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NY Jets news: 4 possible trade destinations for Marcus Maye

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1. The NY Jets could trade Marcus Maye to the Dallas Cowboys

The Dallas Cowboys have been searching for safety help for what feels like close to a decade now. They almost got the help they were looking for too last offseason with the help from the Jets.

The key word being almost.

Despite long being considered the favorites and preferred destination for Jamal Adams, the Jets ultimately shipped the All-Pro safety to the Seattle Seahawks for a package they won't soon be complaining about.

That left Dallas with the same lackluster safety group they previously had. And as expected, the unit underperformed in 2020.

Former sixth-round pick Donovan Wilson actually fared quite well in a starting role and he's expected to assume that position once again. But aside from Wilson, the rest of the Cowboys' safety depth chart is a mystery.

Dallas signed former Atlanta Falcons defensive back Damontae Kazee in free agency and he could theoretically fill that other starting role opposite Wilson. However, he's coming off a torn Achilles and isn't even guaranteed to be ready for Week 1.

The Cowboys also signed veteran special teamer Jayron Kearse and have players like Darian Thompson (another journeyman special teamer) and Israel Mukuamu (a sixth-round pick converting from the cornerback position).

Dallas is desperate for safety help. As desperate as any team in July really can be.

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They struck out on the Adams deal. But perhaps this time, they don't let the opportunity pass them by.

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