The Dallas Cowboys could be an ideal landing spot for one of the top defensive tackles in the NFL.
As suggested by Bleacher Report’s Brad Gagnon, the Cowboys “should pursue” Kansas City Chiefs defensive tackle Chris Johnson in a potential trade.
Jones is currently sitting out due to a contract dispute and a desire for a new deal that will pay him $30 million per year. Jones is currently in the last year of a deal that will pay him $20 million this season.
Gagnon argues that the acquisition of Jones — who finished third in Defensive Player of the Year voting last season — would represent a “huge upgrade” on the interior.
“Jones would likely cost them a first-round pick, possibly along with third-year starter Osa Odighizuwa.
Furthermore, the Cowboys’ abundance of salary cap space — according to Spotrac, the Cowboys have $17.7 million in cap space, the sixth-most in the NFL
To say Jones would be an upgrade over the Cowboys’ current duo of veteran defensive tackles — Johnathan Hankins and Osa Odighizuwa — is an understatement
According to Pro Football Focus, Jones posted a 92.0 defensive grade and 92.2 pass-rushing grade last season. Both of those grades ranked second among all defensive tackles.