ARLINGTON, TX - AUGUST 21: Dallas Cowboys team owner Jerry Jones looks on during a preseason game against the Tennessee Titans at Dallas Cowboys Stadium on August 21, 2009 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
At the trade deadline last season, Jerry Jones made a deal that would send a first, third and sixth round 2009 draft pick (among others) to Detroit in exchange for Roy Williams, in what has since become one of the most scrutinized trades of (at least) the past decade. For this reason, many Cowboys fans likely unleashed a sigh of relief at Jerry's appearance on 105.3 The Fan this morning, during which he asserted that this year would see no similar wheeling or dealing.
"No," Jerry said, when asked about the possibility of a deadline deal. "We won't be doing anything today."
Of all the options, one that seemed the most likely was the recently released (and subsequently re-signed) outside linebacker Tully Banta-Cain, who is familiar with the 3-4 and a Super Bowl champion twice over with the Patriots; his three sacks on the season would give him the team lead in that regard in Dallas.
However, Jerry said he is content at the outside linebacker position. (This is a good thing, considering that shortly after Jones' radio appearance, Banta-Cain re-signed with new England.)
" I'll tell you what, you want a player anytime you can get a player," Jones said, "but I really like the way our young player [Victor] Butler's coming along, and [Anthony] Spencer's becoming what we want him to be and of course we all know what [DeMarcus] Ware is, so I like the way we've positioned our team at outside linebacker, which is critical in what we're trying to do."