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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4. Samaje Perine, Running Back, Denver Broncos

Tony Pollard finally got his chance to be the featured back for Dallas and so far, it hasn't been great. He had a huge catch and run for 60 yards against the Chargers, which helped set up a touchdown pass to Brandin Cooks, but for the year he has just 370 yards while averaging 3.9 per attempt.

What's worse is, Dallas has been awful in the red zone this year. Not all of that's on Pollard but it would be beneficial to have a power back capable of churning out a few tough yards on the ground. One option in this regard would be to trade for Smaje Perine of the Denver Broncos.

At 1-5, Denver is ready to make some moves to focus on 2024 and a late-round pick could be enough to bring in Perine. Adding him would give Dallas a 240-pound back who can not only move the chains due to his size but is also an underrated pass-catcher out of the backfield.

In 82 career games, Perine has rushed for 1,682 yards with seven touchdowns while adding 920 yards and another six scores as a receiver. He's not a player who has ever been leaned on heavily but that also means he doesn't have a lot of wear and tear despite being 28.

His addition could wind up rounding out their backfield while also giving them a veteran they can trust to allow Pollard to stay fresh and potentially return to the form we saw in 2022.