3 Cowboys players who cannot afford to regress in 2023

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NFL training camps will be opening in July so until then the offseason has reached the "dog days of summer". The Dallas Cowboys will be packing their bags and heading to Oxnard once again for camp. There are several new faces on this year's team, but a lot are returning.

With expectations high as usual in Dallas, the Cowboys cannot afford a let down season in 2023. Neither can players with expectations of doing great things for this team this coming season.

The Cowboys have seen players excel one year, but struggle the next. While injuries can certainly play a factor, regression can come in other forms. Dak Prescott had one of his best years statistically in 2021, but threw just as many interceptions as touchdowns last season. The thumb injury he suffered early in the year kept him out, but after he returned he struggled even after the hand had healed.

Prescott is an easy target to pinpoint for most likely to regress, but a full offseason of workouts and new offensive coordinator and play-caller do not seem to be major issues. The real players to keep an eye on are his offensive line, receivers and defenders looking to take the next step. These players have become familiar with Dallas, but any regression could mean an uphill battle for a division title or even a playoff berth.