6 Cowboys on the Trade Block Heading Into Training Camp

These 6 Dallas Cowboys might be on the trading block ahead of the 2024 season.
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4. Deuce Vaughn, RB

One of the best feel-good stories in the 2023 NFL Draft was when Deuce Vaughn got the call from his father, Chris Vaughn, who works as a scout for the Cowboys. The elder Vaughn was able to tell his son that his dream was about to come true and that he would be coming to work with him as a running back for the Dallas Cowboys.

There was a lot of hope that this could turn out to be a home run selection as well. Vaughn is undersized at 5-foot-6 and 176 pounds but he put up a ton of yardage for Kansas State. The Cowboys were also dangerously thin at running back behind Tony Pollard.

Despite that, Vaughn hardly saw the field as a rookie. He finished with just 23 rushing attempts for 40 yards (an average of 1.7 per attempt) and 40 yards on seven receptions. It's a far cry from what was expected and it's dampened expectations for him going forward.

Even with the running back situation looking worse in 2024, Vaughn could be in danger of not making the team. They're even experimenting with him as a slot receiver, just to find ways to get him on the field.

Vaughn's time in Dallas might be in jeopardy but he's still someone who put up 4,884 yards from scrimmage and 43 touchdowns in three seasons in the Big 12. Maybe he never turns into a 1,000-yard back in the NFL but someone can utilize him correctly in their offense. For that reason, he's a player who could be on the trade block, especially if the Cowboys find a way to land another running back whether by trade or the waiver wire as cuts are made.