3 Trades the Cowboys Can Make to Save Their Offseason

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With multiple players exiting and only Eric Kendricks joining the roster, this has been an awful offseason for the Dallas Cowboys — even if the Jones family wants to pretend it's been going according to plan. Jerry Jones and his son Stephen went from bad to worse when they decided to play chicken with Dak Prescott during contract negotiations.

There are multiple players the Cowboys will regret passing on during free agency but they could still salvage this offseason by making at least one of these three trades.

3. Kelvin Beachum, OT, Arizona Cardinals

With Tyron Smith heading to the New York Jets this offseason, the Cowboys are hurting for a starting-caliber left tackle. They could have solved this by moving Tyler Smith to left tackle and having T.J. Bass fight for the left guard position. Bass was solid when called upon in 2023 and while moving him into the starting lineup full-time isn't guaranteed to have success, it would be better than their plan.

As it stands now, Mike McCarthy says the Cowboys plan to keep Smith at left guard. That means Asim Richards is the top option to play left tackle in 2024, which is less than ideal. Perhaps he surprises everyone but if he can't handle the job, a veteran with starting experience to fall back on would be ideal.

Enter Kelvin Beachum. A seventh-round pick back in 2012 out of SMU, Beachum has 149 career starts under his belt. He's played left tackle and right tackle and currently sits behind Jonah Williams, who the Arizona Cardinals signed to a two-year, $30 million deal. Perhaps they would be willing to part with Beachum, who is in the final year of his deal.