The Dallas Cowboys might be a perfect landing destination for one of the NFL's best defensive tackles.
The Cowboys "should pursue" Kansas City Chiefs defensive tackle Chris Johnson in a trade, according to Bleacher Report's Brad Gagnon.
Jones is currently on the bench owing to a contract disagreement and his desire for a new contract worth $30 million per year. Jones is in the final year of a contract that will pay him $20 million this season.
Jones, who placed third in Defensive Player of the Year voting last season, would be a "huge upgrade" on the interior, according to Gagnon.
According to Gagnon, a first-round pick should be enough to acquire Jones. "Jones would almost certainly cost them a first-round pick, possibly in exchange for third-year starter Osa Odighizuwa."
But he'd be a significant upgrade in that position," argues Gagnon. "And if Dallas truly believes it can make a Super Bowl run with him on board (keep in mind that pick would come at the bottom of Round 1 under those circumstances),
it'd be more than worth it."Furthermore, the Cowboys' plenty of salary budget room — the Cowboys have $17.7 million in cap space, the sixth-most in the NFL,
according to Spotrac — could urge them to make a play for Jones as they face a potentially Super Bowl-or-bust season with Dak Prescott and Mike McCarthy.