Dallas Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones says the team won’t initiate trade conversations with other clubs before the Oct. 31 deadline.
“It’ll have to come our way. I don’t want to preclude it in any way, but it always does,” Jones said, according to Logan Mullen of 105.3 The Fan in Dallas.
“The initiation of an opportunity to make a trade at this time that would help us principally has to start on the other end. That’s not showing a lack of aggressiveness, it’s just that’s where it starts.”
He added: “I like where we are with our personnel today, so I’m not thinking in any way that we need to upgrade our roster.”
Dallas is currently sitting at 4-2 through seven weeks. The team is one game behind the Philadelphia Eagles, who acquired safety Kevin Byard from the Tennessee Titans on Monday.
The Cowboys rank in the top five in points per game and points per game allowed. They’ve battled injuries at key spots, as cornerback Trevon Diggs is done for the year with a torn ACL while linebacker Leighton Vander Esch is currently on injured reserve with a neck ailment.
“I would really extend to improve our team right now, so that gives you an idea because I think we’ve got a team that is a contender,” Jones said, per Mullen. “So … would I do something that would take away from this team so that it can help us in the future? Probably not.”
The Cowboys will take on the Los Angeles Rams in Week 8.