Should the Cowboys consider trading away these four players?
The Dallas Cowboys enter the 2021 season hoping to fulfill the promise they had going into the previous year. The Cowboys undoubtedly have one of the most talented rosters in football. But injuries and poor play resulted in a disappointing 6-10 record in 2020.
While the team hopes getting key players back from injury will be enough to win in the worst division in football, there are still needs to be filled this offseason. And with the NFL salary cap expected to decrease due to the pandemic, there may be precious little funds to make any impactful moves.
That’s where trades could help. In a year where free agency may be a less attractive option due to a restricted cap, trading away talented players in exchange for draft picks or other players to fill needs could be an avenue explored like never before. If the Cowboys decide to do so, here are four players we believe could have some value in the trade market.
Michael Gallup, WR
Everyone loves having three stud wide receivers all capable of being number one wideouts. But it’s a luxury. And one that’s likely not going to last long in Dallas with Michael Gallup entering the final year of his rookie deal.
Just last offseason, the Cowboys inked wide receiver Amari Cooper to a five-year, $100 million contract extension. Dallas also used their first-round pick on Oklahoma wideout CeeDee Lamb in the 2020 NFL Draft. Both Cooper and Lamb are clearly in the Cowboys’ plans for years to come.
Gallup, on the other hand, will likely become a free agent in 2022. And after posting nearly 2,000– receiving yards over the past two seasons, the 24-year old has proven he could be a top target on any NFL team.
Gallup’s value might be the highest it will ever be, so Dallas may as well get something for him right now rather than losing him outright next year and waiting to receive a compensatory pick in 2023.