Cowboys G Ron Leary said he remains open for a trade and that he still wants a chance to land a starting role with a NFL team.
“That feeling on my end hasn’t changed at all,” said Leary, via Brandon George.
Leary also said that has not spoken to the Cowboys’ front office about a possible trade since arriving to training camp, per George.
The Cowboys are clearly in the market for a backup quarterback and some have said that Leary could be used as a trade chip to net them a quarterback. However, Rapoport doesn’t specifically say the Saints would make one of their backup quarterbacks available in a trade for Leary.
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.