Denver Broncos trade ideas with the Dallas Cowboys
The Dallas Cowboys are projected to be over the salary cap going into this offseason, so who could the Denver Broncos acquire in a trade from the big D?
The Denver Broncos beat up the Dallas Cowboys, 30-16, earlier in the 2021 season. After finishing 12-5 and winning the NFC East, Dallas disappointed in the playoffs, losing in the Wild Card round.
While Dallas seems to still be in a good spot for 2022, they are projected to be around $20 million over the cap going in the offseason, so the team will need to maneuver their roster in order to get under the cap.
Dallas is a very talented team with exceptional players on both sides of the ball, and Denver is a team with a plethora of cap space and draft picks.
Could the Denver Broncos make a few calls and swing some trades with the Dallas Cowboys? Maybe.
Let’s take a look at a few trade ideas with the Dallas Cowboys.
Denver Broncos trade ideas with Dallas Cowboys
1. Connor McGovern, IOL
The Broncos saw success with one Connor McGovern, so why not add another?
McGovern just wrapped up his third year in the NFL, and he’s been a key backup for Dallas. However, he played in 14 games in 2020 and 16 games in 2021, starting 8 total.
This season, McGovern played in 499 offensive snaps, committed just two penalities, allowed just one sack, and graded out as a solid 68.7, according to PFF. General Manager George Paton said that the team needs to get better in the trenches, so adding a cost-controlled, solid player might make sense.
Dalton Risner and Lloyd Cushenberry have played like fringe starters, so adding another body that isn’t an expensive free agent addition gives the Broncos more avenues to solve their average offensive line issues.
Denver re-worked Graham Glasgow’s contract and they’ll see Quinn Meinerz, Netane Muti, Dalton Risner, and Lloyd Cushenberry all return for 2022. Perhaps McGovern can push one of the interior players to the bench.