2014 Cowboys Refuse to Add Expensive, Older Players

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Sep 30, 2012; Jacksonville, FL, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars guard Uche Nwaneri (77) before a game against the Cincinnati Bengals at Everbank Field. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

The NFL claims that the average career is about 6 years. The average age of an NFL rookie falls between 21 and 22 years old. If we use 22 and add 6, carry the one – and we get 28. I’ll add a year and this is how I concluded that most players are officially at the tail-end of their career when they turn 29 years old.

If you are a follower of any of my articles, you know I love to use charts. Here’s a chart of each NFL team and the number of players on their roster that are 29 years of age or older.

 

NFL Team

Players 29 & Over

Oldest Player

Arizona Cardinals

16

Jay Feely – Kicker – 38
Atlanta Falcons

15

Matt Bryant – Kicker – 39
Baltimore Ravens

12

Brandon Stokley – Receiver – 37
Buffalo Bills

8

Brian Moorman – Punter – 38
Carolina Panthers

12

Colin Cole – Defensive Tackle – 33 (2 players)
Chicago Bears

23

Roberto Garza – Center – 35
Cincinnati Bengals

15

Terence Newman – Cornerback – 35
Cleveland Browns

10

Nate Burleson – Reciever – 32
Dallas Cowboys

*10

Tony Romo – QB – 34
Denver Broncos

13

Peyton Manning – QB – 38
Detroit Lions

14

Dominic Raiola – Center – 35
Green Bay Packers

9

Julius Peppers – Defensive End – 34
Houston Texans

5

Shane Lechler – Punter – 37
Indianapolis Colts

12

Matt Hasselbeck – Quarterback – 38
Jacksonville Jaguars

8

Chris Clemons – Defensive End – 32
Kansas City Chiefs

10

Dustin Colquitt – Punter – 32

 

* – List updated to reflect the signing of 30 year old guard, Uche Nwaneri.

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