With the Cowboys possibly without running back Ezekiel Elliott for six weeks and with the Broncos having a crowded house at tailback, a rumor has emerged linking Devontae Booker to the Cowboys in trade.
Per a source with knowledge of Denver’s thinking, there is nothing to the trade talk. The Broncos like Booker, and they intend to keep him.
That said, every player has a price. And if the Cowboys intend to look elsewhere for help during Elliott’s suspension (if he serves it this year), the Broncos make sense — whether the Cowboys inquire about Booker, Jamaal Charles, of C.J. Anderson.
However it turns out, it makes sense for the Cowboys to consider all options if/when Elliott is gone. But the right answer may not be trading for a guy who would be filling a short-term hole in the roster.