Cowboys won't trade high draft pick for defensive line help

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Cowboys owner Jerry Jones will not trade a high pick for help along the defensive line.

With defensive end Anthony Spencer on injured reserve and Pro Bowler DeMarcus Ware banged up during Week 6's win over the Redskins, the Cowboys could use help on the defensive line. However, owner Jerry Jones said Tuesday that he will not pay a heavy price for reinforcements, according to the Dallas Star-Telegram's Charean Williams.

The Cowboys are currently tied for the NFC East division lead with Philadelphia, who they play in Week 7. With a lack of pass rush against the likes of either Michael Vick or Nick Foles, that may be a tough task. Still, Jones will not surrender a high pick for a player and would rather sign a defensive lineman off the street. Jones explained his stance during his appearance on 105.3 The Fan on Tuesday (via Williams):

"It's pretty well known, I imagine, around the league, some of the issues we got with our defensive front," Jones said. "So if some other GMs or personnel people are sitting there saying, ‘I bet Dallas might be interested in this lineman,' then their wheels are turning, too. That could still happen, but we're not going to be in a position, and don't want to give up a high draft pick to get a defensive lineman right now."

The Cowboys signed veteran defensive end Jairus Wynn on Tuesday. The Cowboys will travel to Philadelphia in Week 7 to face the Eagles at 1 p.m. ET on Fox.

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