5 players the Cowboys should consider putting on the trade block

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Here are five players that the Dallas Cowboys should consider trading before the deadline

The NFL trading deadline is quickly approaching, set for Tuesday, Nov. 3. And the 2-4 Dallas Cowboys are a team desperately in need of a spark despite sitting atop the lackluster NFC East division. A trade or two could help salvage their season.

Right now, the Cowboys’ roster is riddled with injuries, overpriced contracts, and underperforming stars. And with the NFL salary cap expected to be impacted negatively due to COVID-19 next year, Dallas needs to get out from under some of these bad contracts.

So it would make sense for America’s Team to try and be both buyers and sellers before next month’s deadline. Whether the team is able to make those trades work while receiving adequate compensation in return is the biggest question mark … and obstacle.

In order for a player to be placed on the trading block, they need to offer a decent amount of value that’s attractive to other NFL teams. And while fans may want to get rid of players like defensive lineman Tyrone Crawford or cornerback Daryl Worley, their value to the team seems greater than the minimum return you’d likely receive in exchange.

So the players on this list must clearly offer a solid amount of value to opposing teams beyond a conditional sixth or seventh-rounder, which is typical draft compensation for fringe-level players.

With that in mind, here are five players we believe the Dallas Cowboys should consider putting on the trading block and seeing if any teams are interested enough to make a deal.