The time for roster management and evaluation after the draft has begun as teams around the NFL, including the Dallas Cowboys, work on seeing what potential needs are still left after the NFL Draft last month. For some teams, roster decisions are coming down to money over talent, which leads to talented players losing spots on rosters.
Now, we’ve seen the Cowboys take shots at signings or trading for some of these roster bubble players in the past, and after what Stephen Jones said about free agency and their lack of movement after the draft, we can assume the Cowboys are waiting for players to be released. Another piece that could have led to a lack of free agency activity is the team’s desire to have more compensatory picks in 2023. Either way, this team has a few places where they could look to add depth and talent.
There are a couple of names around the league that may be on the bubble of getting released. Let’s take a look at a few that could be good fits for the Cowboys.
3 roster bubble candidates from other NFL teams the Cowboys should be interested in
1. Tanoh Kpassagnon, Defensive End/ Defensive Tackle
Height: 6’7″ Weight: 289lbs
Career Stats: 93 tackles, 15 tackles for loss, 11 sacks, 26 quarterback hits, 2 forces fumbles
After being taken in the second round of the 2017 NFL Draft by the Kansas City Chiefs, Kpassagnon hasn’t lived up to expectations of a player taken that high in the draft. After signing with the New Orleans Saints last offseason, he was only able to suit up for eight games before an injury kept him off the field the rest of the season. He recently restructured his contract to help the Saints get back some cap space, but that may not be enough for him to stick on the roster.
The reason this could benefit the Cowboys is due to his size. Position flex is a big thing to this front office and Kpassagnon could give it to them along the defensive line. He reminds me a bit of David Irving during his time in Dallas and I could see this team using him the same way. Moving to Dallas could allow him to explode off the line against slower guards and centers to make plays in the backfield instead of dealing with the more athletic offensive tackles he’s been facing so far.