Cowboys Pressed to Make Trade for Vikings' $10 Million Starting QB

The Dallas Cowboys are 3-1 and will face their toughest test yet this season in Week 5 against the San Francisco 49ers. 

The start of October means there is less than a month until the NFL trade deadline on October 31.

Dallas is definitely concerned about their linebacker depth, as proven by their recent addition of linebacker Mikel Jones ahead of Week 5. Alex Ballentine of Bleacher Report mentioned Vikings linebacker Jordan Hicks as a possible trade target for the Cowboys.

"The Cowboys are putting a lot of faith and trust in Leighton Vander Esch and Damone Clark being able to stay healthy," Ballentine wrote on October 4, 2023. 

With DeMarvion Overshown on injured reserve, they turned to converting Markquese Bell from safety to linebacker to compensate for the position's lack of depth."

"It's worked so far, but it's one of those things that could cost them in the long run as teams figure out how to best attack their defense.

There aren't many impact linebackers available in free agency at the moment. The Cowboys' best bet may be to test the trade market. Jordan Hicks, for example, would be a reasonable target."

Jordan Hicks of the Minnesota Vikings is in the final year of a two-year, $10 million contract.

The Cowboys are familiar with Hicks because he began his career with the Eagles, where he spent his first four seasons.

Hicks was also a member of the Philadelphia Eagles' Super Bowl-winning squad in 2017. Hicks then spent three years with the Cardinals before joining the Vikings for the final two seasons.

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