4 players the Dallas Cowboys shouldn’t re-sign in 2021

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Cameron Erving, Dallas Cowboys
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Cameron Erving, OT

Due to numerous injuries, plenty of young offensive lineman got a rare chance at some serious playing time in 2020 for the Cowboys. Inexperienced offensive tackles like Brandon Knight and rookie Terence Steele logged significant snaps in place of starters Tyron Smith and La’el Collins.

Steele, who was undrafted last year out of Texas Tech, actually started in a whopping 13 games for the Cowboys at right tackle last season. Knight, in his second year in Dallas, started nine games replacing an injured Smith at left tackle.

Both players are under contract in Dallas this upcoming season. And both figure to be key reserves as Smith and Collins are set to make their return. Considering the Cowboys’ limited salary cap space, re-signing veteran Cameron Erving to the team despite the injury woes last season would seemingly stunt the growth of younger players like Knight and Steele.

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Last season, Cameron Erving also struggled with injures playing in just six games before landing on Injured Reserve with a knee issue. Hoping to revitalize his career with his stint in Dallas, the 28-year old who was actually a first-round selection in 2015 will likely be playing elsewhere this upcoming season as the Cowboys continue to groom their young tackles.