5 players the Cowboys should consider putting on the trade block

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Michael Gallup, Dallas Cowboys
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Michael Gallup, WR

While wide receiver Michael Gallup isn’t a player I personally want the Cowboys to move, it seems almost guaranteed Dallas will not be able to re-sign him when his rookie contract is up following the 2021 season. And the fact is, his trade value may never be higher than it is right now (his recent touchdown drop notwithstanding).

The Cowboys have wide receivers Amari Cooper and CeeDee Lamb under contract for the foreseeable future. And the recent play of Cedrick Wilson Jr. proves he’d be a more than capable third receiver. At this point, having Gallup is a luxury.

If the Cowboys could land a player of need and/or a very high draft pick for Gallup, it has to be something this front office considers. The 24-year old appears to be a number one wide receiver after recording 66 receptions for 1,107 yards and six touchdowns in 2019.

But with the addition of Lamb, those numbers are trending down this year. Through six games, Gallup has posted just 19 catches for 371 yards and a single score. His 19.5 yards per reception average is the highest of his three-year career.

Dallas arguably has three number one wide receivers, but there aren’t enough targets to go around. And the Cowboys have plenty of other areas on their roster they need to address. Trading Gallup at the height of his value could help them fill those needs and save their season.