The Dallas Cowboys are looking like they will be missing three starters on their defensive line for the foreseeable future. Defensive end Anthony Spencer is out for year, defensive tackle Jay Ratliff is unlikely to play this year, and star pass rusher Demarcus Ware could miss a month with a torn quad.
However, it looks like the Cowboys will not be looking for help in the form of a trade. Owner Jerry Jones said in an interview with KRLD, via Pro Football Talk, that he is unwilling to give up a high draft pick to fortify his team’s defensive line.
For now, it looks like the Cowboys plan on signing journeyman defensive end Jarius Wynn, a move that will provide some depth but not much else.
Jones also denied Michelle Tafoya’s NBC report that the team was ready to move on from Ratliff, but did say today that things “aren’t positive” when it comes to the player’s return this year.
Jones also said that Cowboy’s all-time sack leader DeMarcus Ware has not been ruled out for this week’s game, but will likely miss and possibly others:
We’ll be pretty conservative because we know how bad we’re going to need DeMarcus down the road.
For now, the Cowboy’s are looking good in the NFC East, but how long can that last without a defensive line.