The Cowboys could be considering trading away a player from a position of strength.
Dallas has received calls about its offensive and defensive linemen, executive vice president Stephen Jones revealed to reporters Wednesday.
“We’ve made that a priority over the years, and it’s a strength of ours, and some teams are interested in it,” Jones said, via ProFootballTalk. “I think there’s a possibility, for sure, that we could move somebody.”
Jones said the Cowboys would be looking to acquire future draft picks, not players, in any deal.
“I will say this: This is about as good as we’ve felt about our roster in a long, long time, but you never say never on being able to find something that can improve you,” Jones said. “Certainly, we’ll be looking for that. One of the problems we’ve got right now is spots are tight. We’re uncomfortable, obviously, with some people we may have to expose out there, and that’s part of it.
“We’ve done a good job I think of putting together a really solid football team right here. But we’ll look for ways to get better, and certainly if we can pick up some picks here at the midnight hour that makes sense for us, we’ll do that, too.”
While the Cowboys may be willing to offload a lineman, they continue to deal with the absence of star running back Ezekiel Elliott, who is holding out in search of a new contract and has yet to report to the team.
“We’ve got a marathon here,” Cowboys owner Jerry Jones told Dallas station 105.3 The Fan on Wednesday. “We want Zeke when we get to the playoffs. We want Zeke when we’re in the dog days of this season. … We may very well play without a player that’s not coming in on his contract. We’ll play and we’ll play well.”
The Cowboys will conclude the preseason Thursday before hosting the Giants in Week 1 action Sept. 8.