DALLAS (105.3 The Fan) - With the NFL Trade Deadline set to expire at 3 p.m. CT Tuesday, there is a sense of urgency for Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones to make a deal to improve his team's chances of capturing its first Super Bowl in 26 years.
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“I am conscious of it all the time. It’s different than it was 10 years ago. That never crossed my mind 10 years ago that you might be running out of time," Jones said Tuesday on 105.3 The Fan of being 80 years old. "It does cross my mind now. Consequently, I think, like you say, I don’t have time to have a bad time. It’s not on my schedule. …My schedule has tightened up, and I have a little less cruising time and a little more doing time.”
The Cowboys have a crowded defensive line and could trade from its depth there or send away draft picks to get another playmaker on offense or a difference-maker on defense.
At 6-2, the Cowboys are in contention for the No. 1 overall seed in the NFC at the midway point of their season. But two of the teams right next to them in the standings are in their own division (Eagles 7-0, Giants 6-2). So should they not win the NFC East, they'll be forced to play on the road in the Wild Card round of the playoffs. That potential scenario should heighten the Joneses' desire to make a move. And while Jones did confirm that the Cowboys have had discussions with teams, he cautioned that something may not get done before the deadline expires.
“We’ve got some things mildewing around that could have some interest. …We’ve got some things we are entertaining. … We’ve got some things that are coming our way," Jones said on 'Shan and RJ.'
“Don’t get too far out on the edge of that seat. I’m not," Jones added. "If it comes, it will come quick, but a better chance of nothing happening than there is happening here.”