The situation between the Indianapolis Colts and running back Jonathan Taylor took a turn on Monday when it was reported that the team has given him permission to pursue a trade to another franchise.
There are a lot of NFL teams that would love to have a running back of Taylor’s caliber.
What about the Dallas Cowboys?
The Cowboys are trying to pull out all the stops in their attempt to get back to the Super Bowl for the first time since 1996. Packaging Taylor with Tony Pollard could make for quite the dynamic backfield, especially alongside quarterback Dak Prescott.
However, it sounds like owner Jerry Jones is pretty happy with his situation as it is.
“I feel good about our running back position if we don’t add anybody,” Jones said when asked if he was considering trading for Taylor.
Asked Jerry Jones if the Cowboys would consider a look at Colts RB Jonathan Taylor. Wouldn’t close door – he never does – but added “I feel good about our running back position if we don’t add anybody.” Impressed with Rico Dowdle, Deuce Vaughn, Malik Davis behind Tony Pollard.
— Todd Archer (@toddarcher) August 22, 2023
It’s not a “no” but it sure sounds like Jones isn’t going to push for anything.
Part of the reason Jones might not be considering the possibility is that he doesn’t want to pay the very high price that would come from acquiring Taylor. According to ESPN’s Stephen Holder, the Colts want a first-round pick or a package of picks that equals a first-rounder in return for their star runner.
Source: The Colts are seeking a first-round pick — or package of picks that equates to as much — in a potential Jonathan Taylor trade.
— Stephen Holder (@HolderStephen) August 21, 2023
Despite the injury he’s coming off from last season, Taylor is sure to be a star wherever he ends up playing this season.