DALLAS (105.3 The Fan) - Back in October of 1989, the Cowboys were one of the worst teams in the NFL.
Seeing the writing on the wall, a young Jerry Jones and head coach Jimmy Johnson pulled the trigger on a trade that sent star running back Herschel Walker and draft picks to the Minnesota Vikings in exchange for several players and a plethora of future draft picks.
As everyone knows, those draft picks were used to select some key players from the Cowboys' Super Bowl run in the 1990s (Emmitt Smith, Russell Maryland, Kevin Smith and Darren Woodson).
Fast forward to 2020, and the Cowboys find themselves in a similar position. But would an older and wiser Jones trade one of his star players in order to get multiple future draft picks in return?
"I feel very strongly that we've got a core of really outstanding players in the NFL. It hadn't been but a month or six weeks ago that it was the unanimous thought around the NFL. We got a lot of tread on the tire left on most of those key players," Jones said Friday on 105.3 The Fan. I love what's inside (DeMarcus) Lawrence, I love what's inside Jaylon Smith. Man, do I like what's inside (La'el) Collins, Tyron Smith and (Zack) Martin. So when you take and put where were expending our dollars talent wise, or what's inside them, and the tread they've got left on the tire, I love our core base."
Despite being 2-5, the Cowboys remain just one game behind the division-leading Eagles, whom they play against on Sunday night.
The NFL trade deadline is on Tuesday.