3 Dream Cowboys Trade Targets This Offseason

If the Dallas Cowboys could find a way to pull off these dream trades, they would be tough to beat in 2024

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Whenever a team is knocked out of the playoffs, the quarterback takes all the blame — fair or not. While it’s true Dak Prescott had his struggles when the Dallas Cowboys lost to the Green Bay Packers in the first round, following a 12-5 campaign in 2023, he was far from alone. The defense was outmatched all game and had no answers for a young and inexperienced offense. They also played more zone coverage than man, which was baffling since they were phenomenal in man coverage all season.

That’s why there’s some excitement surrounding the addition of Mike Zimmer, who will replace Dan Quinn as defensive coordinator. Dallas knows Zimmer can coach up the defense but he will need help. That’s why this look at three dream trade targets starts with a couple of defenders who would massively change the team.

3. Budda Baker, Safety

Dallas is likely going to lose strong safety Jayron Kearse, who is scheduled for free agency. They do have some in-house options such as Juanyeh Thomas or Markquese Bell, but a dream scenario would be to land a game-changer such as Budda Baker.

The Arizona Cardinals safety is a six-time Pro Bowl selection and was twice honored as an All-Pro. He can find the football in a hurry and has no problem delivering the hits. In his seven-year career, Baker has 737 tackles, 7.5 sacks, seven interceptions, and six forced fumbles.

Baker is entering the final year of his deal and if the Cardinals wanted to get some draft capital to improve their depth, he’s a player they could decide to trade.