Dallas Cowboys: Three targets at the NFL trade deadline

GLENDALE, AZ - OCTOBER 15: (R-L) Wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald
GLENDALE, AZ - OCTOBER 15: (R-L) Wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald /

The NFL trade deadline is almost upon us and with that, the Dallas Cowboys have some solid targets. Here are some players that could be heading to Big D.

The NFL trade deadline is almost here (Tuesday 4 P.M. EST)and there are some players who could use a change of scenery. The Dallas Cowboys will likely be looking to make a move that allows their team to be more potent on offense however they could be looking for a player who could bolster the defensive side of the ball as well.

Here are some likely candidates to be traded that the Cowboys would love to add to their roster.

Vontae Davis (Cornerback/Indianapolis Colts): The Dallas Cowboys drafted multiple defensive backs during the 2017 NFL Draft. That, however, did not give them a veteran corner who is capable of leading this secondary week in and week out.

Orlando Scandrick has been getting more productive as the weeks go on and he regains his health, however, the team is very short on depth at the moment. After Scandrick, Jourdan Lewis, and Anthony Brown the team really does not have a player that could step in and deliver for this defense.

Chidobe Awuzie is assumed to be a future star for Dallas but he has not been able to stay healthy. The Colts have realized that this is likely a lost season as their franchise quarterback Andrew Luck remains out with a shoulder injury.

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The franchise can begin to sell off some assets as they look to prepare this team for the 2018 season. Indianapolis has a ton of needs so any draft picks would be incredibly helpful in their pursuit for a productive offense.

Davis is in the final year of his contract and he is 29, after being such a productive cornerback for so long he could really cement his legacy by playing for a contender during the final years of his career.

He could cost the Cowboys only a fifth-round pick, and the odds of that deal being fruitful are fairly high.

Larry Fitzgerald(Wide receiver)/Tyvon Branch (Safety) (Arizona Cardinals): The Arizona Cardinals are also dealing with a lost season as their quarterback, Carson Palmer, is out for the season.

This leaves several highly productive veterans in a very precarious position. In the latter years of veteran players careers, they should be helping a team win championships not wondering who they should draft in April.

Fitzgerald deserves a run with a competitor and the Dallas Cowboys have a significant need at wide receiver. Dez Bryant needs a complimentary wide receiver who can be consistent and threatening.

Fitzgerald checks all of those boxes, plus he is a high character guy and a leader in the locker room. While he will likely retire as an Arizona Cardinal it would still be nice to see the legend get a chance to play with one of the most dangerous offenses in football.

Branch is a solid and productive safety. At 30 years of age, he is not in the Cardinals immediate plans for the future, however, he could help plug up a hole that the Cowboys have at the safety position.

He is in the last year of a two year deal and is above average in both run defense and pass coverage. He would be relatively cheap to acquire and could help out the Cowboys defensive unit tremendously.

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Martavis Bryant (Wide receiver/Pittsburgh Steelers): This one is a no-brainer, however, giving up any picks for a player who could potentially be off the field is a risky proposition.

The Cowboys have had first-hand experience dealing with risky players who have a hard time staying on the field and it is likely something they would like to stay away from. Still, Bryant is an exciting, young talent who is capable of changing an offense dramatically.

Plus the Steelers/Cowboys games would be more incredible than they already are as Bryant would make some tandem with Dez. There is a pretty large chance that Bryant is dealt prior to the deadline and with the Cowboys having a glaring hole at the receiving position, Dallas is a pretty solid option.