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Big Money Players Dallas Cowboys Should Consider Trading Away

As things stand right now, the 2-5 would be foolish to do any buying prior to the 2020 next Tuesday (November 3). There's not a single player out there worth the draft capital it would take to acquire their services. With the all but doomed, it's time to prepare for the future and getting rid of some big-money contracts could help do just that.

is key to the Dallas Cowboys future in one way or another. Whether they sign him long-term, lock him up via , or let him walk will determine what they have to work with as far as the is concerned next year. Whatever they do though money is going to be tight, which is why trading away a few big-money contracts should be seriously considered.

When it comes to big-money contracts I believe the Dallas Cowboys should consider trading away three players come to mind… , , and . All three were locked up long-term in the past few years and all three should receive quite a bit of interest if put on the block. It's tough to get rid of such talented players, but unfortunately money isn't matching production.

Let me break this down a little better by player…

WR Amari Cooper

The Dallas Cowboys made Amari Cooper the fourth highest paid WR this season when they signed him to a five-year, $100 million with $40 million guaranteed. He's currently the closest to living up to his high price tag compared to Ezekiel Elliott or DeMarcus Lawrence, which only helps his trade value.

Amari Cooper has become somewhat more of a luxury than a necessity with the Cowboys with the emergence of both and . Trading him away not only gives them more salary-cap space to work with, but also more drafted capital as well. A Stefon Diggs type of trade is reasonable considering Cooper is just as talented and actually a year younger.

Potential trade partners: , , , ,

RB Ezekiel Elliott

In 2019 the Dallas Cowboys signed Ezekiel Elliott to a six-year, $90 million contract extension. He is currently the third-highest in the NFL, although you wouldn't know it by the way his production has dipped this season. At 25 years old he'smost fun still arguably one the most talented RBs in the league, which could be too enticing for some team to pass up.

Without their starting QB and a banged up , the Cowboys would be wise to consider fielding calls for Zeke's services. With capable of stepping in as the RB1, now is the best time to try to trade away No. 21's big money contract. There are a few teams out there with young QBs still in the playoff hunt who could be interested in improving their rushing attack with Zeke.

Potential trade partners: ,

DE DeMarcus Lawrence

Like Zeke, the Dallas Cowboys signed DeMarcus Lawrence back in 2019 to a five-year, $105 million contract extension with $48 million guaranteed. He is currently the fourth highest paid in the league and believe it or not he's still the most talented player on the Cowboys . As such should he would be hard to let go, but it might be what's best for the organization long-term.

Trading D-Law more than likely isn't going to have much of an impact on the Cowboys defense one way or another, at least not right away. The long-term impact could be much different though. With the saved money and added draft capital they'd receive via trade, they could reinvest it into the defense instead of into just one talented player.

Potential trade partners: , , ,

Do you think Amari Cooper, Ezekiel Elliott, or DeMarcus Lawrence gets traded?

Brian Martin
Brian Martin
Level C2/C3 quadriplegic. College graduate with a bachelors degree in sports and health sciences-concentration sports management. Sports enthusiast. Dallas Cowboys fanatic. Lover of life with a glass half-full point of view.

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