All the Pretty Horses

What importance does the passage stated below have? Please answer!

The passage is on 79 when they were talking about ditching Blevins:

Meanin this is it. This is our last chance. Right now. This is the time and there
wont be another time and I guarantee it.
Meanin just leave him?
What if it was you?
It aint me.
What if it was?
Rawlins twisted the cigarette into the corner of his mouth and plucked a match
from his pocket and popped it alight with his thumbnail. He looked at John Grady.
I wouldnt leave you and you wouldnt leave me. That aint no argument.
You realize the fix he's in?
Yeah. I realize it. It's the one he's put hisself in.
They sat. Rawlins smoked. John Grady crossed his hands on the pommel of his
saddle and sat looking at them. After a while he raised his head.
I cant do it, he said. ------ What can't Grady do?

This passage, as well was known to have a deeper meaning. What is it? What truths does it reaveal and what significance does it have?

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This is an exchange between Rawlins and John Grady. This is a turning point n the novel for both characters. Blevins has cased the men nothing but trouble. Rawlins is practical enough to leave Blevins behind even if it means Blevin's might not survive. Rawlins has a practicality about him that readers can be sympathetic with. John Grady, on the other hand, observes a higher moral code that even transcends practicality. That is the reason he would not entertain the idea of letting Blevins as a sex slave earlier on. John Grady's refusal to leave Blevins behind when he has the chance proves to be tragic for Grady. Still, the quote clearly defines whom these men are and how honor and practicality can become subjective ideas.