With 2017 almost over, it’s time to start looking at how to make the Dallas Cowboys better in 2018. Here’s four players who should be gone next year.
The Dallas Cowboys have not been mathematically eliminated from playoff contention. Mathematically. In a little place called the real world, the Dallas Cowboys have no shot at a 2017 playoff berth.
Currently, Dallas is two games back of a wild card spot and five of the division lead with five games left. They have losses against two of the teams they are battling for a wild card as well as the division leader.
If that does not all spell “no chance in h-e-double hockey sticks,” I’m not really sure what does.
The only thing less inspiring than the Cowboys odds to make the playoffs has been their play of late. In the past three games, Dallas has been outscored 92-22. They have not put up double-digits on offense and can not stop the opposing team.
That’s especially true in the second half of these games, where Dallas has just one score in three games.
Hopefully the coaching staff bears the brunt of the blame this offseason and undergoes a complete overhaul.
Of course, that would be the most logical way to deal with such an embarrassment of a season which means it won’t occur. Logic is not the Dallas Cowboys way under Jerry Jones.
So, while the Clapper and his band of fools likely will be patrolling the sidelines in 2018, I thought I would single out four players that should not return.
The reasoning behind these pink slips is two-fold.
For one, it’s best to get rid of guys who will not cripple the cap by doing so. For example, I would love to excommunicate Terrance Williams. I would not love too enough to pay an extra $5M in dead cap money, however. There’s always next year.
The other is, of course, play. The four guys I’m singling out here not only have deals I can live with eating. They also don’t belong on the field, either due to their play or that they are just simply easily replaceable.
So… who should no longer be around after this horrific season is over?
Let’s start in the defensive backfield.