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Seven players the Dallas Cowboys should target ahead of the 2022 trade deadline

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Cowboys trade rumors 2022 is one of the most popular queries online right now, and for very good reasons.

The Dallas Cowboys are sitting at an impressive record after seven weeks, yet some people still believe they don’t have what it takes to get over the hump once and for all.

Cowboys trade rumors 2022

But as much as America’s Team’s fans would love to see some Cowboys trade news go down, team owner Jerry Jones doesn’t see that happening. He’s happy with how the roster is shaped right now, although he did leave the door open for a potential reinforcement:

“Absolutely nothing that involves a name of a player or a position that I’m seriously looking at at this moment,” Jones said of the trade deadline. “Not one move. But could that change in 30 minutes? Of course, it could. Always looking to get better. But I think the reality of the situation, I would say there’s not [a big deal on the horizon].”

Then again, we’ve seen and heard this before, so there’s still a chance the Cowboys are working behind closed doors to try and get a deal done. If that’s the case, let’s take a look at the potential targets that would make the most sense for Mike McCarthy’s team:


Denzel Mims

Denzel Mims has been rumored to be on the Cowboys’ radar multiple times. He’s a Texas native and Baylor product, and he showed quite a promise with the Bears. However, the second-round pick in 2020 has failed to replicate that success in the pros.

So, now that his trade value should be at an all-time low, the Cowboys could take a flier on him. He impressed as a rookie and has the physical traits to be the third-fourth receiver they’re craving right now. It shouldn’t take a lot to get him at this point.

Desmond King

The Dallas Cowboys have a solid pass rush, and their CB play has been slightly better than expected, mostly headlined by Trevon Diggs. Anthony Brown has exceeded expectations, but they’re still lacking depth at the nickel, with Jourdan Lewis set to miss the whole campaign.

Desmond King has been lights out for the ever-struggling Houston Texans, but let’s face facts for a season. They’re not going anywhere and are only thinking of the upcoming Draft right now. Dan Quinn should be salivating at the prospect of landing a player like him.

Greedy Williams

The Cleveland Browns are going through a tough patch right now, so they could be tempted to be sellers rather than buyers once the deadline is here. With that in mind, the Dallas Cowboys should pick up the phone to try and get Greedy Williams, a sneaky target that could be a major pickup.


Injuries have prevented the LSU product from fulfilling his potential, but he’s still young and he’s been solid this season when he’s been able to be on the field. As we mentioned already, the Cowboys are thin at the CB spot, and even though he would come with some risk, it shouldn’t be hard to get him.

Chase Claypool

Most of the Dallas Cowboys trade rumors 2022 have them going after another wide receiver, and that makes sense. Michael Gallup is still working his way back from a major injury, Noah Brown has been solid but streaky, and they don’t have any other alpha dog beyond CeeDee Lamb.

Chase Claypool may not be the ‘top three wide receiver’ he claims to be, but he’s still a physical specimen with a high upside. Maybe, all he needs is a QB that can actually throw the football more than 20 yards down the field, and he doesn’t seem to have a lot of chemistry with Kenny Pickett. He’s a sneaky target for multiple teams.

Matt Ioannidis

The Cowboys have struggled to stop the run throughout the whole season. They’ve been exposed on the ground over and over, and those 4.4 YPC and 120.1 rushing yards allowed per contest are most definitely keeping Dan Quinn up at night.

With that in mind, the Cowboys could use a mid-round pick to land DT Matt Ioannidis, who used to dominate the D-Line with the Washington Commanders for the past half decade. He’s one of the most dominant interior linemen in the game, and the Carolina Panthers are cleaning house right now.

Jerry Jeudy

Jerry Jeudy was supposed to break out with Russell Wilson slinging the football up and down the field. But Wilson has been incapable and unwilling to hit him in stride, and his frustration has been more than evident as of late. Once considered a focal point of their offense, Jeudy could now be on his way out.

The Cowboys already have some big-play threats, but adding the Alabama star to their offense would make them one of the most explosive in the game. He’s still quite young and has the best football of his career ahead of him, and they’d have two of the best wideouts from the 2020 NFL class on their roster.

D.J. Moore

The Carolina Panthers have already moved on from Robbie Anderson and Christian McCaffrey. So, as much as they deny their desire to trade D.J. Moore, there will be plenty of interest and no shortage of offers for one of the best players available at the deadline.

Moore has posted multiple 1,000+ yard seasons despite playing for a washed-up Cam Newton, Teddy Bridgewater, Sam Darnold, P.J. Walker, and now Baker Mayfield. The Cowboys are one of the few teams with enough cap space to accommodate his salary, and he’ll give them another elite pass-catcher alongside CeeDee Lamb and Michael Gallup.

1 thought on “Seven players the Dallas Cowboys should target ahead of the 2022 trade deadline”

  1. dolphintacospandora87359

    Chase Claypool would be in the price range the Jones family likes. Costs you the same as Denzel Mims money wise but probably costs you a 3rd to get him. I might trade some of the depth guys we have that will never play like Basham/ Gifford if possible. Pittsburgh totally used Claypool wrong from day one of his arrival. The only guy in history with his size speed combo is Calvin Johnson. I go get him even if it’s a 3rd

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