3 Cowboys already on the chopping block as OTAs get underway

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The offseason is coming to a close as teams are gearing up to start OTAs and will soon be in training camp. The Dallas Cowboys kick off their OTAs on May 21 and will practice for three days, ending May 23. They will have a six-day break before returning for the second round of practices, from May 29-31

While the sessions are voluntary, Dallas has typically had a strong turnout throughout the years. It's an excellent chance for players to get on the same page and for those fighting for a roster spot, it's a good time to make an impression.

With that being said, here are three players who could be on the chopping block as the Cowboys approach the start of their voluntary practices.

3. Matt Waletzko, Offensive Tackle

A fifth-round pick out of North Dakota in 2022, Matt Waletzko was a promising developmental player who offered elite size at 6-foot-8 and 312 pounds. He was quickly given a shot at the swing tackle position but a shoulder injury as a rookie took him out of the running.

He continued to struggle with health in his second season and enters year three with just four games under his belt. He hardly saw the field when he was active with 11 snaps on special teams as a rookie and none in 2023. On the base offense, he had one snap as a rookie and seven last year.

With Chuma Edoga re-signed and Nathan Thomas added in the draft, Waletzko could be on the chopping block. Throw in Asim Richards who can play guard and tackle and it's going to be tough for Waletzko to keep his spot.