5 Dallas Cowboys who won’t return in 2023
By Randy Gurzi
Over the past couple of seasons, the Dallas Cowboys have handed out some big contracts, which has severely limited their flexibility when it comes to cap space. On top of that, they have become the kings of signing veterans to small, one-year deals.
With that being the case, the turnover we saw in 2022 isn’t likely to be an anomaly. Instead, we should probably get used to seeing some beloved role players exit each offseason. Here, we look at five such Cowboys who could be gone after the 2022-2023 season.
5 current Cowboys players who won’t return in 2023
5. Anthony Brown, CB
Anthony Brown has not always been a popular man in Dallas — and it’s not just because he has horrible taste in tattoos.
Brown has been a point of frustration for fans due to being beaten several times early in his career. His play has improved, but he was also flagged four times in their frustrating Thanksgiving Day loss to the Las Vegas Raiders in 2021.
Still, he’s one of the better coverage corners on this team, and while Cowboys fans remember the bad times, other NFL teams are going to watch the tape. When they do, they will like what they see enough to pay him more than the Cowboys are willing to. And, as we have seen with Chidobe Awuzie, he will likely succeed elsewhere.
Brown was a sixth-round pick in the 2016 NFL Draft and has 282 tackles, four sacks, and nine interceptions in his career. He also plays in the slot, which is a tough assignment ‚— and will only make him more valuable in free agency next offseason.