In recent days, there has been a lot of trade talk centered about the Dallas Cowboys. The Cowboys Cowboys have a lot of depth at few positions as training camp is in full swing. One of these positions is the defensive line.
Dallas, however, would be in a strong position to make a deal. Dan Quinn doesn’t have enough time. It is better to trade a player for draft capital than to cut them for nothing. The Cowboys have to navigate this situation as they try to determine how many defensive linemen they will keep.
Recent suggestions suggested that the Seattle Seahawks make a deal centered on Dorance Armstrong Jr. With a contract expiring and young players who need to be developed, Armstrong was a logical trade target.
A more recent update has put the idea to rest. According to Mike Fischer from Sports Illustrated, Seattle does not seem interested in a deal with Dallas.
“We think this is a silly idea – he’s a stud on an affordable contract. But Armstrong is out of contract after this season. So … are the Cowboys so deep at defensive end that they’d rather trade Armstrong (some have suggested a fourth-round pick) rather than play him in 2023 before letting him go free in 2023 … and then netting a pick not dissimilar to the one being gossiped about?
“ESPN’s Dan Graziano is among those suggesting ideas like this, the NFL insider citing Seattle as a potential trade partner. Problem: A source inside the Seahawks tells CowboysSI.com that Seattle is presently satisfied with its group.”
Last season, the Seahawks’ defense was the only thing that prevented them from achieving their full potential. They seem to be confident that this group will turn things around for the 2023 season.
Armstrong, a fourth round pick of the Cowboys at the 2018 NFL Draft is coming off one of his best seasons as a professional. In 2022 he had 8.5 sacks, which was a career high after he only managed 5.0 in the previous year.
The Cowboys are reluctant to let go of this young pass rusher. However, it may be in their long-term best interest. In the weeks to come, with roster cuts not far away, it will be important to keep a close eye on this situation.