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3 Dallas Cowboys Who Could Be Traded Before Week 1

Roster construction in the NFL means you are always looking at how to improve your roster or to get something for players who may not be in your team's long-term future. Stephen Jones and talk about roster building being a 365 day a year process as they look at players on other teams and college players they might be interested in order to improve the overall depth of their roster.

As it stands right now, this is the deepest team that the have had during the era. Smart front offices, which the Dallas Cowboys are, will look to take advantage of the depth they have at one position in order to improve another position or get draft capital.

Maliek Collins, Defensive Tackle

The position is pretty deep this year after lacking depth during the stretch run of 2018. , the Dallas Cowboys 2016 third-round pick has been a solid player for the team in his three seasons, but have kept him from fulling realizing his potential.

After having five his rookie season, he's fallen off a bit in the last two seasons leading to the selection of in the of the draft in 2019. Collins will be a after the and if he were to have a standout year would likely receive a substantial offer on the free agent market.

In addition to Trysten Hill, the Dallas Cowboys have , , , and Daniel Ross who could be used at the 3-tech defensive spot.

Collins makes the team better, but the team wouldn't be lost without him. After , when injuries begin to set in, there might be a team in need of defensive tackle help that would be willing to send the Cowboys a mid-round pick for Collins services.

Jourdan Lewis, Cornerback

has found it really difficult to get playing time with the Dallas Cowboys. Some of that is due to the play of the corners in front of him; , , and . 's preference for longer corners is the other part. This isn't to say that Richard is a sizeist by any stretch, but if all things are equal, Richard is going to go with the longer more athletic corner.

With Mike Jackson and added to the fold, the Cowboys could look for a team in need of some corner help and ship Lewis off for 2020 draft compensation.

Lewis is a good player. You saw during the New Orleans game what a weapon he could be in the . The problem is, he's not going to play enough for it to consistently matter unless there's an injury to your top three guys.

If Mike Jackson shows in training camp that he's capable of being the primary backup at cornerback on the outside or in the slot, the Cowboys could take a chance and flip Lewis.

Mike White, Quarterback

Last week, when I put out my 53-man roster projection, I had the Dallas Cowboys going with only two quarterbacks heading into week one. After , I had backing him up.

The team spent a fifth-round draft pick on White in 2018 and he could beat out Rush for the backup job during training camp. If he's unable to unseat Rush, who's been the backup since 2017, he could find himself heading for the .

As teams are always looking for quarterbacks — see Nathan Peterman — the Dallas Cowboys could find a suitor for 's services.

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In a , it takes two parties to make it work. A team has to be willing to part with what you deem to be equitable value for an asset you like. It's unlikely that the Dallas Cowboys would part with any of their talent right now because you never know what kind of injuries could hit your team. However, if they're able to make it through training camp unscathed, it's possible you could see them move on from players who aren't in their long-term future.

John Williams
John Williams
Dallas Cowboys optimist bringing factual, reasonable takes to Cowboys Nation and the NFL Community. I wasn't always a Cowboys fan, but I got here as quick as I could. Make sure you check out the Inside The Cowboys Podcast featuring John Williams and other analysts following America's Team.

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