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Jerry'd Rather Not Trade a Draft Pick for D-Line Help

Jay Ratliff may soon become the latest Cowboys defensive lineman to head to the IR

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Jerry'd Rather Not Trade a Draft Pick for D-Line Help

Following the 31-16 victory over the Redskins, Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones expressed a good deal of confidence in what he described as the team’s “no-name” defensive line. Jones is so confident in the group--depth issues and all--in fact, that he doesn’t have any real interest in potentially trading a quality draft pick to shore up the group.

“It’s pretty well known, I imagine, around the league, some of the issues we got with our defensive front,” Jones told 105.3-FM The Fan, per the Dallas Morning News, “so if some other GMs or personnel people are sitting there saying, ‘I bet Dallas might be interested in this lineman,’ then their wheels are turning, too. That could still happen, but we’re not going to be in a position, and don’t want to give up a high draft pick to get a defensive lineman right now.”

The list of injured defensive linemen reads like a who’s who: Defensive ends Tyrone Crawford and Anthony Spencer are on the IR and done for the year, tackle Jay Ratliff very well could be on his way to joining them, and DE DeMarcus Ware is dealing with a quad injury. Jason Hatcher, suddenly the elder statesman of the group, is dealing with stinger issues.

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