Cowboys' Tarell Basham Involved in Trade Rumors Ahead of Deadline

Isaiah De Los Santos
Dallas Cowboys defender Tarell Basham has been mentioned in trade rumors ahead of the deadline.
Dallas Cowboys defender Tarell Basham has been mentioned in trade rumors ahead of the deadline. / (AP Photo/Brandon Wade)
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The Dallas Cowboys have survived a prolonged absence of starting quarterback Dak Prescott thanks in large part to their hounding defense. Given the loads of talent on that side of the ball, Dallas could decide to move some pieces in favor of offensive help or assets.

One player potentially on the trade block is EDGE Tarell Basham.

ESPN's Jeremy Fowler reports the Cowboys are "willing to part with defensive depth." Fowler than names Basham, specifically, as a player that could be on the move.

Basham is coming off of a productive season for Dallas where he tied his career high in sacks (3.5) and forced a fumble while logging six starts and 17 appearances overall. However, he's been sidelined over the past fives game due to a quad injury he picked up in Week 1. The Cowboys have gotten on just fine without him, making him expendable for the right price.

The edge rusher originally entered the league as a third-round pick by the Indianapolis Colts in 2017. He was then traded to the New York Jets ahead of the 2018 deadline, playing in 42 games (including 12 starts) over 2.5 seasons.

Expect the Cowboys to seek out any deal that helps solidify them as a contender ahead of the trade deadline, which is slated for Nov. 1.

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