The Dallas Cowboys are hoping to get back into playoff contention in 2016 after a very disappointing 2015 NFL season. Injuries were the story for the Cowboys, and they will hope that the injury bug leaves them alone next season. Another thing the Cowboys will need to do is improve their roster at certain positions.
One of those positions is running back and there is one player that would make a lot of sense as an upgrade for them. Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles could be available at the right price, and Jerry Jones should make a strong trade offer for him.
Ian Wharton of Bleacher Report opined that the Cowboys acquiring Charles could be one of the big trades that shakes up the 2016 NFL Draft.
Charles would make the Dallas offensive much more dangerous than it was last season. Darren McFadden had a solid season, but he is not the playmaking running back that Charles is capable of being. Looking back two years ago, DeMarco Murray was able to dominate the ground game behind the top-notch offensive line that the Cowboys put together.
Last season with the Chiefs, Charles saw his season end prematurely due to a torn ACL. It was the second time that he has torn an ACL to end his season early. Even with the injury issues, the Cowboys should not be concerned about giving up a lot to get Charles.
During the course of the 2015 season, Charles carried the football 71 times for 364 yards and four touchdowns. He also caught 21 passes for 177 yards and a touchdown. Those numbers came in just five regular season games.
Kansas City isn’t going to move Charles just to make a trade, but if the Cowboys impressed them with an offer they would likely feel comfortable with Charcandrick West, Knile Davis, and Spencer Ware in the backfield.
Tony Romo doesn’t have a lot of football left in him after the serious collarbone injuries that he suffered last season. He cannot afford to continue handling the bulk of the workload for the offense. Having a back like Charles would give Jason Garrett plenty of other options in his playbook.
Dallas has the assets to make a trade should they choose to do so. At this point in time, they hold the No. 4 overall pick in the draft. If they were willing to make that selection the featured part of a trade package, Kansas City would have strongly consider accepting the deal.
It will be interesting to see whether the Cowboys try to make a big deal at the draft this year or not.
Jason Garrett knows that his offense needs some kind of a spark after the way last season went. Alfred Morris was signed in free agency, but that certainly isn’t the type of impact move that Dallas was hoping to make.
Why would the Chiefs even consider dealing their star running back at this point? They would free up $5.3 million to spend next offseason, which could be of major interest to them. Charles is also 29-years-old and isn’t getting any younger.
Expect to see quite a few teams trying to make deals in the coming week or two as the draft gets ready to begin and comes to a close. Dallas will have to make a decision on how aggressive they want to be, but Charles would certainly make for an intriguing pickup for them. He would take their offense to a new level and could very well make the Cowboys the team to beat in the NFC East once again.
Do you think that the Dallas Cowboys should attempt to acquire Jamaal Charles from the Kansas City Chiefs? Would he make the Cowboys a legitimate Super Bowl contender?
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