The Dallas Cowboys announced Tuesday they signed defensive end Jarius Wynn.
In the wake of DeMarcus Ware being sidelined with a right quadriceps strain that he suffered in the 31-16 win over the Washington Redskins, Wynn was signed a day after working out for the Cowboys.
In order to add to their defensive end needs, the Cowboys waived defensive tackle David Carter, who only had one tackle this season, and cut cornerback Chris Greenwood, who joined the Cowboys just three weeks ago from the Detroit Lions’ practice squad.
If Dallas thinks signing Wynn is their answer, they are sadly mistaken. Yes, the injury bug has crippled Dallas’ defense, but for Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones to go onto his weekly show on 105.3 The Fan Tuesday and tell the world that he won’t consider giving up a high draft pick to help his team out is absurd.
“It’s pretty well known, I imagine, around the league, some of the issues we got with our defensive front,” Jones said on 105.3 The Fan [KRLD-FM], per the Dallas Morning News. “We’re not going to be in a position, and don’t want to give up a high draft pick to get a defensive lineman right now.”
Yes, Wynn isn’t a stranger when it comes to playing in the NFL. In five games this season for the San Diego Chargers, Wynn had two tackles and one sack. Wynn also spent three seasons with the Green Bay Packers from 2009-11, playing 36 games, recorded 20 tackles and 4.5 sacks. He also spent time with the Tennessee Titans in 2012 where he played seven games and recorded six tackles and one sack.
No one will be able to replace Ware because he is the glue that holds that defense together, but in order for the Cowboys to stay afloat in the NFC East, they need to fix the defense.
If Jones doesn’t want to be a contender come January then he shouldn’t trade for anyone. But if he is tired of his defense struggling and being ranked the third-worst defense in the league, then Jones needs to make some moves and try his hardest to make his team better. Frankly, I don’t see him doing that.
If Jones does want to save his team, then he has to October 29 at the trade deadline to make a decision. The clock is ticking, Jonesy.