3 nightmare scenarios for the Cowboys in 2023

With their sights set on the NFC East title, these nightmare scenarios could ruin the Dallas Cowboys during the 2023 season.
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2. Cowboys offseason additions show their age

Last year, the Cowboys were let down by a couple of players they hoped would take a step forward. With Amari Cooper (foolishly) sent to Cleveland, they pinned their hopes on Michael Gallup and rookie Jalen Tolbert — and neither truly filled the void. At cornerback, they were planning on Kelvin Joseph to develop into a starting-caliber player across from Trevon Diggs but now, he's on the roster bubble.

In an effort to fill those holes in 2023, they added two big names to the roster: Brandin Cooks and Stephon Gilmore.

Cooks, who comes over from the Houston Texans, will be the No. 2 wide receiver across from CeeDee Lamb which will allow Gallup to go back to the WR3 role in which he thrived. Tolbert, who has been much better in offseason workouts, won't have the same pressure on him this year.

Gilmore, who was most recently with the Indianapolis Colts, gives them a potential shutdown corner on one side. Starting him across from Diggs gives Dallas one of the best cornerbacks corps in the league.

The only concern here is the age of each player. Gilmore will turn 33 during the season and Cooks will turn 30. Each seemed to still have plenty left in the tank last season but as stated earlier — father time remains undefeated. Here's to hoping he doesn't come for either of these additions in 2023, or that could be a major setback.