Can LA Rams use any Cowboys castaways?

Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports
Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports /

As NFL rumors report Cowboys players on the trade block, the LA Rams must decide if any will improve the Rams roster

The LA Rams are not a finished product. There are always players who can help, either by bench depth or rotational snaps. Right now, the LA Rams are fighting a mini-wave of injuries, injuries that have focused upon the team’s defense.  The team has lost both ILB Travin Howard and DB Terrell Burgess for the season. Somehow, the front office needs to consider ways of replacing their production on defense.

Even as the NFL races towards the NFL Trade Deadline, new teams who finally realized they are not favorites for the Super Bowl this year are putting players on the trade block. The latest such pretender is the Dallas Cowboys, whose lockerroom is about as chaotic as it can get in the NFL.  With a defense that relies upon the game clock as its greatest weapon, the Cowboys are putting many of the defensive players just signed this year onto the trade block.

Who’s available?

The early news today is that the Dallas Cowboys are open to trade either DT Dontari Poe and CB Daryl Worley. If no trade? They will be cut today.

Of course, by rights, anyone on that Dallas defense should be available. No one is playing very well. So let’s list them.  The Rams most certainly need interior linebacker and safety help. The Cowboys won’t field any offers for Leighton Vander Esche. But they could deal backup Joe Thomas for a late pick. Or if the Rams are interested in roster depth, even LB Luke Gifford. At safety, the Rams would love to trade for Xavier Woods, but the Cowboys would not likely have much interest in any trade involving him. The Rams could consider safety Steven Parker as roster depth for now as well.

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This season, defensive end Tyrone Crawford is playing horrifically.  A change of address could help his production, and we already know what effect playing next to Aaron Donald can have. The Cowboys may even listen to an offer for RB Troy Pollard right now.  Worley would be a curious player to bring in for the Rams. While a cornerback by position, he could help the Rams secondary. At 6-foot-1 and 210 pounds, he is certainly big enough to fill a Terrell Burgess like-role for the Rams as a versatile defensive back.  It will be worth watching after he is cut and clears waivers to see what the Rams will do,