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Cowboys OL Ronald Leary Requests Trade Out Of Dallas

Todd Archer of ESPN reports that Cowboys OL Ronald Leary has requested a trade out of Dallas.

Leary was not in attendance for the start of the Cowboys’ offseason program, as well as the start of OTAs on Tuesday.

Before the draft, Leary signed his one-year restricted tender worth $2.553 million for the 2016 season in the hope of facilitating a trade.

Cowboys executive VP Stephen Jones confirmed that they received a few inquiries for Leary during the draft, but they weren’t going to just “give away” Leary.

As ow now, Leary is in line to be a backup for the Cowboys in 2016, so the decision to request a trade is likely to increase his odds of seeing the field this year before testing the open market as an unrestricted free agent in 2017.

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.

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