Chris Jones, P – Go
I consider punters as weapons as they can flip a field and Jones has shown that he is just a placeholder at the position. Having a punter that can boom a punt on command but can also add some touch to try and down opponents at their goal line is something that is often overlooked but is hurting this team.
His 43.1 punting average is good enough for 27th in the league according to Pro Football Focus. I guess we should be grateful that he has actually improved from his 34th overall ranking last year. I cannot fathom a reason why the Dallas Cowboys would continually employ someone who has consistently underperformed.
The Dallas Cowboys did not even bring in punting competition partly because cutting Jones would result in $1 million of dead money while gaining $1.4 million dollars of cap space. How confident are you that the Dallas Cowboys would cut any of the big-name defenders that would leave massive amounts of dead money moving forward?
That is why I left DeMarcus Lawrence out of the list as cutting him would create a massive amount of dead money. the bottom line is that the Dallas Cowboys find themselves in a situation where they will be sellers at this year’s trade deadline. Improving your team sometimes means subtracting certain players.