Athigh injury caused Tarell Basham to be moved to IR on Sept. 17,
making him eligible to return to the roster in Week 7 - and creating trade speculation outside of Cowboys HQ.
The truth about the Dallas Cowboys at defensive end? In a game of Musical Chairs,
they have more EDGE rushers in the meeting room here at The Star than they have seats.
And that - not any actual phone calls, according to a league source
- is why the name of Tarell Basham is suddenly being identified as a trade piece.
In fact, as of late Tuesday night, the Cowboys had not fielded any inquiries about the trade-block availability of Basham,
who last year tied his career high in sacks (3.5) while logging six starts and playing in 17 games.
This year, a thigh injury caused Basham to be moved to IR on Sept. 17,
making him eligible to return to the roster in Week 7 - meaning this week, in time for the Cowboys to play host on Sunday.
We've been told that Basham's thigh has healed to the point that he might be ready, and indeed,
on Wednesday coach Mike McCarthy announced that Basham is practicing today, meaning his 21-day return window is opening, but ...
Oh, and of course "Lion-backer'' Micah Parsons (six sacks) sometimes takes a chair in that room as well.