. He mentioned offense in red zone situations and defense in eliminating big plays as the main focus points. However, Jones remains optimistic about the team’s future, expressing, “we’re going to get better.”
Despite the loss to the 49ers, Jones still believes the Cowboys are among the NFL’s elite teams. He said, “Well, we belong in the upper echelon. I’m not going to say that we belong on the field with San Fran, and we haven’t played Philly, but I’m anticipating Philadelphia being what they look like. So, I don’t want to go that far, but we’re in the upper echelon.”
As the trade deadline approaches, Cowboys fans will be eagerly awaiting any potential moves that may enhance their team’s chances of competing at the highest level. With Jones’ willingness to improve the roster, it remains to be seen if Dallas will make any significant trades before the deadline.