Leary elected to skip the Cowboys’ voluntary OTAs in the hope of facilitating a trade. However, the Cowboys made it clear that they weren’t giving him away and Leary later attended the team’s mandatory three-day minicamp.
According to George, the Cowboys still view Leary as a valuable asset to their offensive line and are comfortable keeping him for the 2016 season. George adds that Dallas even thinks he could push second-year G La’el Collins in training camp, while also providing some important depth.
On Wednesday, Charles Robinson of Yahoo Sports suggested the idea of the Cowboys making either Collins or their first-round pick available for trade in a deal for a pass rusher to get a better return.
Both ideas are certainly interesting, but you have to wonder if Dallas would be better off bringing in a veteran like Dwight Freeney to bolster their depth at defensive end. This wouldn’t require them to part with either a player or a premium pick to get some defensive line help.
Leary, 26, wound up signing on with the Cowboys as an undrafted free agent out of back in 2012. He spent part of the 2012 season on their practice squad, but has since made the 53-man roster each season.
According to OverTheCap.com, trading Leary would free up $2,553,000 in available cap space while creating no dead money.
In 2015, Leary was limited to appearing in four games and played a total of 221 snaps for the Cowboys, according to Pro Football Focus.