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Cowboys not looking to trade for defensive line help

Larry Allen, Jerry Jones AP

The Cowboys have lost defensive end Anthony Spencer for the season, they don’t know if defensive tackle Jay Ratliff will play at all this season and defensive end DeMarcus Ware is dealing with a torn quad that could keep him out for a month.

Despite all of that, the team is not looking to dive into the trade market for help on the defensive line. Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said during an interview on KRLD, via Tom Orsborn of the San Antonio Express-News, that the team did not want to give up a high draft pick to shore up the ailing line. The team is expected to sign former Packer, Titan and Charger defensive end Jarius Wynn to give them another healthy body up front, but it doesn’t look like any bigger move is in the works.

Jones also said addressed the possibility of a Ratliff return. On Sunday night, Michelle Tafoya of NBC reported that the team was ready to move on from Ratliff entirely, which Jones said wasn’t accurate but did say on Tuesday that things aren’t looking positive when it comes to getting him back on the field this season. If he doesn’t play all this year because of injury, it’s hard to imagine he’ll be back in 2014 so the end result may wind up being the same even if the Cowboys haven’t decided to move on just yet.

As for Ware, Jones didn’t rule him out of this week’s game but said the team would be “conservative” with a player they’ll need down the road.

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16 Responses to “Cowboys not looking to trade for defensive line help”
  1. mzfitz1215 says: Oct 15, 2013 11:00 AM

    Jerry get some damn bodies in there! It’s a long way to the bye week and we’re going up against the Saints you idiot!

  2. SparkyGump says: Oct 15, 2013 11:04 AM

    In Jerry’s 40 year old brain he thinks he has the depth he had in 1992.

  3. austinoxford says: Oct 15, 2013 11:13 AM

    Does Miles Austin have any trade value to a team like Atlanta? I know I wouldn’t give up much more than a 7th rounder and a bag of doughnuts for him.

  4. darocnessmonsta says: Oct 15, 2013 11:21 AM

    Dallas cant take the Cap hit by trading Austin

  5. suns11111 says: Oct 15, 2013 11:22 AM

    Jared Allen for 5th rnd pick……..think he has had enough of MN. Will miss him, but he wont be back in 2014 anyways.

  6. nflrule says: Oct 15, 2013 11:28 AM

    Whats happened to the NFL where year after year its seems like teams lose a couple players and they are scouring streets and back alleys to find guys to fill rosters.Mr.Goodell,you need to expand rosters.The quality of the product is suffering.

  7. immafubared says: Oct 15, 2013 11:29 AM

    and the commish wants 18 game schedule? The pack is lucky to field two wide receivers this week. Two.
    They have three top linbackers out. Two running backs out. Three safeties out.

    and were talking game six since the Pack had their buy week already. Game six and they are looking for players to play.

    Its the NFL greed and advertisers pimping the commish, common add more games. You can make so much more money.

  8. fortyoz420 says: Oct 15, 2013 11:35 AM

    Jerry Jones is the biggest tool in all of pro sports.

  9. apooster says: Oct 15, 2013 11:40 AM

    I don’t think the Cowboys have the cap space, but the Vikings should seriously consider sending Jared Allen to them. It’s a win-win for both teams.

  10. marcolamorsa says: Oct 15, 2013 12:04 PM

    Richard Seymour?????????!?!?!?!?

  11. prosportswashington says: Oct 15, 2013 12:18 PM

    He wont be playing an O line as bad as the Redskins every week, I don’t know if he has accounted for that

  12. earpaniac says: Oct 15, 2013 12:28 PM

    Yes an 18 game schedule makes perfect sense. Along with the above teams, the Bears last week played 2 undrafted rookies and had a guy they signed 2 weeks ago start on their DL.

  13. kenshalek says: Oct 15, 2013 12:29 PM

    Vikes will not let Allen go for less than 3rd rd pick. Probably 4th thown in as well and some Texas BB-Que…Get it done!!.

  14. steaderic says: Oct 15, 2013 2:13 PM

    Right now Jones has a team that can win that division as is. He won’t make a trade in season, nor should he. Unless it’s to get more early round draft picks. OL and DL in 2014.

  15. shatho1 says: Oct 15, 2013 3:44 PM

    The vikings really don’t want to send Jarrod Allen to the cowboys cuz as soon as we meet the vikings he will make them wish they never done it but be my guest!! GO COWBOYS!!!

  16. The Whisper Report says: Oct 16, 2013 1:57 PM

    What we need is someone on the team like “Moose” that use to block for Emmitt Smith back in the day. Moose made sure that Emmitt was Untouchable. Thats when the Cowboys chose there players based on their Natural Born talents and Not there Pretty Boy Qualities… #SHADE #Message …. We must do better when drafting, I know some boys out of Terrell Highschool that went to school with me that could Block better and run a better Defense than the Cowboys ran agaisnt Denver it was just pitiful. Just Thankful to God that RG3 was off his game and that our defense SLICK did a little better to get us a win out of the deal.

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