Dallas Cowboys: 3 Players Mike McCarthy could trade away this offseason

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2. Tyrone Crawford, Defensive Lineman

Another player who could be on the trading block is defensive lineman Tyrone Crawford. While he is a very talented player, Crawford enters 2020 with a rather high price tag. OverTheCap.com has him with a cap hit of $9.1 million and if the Cowboys decided to trade him, they could save $8 million while having just $1.1 million in dead money to deal with.

The problem is, there might not be many takers unless Crawford was willing to restructure his current deal. A third-round pick out of Boise State in 2012, Crawford was one of many players to come from the BSU pipeline that Jason Garrett had a strong affinity for.

Dallas has been more than thrilled with the results as Crawford has been a solid player despite never finding a true home on the line. When he first joined the team, he was used as a defensive end in the 3-4 system Rob Ryan ran. He then missed all of his second season with an injury but returned in 2014 and played defensive tackle in Rod Marinelli’s 4-3.

He never truly stayed inside though as necessity pushed him back to defensive end. Injuries to DeMarcus Lawrence, suspensions for Randy Gregory, and some questionable draft picks on the defensive line made it to where Crawford continually jumped inside and out — and continued to play well despite not recording flashy numbers.

But coming off another injury and turning 30 could be enough to get Dallas looking. If no takers are found, Crawford could still be a player that ends up being let go as even cutting him would save them the same amount of cap space.

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