The 2022 NFL trade deadline isn’t until November 1 but some teams are taking advantage of the time they have to fill some much-needed spots in their roster.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 25, 2022
NFL Network insider Tom Pelissero then added that the Cowboys would be sending a 2023 sixth-round pick back to the Raiders in the deal. The Raiders also threw a 2024 seventh-round pick into the mix along with Hankins.
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) October 25, 2022
While the Cowboys’ defense has been strong this season and is a large part of the reason they’re currently 5-2, they have a strong need to shore up their run defense in the coming weeks, which is where Hankins makes sense. The Cowboys’ defense has 29 sacks and has allowed just 1,296 net passing yards, but they’re about to face four teams with strong running games.
Hankins was initially a second-round pick in 2013 by the New York Giants. He’s currently in his 10th season in the league and had spent the last five with the Raiders. So far on the season he’s played in five games, starting one, and garnered 10 tackles and a pass defended.
More than anything, Hankins brings size with him to Dallas. At 340 pounds, he’s bigger than the team’s largest defender, nose tackle Quinton Bohanna, who checks in at 330 pounds. The Cowboys also elevated 305-pound Carlos Watkins to the active roster last week.
lets go!!!!!! https://t.co/AdllEOlsge
— Marcus Mosher (@Marcus_Mosher) October 25, 2022
— JP Finlay (@JPFinlayNBCS) October 25, 2022
Strictly a run stopper at this point. https://t.co/0ldiKgNDAd
— Johnny Venerable (@JohnnyVenerable) October 25, 2022
— John Owning (@JohnOwning) October 25, 2022
LET'S GO https://t.co/qf5h81Nevf
— Blogging The Boys (@BloggingTheBoys) October 25, 2022