3 Trade Targets the Cowboys Must Avoid at the Deadline

The Dallas Cowboys need to make a move at the NFL Trade Deadline to bolster their roster but need to avoid these three potential trades
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With the Philadelphia Eagles making a move for Kevin Byard just one day after knocking off the Miami Dolphins, the Dallas Cowboys need to find a way to answer. They're already behind in the NFC East and need to find a way to overtake their biggest rival if they want to make a run either at the division title or even in the playoffs.

At 4-2, they're in a good spot but they've proven to have far too many holes that need to be addressed. That's why they need to try and make a move at the NFL Trade Deadline. Having said that, they can't make just any move with these three ideas needing to be avoided.

3. C.J. Henderson, CB, Carolina Panthers

With Trevon Diggs out for the season, Dallas hasn't been as good in the secondary this year as they hoped. Stephon Gilmore and DaRon Bland have both been solid starters but Jourdan Lewis went into the bye week as the 59th-ranked cornerback according to PFF.

Lewis is still a solid third corner but the Cowboys were aiming for more than this when they traded for Gilmore this offseason. That's why they've been linked to cornerbacks leading up to the deadline with Jaylon Johnson and Donte Jackson being named as targets. Another name that has surfaced is C.J. Henderson, a teammate of Jackson's with the Carolina Panthers.

Henderson was once a highly sought-after prospect coming out of Florida. The Jacksonville Jaguars added him with the ninth overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft but was gone during the 2021 campaign. The Jags ended up sending him to Carolina as they hoped a change of scenery would help him reach his potential.

So far, that hasn't happened. Despite this, Dallas is known for trying to get the most out of former first-rounders but this is one they should leave alone.