The NFL’s trading deadline was pushed back two days this week as a result of Hurricane Sandy, meaning that teams have until 3 PM Central on Thursday to negotiate any potential deals, but it doesn’t sound as though Dallas will be players; asked whether the Cowboys had any moves up their sleeve in an appearance on 105.3-FM “The Fan” on Wednesday, vice president Stephen Jones said, via the Dallas Morning News, “I don’t think so.”
Jones’ reasoning was pretty straightforward: Any one Dallas would want, teams don’t want to give up; anyone teams are willing to give up, the Cowboys don’t want.
“Everybody believes they’re right around the corner to breaking even and maybe getting a little bit ahead of it,” Jones said. “So no one really wants to part with somebody that they think can help them win this year. We’re the same way. You want to make sure that you have your depth. This day and time … after you get through the top echelon of starters and really top backups, which most people won’t part with, then everybody starts to get pretty even. We’re trading a guy for your guy … but they’re not difference makers. Everybody’s looking for somebody that’ll really help their team and unfortunately there’s not many guys like that out there.
“The Laurent Robinsons, to come in and have the year he had with us, and then of course you look at what he’s doing this year and it’s not much, again. Those things sometimes just have to fit just right for it to work. But we’re always all ears and certainly looking, too, in terms of seeing if there’s anything out there to help us.”
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