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Is the Dallas Cowboys Sell Off Just Getting Started?

As things took a slow turn into a lost season, the find themselves in a weird position. They're only a half a game out of first place in the East, but with all of the to their , a historically bad , and likely down their second this season, there's little hope the Cowboys could do anything meaningful with their final nine games of the .

So to get a jump start on the , the Dallas Cowboys have begun the process of rebuilding this roster by tearing it down. First to go was , who the Cowboys traded to the for a sixth-round pick that could turn into a fifth-round pick dependent on production and playing time in his new home.

He's likely just the first of several soon to be for the Dallas Cowboys to be on the move before the deadline on November 3rd.

According to , who covers the Dallas Cowboys for 105.3 The Fan and Sports Illustrated, the Cowboys are looking to move other veterans like and . Both players came to Dallas with expectations they'd be able to provide valuable depth after the departures of and Bryon Jones in .

Neither player has done anything meaningful, much like the rest of the defense, and the Cowboys would be wise to see if there is any compensation to be had from the trade market.

But the Cowboys shouldn't stop there. They've got several players in the final year of their contracts that may not return in 2021, and so the Cowboys should consider shopping them as well. Players like and haven't really shown enough to warrant the Cowboys signing them to second contracts this . They may not have been as good as we would have liked when they were drafted in 2017, but they could be solid depth options for a contender looking to shore up its roster.

From the Dallas Cowboys, their main goal is to begin the evaluation process for 2021. Who on this roster will stick around next year and have a place on the , and who do they need to move on from.

While I would like them to bring back and , if they don't plan on keeping either of those guys who are in the final year of their deals (Woods is on a one-year deal), then they should see what they could get in return.

With as many holes as this team has on the defensive side of the football and the offensive line question marks that will carry over into 2021 ( in particular), they need all of the draft resources they can get moving forward. Thankfully, they should have quite a few coming their way after the losses they endured in the . It's projected that the Cowboys could end up with a third, a fourth, a fifth, and a sixth, according to Cowboys Wire's K.D. Drummond. Those picks, plus what is looking like a top ten pick in the , should get the Cowboys started as they attempt to rebuild the worst defense in the .

Some players wouldn't make sense for the Dallas Cowboys to trade because of the dead money they'd incur to make the trade. Still, anyone else that makes financial sense where there is interest from another team, the Cowboys should highly consider moving them.

Sadly, all the Cowboys can realistically hope to gain out of this season is an understanding of where they're heading in 2021 with their roster. Where they can move on, they'd be wise to go ahead and do so.

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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