4 Cowboys who don’t deserve another season in 2022

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2. Josh Ball, OT

Josh Ball was a fourth-round pick out of Marshall in the 2021 NFL Draft. Before he even got to the Cowboys’ facilities, Ball was a problem. Ball adds to a long list of players the Cowboys have signed who have off-the-field issues. The OT was a highly-recruited high school football player. Ball was a starter for Florida State in 2017. A year later, he was suspended after being accused of multiple violent acts and “dating violence” by his girlfriend.

In a petition by his ex-girlfriend, the woman claimed that Ball is a “violent person” and detailed over ten incidents of violence against her and others throughout their relationship. These horrific acts include throwing her to the floor, shoving her, and more. The woman sought protection and a restraining order, but Ball went uncharged. After the incident, he played a year at Butler Community College in Kansas before finishing his collegiate career at Marshall. Ball unsurprisingly chose not to address the accusations on his draft day.

After being granted the chance to play with Dallas, Ball injured his ankle in September during the preseason. He remained on the injured reserve until late December. Although he entered the 21-day practice window at that time, Ball was ultimately redshirted the rest of last season.

Ball is technically on his rookie contract until 2024. Although Dallas would lose around $300k for cutting him (per Over The Cap), this young player arguably doesn’t deserve a spot on this roster. The offensive line needs serious improvement, and not only do his off-the-field actions reflect poorly on the organization, but he has no play to show for himself.