5 Dallas Cowboys Trade Targets to Ensure They Can Contend Following the Bye Week

• A powerful RB who could gain the tough yards

• A tight end who could mentor the youngsters

• Trevon Diggs replacement could be found via trade

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Week 6 brought us the closest game of the year for the Dallas Cowboys as they needed a late field goal from Brandon Aubrey to pull off a 20-17 win over the Los Angeles Chargers.

Dallas is now 4-2 on the season and while they have to feel better this week than they did following the loss to the San Francisco 49ers in Week 5, there are still a few areas where they can improve after their bye week.

With the 2023 NFL Trade deadline around the corner, here's a look at five players they could try and acquire in an effort to address those concerns.

5. Jordan Hicks, Linebacker, Minnesota Vikings

In the loss to San Francisco, the Cowboys saw Leighton Vander Esch leave the game with a neck injury and it appears he could be out for a while. They did wind up signing Rashaan Evans who had 159 tackles last season for the Atlanta Falcons but they're still pretty thin at linebacker overall.

Dallas even had to turn to undrafted rookie Tyrus Wheat on Monday Night Football and he had a couple of plays to forget, including a penalty for lining up incorrectly on a punt. With that being the case, they might be willing to add more depth and one name to watch is Jordan Hicks of the Minnesota Vikings.

Hicks was a standout at Texas and has spent time with the Philadelphia Eagles and Arizona Cardinals. Minnesota, however, is trending in the wrong direction and could look to move the 31-year-old. If so, Dallas could be a decent landing spot and this would even allow Micah Parsons to play more on the edge if Dan Quinn desired.