Which Dallas Cowboys wide receiver will not be back in 2018?

ARLINGTON, TX - DECEMBER 24: Wide receivers Cole Beasley
ARLINGTON, TX - DECEMBER 24: Wide receivers Cole Beasley /

With the Dallas Cowboys’ recent addition of some new blood along their wide receiver corps, which wide out will be the odd man out in Big D?

Last month, the Dallas Cowboys made the move to add free agent wide receiver Allen Hurns to their roster. And the question most asked after his signing was: “What does this mean for Dez Bryant in Dallas?”

And while that question remains valid and unanswered, there was another variable that was thrown into the equation last week as well.

That being the new wide receiver Terrance Williams broke his foot earlier this offseason and recently had surgery to repair the fracture.

Depending on where the fracture occurred on the foot, like the more well-known fracture of the fifth metatarsal that Bryant suffered in 2015, it could mean a lengthy recovery.

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While all indications are, as of right now, that the Cowboys intend to use Hurns to supplement Bryant instead of replacing him, the Williams injury makes things even more interesting. Hurns was going to push Williams for playing time regardless of his health, so this is not a good sign for his future in Dallas.

Fellow receiver Cole Beasley is also a name that must be mentioned when discussing roster security due to his current contract situation. The Cowboys could save $3.25 million by releasing him.

The Cowboys currently have a very crowded wide receiver room and a lot of money tied up in this under-performing position. Heading into the draft, Dallas has $30 million tied up in their receiver corps. Something will give with this current group and moves will have to be made.

Keep in mind that the infamous meeting between the Joneses and Bryant that we keep hearing about has not taken place up to this point. And we do not know what result that will yield.

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Given that releasing Terrance Williams does not make financial sense for the Dallas Cowboys due to his $7.25 million dead cap hit, look for Williams to be the contract they try to trade away. However, his recent injury could make that move more difficult, but not impossible.