3 Trades the Cowboys Need to Make Before the NFL Draft

The offseason can still be a win with these three additions

Javonte Williams
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1. Javonte Williams, RB, Denver Broncos

Dallas has one of the worst running back depth charts in the NFL. While it makes sense to avoid paying Tony Pollard $8 million per season, their lack of movement has been inexcusable. Their failure to add anyone will put pressure on them in the upcoming NFL Draft — and we all know how quickly targets can come off the board when you're selecting near the end of each round.

That's why Alex Ballentine of Bleacher Report says the Cowboys should swing for the fences and target Javonte Williams. In listing his top hypothetical trade options, Ballentine says Williams is a logical target with a salary this front office can live with.

"The trade market should be explored as well. Javonte Williams' name hasn't really come up through the rumor mill, but he's a logical target. For one, he only has one year left on his contract and has a reasonable $1.9 million salary. Injuries have impacted Williams early NFL career, but the talent is there for him to have a big season if he's healthy."

Williams played in 16 games last season and had 774 yards and three touchdowns. That was a far cry from the production he had as a rookie in 2021. It's also why Denver — who is in rebuild mode — might be willing to take some draft capital in exchange for Williams.

The former North Carolina standout might not fully return to the form we saw in 2021 but it's hard to argue he wouldn't be their best option even if he performs as he did in 2023.

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