Dallas Cowboys: 3 most tradeable players on the roster

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Tradeable Dallas Cowboys Player No. 2

Xavier Woods SAF

Age: 25

Contract: 1 year left at $2.171M

Like Smith, Xavier Woods, is a free agent following this season. He’s been the Dallas Cowboys most consistent safety the past couple seasons and has the ability to play deep zone and man coverage from the slot. That versatile skill set makes him a useful addition on just about any team.

With the salary cap expected to flat line next season, Dallas won’t have much money to spend on free agents like Woods, making his retention unlikely (assuming the Dallas Cowboys tag Dak Prescott as they try to work out a long-term deal).

Besides, Woods recently angered the world by trying to normalize sub-100% effort.

Trading him now could garner a better return from a contender than waiting for that Day 3 comp pick. It would absolutely expose the Cowboys already-terrible secondary but again, trading off parts is admitting defeat anyway. Might as well get more picks to reload in the offseason if we’re going to watch him leave anyway, right?

Initially, I had Chidobe Awuzie as a top-3 tradeable asset instead, but given his recent injury and the approaching deadline, I’m not sure the Dallas Cowboys have the time to prove his value in the next 12 days.

If Chido can jump right in this week and have a standout performance, that may be all Dallas needs to boost his stock. Fans may be relentlessly down on the former 2nd round pick, but the NFL holds Awuzie in fairly high regard and he could fetch a Round 3 pick from a desperate contender.