Examining The Dallas Cowboys Roster (Part One)

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Dec 16, 2012; Arlington, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys tight end Jason Witten (82) scores a second quarter touchdown against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Cowboys Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

- Jason Witten, 30, signed through 2017
- James Hanna, 23, signed through 2015
- Colin Cochart, 25, signed through 2014
- Andre Smith, 24, signed through 2014

Witten is one of the three best players on this team. He will retire a Cowboy. Hanna looks like a stud in the making and has passed Phillips on the depth chart. Phillips might be back if he accepts whatever Dallas offers or could be replaced via draft / free agency. Cochart is further along than Smith but ultimately, both could be replaced as well.

- John Phillips, 25, unrestricted free agent

The fact that Phillips had a very manageable contract (4 years/$1.83 million) should make him a economical option to come back in 2013. Even as the third tight end, he provides a reliable option in the run game as a blocker, has decent hands as a pass catcher and provides support on the special teams unit. Dallas certainly has more pressing issues so a similar contract offer would make sense.

Position Strength: Strong

Checkout the offensive line on the next page…

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Topics: Anthony Spencer, Dallas Cowboys, Free Agency, Jason Witten, Tony Romo

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  • I agree

    positions most needed DT(Kawann Short got a lil sapp in him or Sheldon Richardson) S (Eric Reid or Dexter McCoil da best S in the draft sleeper) Olinemen( barret jones or dj Fluker a mean & natsy son of ah)

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