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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Cowboys need to keep Dorance Armstrong

When Randy Gregory left, the Cowboys not only brought in Dante Fowler, Jr. but they also signed Dorance Armstrong to a two-year extension. Their front office has been ridiculed often, and many times it's warranted. In this instance, they were destroyed for suggesting Armstrong's production put him on par with Gregory, but they were proven correct.

Gregory was an absolute bust in Denver and while he's looked better with the San Francisco 49ers, the fact remains that they unloaded him after just 10 games and three sacks. Throw in the one he has with the Niners this year, and Gregory has 24 tackles and four sacks over the past two seasons.

Armstrong, on the other hand, has 46 tackles and 10.5 sacks in that same time frame. In 2022, he was one of the best on the team with 8.5 sacks while playing just 47 percent of the snaps. This year, he's down to 37 percent and while his presence is one of the reasons they can afford to trade Fowler, Armstrong shouldn't be moved.

He's not going to be an All-Pro but he currently has the 31st highest PFF grade at 73.0 and is just as strong against the run as he is the pass. If anything, he should be extended, not traded away