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5 big names the Cowboys, Texans could target before the NFL’s trade deadline

Arizona Cardinals defensive back Patrick Peterson (21) runs for a touchdown after an interception off Dallas Cowboys quarterback Cooper Rush during the first half of a preseason NFL football game, Sunday, August 26, 2018, at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
Arizona Cardinals defensive back Patrick Peterson (21) runs for a touchdown after an interception off Dallas Cowboys quarterback Cooper Rush during the first half of a preseason NFL football game, Sunday, August 26, 2018, at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Special to the Star-Telegram

The NFL’s two Texas teams are both 3-3 and battling for first place in their respective divisions this week.

Tthe Cowboys visit the Washington Redskins for an NFC East clash Sunday, while the Texans will travel to Jacksonville to take on the Jaguars in a critical AFC South tilt.

And with so much on the line going forward, is it possible that both organizations could look to trade for a significant roster piece?



Here are five players who could get dealt by the 4 p.m. ET deadline on Oct. 30.

1. Le’Veon Bell, running back, Pittsburgh Steelers

Bell has held out so far this season, and the Steelers reportedly don’t have plans to move him. The talented back doesn’t make sense in Dallas, but he could be a good fit in a Houston offense lacking a dominant back.

2. Amari Cooper, wide receiver, Oakland Raiders

The Raiders reportedly want a first-round pick in return for a player who got hurt last week. Neither the Cowboys or Texans are likely to pay that asking price, but Cooper would help solve Dallas’ lack of production at wide receiver.

3. Patrick Peterson, cornerback, Arizona Cardinals

The Cardinals have denied reports they are listening to offers, and the Cowboys aren’t in dire need of secondary help. However, the Texans already snatched one talented secondary player away from Arizona (Tyrann Mathieu), and Peterson would help Bill O’Brien’s defensive backfield.

4. DeVante Parker, wide receiver, Miami Dolphins

The emergence of Keke Coutee makes Houston an unlikely landing spot. But the Cowboys could get a player, that, while injury-prone, has good size and speed on the outside. The Dolphins are also actively shopping him.

5. Karl Joseph, safety Oakland Raiders

The team is reportedly shopping Joseph and Cooper. Both the Texans and Cowboys could use help at safety.

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