This year’s NFL offseason saw plenty of players on the move. People were expecting quarterbacks to find new teams, but the most active market may have been the wide receiver position. The Dallas Cowboys have been relatively quiet this offseason, but may be primed to make a big move still.
We saw multiple big names move to new teams via trade this offseason. Davante Adams was traded by the Green Bay Packers to the Las Vegas Raiders and the Kansas City Chiefs traded Tyreek Hill to the Miami Dolphins. Amari Cooper was traded to the Cleveland Browns from the Dallas Cowboys, as he was a cap casualty. Robert Woods was traded to the Tennessee Titans from the Los Angeles Rams.
In free agency, Christian Kirk signed a massive deal with the Jacksonville Jaguars, leaving the Arizona Cardinals. Zay Jones followed him there, as he defected from the Raiders. Allen Robinson left the Chicago Bears, joining the Super Bowl champion Rams. JuJu Smith-Schuster and Marquez Valdes-Scantling both signed with the Chiefs to help replace Hill.
There are multiple veterans still available that can impact a team as well in Julio Jones, Odell Beckham Jr. and Jarvis Landry. But, the trade market could heat up again as well, with multiple star players entering the final year of their rookie deals.
One of those players looking to cash in is Deebo Samuel. Samuel made some headlines today as it was revealed that he was requesting a trade from the San Francisco 49ers. Every team in the NFL should want to add Samuel to their roster, who broke out in 2021.
Could he have dropped a hint as to where he is hoping to be traded? Via JPA Football, Samuel liked a tweet on Twitter that had him ending up with the Cowboys when it is all said and done.
The Cowboys had to move on from Cooper for cap reasons, but they could use some help at wide receiver. They also lost Cedrick Wilson, leaving CeeDee Lamb atop the depth chart. Michal Gallup was re-signed but could miss the beginning of the season as he recovers from a torn ACL.
Samuel would provide the Cowboys’ offense with a bonafide superstar at a sneaky position of need. They ran sets that included three wide receivers in more than two-thirds of their plays last season. Parting ways with Cooper and watching Wilson leave has the Cowboys lacking depth behind Lamb, especially until Gallup is healthy enough to play.
It won’t be cheap to land Samuel, but Jerry Jones has never been hesitant when it comes to adding talent to the roster. He will do whatever it takes to put the team in a better position to win the Super Bowl and Samuel would certainly improve their chances of winning.