Over the weekend, a report emerged suggesting that the Cowboys could trade for a running back. Multiple other reports promptly refuted it.
Now, owner Jerry Jones has refuted it. Sort of.
“If you do not get a call, you’re going to have a tough time to make a trade,” Jones told New School with Shan & RJ of 105.3 The Fan in Dallas. “This sitting around saying, ‘What if? . . . What if? . . . I’ll give my 2017 three for his tackle sitting over there’. You really are wasting a lot of time.”
That statement could be interpreted as an invitation by Jones for someone to call.
But it’s clear that the Cowboys aren’t inclined to trade away any players with bonus money that would accelerate into the 2013 salary cap.
“There are a lot of teams — we’re one of them — that really can’t afford to go out there and bring a lot of bonus [money] forward into 2013.”
Still, Jones wouldn’t rule out anything.
“I don’t want to say never, but certainly I’m not spending a lot of time trying to trade into a defensive lineman,” Jone said.
In other words, anything and everything technically is on the table. Which is the smart move, since no team ever knows when the phone will ring.