3 players the Cowboys should put on trade block during 2024 NFL Draft

The Cowboys need to decide how they want to handle these 3 players who are in the final year of their deals
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2. Osa Odighizuwa, DT

This one is dependent on what happens with Chauncey Golston. Dallas can't afford to lose both players, since someone needs to play the 3-tech and Viliami Fehoko is still a question mark. However, they've proven in recent years they're going to be outbid if a player hits the open market.

We saw this happen when it became apparent during the NFL Combine that Tyler Biadasz would have a higher market than Dallas expected. They wound up losing their starting center to the Washington Commanders, who gave him nearly $30 million over three seasons.

The same thing is likely to happen with Osa Odighizuwa. A former third-round pick out of UCLA, Odighizuwa has been a starter for three seasons and has 125 tackles and nine sacks under his belt. He's recorded double-digit pressures in each season and is still developing.

If Dallas intends on re-signing him, they need to get to work as soon as possible to avoid a repeat of the Biadasz situation. If they don't want to keep him around long-term, the better plan would be to put him on the market now and see what they can get. Being able to replace Odighizuwa before he hits the free agency would be a much better plan than letting him walk in 2025 and hoping to get a mid-round comp pick in 2026.