Cowboys not looking to trade for defensive line help


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.

16 responses to “Cowboys not looking to trade for defensive line help

  1. 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. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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!!!

  8. 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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