3 Trades the Cowboys Can Make to Save Their Offseason

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2. Khalil Herbert, RB, Chicago Bears

As was the case with Tyron Smith, the Cowboys did nothing at all to replace Tony Pollard who left in free agency. Pollard signed a three-year deal with the Tennessee Titans for $24 million. While it's understandable that Dallas didn't want to sign Pollard to such a deal, they should have gone out and added someone in free agency.

Sure, they could land a potential starter in the draft but they also have holes at offensive tackle, center, and linebacker. Adding a capable back would have kept them from feeling the pressure to reach for a running back if the top players started coming off the board — which is what they did in the 2017 NFL Draft when they landed Taco Charlton after leaving a massive hole at defensive end.

To avoid a repeat of that disaster, the Cowboys would be wise to get someone who they were comfortable using in a committee with Rico Dowdle. One option could be Khalil Herbert, currently of the Chicago Bears.

Herbert has been with the Chicago Bears for the past three seasons and has 1,775 rushing yards and eight touchdowns to go along with 287 receiving yards and two touchdowns on 43 receptions. He's typically worked with another back but has done well when he's been utilized, averaging 4.9 yards per carry in his career.

Chicago signed D'Andre Swift this offseason and they also have Roschon Johnson who was added in the fourth round of the 2023 NFL Draft. With Herbet entering the final year of his deal, he could be someone who is made available in trade and would be a huge help for the Cowboys offense.