The 2022 regular season is winding down, and the Dallas Cowboys have very little to play for after they booked a playoff ticket two weeks ago.
While the Cowboys are very much in the Super Bowl conversation, it’s never too early to keep an eye on the offseason.
It is Dallas we’re talking about, after all. Jerry Jones has preached roster continuity and developing drafted homegrown talent, but odds are the Cowboys roster — and coaching staff — undergoes significant turnover come March.
Much like 2022, the Cowboys have multiple established free agents looking for new deals, including Tony Pollard, Dalton Schultz and Donovan Wilson, with others such as CeeDee Lamb potentially eyeing a lucrative contract amid impactful seasons.
Let’s put the free agency talk on ice for now, though. Instead, let’s pick out some Cowboys players who could be one-and-done in Arlington.
3 Cowboys who could be one-and-done in 2023
3. James Washington, WR
It wasn’t long ago that Cowboys fans were excited about what Washington could offer to the offense.
Signed amid daily complaints from fans to bolster the WR room, Washington suffered a broken foot in training camp, and didn’t return to the active roster until Week 14. He played 11 offensive snaps in that game, before logging a lowly four snaps vs the Jaguars, and not even seeing the field in the comeback win vs Philly.
Washington’s been a solid depth receiver throughout his career, averaging 14.3 yards per reception and 11 touchdowns in four years with the Steelers before inking a one-year deal with his home state Cowboys.
Unfortunately, Washington’s foot injury cost him a chance to establish chemistry with Dak Prescott — he likely would’ve started the year as WR3/4 on the depth chart — and now the duo has barely any reps together with the playoffs on the horizon.
With just two targets (and zero catches) on the season, it’s tough to envision Washington returning to the Cowboys in 2023.