3. Melvin Ingram III, Kansas City Chiefs
Melvin Ingram is a former 2012 first-round pick who has had a lengthy and impressive career in the league. He is another example of a veteran presence that the Cowboys could benefit from. The South Carolina product spent most of his career with the Chargers.
After signing a deal with Pittsburgh before the 2021 season, he requested a mid-season trade and was sent to Kansas City. The Chiefs were certainly satisfied with this situation. His impact in Kansas City was immediate, getting eight QB pressures in his first three games. He stayed healthy for a full season and has proved he can still make an impact at 32 years old.
Ingram brings power and veteran-level technique wherever he goes. The only reason the Cowboys may avoid a guy like Ingram is that he may not be a guy who can be a consistent starter at his age. Ingram may be best on a team where he is part of the rotation rather than someone who plays every snap.
Another barrier for the Cowboys is that Chiefs GM Brett Beach has already expressed his desire to keep an experienced guy like Ingram on the roster next year. Getting Ingram may depend on whether he wants to stay in Kansas City or not.