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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2. Zach Ertz, Tight End, Arizona Cardinals

For years, the name Zach Ertz was basically a curse word for Dallas fans. The 6-foot-5, 250-pound tight end spent nine seasons playing for the Philadelphia Eagles and was one of the best in the business during that span.

Ertz had 579 receptions for 6,267 yards with 38 touchdowns for the Eagles and made the Pro Bowl three seasons in a row — from 2017 through 2019. His best campaign was in 2018 when he went for 1,163 yards on 116 receptions with eight touchdowns.

In 2021, the veteran was sent to the Arizona Cardinals as the Eagles decided to roll with Dallas Goedert as their No. 1 tight end. The Cardinals have continued to feed Ertz the ball as he had 56 receptions for 574 yards and three touchdowns in 11 games that year. In 27 games with Arizona, he now has 127 receptions for 1,148 yards and eight touchdowns but with their shaky start to the year, they could be willing to move the 32-year-old.

While he's not the same player he was in his prime, Ertz is still very sure-handed and could serve as a mentor for Jake Ferguson and Luke Schoonmaker. The two young tight ends have all the talent to succeed but could benefit from picking the brain of an 11-year vet.