Brandon George of the Dallas Morning News mentions that while the Cowboys have yet to actively try to trade veteran G Ronald Leary, it’s possible they could begin fielding offers for him as they look for a new backup quarterback.
- Ed Werder reports that the Cowboys haven’t inquired about Buccaneers backup QB Mike Glennon, despite speculation he could be a potential trade target for the Cowboys.
On Wednesday, Kellen Moore went down with a fractured ankle and is undergoing surgery today. It’s likely that Moore will miss between three and four months with this injury.
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.
George previously mentioned that 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.
Leary, 27, 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.
We’ll have more regarding the Cowboys and their options at quarterback as the news is available.