3 Cowboys on the Trade Block After the NFL Draft

These 3 Cowboys could be on the outside of the roster bubble
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2. Chauncey Golston, Defensive Lineman

A third-round pick in 2021 out of Iowa, Chauncey Golston has been a solid rotational player for the past three seasons. He has 79 tackles with 3.5 sacks and while he hasn't been explosive, he's never been a liability either. However, it might be hard to see where he fits in under Mike Zimmer.

Dan Quinn often lined the 268-pounder up as a 3-tech but Zimmer prefers larger defensive tackles. That's why they expect Mazi Smith to return to his normal playing weight and head back to the nose position. They also added more muscle when they selected the 330-pound Justin Rogers on Day 3 and later signed Denzel Daxon (320 pounds) as an undrafted free agent.

Golston can move over to the defensive end spot and in reality, he fits the measurement perfectly. The problem is that he's entering the final year of his rookie deal and the Cowboys have a couple of second-round picks fighting for snaps behind DeMarcus Lawrence and Micah Parsons.

Sam Williams, taken in 2022, has 8.5 sacks and is ready for more action in year three. There's also rookie Marshawn Kneeland. For good measure, 2023 fourth-rounder Viliami Fehoko could also look to move back to defensive end under Zimmer.

With all that being said, Golston is a player who might end up leaving after this season due to the crowd. If so, it might be worth trying to get something now rather than letting him walk for and getting nothing in return.