Jacksonville Jaguars: 3 potential trade destinations for Walker Little before free agency

• Here are 3 teams who would be ideal trade parters for Jaguars OT Walker Little.

Jacksonville Jaguars offensive tackle Walker Little (72) runs on the field before an NFL football
Jacksonville Jaguars offensive tackle Walker Little (72) runs on the field before an NFL football / Corey Perrine / USA TODAY NETWORK
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3. Dallas Cowboys

Dallas Cowboys owner and de-facto general manager Jerry Jones has never shied away from making a splash move or two. And this offseason, they could spare no expenses to replace veteran left tackle Tyron Smith, whose stint with Big D may come to an end soon.

A first-round pick in 2011, Smith has been a mainstay of the Dallas offensive line for the last 13 years. As recently as last season, he was still productive, giving up just one sack and posting a Pro Football Focus overall grade of 83.5.

However, Smith is 33 and set to become a free agent. While he's shut down chatter about him potentially stepping away from football, there's no guarantee he'll return to the Cowboys. Vice president of football operations Stephen Jones said at this year's NFL Scouting Combine that they're talking to him, and doing what they can to keep him from leaving.

Having said that, it's uncertain if Smith and the Cowboys can reach an agreement that benefits both sides. Besides his age, he's had durability issues. He has not played a full season since 2015, and he's sat out 48 contests the past four years. If they cannot keep him from leaving, they should then pursue Little.

When you take into account that Little still has one year left on his deal and lots of upside, parting ways with Smith — as important as he's been for Dallas — may be the best course of action this offseason.