With the offseason now in full swing, here are five Dallas Cowboys players who might have already played their last game for America’s Team.
The Dallas Cowboys are in full offseason mode as the NFL Scouting Combine this week turns everyone’s attention to the upcoming draft. And for America’s Team, this offseason is different than it has been over the past decade. And that’s because Jason Garrett is no longer the head coach.
The Cowboys parted ways with Garrett last month and hired former Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy to take his place. McCarthy then went about the business of installing his own coaching staff. As a result, there are very few coaches who remain that were on this staff last season.
The regime change will undoubtedly impact who the Cowboys covet and value in both free agency and the draft. And despite the Scouting Combine taking place this week and through the weekend, the team’s first order of business will be making some tough decisions about the players on their current roster who are scheduled to become free agents next month.
The NFL free agency period will officially kick off on March 18. The Cowboys have between now and then to retain any of the 29 players who are scheduled to become either unrestricted, restricted, or exclusive rights free agents.
And there are some big names on that list. Players like quarterback Dak Prescott, wide receiver Amari Cooper, cornerback Byron Jones, tight end Jason Witten, defensive end Robert Quinn, and linebacker Sean Lee.
It’s hard to imagine the Cowboys being able or willing to keep all of them and field a respectable team in 2020. And the presence of McCarthy and several new coaches on the staff are an extra wrinkle that will have an unknown impact on those decisions.
With that in mind, we’ve compiled a list of five players who think may have played their final game in Dallas already. Let’s dive in …