In case you haven’t heard, the NFL trade deadline is this Tuesday. And the Dallas Cowboys have a group of players who should be traded out of town, if there are any takers. Trading players is sometimes a better alternative to keeping them for the rest of the season and simply waiving them for nothing.
Players like Jay Ratliff, Bradie James and Terence Newman could have all been traded for players or extra draft picks. Instead, Dallas held out hope for each of them until finally giving in to their inevitable release. The current guard in Dallas, which is basically the same old-tired guard they’ve always been, need to think differently then in years past. If not, this franchise is fated for yet another mediocre 8-8 season. For evidence, just look at the team’s current record.
Due to the Cowboys salary cap issues, we all know there are a list of players getting cut this offseason. Now is the time to figure out if keeping those players this season helps the franchise in the big picture. Here are seven of those names who should be on a bus out of Dallas by tomorrow, but probably won’t be.