Who should LA Rams target from each NFL team at Trade Deadline
2 – Dallas Cowboys
As soon as a rookie is drafted to the Dallas Cowboys, talk begins about All-Pro, Pro Bowl, Rookie of the Year, and a host of other honors and accolade that comes with a team with the star on their helmets. Such is the case for rookie defensive end Chauncey Golston.
He was chosen by the Dallas Cowboys with the 84th pick of the 2021 NFL Draft from the University of Iowa, and his 6-foot-5 268-pound frame is ideally suited to play on the LA Rams defensive line. He has solid potential.
The problem is that he started off slow and may not recover in time to put up meaningful numbers for the Cowboys the year. He missed the first two games due to a nagging hamstring injury and has made 13 tackles and 0.5 quarterback sacks in the four games he has played, despite playing over 60 percent of the defensive snaps so far this year.
Yes, he’s young and yes, he is playing for a team that has playoff aspirations. But the Cowboys do have a pretty deep defensive line, currently at ten, with eight listed as defensive ends. Isn’t that a bit of overkill?
While the Cowboys may want a third or fourth-round pick for Golston, the trade may be at a lower price. And let’s be honest. Golston has far more potential for an outstanding NFL career by lining up next to Aaron Donald. Putting Chauncey Golston into the hands of Rams defensive line coach Eric Henderson would be a tremendously positive event for the young man. His play would be that much more impressive as a result.