The Dallas Cowboys have departed with a number of players recently, but owner Jerry Jones has no desire to trade any of his star players.
Jones was reminded of the Herschel Walker trade he executed in 1989 when the Cowboys shipped out the star running back for a package of future assets, but the owner doesn't see a deal of that magnitude happening anytime soon.
"I feel very strongly that we’ve got a core of really outstanding players in the NFL, and it hasn’t been a month ago, or six weeks ago, that that was getting unanimous thought around the NFL. We’ve got some outstanding players. We’ve got a lot of tread on the tire left on most of those key players," Jones said on 105.3 The Fan.
While the Cowboys could explore trading some of their stars to build for the future, Jones expressed confidence in his team and the money invested in them.
"When you take and put where we’re 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," Jones said.
The Cowboys recently shipped out pass-rusher Everson Griffen to the Lions and cut contributors such as Dontari Poe and Daryl Worley. However, the club still has many young players under team control for a handful of years.
Ezekiel Elliott is under contract until 2027, while Amari Cooper's deal doesn't expire until 2025, according to Spotrac. Zack Martin, La'el Collins, and Tyron Smith - three key members of Dallas' offensive line - are also signed to long-term deals.
Dallas is taking a 2-5 record into Week 8. They could rebound in the standings with a victory against the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday.