4 potential free agent replacements for Cowboys tight end Dalton Schultz

Dalton Schultz, Dallas Cowboys (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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Cowboys, Mo Alie-Cox
INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA – OCTOBER 17: Mo- Alie-Cox #81 of the Indianapolis Colts against the Houston Texans at Lucas Oil Stadium on October 17, 2021 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images) /

3. Mo Alie-Cox, Indianapolis Colts

Mo Alie-Cox is a guy who has talent but has yet to truly take the No. 1 spot on his roster. In all four years with the Colts, he has earned a PFF grade of above 65.0. This is pretty impressive considering he didn’t start playing football until high school and that he was a college basketball player at VCU.

Alie-Cox has been largely overshadowed by Jack Doyle, but still has good enough production to prove a key part of the Colts offense. The Colt has great hands and is impressive with yards after the catch. He is also a better blocker than Schultz is.

As a 28-year-old, Dallas could even sign him to a three or four-year deal to take advantage of his young age. Alie-Cox is known for more rare highlight-worthy plays rather than consistency. There is definite room for improvement, but what he is good at, he does well.

However, with the retirement of Jack Doyle looming, there is a good chance that the Colts prioritize the former basketball player in the offseason. All things considered, this guy could surprise people and become a favorite among Cowboys Nation if the Colts don’t re-sign him.


Somebody has to figure out, at some point, how to best use Alie-Cox.

Perhaps the Cowboys hold that key.