Whether it’s before the season, the middle of the season, or five days before the season opens, the Dallas Cowboys and owner Jerry Jones aren’t afraid to make moves in order to upgrade the talent on his team. They’ve already made three trades in the past week to acquire players, and today, they’ve netted another player via the trade route.
According to Todd Archer of ESPNDallas, the Cowboys have sent a conditional pick in 2015 to the Colts in exchange for defensive end Caesar Rayford.
The Colts were trying to use Rayford as an outside linebacker in their 3-4 scheme, but his abilities alone makes him a better fit in a 4-3 defense as a defensive end.
Rayford’s path to the NFL is an interesting one, as he’s gone from the University of Washington, to the B.C. Lions of the Canadian Football League, the Spokane Shock and even at one point played for the Utah Blaze of the Arena Football League.
The 6-7, 267-pounder will be expected to help upgrade the Cowboys pass rush as they transition into a 4-3 defense under new defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin.