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Breaking: Cowboys Are Trading For Veteran Defensive Tackle This Tuesday

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The Dallas Cowboys are 5-2 and coming off of one of their best defensive performances this season in Week 7. 

Despite leading the NFL in sacks this season (29), Dallas is reportedly adding another notable name to their defensive front today.

In a trade announced this morning by Ian Rapoport, the Cowboys are acquiring Raiders' defensive tackle Johnathan Hankins in exchange for draft compensation.

"Source: The #Raiders are trading DT Johnathan Hankins to the #Cowboys in exchange for draft pick compensation. Some key defensive depth up front," Rapoport tweeted Tuesday. 

Hankins was a former second-round pick for the New York Giants back in 2013. While he hasn't accrued any Pro Bowl selections in his 10 year NFL career, he's known around the NFL as a consistent interior run-stuffer.

For a Dallas team looking to shore up their run defense, RJ Ochoa notes that Hankins would currently be the second-best Cowboys run defender at defensive tackle according to PFF.

"PFF currently has Johnathan Hankins graded better against the run than every Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle except for Trysten Hill," Ochoa tweeted Tuesday.

Hankins will have his first chance to make an impact for the Cowboys in Week 8 when Dallas hosts the Chicago Bears.