3 trades Cowboys should make during 2024 NFL Draft (and 1 they shouldn't)

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1. Cowboys shouldn't trade for Alvin Kamara

Not trading for Alvin Kamara should go without saying, but nothing is ever out of the picture with Jerry and Stephen Jones helming the operation. In fact, Clarence Hill of the Fort Worth Star Telegram posed the idea on Twitter (or X), asking fans if they would trade a fifth-round pick for Kamara.

Former NFL general manager Jeff Diamond, now with The 33rd Team, listed Kamara as a player who could get moved during the draft.

However, the Saints star is owed $10.2 million next season and carries a $18.4 million cap hit. Even if New Orleans eats some of the money to make a deal work, they'd be hard-pressed to find a partner given Kamara has no guaranteed money left after 2024. Why would any team trade for him when he's trending toward being released a year from now?

Furthermore, Kamara will be 29 in July, has missed 10 games the last three seasons and had the worst season of his career in 2023. The Cowboys are finally committed to spending the bare minimum at running back and they should keep it that way for as long as possible.

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