3 players on expiring contracts the Cowboys should trade (and 2 they shouldn't)

If the Dallas Cowboys want to add picks in the 2024 NFL Draft, there are a few players they can look to trade — as well as some they shouldn't listen to offers for
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With the 2023 NFL Trade Deadline quickly approaching teams are gearing up for a playoff run by filling holes. The Philadelphia Eagles did this when they added Kevin Byard in a trade with the Tennessee Titans. As for the Dallas Cowboys, they're using the same line they always use — essentially saying "We like our guys."

Not long after Philly (the defending NFC champs) made their move, Jerry Jones was asked how Dallas would counter their rivals. He said they would be open to trade but they had no intention of starting the conversation.

“The initiation of an opportunity to make a trade at this time that would help us principally has to start over on the other end… I like where we are with our personnel today.” — Jones via Michael Gehlken

This means there's practically no hope for them to gear up for a run. I mean, who is going to randomly call and ask someone if they want any game-changers on the cheap? Instead, any moves made by Dallas will be to send players likely on an expiring deal to another team that actually wants to try and win it all.

With that being said, here are three players they should be willing to deal as well as two they have to hang on to.

Cowboys should trade Neville Gallimore

A third-round pick in 2020 out of Oklahoma, Neville Gallimore has been a solid rotational piece throughout his career. In 41 appearances and 14 starts, he has 78 tackles and three sacks. However, he's now playing just 33 percent of the team's snaps and that number could go down the more Mazi Smith starts to see the field.

Dallas is fairly deep at defensive tackle with Smith and Gallimore backing up Johnathan Hankins and Osa Odighizuwa. They also have Chauncey Golston who has been playing well and often slide DeMarcus Lawrence inside.

That's why they could get away with trading Gallimore in an attempt to re-stock some of the draft capital they used to land Brandin Cooks and Stephon Gilmore.