8 Cowboys that could be cut before taking a snap in 2021

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Trysten Hill, Dallas Cowboys
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Trysten Hill, DT

Like Dorance Armstrong and Reggie Robinson II, former second-round defensive tackle Trysten Hill could suffer from a severe lack of sponsorship in Dallas. Drafted for former defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli’s defensive scheme, Hill enters his third season in Dallas under his third different DC and scheme.

Throw in the fact that Hill is coming off a season-ending ACL injury and suddenly his draft status no longer seems to be the roster guarantee it once was. Still, at only 23-years old, and with the Cowboys needing improved interior play along their defensive line, Trysten could still earn a spot on the final-53 as he still has two years left on his rookie deal in Dallas.

And prior to suffering his season-ending injury in Week Five, Hill displayed flashes of being the interior disruptor the Cowboys hoped he’d become when he was originally drafted out of UCF. He recorded 11 total tackles and three quarterback hits in five games. Unfortunately, Hill has yet to record a single sack in his first two seasons in Dallas.

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Like many of the players on this list, Trysten Hill will have to impress Dan Quinn this summer to earn himself a spot on the final-53 man roster. And if he doesn’t, his former second-round status seems unlikely to save him from being traded or hitting the waiver wire before he takes a single snap for the Dallas Cowboys this upcoming season.