It looks like the Dallas Cowboys cuts on Saturday wasn't the end of them tweaking their roster heading into the 2013 NFL season. According to the Dallas Morning News on Aug. 31, a Dallas Cowboys trade sent their 2014 sixth round draft pick to the Kansas City Chiefs for linebacker Edgar Jones and the Chiefs' seventh round pick.
This means Dallas gave up a sixth round pick from next year for a player who will help them this year and an extra later pick as well, which seems like a clear win for Dallas.
Edgar Jones will not be in contention to get much playing time as a linebacker in the Dallas' defense, but will be a part of the special teams unit in 2013. This is an area that Dallas really needed to shore up after giving up one too many big plays to opponents in the kicking game this preseason.
Dallas didn't need to drop anyone to make the trade, since they moved guard Nate Livings to the injured reserve list, which takes him out for the full 2013 season. While the Cowboys will welcome the help on special teams, that is yet another hit to an offensive line lacking true depth.
Edgar Jones, 28, played five seasons with the Baltimore Ravens, mostly on special teams. He also played some tight end and linebacker for Baltimore after playing a pass rushing linebacker in college at Southeast Missouri State.