3 Cowboys on the Trade Block on Draft Day

The Dallas Cowboys might move on from these players as they look for potential draft-day trades.
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The wait is finally over and the 2024 NFL Draft is upon us. The Dallas Cowboys are entering the draft with three picks in the first two days of the draft, the first one being the 24th overall pick on Thursday night.

What the Cowboys will do with their selections remains an open question. In addition to the uncertainty surrounding the draft picks, there is also the possibility of trades.

The Cowboys haven't shied away from pulling off draft-day trades, one of the most recent examples being in 2021 when they traded down in the first-round to select Micah Parsons with the no. 12 overall pick.

In addition to draft picks changing hands, a few Cowboys could also find themselves in new destinations. Dallas might choose to add more draft capital in exchange for a few of their own veterans. Let's take a look at who might be on the move on Thursday night.

1. Cooper Rush, QB

The 30-year-old signal-caller has been everything the Cowboys have hoped for in his second stint in Dallas. He has performed admirably whenever his name has been called, registering a 5-1 record in six starts in his Cowboys career.

The Cowboys surprisingly traded for Trey Lance last offseason, giving up a fourth-round pick. They presumably want to make him the backup quarterback going forward. This could make Rush superfluous on the QB depth chart.

There will be plenty of young quarterbacks selected in the first round of the 2024 NFL Draft. Caleb Williams, Drake Maye, Jayden Daniels, and J.J. McCarthy are locks to go in the top ten of the draft. Michael Penix Jr. and Bo Nix are also candidates to be first-round picks. Teams who draft these quarterbacks will need an experienced, established veteran behind them. Cooper Rush could be that guy for them, netting the Cowboys an additional late-round pick in the draft.