Almost as exciting as the draft itself is all the trades that happen during the weekend. The Dallas Cowboys haven't been as active when it comes to trades during the event in recent years but they still will pull the trigger when they see a move they like — for example, trading back in 2021 and landing Micah Parsons.
This year, they've already been active with trades, so it wouldn't be a surprise to see them continue to make some phone calls. With that being said, let's check out three realistic trades that could happen during the 2023 NFL Draft.
Cowboys trade possibility No. 3: Send a veteran for a mid-to-late-round pick
For good reason, when fans think of the NFL Draft, they think of the players coming into the league. However, there's also a good chance that veteran players could find new homes during the weekend as well.
Veterans on the bubble have often found themselves on the trading block and the Cowboys could be one of the teams trying to see what they could get for someone who might not make the final roster.
Making such a move could actually benefit everyone involved. Should Dallas decide to move on from a player, a draft day trade would give them something in return. For the trade partner, they could get a known commodity in exchange for a pick that doesn't have a lot of value. Lastly, even the player wins when they go somewhere they're needed.
A few players could be used as trade pieces for the Cowboys including Kelvin Joseph and Will Grier. But one of the most likely would be Jourdan Lewis. A former third-round pick, he's still got plenty to offer but lost his job to DaRon Bland. Dallas could look to shed his salary and land an extra fifth or maybe sixth-round pick for his services.
It might not seem like much but after sending picks to the Colts for Stephon Gilmore and Texans for Brandin Cooks, every little bit helps.