The Dallas Cowboys are one of the biggest dumpster fires in the entire NFL. Even when healthy, their defense wouldn’t be able to stop a flag football team, and without Dak Prescott, the Cowboys are one of the weakest teams in the league.
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Dallas had some extremely high expectations going into the season and were seen by many to be Super Bowl contenders. Oh, how the tables have turned. Jerry Jones has proven that he is incapable of making the right decision (like not signing Dak or Byron Jones but giving Ezekiel Elliott a massive payday), and the Bucs should use this to their advantage.
The Cowboys are on the precipice of needing a full rebuild just to compete with the other mediocre teams in the NFC East, and accruing as many draft picks as possible is the goal right now. This need, coupled with Jerry Jones’ inexplicable fixation on the wrong players, could make the Cowboys the perfect team to trade with before the deadline hits.
The first move the Buccaneers could make is to send Cameron Brate to Dallas. The Cowboys still need a decent tight end for whoever is starting at quarterback, and Brate would be a step up over what Dallas already has. With Antonio Brown on the field, Tampa Bay won’t need Brate as the season progresses and could use this as a way to move on from his expensive contract.
On the other end, the Bucs could make moves for a player like Aldon Smith, who is playing well and on the verge of a larger contract. The Buccaneers could use Smith as their third option at pass rusher for the remainder of this season and then determine if they want to give him or Shaquil Barrett a contract for the future.