At every NFL trade deadline, you can find out which teams are going all-in and which teams think they have enough.
It is risky for a contending team with holes to leave its roster as is.
But, a few teams did that.
Also, some teams with a chance at the playoffs have done nothing to improve.
Here are three teams who were losers for not making a trade at the deadline.
The Cowboys have a very good team and sit 6-2 heading into their bye week.
But, they were looking to improve their wide receivers before the deadline.
Yet were not able to make a deal.
The Cowboys were negotiating with the Houston Texans for Brandin Cooks throughout the day.
Two sources directly involved tell me #Cowboys and #Texans discussed a potential trade involving WR Brandin Cooks until the final minutes before the NFL trade deadline expired. Draft pick compensation and the $18M guaranteed salary for Cooks in 2023 could not be resolved in time
— Ed Werder (@WerderEdESPN) November 1, 2022
This seems like a missed opportunity for a Cowboys team that could make a run this season.
It will be interesting to see if they are in on Odell Beckham Jr. as he should sign with a team in the coming weeks.
Green Bay Packers
Another team that should have been active on deadline day was the Green Bay Packers.
With a record of 3-5 and losers of four straight, the Packers missed a huge opportunity to improve their teams.
Green Bay was interested in Chase Claypool before he was traded to their rival, the Chicago Bears.
I’ve been told the Packers also offered a 2nd round pick for Chase Claypool.
— Andrew Fillipponi (@ThePoniExpress) November 1, 2022
The Packers continue to make interesting decisions on their offensive personnel.
After trading Davante Adams in the offseason, the Packers should have replaced him with another big-play receiver.
But, since they have not, it is safe to assume the Packers’ offensive struggles will continue.
There is no doubt the Panthers are a rebuilding team.
Despite being one game out of first place in the NFC South, Carolina should have traded more players for picks at the deadline.
One potential deal that they failed to make was with Brian Burns.
The Los Angeles Rams reportedly offered the Panthers two first-round picks for the pass rusher.
For some reason, the Panthers turned it down.
The Rams offered two first-round picks for Brian Burns, per @AlbertBreer
The Panthers turned it down 😳 pic.twitter.com/KAed0KQsB3
— PFF (@PFF) November 1, 2022
This was a mistake by the Panthers who could have sped up their rebuild with more first-round picks.
Burns is a very good player, but the Panthers should be looking 3-4 years into the future.
The extra draft picks would have done wonders for them but they failed to make the deal.