Jourdan Lewis and 2 other depth pieces Cowboys could surprisingly trade in 2023

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With one of the most talented rosters in the NFL, the Dallas Cowboys clearly aren't in a period of transition. That said, they have moved on from multiple longtime starters and rotation players in the name of getting younger and saving cap room to continue building the roster.

Dalton Schultz, Connor McGovern and Noah Brown have all moved on, while Ezekiel Elliott, Brett Maher, Anthony Brown, T.Y. Hilton, Anthony Brown and Jason Peters -- each of whom seemingly are either nearing the end of their respective primes or well past their primes.

By trading for Brandin Cooks and Stephon Gilmore, the Cowboys audibly have their sights set on a Super Bowl.

That doesn't mean the front office won't look to shed more salary and expiring contracts with the hope of adding more firepower before or during training camp, which is typically when their version of the second wave of free agency starts.

Which Cowboys depth pieces could be on the chopping block?

3 players the Cowboys could surprisingly trade in 2023

Cowboys could trade Jourdan Lewis

A long speculated trade/cut candidate, Lewis made out well in the draft as the Cowboys waited until the fifth round to take a cornerback. It was rumored Dallas was targeting a corner early in the draft, and the fact they didn't use a high pick on the position technically improves Lewis' chances of staying with the team.

That said, the Cowboys have Stephon Gilmore and Trevon Diggs to start outside, and DaRon Bland would be hard-pressed to get benched as the nickel corner after he notched five interceptions as a rookie in just eight starts.

We're not advocating for Lewis to get traded, as cornerback depth is paramount. Dallas learned this first-hand last year when both Lewis and Anthony Brown sustained season-ending foot and Achilles injuries, respectively.

That said, it would be a hard sell keeping Lewis on his current salary if the coaching staff plans on keeping Bland in the nickel. Lewis is owed $4.5 million in 2023 and carries a $5.872 million cap hit. The team can save $4.7 million by trading him and we can't help but wonder if the front office is at least having a conversation about it.