The Dallas Cowboys lost some talented players earlier this year. But here are three they won’t miss this upcoming season.
Every year, the Dallas Cowboys lose a handful of veterans. Often times it’s due to free agency. Other times it’s simply moving on from a player or the player up and retires. And sometimes, it’s the NFL that bans said player.
This offseason, the Cowboys lost players in all kinds of ways. But here are three whose production won’t be missed in Big D this year.
Cole Beasley, WR
Cole Beasley was the Cowboys most talented receiver prior to the arrival of Amari Cooper. But his lack of size prevented him from being anything but a slot receiver, which limited his production.
Beasley left Dallas this offseason to join the Buffalo Bills. In response, the Cowboys signed former Green Bay Packers’ star wideout Randall Cobb. The addition of Cobb will allow Dallas to replace Beasley in the slot with a more dynamic player who has the ability to play on the outside as well.
Randy Gregory, DE
After a career full of drug suspensions, Gregory found his way back onto the football field for the Cowboys in 2018. Unfortunately, the NFL has levied another indefinite suspension against the former second rounder for once again violating the league’s substance abuse policy.
Despite the Cowboys’ brass having faith that Gregory will return soon, Dallas purchased one heck of an insurance policy by trading for Miami Dolphins’ pass rusher Robert Quinn earlier this year. The addition of the talented veteran should make fans forget missing Gregory and his 6.0 sacks from last season.
If Gregory does return at some point this year, he’ll join Quinn to help make up a very impressive pass rush rotation in Dallas.
Geoff Swaim, TE
Despite being a former seventh round selection, I believed Swaim had the versatility to be the Cowboys’ long term replacement for Jason Witten.
But Witten’s unlikely return from retirement plus the potential Blake Jarwin flashed at the end of last season was enough for Dallas to not re-sign Swaim earlier this year. Instead, the unrestricted free agent signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars. It will be interesting to see if he’ll join the long line of former tight ends to find success outside of Witten’s massive shadow.
But the truth is Geoff Swaim will not be missed in Dallas. The return of Jason Witten plus the presence of young prospects like Blake Jarwin, Dalton Schultz, Codey McElroy and Rico Gathers means the Cowboys’ already have a bloated roster of talent at the position without Swaim in the mix.