Looking at potential trades

October, 14, 2011
10/14/11
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IRVING -- The NFL trade deadline is Tuesday.

The most recent major deal the Cowboys made, sending three picks, including a first-rounder for Roy Williams in 2008, might go down as one of the worst in team history.

Running back Tashard Choice or tight end Martellus Bennett could be dealt. Both players are in the last year of their contracts and while Bennett has underachieved, Choice isn't getting the playing time he desires.

Demarco Murray was drafted this past spring to compete with Choice and while that hasn't happened on a consistent basis after four weeks, a trade could facilitate that.

"There's always a question with me," Choice said. "I just handle my job. I'm here with the Cowboys."

Choice said he wants to remain with the Cowboys but understands the business side of the NFL where something could change. It appears the Cowboys want to keep Bennett around to backup Jason Witten and compete with John Phillips for snaps.

Choice might be expendable, if the Cowboys can get the right price for him. The New York Jets got a conditional seventh-round pick for receiver Derek Mason, who is a veteran player.

What would they get for Choice with 1,117 career yards in four seasons?

"I'm doing my thing," Choice said. "I don't control nothing. I'm just ready to play."
Calvin Watkins covers the Houston Rockets and the NBA for ESPN.com. He joined ESPNDallas.com in September 2009. He's covered the Dallas Cowboys and Texas Rangers as well as colleges, boxing and high school sports.

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