3 Dallas Cowboys players who could be dealt at the trade deadline
By Randy Gurzi
2. Neville Gallimore, DT
There was a time when Neville Gallimore looked to be the future starter at defensive tackle for the Cowboys. A former standout at Oklahoma, he was often seen as an early day two pick but in the 2020 NFL Draft, he slid into Round 3 where Dallas was happy to scoop him up.
So far in his three seasons with the Cowboys, he’s shown plenty of flashes. The problem is that he hasn’t been consistent and has also dealt with injuries. In 2021, he missed 12 games. And while he was out, a couple of other defensive tackles left a mark.
Osa Odighizuwa has one spot locked down and Trysten Hill has also been on the field more than expected. While they both play more of a 3-tech role, Gallimore has also been unable to secure the 1-tech job over 2021 fifth-round pick Quinton Bohanna who has five starts this season.
Gallimore could still play a role but there might be another team out there that believes he could be a full-time starter. Should such a team call and make an offer that the Cowboys like, they could always bring Carlos Watkins back to the active roster. Watkins has appeared in just one game this season but started 14 a year ago and had 32 tackles and one sack.
He could be a decent backup behind Bohanna should there be a tempting enough offer for Gallimore.