2. Cowboys splurge on Marcus Maye
The Dallas Cowboys are the class of the NFC East until further notice. They’re going to win the division for the first time since 2018. The only question remaining is how big the margin is, because they currently have a 3.5-game lead.
As far as weaknesses go, Dallas doesn’t have many. Their offense has stars at every position and they lead the league in scoring at 34.2 points per game despite Michael Gallup missing the last five games with a calf strain.
The Cowboys’ defense, on the other hand, is a little suspect. They have some playmakers on that side of the ball — Trevon Diggs leads the NFL with seven interceptions and 11 pass breakups — but you kind of get the feeling that Jerry Jones will be looking to add some reinforcements in the secondary.
Marcus Maye comes to mind as a dream acquisition for Dallas. The Jets safety has expressed his desire to remain in the Big Apple, but that would make no sense.
For Maye, he’s in the prime of his career and should want to be dealt to a contender. For the Jets, why would they keep and eventually pay top-of-the-market money to a safety when they’re nowhere close to being competitive?
The Cowboys have a glut of safeties, but they use all of them in different roles. Maye could slot in as the starter alongside Jayron Kearse. That would allow Donovan Wilson, who just returned from injury, to get back up to speed.
Simply put, Maye is one of the most complete safeties in the NFL. If Dallas acquires the 28-year-old to anchor their secondary, well, Washington fans have our permission to cry until the cows come home.