After losing in the second round of the playoffs to the San Francisco 49ers, the Dallas Cowboys got to work this offseason rebuilding their roster. They added another star cornerback in Stephon Gilmore and a No. 2 wideout in Brandin Cooks.
They even added a run-stuffing nose tackle in the 2023 NFL Draft with Mazi Smith. In all, it's been a successful offseason but they could still add more talent. With that being said, here are three players on the bubble that could be cut after June 1 that Dallas should keep an eye on.
3. K'Lavon Chaisson, LB, Jacksonville Jaguars
When the Cowboys went into the 2020 NFL Draft, there was an expectation they would bring in a pass rusher or a cornerback. One name that kept surfacing was K'Lavon Chaisson out of LSU, who seemed to be a top choice after the Falcons took A.J. Terrell from Clemson.
Chaisson was considered an ascending talent with elite traits and seemed to be a perfect fit on the edge of the Cowboys' defensive front. And when they were on the board at No. 17 overall, Chaisson was available — but so was CeeDee Lamb.
Dallas took the Oklahoma wideout and it was the right choice. As for Chaisson, he went to the Jacksonville Jaguars a few picks later (No. 20 overall) but hasn't had the same impact. He enters year four with just 60 tackles and three sacks to his name and the Jags declined his fifth-year option. Jacksonville seems ready to move on and if they decide to do so following June 1, the Cowboys might be able to bring him in and wind up with another first-round talent in their front seven.
With the Cowboys, he wouldn't have the pressure of living up to his first-round status and would work with Dan Quinn, who has been sensational for players looking to rehab their career — see Dante Fowler.