Jerry Jones, Cowboys get roasted after no moves at trade deadline originally appeared on NBC Sports Philadelphia
The Seattle Seahawks brought in Leonard Williams.
And the Dallas Cowboys did…nothing.
The 2023 NFL trade deadline passed on Tuesday afternoon with the Cowboys not making any moves. And Dallas’ inactivity came as other NFC contenders added to their rosters.
The Eagles, Seahawks and 49ers made big splashes, while the NFC North-leading Detroit Lions picked up an offensive weapon in former Cleveland Browns wideout Donovan Peoples-Jones. Of the five NFC teams that are above .500 after eight weeks, the Cowboys were the only ones to stay idle through the deadline.
Cowboys owner Jerry Jones did say Tuesday morning that he expected the team to stand pat. But it was still at least somewhat surprising to see Dallas, a franchise that hasn’t been beyond the divisional round since 1995, simply watch as rival contenders beef up for playoff pushes.
And the NFL world, including Cowboys fans, ripped Jones and Co. for their inactivity:
Eagles: Trade for Kevin Byard, sign Julio Jones
49ers: Trade for Randy Gregory and Chase Young
Cowboys: Nah we’re good
— Yaya Dubin (@JADubin5) October 31, 2023
I wonder if Jerry jones realizes the team that beat us 42-10 is getting better 😂
— 𝙛𝙚𝙚𝙙•𝙯𝙚𝙠𝙚✭ (@6Blackhawks) October 31, 2023
Dallas Cowboys before the season starts: our mantra for the year is “Carpe Omnia” it literally means seize everything, how cool is that
*The NFL Trade Deadline approaches*
*Other NFC contenders all add players*
Dallas Cowboys as it happens: oh we didn’t mean *this* everything
— RJ Ochoa (@rjochoa) October 31, 2023
NFC wide open .. Eagles make a move, 49ers, Seahawks
Cowboys eh lets just see what happens they put more effort into a halftime performance than roster building
— J Tuck (@jtuck151) October 31, 2023